We’re only half way through the summer and already some people’s thoughts are turning to winter and Christmas. For those of you in need of festive glee, below you can watch the second teaser trailer for the animation, ARTHUR CHRISTMAS which Sony Pictures have kindly sent us. If you love Wallace And Gromit you’ll be glad to know that this one comes from the same studio (Aardman). Leading up to Christmas, in and around the big day, there does seem to be a flurry of animations; sadly 99% are forgettable but there’s something about this I like, it’s just a shame that it is coming out 6 weeks before Christmas as it looks far superior to Happy Feet Two (which looks awful). Maybe it’s the fact that Arthur Christmas has an all star British cast voicing the characters: James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy, Hugh Laurie, Imelda Staunton. So if you ever wondered what happens in Father Christmas land check out this amusing trailer and meet the military wing of elves that make sure your presents will be under your Christmas tree.
ARTHUR CHRISTMAS will be out in UK&Ireland from November 11th
The 3D, CG-animated family comedy Arthur Christmas, an Aardman production for Sony Pictures Animation, at last reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child’s question: ‘So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?’ The answer: Santa’s exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. But at the heart of the film is a story with the ingredients of a Christmas classic – a family in a state of comic dysfunction and an unlikely hero, Arthur, with an urgent mission that must be completed before Christmas morning dawns.