Arthur Christmas (2011)

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Critic Consensus: Aardman Animations broadens their humor a bit for Arthur Christmas, a clever and earnest holiday film with surprising emotional strength.


Movie Info

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 … More

Rating: PG (for some mild rude humor)
Genre: Animation, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Peter Baynham, Sarah Smith
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 6, 2012
Box Office: $46.4M
Runtime:
Sony Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Grandsanta

as Mrs. Santa

as North Pole Computer

as Chief De Silva

as Ernie Clicker

as Lead Elf

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as French Boy

as Idaho Man

as Reporter

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as N.O.R.A.D.

as UNFITA OPS

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as Additional Voices

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Critic Reviews for Arthur Christmas

All Critics (157) | Top Critics (33)

Don't go expecting a sequel, but do go expecting all the unforced festive spirit you could hope for.

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Herald Sun (Australia)

Parents may shed a nostalgic tear or two, while their children can enjoy spotting all the witty visual details.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Aimed squarely at children, but painless to keep grown-ups from checking their watches.

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Times-Picayune

It's disarming, imaginative and genuinely funny.

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Times [UK]

The script (co-written by debut feature director Sarah Smith) is fortified with meaning and smarts and plays well for both children and adults.

Full Review… | December 14, 2014
FILMINK (Australia)

Arthur Christmas makes a welcome addition to the holiday movie line-up, because it's a movie that one can watch repeatedly without it becoming as stale as last year's fruitcake.

Full Review… | December 14, 2014
Salt Lake Tribune

Audience Reviews for Arthur Christmas

Humor, wit and humanity abound in this bright Christmas gem. It's a wonderfully innovative Christmas story with fantastic animation and great voice talent. I found it quite enjoyable.

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Christian C

Super Reviewer

Though lacking the technical wizardry of other contemporary animated movies, Arthur Christmas is tightly scripted, creative and witty in surprising ways (which itself is unsurprising given the Aardman legacy), and emotionally sophisticated. Likely the best under-the-radar animated movie of the last several years.

Sam Barnett
Sam Barnett

Super Reviewer

much has been made of this film as a Christmas gem, a future classic. this is a very fun movie, but a bit chaotic, a good film, but not really as good as the hype. overall this is a definitely a solid enough movie to make it a semi regular addition to our holiday watching.

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danny d

Super Reviewer

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