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Rated PG · 97 min. · 2011

Animation


Child neglect, both long- and short-term, appears to be the theme that runs throughout Arthur Christmas, the latest, more-entertaining-than-you-think flick from Brit-based Aardman Animations (aka the house that Wallace and Gromit built). While the computer-generated, 3-D-accentuated visuals are more competently impressive than ass-out awe-inspiring, co-writer and director Sarah Smith and co-writer Peter Baynham (who both worked together on the BBC animated sitcom I Am Not an Animal) do manage to put a fresh, thoughtful spin on the story of Santa as well as keep this production from slipping into cringe-worthy sappiness.


See our full review: Aardman Animations' <i>Arthur Christmas</i> is a sleigh ride worth taking

Aardman Animations' Arthur Christmas is a sleigh ride worth taking

Arthur Christmas is the latest flick from Britain-based Aardman Animations, aka the house that Wallace and Gromit built. »

Official Site: www.arthurchristmas.com
Director: Sarah Smith and Barry Cook
Writer: Peter Baynham and Sarah Smith
Producer: Peter Lord, David Sproxton, Carla Shelley and Steve Pegram
Cast: James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent, Imelda Staunton and Ashley Jensen

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