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The 3D, CG-animated family comedy Arthur Christmas reveals the 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.
Arthur Christmas, an Aardman production for Sony Pictures Animation, added a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Animated Feature to a growing list of accolades, according to Sony.
The year’s best reviewed animated movie now playing in wide release, Arthur Christmas also won a nomination from The Broadcast Film Critics Association for a Critics’ Choice Award and was named Best Animated Feature by the San Diego Film Critics.
This latest recognition follows nominations for 6 Annie Awards, including Best Animated Feature and Best Writing, from ASIFA-Hollywood. Since opening in the UK on Nov. 11 and in North America on Nov. 23, Arthur Christmas has earned tremendous critical acclaim, says the company.
“I’m just delighted that the brilliant craftsmanship, hard work and dedication of the team who made ‘Arthur Christmas’ has been honoured by these nominations,” said director and co-writer Sarah Smith. “We hope the movie gives Christmas pleasure!”
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: Santa’s youngest son, Arthur.
When this amazing operation misses one child out of hundreds of millions, Arthur, the least capable Claus, embarks on a hilarious, exciting rogue mission against the clock with his politically incorrect grandfather Grandsanta and a giftwrapping-obsessed elf named Bryony, to deliver the last present before Christmas morning dawns.