Reviewed by David Savage
Starring (Voices): James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent, Imelda Staunton, Ashley Jensen, Ramona Marquez
Directed by: Sarah Smith, Barry Cook
Running Time: 93/97 minutes (DVD/Blu-ray)
Format: DVD and Blu-ray
Release Date: 19 November 2012
Arthur Christmas is the story of a present that doesn’t get delivered by Santa and the lengths they go to so a little girl is not disappointed on Christmas morning.
It’s Christmas Eve and Santa has to deliver presents to all the children of the world. With his army of elf’s and military precision from a state of the art control room Santa manages to deliver his presents and get back to the North Pole in time.
But one present has been missed and Arthur, Santa’s clumsy son, is devastated that one little girl will be left out. While his older brother, Steve, and Santa say that it is too late to deliver it. Arthur with the help of Grandsanta, a rebellious elf, an old sleigh and some untrained reindeer decide to deliver it themselves and they set out on their hilarious journey to prove that it can be done and that no child will not be disappointed.
Overall, this is a great Christmas film for all the family. I found it to be very funny with jokes for adults and children. The storyline is great and the quality of the animation is excellent. This will appeal to everyone and will make an ideal Christmas present.
A very funny family film, good all round entertainment. The perfect film for Christmas.
I can highly recommend it.
Lauren (Age 7)
I loved it, it's so funny. Especially when Granddad Christmas was riding in the snow in a dustbin with the reindeer pulling him across the snow. When they put the bike under the tree for Gwen he emptied the rubbish bin that he was riding in all over the floor.
Available to buy from 19 November 2012 from Amazon here.