James McAvoy, Imelda Staunton, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy, Hugh Laurie and Ashley Jensen have been added to the voice cast of the 3D animated comedy Arthur Christmas.
Produced by Aardman Animation for Sony Pictures, Arthur Christmas will be directed by Sarah Smith, from a screenplay penned by Smith and Peter Baynham.
Arthur Christmas highlights the technological advances of operations at the North Pole, revealing how Santa (Broadbent) and his vast army of highly trained elves produce gifts and distribute them around the world in one night. However, every operation has a margin of error… When one of 600 million children to receive a gift from Santa on Christmas Eve is missed, it is deemed “acceptable” to all but one, Arthur (McAvoy). Arthur Claus is Santa’s misfit son who executes an unauthorized rookie mission to get the last present half way around the globe before dawn on Christmas morning.
Arthur Christmas will be released on November 23, 2011.
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