The 3D, CG-animated family comedy 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.
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“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!”
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.
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: Santa’s youngest son, Arthur.
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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.