DIRECTORS: Sarah Smith & Barry Cook
Will we be adding this to our collection? YES
Ardman Animation’s move into digimation from the safely of Wallace and Gromit was not all smooth sailing, with the rather below par Flushed Away, but with Arthur Christmas, they have clearly reached a high note. Funny, entertaining and well cast, this story, whilst taking a different take on Santa Clause and answering the question of “how does he do it” with a breath of fresh air, the feeling of Christmas was well served and maintained.
It was fun and heart-warming at times, but again the 3D was fine but became somewhat redundant. This was certainly one of the best Christmas films that I’ve seen in along time.
N.B. Originally posted 6th January 2012