Sorry about this but apparently the Festive Season is just around the corner and with it comes the announcement of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment release of family adventure ARTHUR CHRISTMAS on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD with UltraViolet on November 19th 2012.
From Aardman Animations (Chicken Run) and Sony Pictures Animation comes this animated tale of Santa’s youngest son, Arthur, and his race to save one little girl’s Christmas. The movie reveals the answer to the age old question of children everywhere, just how all those millions of presents get delivered in one night, through an eye-popping look at Santa’s high-tech North Pole operation. The 3D release, which was nominated for a Golden Globe award, a BAFTA, and Critics’ Choice award for Best Animated Feature film, also took home the Golden Tomato award for Best Reviewed Animated Film of 2011 from the popular website, RottenTomatoes.com
Directed by Sarah Smith with Co-Director Barry Cook, the computer animated 3-D film features the voices of James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent, Imelda Staunton and Ashley Jensen. The movie also includes Justin Bieber’s single, “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” from his album “Under the Mistletoe.” but don't let that put you off.
ARTHUR CHRISTMAS was produced by Peter Lord, David Sproxton, Carla Shelley and Steve Pegram with Co-Producer Chris Juen and Co-Executive producer Peter Baynham. Baynham and Smith wrote the screenplay with music by Harry Gregson-Williams.
The Blu-ray and DVD boast kid-friendly extras, including the “Elf Recruitment” video, and a behind-the-scenes featurette, “Unwrapping Arthur Christmas," in which viewers can learn more about The Claus family, Santa’s elves and the heartwarming story. Also included are five progression reels that explore how filmmakers created the characters and key scenes in the film. In addition to the special features included on the Blu-ray and DVD, fans can experience the film in 3D exclusively with the Blu-ray 3D.
How CAN Santa deliver billions of presents to the whole world in just one night? With an army of one million combat-style Field Elves and a vast, state-of-the-art control center under the ice of the North Pole! So how could this incredible operation have MISSED one child?! To Santa’s young son, Arthur, it threatens to end the magic of Christmas. With retired Grandsanta, a rebellious young elf, an old sleigh and some untrained reindeer, Arthur sets out in a crazy mission to deliver the last present!
DVD Bonus Features Include:
“Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” by Justin Bieber – Music Video
Behind the Scenes of “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town”
Un-wrapping Arthur Christmas featurette
Five Progression Reels:
Arthur Christmas Unwrapped
Elf Recruitment Video
Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D Include:
All the DVD features plus…
Santa’s Soldiers featurette
The Christmas Family Tree featurette
Arthur Christmas has a running time of approx 93 minutes (DVD) / 97 minutes (BD) and is rated U.