Arthur Christmas is an animated film about how Santa Claus delivers presents to children all over the world in a single night.
Few details have been released about the film at present, as far as I can tell though, it does not involve the children’s character Arthur, who had a book entitled Arthur’s Christmas, but if honestly might be about him. He was a mouse who helped save Christmas.
So it turns out a creature was stirring, but only a mouse.
Barry Cook, who last directed Mulan over ten years ago, is on board to direct Arthur Christmas, and I have no idea what he’s been doing for the last decade. If it was me, I would have been doing women.
Doing women a lot of favors, that is.
Who’s It For?
Either G or PG.
Movie Release Date
November 23, 2011.
Who’s In It?
No casting news yet.
The first sentence of the Arthur’s Christmas book is, “Arthur and D.W. had been in the drugstore a long time.”
Thank you Amazon!
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, The Santa Claus, Jingle All the Way, A Christmas Story, A Charlie Brown Christmas
What’s Good About It?
I’ve always enjoyed animated films about Christmas. Hopefully, this will be a classic like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer or Frosty the Snowman or A Charlie Brown Christmas.
What’s Bad About It?
Too few details at present to make any quality assessment as to the possible quality of the film.
Our Clever Prediction
An animate film about Christmas could be huge. If it has some magic to it, I could see big numbers, and a long life of repeats during the holidays.