Teaser Trailer for Aardman's New Animated 'Arthur Christmas'
by Alex Billington
December 6, 2010
Meet Santa's son Arthur. British animation company Aardman (behind Wallace & Gromit, Flushed Away) is back at it again with another new animated flick, this time called Arthur Christmas, telling the story of Santa's son Arthur. Yahoo has debuted the first teaser trailer for the 3D animated movie, which isn't due out until Thanksgiving next year, but that's why this might be the perfect time to introduce us to these uniquely Aardman characters. The voice cast includes James McAvoy as Arthur, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy, Hugh Laurie and Imelda Staunton. It's another goofy teaser without any actual footage, so watch below and enjoy.
Watch the first teaser trailer for Aardman's Arthur Christmas:
You can also watch the Arthur Christmas teaser in High Definition on Yahoo
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 this year, Santa's son Arthur has his own top secret mission.
Arthur Christmas is co-directed by effects animator Barry Cook, of Mulan, and Sarah Smith, who also wrote the script and is making her feature directing debut. Oscar nominated writer Peter Baynham who worked on the Bruno and Borat scripts and also wrote the Arthur remake for Russell Brand, helped co-write the script with Smith. Sony is bringing Aardman's Arthur Christmas to theaters November 23rd next Thanksgiving.