Arthur Christmas 3D

Release date: 11 November 2011
Running time: 97 mins
Director: Sarah Smith
Starring: James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Ashley Jensen

It's a mystery that has puzzled generations of children. How does Santa manage to visit the homes of every child in the world in just one night? Now the truth can be told, thanks to Britain's very own Aardman animation.

Beneath the North Pole, there's a huge military operation staffed by 1.6 million elves, who ensure that all two billion presents are delivered on Christmas Eve. And the sleigh used by Santa (Jim Broadbent) is a massive invisible airship called the S1. But this year they've managed to miss out one little girl.

It's up to Santa's son Arthur (James McAvoy) and crotchety old Grandsanta (Bill Nighy) to save the day! The studio who gave us Wallace and Gromit make their first foray into 3D with this spectacular CG family adventure boasting a stellar voice cast.

Screenplay: Peter Baynham, Sarah Smith   Distributor: Sony

You should see it because: It's a 3D Christmas cracker with a cast of millions (of elves)!

See it if you liked: Chicken Run (2000), Wallace and Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005), Flushed Away (2006)