CULVER CITY, CA — “Arthur Christmas,” the Aardman production for Sony Pictures Animation that answers the question, ‘So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?’, continues to collect accolades as the 2011 awards season starts to pick up speed.
The 3D release, which has already been nominated for both a Golden Globe and a Critics’ Choice Award as the year’s Best Animated Feature, just received the Golden Tomato Award for the Best Reviewed Animated Film of the Year.
The Tomato was bestowed by the popular movie destination website RottenTomatoes.com, which scores feature releases based on critical reception, with “Arthur Christmas” receiving the highest score of any animated feature of 2011. The Sony Pictures Animation release has already earned Best Animated Film awards from critics’ groups in the Midwest and Southern California as well as six Annie Awards nominations honoring excellence in animation, and two Visual Effects Society Awards nominations recognizing outstanding visual effects artistry.
The 3D, CG-animated family comedy reveals the answer to every child's question: “So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?” The answer: Santa's exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. The film features the voice performances of James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent, Imelda Staunton, and Ashley Jensen. Directed by Sarah Smith, the film was produced by Peter Lord, David Sproxton, Carla Shelley, and Steve Pegram.