Arthur Christmas

Genre: CG animated feature

Studio: Sony Entertainment / Aardman Animations

Directors: Sarah Smith, Barry Cook

Release Date: Nov 23, 2011 (Canada)

The 3D, CG-animated family comedy Arthur Christmas, an Aardman production for Sony Pictures Animation, at last reveals the incredible, never-before-seen 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.

When this amazing operation misses one child out of hundreds of millions, the least capable Claus embarks on a hilarious, exciting rogue mission against the clock to deliver the last present before Christmas morning dawns. The film was directed by Sarah Smith, written by Peter Baynham & Sarah Smith, produced by Peter Lord, David Sproxton, Carla Shelley, Steve Pegram, and Chris Juen.

Our contribution:

  • CG Location Scouting
  • Filming Style Exploration and Style Setting
  • Shot and Sequence Previsualization
  • Shot and Sequence Final Filming
  • Virtual Camerawork
  • CG Camera Rig Design, Build, and Training

Of note:

  • Cinematographer: Jericca Cleland
  • Golden Globe nomination for Best Animated Feature
  • BAFTA nomination for Best Animated Feature
  • Annie Award nomination for Best Animated Feature
  • VES nomination for Outstanding Virtual Cinematography

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