In Aardman Animation’s animated family film Arthur Christmas, Hugh Laurie voices Steve, Santa Claus’ (Jim Broadbent) eldest son and who pushes the North Pole into using newer technology to help Santa make his deliveries in one night. However, when one child is accidentally overlooked on Christmas Eve, the entire Claus family has to come together to make things right. As you might expect from Aardman Animation, it’s loaded with jokes for adults and kids will love it. Here’s Matt’s review.
Recently, I sat down with Laurie and we talked about how he got involved in the project, what was it like to work for Aardman Animation, how the process compared to his previous experiences on Hop and Monsters vs. Aliens, and who is his favorite actor and director. Hit the jump to watch.
What’s his karaoke song
Who is an actor or director that he loves
Is there a James Stewart performance that he loves or a particular Alfred Hitchcock film
How did he get involved in the project and when he heard it was Aardman was it an immediate yes
He worked on Hop and Monsters vs. Aliens. How was making this film different or was it the same
Disney’s ‘Tomorrowland’ got the win yesterday, but will end up battling ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ for dominance over the long holiday weekend. Meanwhile, the ‘Poltergeist’ reboot opens on target, ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ remains strong and ‘Age of Ultron’ gets set to pass $400 million domestic.