December 07, 2010 04:17:14 GMT
An elf tries to convince there is no truth to Christmas story about Santa Clause and his son Arthur, but the scenes show otherwise.
2010 Christmas is not coming yet but Sony Pictures has teased people what could be expected for next year's holiday. The studio has premiered a teaser trailer for "Arthur Christmas", a new story about Santa Clause and his son Arthur.
The sneak peek video does not explain the storyline but it shows an elf and Arthur, who apparently looks like just a normal boy. He loves everything to do with Christmas; indeed, he is the only one in his family still captivated by the magic of the holiday.
The movie will tackle the question of how Santa delivers all his presents in one night and focus on Santa's ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. James McAvoy voices the title character, with Bill Nighy, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Imelda Staunton and Ashley Jensen among other voice cast.
Directed by Sarah Smith and Barry Cook with a script written by Peter Baynham and Smith, "Arthur Christmas" is plotted to open wide in the U.S. on November 23, 2011, which is actually closer to Thanksgiving than to Christmas. The comedy animation is made in 3-D.