Sony have released a new trailer for their forthcoming film Arthur Christmas and it’s the best look yet at what Aardman have in store for us this coming Yuletide season.

The film features the voice talents of James McAvoy?, Imelda Staunton?, Jim Broadbent?, Bill Nighy?, Hugh Laurie? and Ashley Jensen? which is probably reason enough to see it don’t you think?

Here’s a synopsis for those who want to know what the film is all about in an encapsulating and pithy paragraph,

Arthur Christmas highlights the technological advances of operations at the North Pole, revealing how Santa (Broadbent) and his vast army of highly trained elves produce gifts and distribute them around the world in one night. However, every operation has a margin of error… When one of 600 million children to receive a gift from Santa on Christmas Eve is missed, it is deemed “acceptable” to all but one, Arthur (McAvoy). Arthur Claus is Santa’s misfit son who executes an unauthorized rookie mission to get the last present half way around the globe before dawn on Christmas morning.

The film is out in a little over a month, filling the same family friendly November to Christmas slot as A Christmas Carol 3D did a couple of years ago. It looks as if the all important Aardman humour is present and correct. Can’t wait.