Netflix has revealed a stellar voice cast and brand new images from Locksmith Animation and director Simon Otto’s upcoming CG animated feature That Christmas. The film stars Brian Cox as Santa, Fiona Shaw (Ms. Trapper), Jodie Whittaker (Mrs. Williams), and Bill Nighy (Bill) as the residents of a charming seaside town where things turn upside down one Christmas.

The animation is an adaptation of the beloved children’s book series (The Empty StockingSnow Day and That Christmas) written by acclaimed BAFTA® Award-winning and Academy Award®-nominated writer and director, Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a FuneralNotting HillLove ActuallyYesterday). A film of firsts, it marks Curtis’ first animation project as well as the directorial debut for animation veteran Otto.

Bernadette “Bernie” (India Brown, centre) leads a Christmas revolution with (L-R) Nisha (Kuhu Agarwal), Eve “Evie” (Bronte Smith), Scarlett (Ava Talbot) and Teddy (Freddie Spry) following suit in Locksmith Animation and Netflix’s heartwarming comedy, THAT CHRISTMAS. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2024

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The story follows a series of entwined tales about family and friends, love and loneliness, and Santa Claus making a big mistake, not to mention an enormous number of turkeys!

The film also stars Lolly Adefope, Alex Macqueen, Katherine Parkinson, Sindhu Vee, India Brown, Zazie Hayhurst, Sienna Sayer, Jack Wisniewski, Rosie Cavaliero, Paul Kaye, Guz Khan, Andy Nyman, Kuhu Agarwal, Bronte Smith, Freddie Spry, Ava Talbot, and Rhys Darby.

The film will debut on Netflix later this year.