I don’t get to watch too many kids movies but a couple of years a go, my friend Stuart kept telling me that I needed to watch Arthur and the Invisibles which I’d never heard of. Eventually he ended up lending me the DVD and up until How to Train Your Dragon, I couldn’t deny that it was one of the best kids movies I’d ever seen. Luc Besson did a fantastic job blending the live and animation sections of the movie perfectly with a wonderful, great story, which is sort of an Alice in Wonderland tale.

After the success of the first movie, Besson has created Arthur and the Great Adventure which sees Freddie Highmore, back as the lead character alongside a cast which includes Selena Gomez, Stacy Ferguson, Mia Farrow, Jimmy Fallon, Snoop Dogg, Will I Am and Lou Reed.

Synopsis: When Arthur uncovers a distress call sent from Minimoys, the invisible people who live in his own back yard, he knows that once again, he must embark on a great adventure to battle against the evil Maltazard and save Princess Selenia. Little does he know that this is an evil trick by his arch nemesis to reverse the magic of transformation to become a giant when Arthur passes into the Minimoy’s world. Now at less than half an inch tall, Arthur must save his own world from a giant evil Maltazard. Will this little hero have what it takes?

Arthur and the Great Adventure hits UK cinemas this Friday, 24th December. Scroll down to view the trailer and poster.