That Christmas

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That Christmas
Directed bySimon Otto
Screenplay by
Based onThat Christmas
by Richard Curtis
Produced by
  • Nicole P. Hearon
  • Adam Tandy
Edited bySim Evan-Jones
Production
companies
Distributed byNetflix[1]
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

That Christmas is an upcoming British computer-animated Christmas fantasy comedy film produced by Locksmith Animation, animated by DNEG Animation and distributed by Netflix. It is directed by Simon Otto in his directorial debut and based on the book of the same name by Richard Curtis.[2][3][4]

Premise[edit]

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

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

In November 2019, it was announced that Locksmith Animation was developing That Christmas, an animated feature based on a series of children's books by Richard Curtis.[5][citation needed] In May 2022, Locksmith Animation confirms that it awarded the digital production of its second movie That Christmas to DNEG Animation, following their collaboration on Locksmith’s debut film Ron's Gone Wrong.[6][7] In June 2022, That Christmas was unveiled as part of Netflix's slate of animated films with the first look of the film.

Animation[edit]

Animation was provided by DNEG Animation. DNEG's second collaboration with Locksmith Animation.

Release[edit]

That Christmas was originally expected to be released by Warner Bros. Pictures under its Warner Animation Group banner.[8] However, in June 2022, Netflix acquired the distribution rights to the film with Netflix Animation under its label, although Warner Bros. Pictures was not involved with this film.[9] In February 2023, Locksmith says "What a day...a huge thanks to everyone who came to the screening. How incredible it is to see That Christmas gradually coming alive on screen" which could probably reveal the release date of the film.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (2022-06-09). "Netflix Sets Bold Slate of Animation from Europe Ahead of Annecy". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 2022-06-16.
  2. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (June 8, 2021). "Locksmith's Debut 'Ron's Gone Wrong' Boots Up with Trailer, Cast Reveal". Animation Magazine.
  3. ^ Motayor, Rafael (June 14, 2021). "Simon Otto to Helm Animated 'That Christmas' Adaptation, Based on Books by 'Love Actually' Writer". Collider. Retrieved June 14, 2021.
  4. ^ Yossman, K. J. (14 June 2021). "Locksmith Animation Taps Simon Otto to Direct Adaptation of Richard Curtis' 'That Christmas'". Variety. Retrieved 24 June 2022.
  5. ^ Clarke, Stewart (November 6, 2019). "Richard Curtis Kids' Books Being Adapted as Animated Feature 'The Empty Stocking'". Variety. Retrieved November 6, 2019.
  6. ^ Sarto, Debbie (May 19, 2022). "Locksmith Taps DNEG Animation for 'That Christmas'". Animation World Network. Retrieved June 19, 2022.
  7. ^ Sarto, Debbie (May 19, 2022). "Locksmith Taps DNEG Animation for 'That Christmas'". Animation World Network. Retrieved June 19, 2022.
  8. ^ Clarke, Stewart (October 31, 2019). "Warner Signs Multi-Picture Deal With Elisabeth Murdoch's Locksmith Animation". Variety. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  9. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (2022-06-09). "Netflix Sets Bold Slate of Animation from Europe Ahead of Annecy". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 2022-06-16.

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