“Arthur Christmas” Wins Golden Tomato Award for Best Reviewed Animated Film of the Year

Culver City, CA — January 12, 2012 — Arthur Christmas – the Aardman production for Sony Pictures Animation that answers the question, ‘So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?’ – continues to collect post-holiday presents from critics groups across the country, as the 2011 awards season starts to pick up speed.

The 3D release, which has already been nominated for both a Golden Globe and a Critics’ Choice Award as the year’s Best Animated Feature, just received the Golden Tomato Award for the Best Reviewed Animated Film of the Year. The Tomato was bestowed by the popular movie destination website, which scores feature releases based on critical reception, with Arthur Christmas receiving the highest score of any animated feature of 2011.

The Sony Pictures Animation release has already earned Best Animated Film awards from critics’ groups in the Midwest and Southern California as well as six Annie Awards nominations honoring excellence in animation, and two Visual Effects Society Awards nominations recognizing outstanding visual effects artistry. The Broadcast Film Critics Association will announce winners at the 17th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards on January 12; the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards telecast will be broadcast on January 15 on NBC.