Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Santa's Apprentice

Director: Luc Vinciguerra

Featuring the voices of : Shane Jacobson, Magda Szubanski, Delta Goodrem, Georgie Parker, Max Cullen, Hugh Sheridan, Jack Versace

Santa (Shane Jacobson) needs to retire (reluctantly) and must find an apprentice. The criteria for Santa’s apprentice include an orphan by the name of Nicholas, who is pure of heart. Downunder there is a perfect match but Aussie orphan (Jack Versace) does have some issues to overcome which include a lack of self-confidence and fear of heights. Will Santa agree to step down, and help his apprentice take his place? Well you do need to see this movie to find out. A movie for kids the film follows Nicholas’ journey as he undergoes training on how to be the next Santa, showing the ins and outs and “back-end” processes of Santa and his crew during the Christmas season, from making the toys to delivery. Along the way the film deals with some serious issues that affect children, such as bullying. Santa’s apprentice is beautiful animated and family audiences will delight in this adorable story of an Aussie orphan that makes good as Saint Nick’s second in command. The movie is a French, Australian and Irish co-production. A must see film for Christmas.

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