First screened in January 2020
Director: Sergio Pablos. Voice Cast: Jason Schwartzman, J.K. Simmons, Rashida Jones, Joan Cusack, Will Sasso, Norm MacDonald, Neda Margrethe Labba. Screenplay: Sergio Pablos, Jim Mahoney, and Zach Lewis. Twitter Capsule:
Origin myth for Santa Claus comes across more as primal scene for contemporary thinness of feeling. Lead, tone, designyuck.
I gather there's a technical feat here in terms of blending CGI-derived and hand-drawn animation, and 2D and 3D effects. Fine. It's shrill and garish.