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Tim Curry, Martin Freeman to voice new animated Christmas flick ‘Saving Santa’

Martin Freeman will be rushing to Santa Claus’ aid in a new animated Chrsitmas flick. Variety reports that Martin joins a host of fellow British actors who are lending their voices to characters in Saving Santa, including Noel Clarke, Joan Collins, Tim Curry and Craig Fairbass. Freeman will voice the lead character, an awkward elf who has to rescue Santa’s headquarters when a villain called ‘Neville Baddington’ discovers its whereabouts.

Leon Joosen, whose animation credits include The Little Mermaid, will direct. Production on Saving Santa is set to start this week and the film is expected to be released around Christmas 2012, although no official release date has been set.

Saving Santa Plot Outline:

In the vein of THE SANTA CLAUSE and MIRACLE ON 34th STREET comes SAVING SANTA, a tender-hearted Christmas story for the entire family.

When a wealthy, disgruntled politician, Senator “Max Schmucker”, leads a global campaign to ban the myth of Santa Claus, the world joins his movement, causing Santa Claus to lose his magical powers.

As Christmas approaches and “Santa” and his lead Elf, “Elliot”…, are making their final rounds around the world, they get stranded in a small farming community. They’re stuck and living in a barn on the Logan Family Ranch, where they are soon discovered by “Miley”, and her older brother, “Zach”.

The two children learn about Santa and Elliot’s predicament, and realize that Schmucker’s movement to ban the belief in Santa Claus is actually behind Santa losing his magical powers.

Miley and Zach go on a wild escapade to hide Santa and Elliot from their parents, “Joe” and “Renae”, while at the same time, attempt to help Santa Claus regain his magical powers before Christmas is lost.

SAVING SANTA is a sweet, funny, holiday story about the belief in love, goodness and the spirit of Christmas.

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