"What is the most important thing for a Santa Claus' job?"
A short adventure of an apprentice tonttu, Noel, looking to finding her answer to that question.
A holiday movie focusing on one particular journey that Noel and her friends at the Santa Company make on one fateful Christmas night.
For such a compelling premise of Noel's loneliness and a distanced father, I thought an opportunity was lost by leaving such relevant flashbacks out of the movie.
But that's dwelling on what could have been and not the present that was delivered to us.
Given the brief length of the movie, the simple relationships between the characters were pleasant to watch.
The part where Santa Company really excelled.
The character designs were varied and the animation well-done.
The environment and locations were pretty and the action surprisingly intense at times.
14 tracks reflecting Christmas
6 familiar voices of a star-studded cast
And a ChouCho song in the ending.
Cute characters for a cute Christmas movie.
Not much of a backstory for any of them but their interactions were fun to watch.
I rather enjoyed this ambitious project by Kenji studio.
It's not a social commentary on the holiday season one might have expected but a lighthearted adventure of one girl's determination to discover what it means to be a part of the Santa Company. read more