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Adult Swim Smalls "Xmas Is Cancelled"

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  2. Fact Sheet

Santa is trapped in an eternal Christmas nightmare.

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Adult Swim Smalls "Xmas Is Cancelled"

    Directed by: Will ANDERSON, Ainslie HENDERSON


    • "Betty" (2019)
    • "Have Heart" (2017)
    • "The Making of Longbird" – Prix du meilleur film de fin d'études/Award for best graduation film, Annecy 2012 (2011)


    • "Stems" (2015)
    • "Monkey Love Experiments" (2014)
    • "I Am Tom Moody" – Prix spécial du jury/Special Jury Award, Annecy 2013 (2012)

    Ainslie Henderson is a writer/director/animator who in 2012 was awarded a BAFTA for his co-writing of "The Making of Longbird". His films "I Am Tom Moody" and "Monkey Love Experiments" were both nominated for a BAFTA and have won over 60 international festival awards, including Best British Short at Encounters, Disney, Best Student Film at Ottawa, the Special Jury Award at Annecy and Edinburgh International Film Festival's McLaren Award. He has a particular love for stop-motion animation.

    Country: United Kingdom

    Year of production: 2020

    Running time: 03 min 13 s

  • Technique

    Category: Advertising film

    Techniques used: puppets, 3D computer

    Process: Colour

    Target public: Adults, Young adults

  • Credits

    Directed by: Will ANDERSON, Ainslie HENDERSON


    Music: Chris Price

    Sound: Keith Duncan

    Voice: Will Anderson, Ainslie Henderson