The Candleman knows exactly what Katie and Makean need after getting lost in the snow on Christmas Eve hot chocolate! In the delightful stop-motion animated film The Light Before Christmas 2D, the Candleman (he wears lit candles on his wide-brimmed hat) not only rescues the kids, once theyve warmed up he magically transports them into the classic poem The Night Before Christmas. They find themselves characters in the story and come face to face with Santa, an elf and a full team of reindeer. The richly illustrated film is based on the designs of artist James C. Christensen and features a soundtrack of classic holiday songs.
After the main feature is over, Santa and the elf take the audience on a behind-the-scenes tour of the workshop where The Light Before Christmas was created, including a look at the artisans who worked on the character models, the animators and the voice actors. (Working in stop-motion, the team was able to film just four seconds of action a day!). 1, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 9 p.m. daily. IMAX Theater, Moody Gardens, One Hope Boulevard, Galveston Island. For information, call 800-582-4673 or visit www.moodygardens.com. $6.25.
Thursdays-Saturdays; Dec. 18-31. Starts: Dec. 4. Continues through Dec. 17, 2008