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The Gruffalo

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Synopsis

A half hour animated film based on the classic picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, The Gruffalo tells the magical tale of a mouse who takes a walk though the woods in search of a nut. Encountering three predators who all wish to eat him - a fox, an owl and a snake - the plucky mouse has to use his wits to survive. He announces that he is meeting a monster with terrible features, a Gruffalo, and the three predators are each panicked into running away.

Mouse is now increasingly confident. There is nothing that can touch him in these woods. Until he rounds a corner and comes face to face with the terrible product of his imagination: the Gruffalo itself. Once again Mouse has to dig deep to escape the danger. Finally he finds a nut, and can eat it in peace.

Details

Year
2009
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
27 mins
Director
Jakob Schuh, Max Lang
Producer
Michael Rose, Martin Pope
Editor
Robin Sales
Screenwriter
Julia Donaldson, Jakob Schuh, Max Lang
Sound
Adrian Rhodes
Music
René Aubry
Principal Cast
Helena Bonham Carter, Rob Brydon, Robbie Coltrane, James Corden, John Hurt, Tom Wilkinson
Animation
Studio Soi

Production Company

Magic Light Pictures
63 Charlotte Street
London
W1T 4PG
UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7631 1800
office@magiclightpictures.com

Sales
Company

Magic Light Pictures
63 Charlotte Street
London
W1T 4PG
UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7631 1800
office@magiclightpictures.com