The Gruffalo (2009)

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A cunning mouse goes for a walk in the forest and outwits a succession of predators.

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Gruffalo (voice)
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First Little Squirrel (voice)
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Threatened in turn by a fox,an owl and a snake,a little mouse scares them all off by claiming he is waiting for his monstrous friend the Gruffalo. He believes the Gruffalo does not exist but it does and it too wants to eat him. However,the mouse survives by tricking the Gruffalo into believing who is the most scary creature in the wood. Written by don @ minifie-1

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The Gruffalo
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Performed by René Aubry
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Superb Animation!
15 September 2010 | by (i1chocolat.blogspot.com) – See all my reviews

The only gripe I have about this film is that this animation is too short, as I had so much time watching it! The animation is superb, and every minute detail is taken into consideration. Certainly it involves a team of dedicated people, who do not do things just for the sake of doing it.

It is nominated for BAFTA awards, and it is very surprising that the film didn't get any awards for its astounding job.

I like the way the narrator makes the story to rhyme. And even though it is repetitive, it does not bother me.

A good full marks for this great short animation!


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