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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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Complete credited cast:
Mother Squirrel (voice)
Mouse (voice)
Fox (voice)
Owl (voice)
Snake (voice)
Gruffalo (voice)
Sam Lewis ...
First Little Squirrel (voice)
Second Little Squirrel (voice)


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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mouse | snake | owl | fox | forest | See All (21) »


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Release Date:

9 December 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Груффало  »

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1.33 : 1
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There is a Gruffalo ride at Chessington Adventure Park. It is a gentle river ride through the story, touching on every element in the story. Everything there looks like it has been taken directly out of the movie. See more »


Referenced in Room on the Broom (2012) See more »


The Gruffalo
Performed by René Aubry
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13 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

My son (who is 8) and I really enjoyed this. The animation is fantastic, the voices are great! We've been huge Gruffalo fans for years and I was worried that they would add to it, or take something from the charm but they did this brilliantly.The animal characters are well thought out, each given its own personality in the very small time they are on. It was funny and lovely to watch. The animals are beautifully done, the scenery is gorgeous. You could almost climb into the TV, really felt alive. I would recommend this to any parent and really any adult too. Tiny tiny drawback is the pace it quite slow, but its such a small drawback I still think is earns a well deserved 10/10! Can't rave about this enough, Well done BBC!

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