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

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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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Perfect adaptation to the book
6 April 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

It's even better than the book. This is everything that 'Where the Wild Things Are' should have been, but wasn't.

The animation style is interesting, and I just love the dialogue and voice acting. We have a four year old, and he just loves this film. At about a half-hour, it's not too long for kids that can't sit through an hour or longer movie without getting disinterested.

The music is beautiful as well. Very memorable and peaceful.

If you have a little one, I recommend this film - it's one of those 'kid' films that is just as fun for the parents to watch, thanks to all the little nuances put into it (like how every living thing except the mouse gets put through the food chain).


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