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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.

Directors:

Max Lang, Jakob Schuh

Writers:

Julia Donaldson (book), Axel Scheffler (book) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Helena Bonham Carter ... Mother Squirrel (voice)
James Corden ... Mouse (voice)
Tom Wilkinson ... Fox (voice)
John Hurt ... Owl (voice)
Rob Brydon ... Snake (voice)
Robbie Coltrane ... Gruffalo (voice)
Sam Lewis Sam Lewis ... First Little Squirrel (voice)
Phoebe Givron-Taylor ... Second Little Squirrel (voice)
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A cunning mouse goes for a walk in the forest, and outwits a succession of predators.

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


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Helena Bonham Carter, John Hurt, and Robbie Coltrane would all go on to star in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 released the following year. See more »

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Followed by The Gruffalo's Child (2011) See more »

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The Gruffalo
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Performed by René Aubry
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Fantastic!!
13 January 2010 | by blodi_fabSee 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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