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The Gruffalo's Child (2011)

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A little Gruffalo ignores her father's warnings and tiptoes out into the snow in search of the Big Bad Mouse.

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Julia Donaldson (book), Axel Scheffler (book) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Helena Bonham Carter ... Mother Squirrel (voice)
Shirley Henderson ... Gruffalo's Child (voice)
Robbie Coltrane ... Gruffalo (voice)
Rob Brydon ... Snake (voice)
John Hurt ... Owl (voice)
Tom Wilkinson ... Fox (voice)
James Corden ... Mouse (voice)
Phoebe Givron-Taylor ... Little Squirrel (voice)
Sam Lewis Sam Lewis ... Little Squirrel (voice)
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A little Gruffalo ignores her father's warnings and tiptoes out into the snow in search of the Big Bad Mouse. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

UK | Germany

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English

Release Date:

December 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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$22,362
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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Helena Bonham Carter (Mother Squirrel), Robbie Coltrane (the Gruffalo), Shirley Henderson (Gruffalo's Child), and Sir John Hurt (Owl) appeared in the Harry Potter film franchise. See more »

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Follows The Gruffalo (2009) See more »

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It must be a European thing....
2 February 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I have been going to the theater on a pilgrimage for quite a few years now each January-February to see the annual showings of the Best Animated and Best Live Action Shorts. I am lucky enough to live in one of the few places in the country that shows it each year. And, along with the nominated films, they usually show several commended films--animated films which didn't make the final cut but which are well worth seeing.

The final commended film shown in this viewing was "The Gruffalo's Child". I must admit that I don't understand the Gruffalo films. They are slickly made but the films never really excited me and seem purely of interest to small kids. HOWEVER, when I went to Europe (where the stories originated), I went in quite a few bookstores and saw HUGE displays of the books. Clearly, the kids in Europe love those Gruffalos!! I may sound very selfish in saying this, but although this film was nice, I wish they hadn't picked it since I'd already seen "The Gruffalo" during a similar screening last year (or was it the year before?) and it was by far the longest of the shorts shown this year. So, this means other wonderful films made by smaller film makers didn't get to be seen because they showed this one. Surely, the Gruffalo folks appreciated the exposure but also didn't NEED it nearly as much as the struggling artists whose work COULD have been shown. And, at almost a half hour, two or three other shorts could have been shown instead. Just my two cents worth. A good film but a familiar one as well.


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