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Room on the Broom (2012)

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To the annoyance of her cat a kindly witch allows a dog, a bird and a frog who have helped her retrieve things she has lost to ride on her broomstick, making it top heavy. The broom is ... See full summary »

Directors:

Jan Lachauer, Max Lang

Writers:

Julia Donaldson (based on the book by), Axel Scheffler (based on the book by) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
Simon Pegg ... Narrator (voice)
Gillian Anderson ... Witch (voice)
Rob Brydon ... Cat (voice)
Timothy Spall ... Dragon (voice)
Martin Clunes ... Dog (voice)
Sally Hawkins ... Bird (voice)
David Walliams ... Frog (voice)
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To the annoyance of her cat a kindly witch allows a dog, a bird and a frog who have helped her retrieve things she has lost to ride on her broomstick, making it top heavy. The broom is destroyed by a fire-breathing dragon who threatens to eat the witch but the creatures band together to impersonate a monster and save her. As a result she fashions a luxurious new broom with seats on which they can all ride comfortably. Written by don @ minifie-1

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witch | dragon | bird | dog | cat | See All (11) »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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First released in U.S. Theaters with Thor: the Dark World. See more »

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References The Gruffalo (2009) See more »

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Bob the Moo got this one right....
8 February 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Bob the Moo (whose reviews on IMDb I adore) described this movie as "Slight but enjoyable family animation" and I couldn't have said it any better myself. The short film is a wonderful thing for kids and parents to watch with them--and I'm sure they'll enjoy it immensely. But, I was perplexed that it was nominated for the Oscar for Best Animated Short. It's good but nothing more. Plus, while I normally like to root for the shorts made by young filmmakers, the Disney film "Get a Horse!" is just light-years ahead of the pack--and I don't see how "Room on the Broom" could offer it any serious competition.

"Room on the Broom" plays like a kid's book because apparently it IS from a kid's book. This British production reminds me a lot of another nominee from the UK--"The Gruffalo". It also was a wonderful film for young kids (they'll adore it) but artistically I couldn't understand the nomination.

The story is of a nice witch who is flying about with her cat. Through the course of the film, she picks up several new friends--a dog, a bird and a frog. But how can she carry them all on her broom--especially when it breaks?! Cute, fun and a treat for kids. But not a film that says anything more to me.


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Country:

UK | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 2013 (USA) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,578
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16:9 HD
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