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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

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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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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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This short is perfect in every way
5 January 2015 | by lauraporter234See all my reviews

I find it amusing when adults review a piece meant for children. They yearn for a certain type of clever, complication and pace. This short is perfect in every way. I am the mom of two 3 year old boys who see themselves climbing mountains, racing motorcycles, putting out fires and driving excavators daily.

Like most, the holidays had wrecked and exhausted us so we sat down as a family to watch TV. These boys don't get a lot of TV and especially not TV movies- Disney is still too scary and they just don't get most of it, so no Disney. Their TV is usually about 22-30 min in the morning while we drink coffee and check our email etc. So we ended up one day with this short on our TV.

It was magical for the boys. It didn't move too fast so there was time for questions and answers as things were happening on the screen. They had time to read facial expressions! And best of all, the dragon wasn't too scary. They could actually watch it without worry and understand the story instead of "scary dragon gonna eat people".

They understood not wanting to give up your seat, the kindness of the witch, how it's hard to have new friends sometimes, and that working together brings us all closer. They now see the foreshadowing of the mushrooms, the individual characters of the animals and instead of having only a few laugh out loud moments, after multiple viewings, they laugh out loud many times throughout with little comments thrown in.

You can't beat every morning waking up to "Momma, I want to watch the witch".

As a parent, you won't find a better 25 minutes of TV for your little ones. The story, the animation, the VO, the characters and especially the music is just the most lovely of combinations. I would urge everyone to watch it with a 3-4 year old!


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Language:

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Release Date:

30 October 2013 (USA) See more »

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$23,578
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