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The Highway Rat (2017)

A greedy rat travels the highway in search of other animals' food.

Director:

Jeroen Jaspaert

Writers:

Julia Donaldson (based on the book by), Jeroen Jaspaert (adapted by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rob Brydon ... Narrator / The Horse (voice)
Frances de la Tour ... The Rabbit (voice)
Tom Hollander ... The Squirrel (voice)
Husaam Kiani Husaam Kiani ... The Kitten (voice)
Nina Sosanya ... The Duck (voice)
David Tennant ... The Highway Rat (voice)
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A greedy rat travels the highway in search of other animals' food.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2017 (UK) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,964
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Magic Light Pictures See more »
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Trivia

In the cake shop one of the cakes is in the shape of Gruffalo, Magic Light's previous animation. See more »

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Rat on the run
27 May 2018 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

The BBC's Christmas animation treat is The Highway Rat. Julia Donaldson's buck toothed rodent on a horse whose life is one long feast. Younger folks will certainly like it as it follows on the footsteps of other Donaldson books that have been adapted for animation during the festive period.

With his sword The Highway Rat steals sweets, chocolates, cakes and pastries. 'Give me your sweets and your lollies! Give me your toffees and chews!'

Life is good for The Highway Rat, he even steals hay from his horse but the other animals in the forest are suffering and getting thinner as the rat gets fat.

This is another sweet animated tale narrated by Rob Brydon with David Tennant voicing the Highway Rat. It has an anti obesity message, eat in moderation.

The Highway Rat always seems to be disappointed that food that looks like confectionary turns out to be vegetables, fruits or nuts. Food that is actually good for you is a no-no but he still steals it.


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