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Adapted from the best-selling book - a bedtime story favourite for many children - this short animation centres on a crafty mouse (voiced by James Corden) protected from harm by his own vibrant imagination. Faced by peckish predators - a snake, an owl and a fox - the mouse distracts them all with tall tales of a terrifying beast on the loose. All is well until the seemingly fictitious ''Gruffalo'' (Robbie Coltrane) roars on to the scene. Narrated by Helena Bonham Carter and animated with an artful combination of model work and CGI, this is a slick and charismatic treat with a remarkable cast of voices.
Activities to support engagement, debate and reflection alongside a screening from the Let's Play strand of the festival.
Help your students learn all about what makes the Must See Movies Before You Grow Up films so thrilling and chilling!
A bank of cross-curricular activities and technical guidance to support the Into Film Storymaker: The Gruffalo Edition app.
A film guide that looks at The Gruffalo's Child (2011), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
Spike Jonze's live action adaptation of Maurice Sendak's children's classic about tameable monsters and an angry little boy.
7–16 years 99 mins
A brave, young monster hunts for the legendary Big Bad Mouse in this charming and witty animated sequel to the Oscar-nominated short The Gruffalo.
5–11 years 26 mins
This adaptation of David Almond's much-loved novel sees a boy find a mysterious person living in a shed at the bottom of the garden.
7–14 years 99 mins
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June's Leader of the Month, Jennifer Skinner, from the Isle of Tiree, Scotland, explains how running a film club has benefitted the small island community.
Viewing time 5 mins
Today sees the launch of our new, literacy focused iPad app and teaching resource tited Storymaker: The Gruffalo Edition, developed in partnership with Magic Li
Reading time 3 mins
Stories that depict great accomplishments and celebrate the incredible feats that filmmakers themselves have achieved with their works over the years.
A film list exploring the evolution of 3D/CGI animation.
Suitable forAll ages
No. of films11
20 great titles, picked especially for audiences aged 5 - 7, to get you started on your Into Film club journey.
No. of films21
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