- My children are young and it’s hard to find even children’s movies that are not some what violent or peppered with adult innuendos! I also don’t prefer long movies-for me or for the kids! My kids want a movie that captures and keeps their interest! So last night we curled up on the couch with popcorn in hand and watched The Gruffalo.
Synopsis:With appeal to children of all ages, “The Gruffalo” features wily characters and timeless themes brought stunningly to life through a mixture of animation techniques including stop motion and CGI. “The Gruffalo” is the story of a plucky mouse who takes a walk in the woods to find a nut. Surrounded by the brilliant sights and sounds of the forest, Mouse must use his wits to scare off a series of hungry predators who think he’d make a fine meal. In this classic tale, even the fiercest denizens of the woods are nomatch for the brave and clever little mouse.
- The animation in The Gruffalo is very beautiful and the colors are amazing. The movie is based on the bestselling children’s picture book by Julia Donaldson. The story line is a very sweet and simple story line that is easy for children to follow, but engaging enough for adults to stay interested! It is the tale of a little brown mouse on a hunt through the woods in search of a nut. As he goes about his journey, he encounters other woodland creatures that would like to make a snack of him. To keep these hungry animals from eating him up, the mouse tells them that he is meeting a fearsome monster called a “Gruffalo”. He then comes face to face with the real “Gruffalo” and has to use his power of persuasion yet again!
The rhyming dialogue is bouncy and entertaining. The Gruffalo is narrated by Helena Bonham Carter and features the voices of Robbie Coltrane, Tom Wilkinson and John Hurt. The Gruffalo is appropriate for all ages and one of the best family movies that we have watched together in a long time!
One lucky Sippy Cup Mom reader is going to win their own copy of The Gruffalo DVD!
Giveaway will end 9/29/11. The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to contact me with their information before another winner is chosen. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, ages 18 years or older.
Disclosure: I received a copy of The Gruffalo to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed are my own.