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Room on a broom

English title: Room on a broom
German title: Für Hund und Katz ist auch noch Platz
Great Britain, 2012, 27 min.

Director: Max Lang, Jan Lachauer
Production company:
Magic Light Pictures Limited
21 Goodge Street

Age recommendation: 6 years and up
Film genre: Animation

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.

Based on the best-selling children’s book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler

UK – Royal Television Society Awards 2012
Annecy Animation Festival 2013 (awarded)
Vila do Conde Portugal 2013 (awarded)
Czech Republic – Anifest 2013 (awarded)
Cleveland International Film Festival 2013 (Audience Award)
Athens International Film & Video Festival, Ohio 2013 (awarded)
Marin Short Film Festival 2013 (Honorable Mention)
TIFF Kids International Film Festival 2013 (awarded)
Anima Mundi 2013 (awarded)
Festival della Lessinia 2013 (awarded)
Sapporo International Short Film Festival 2013 (awarded)
Chicago International Children’s Festival 2013 (awarded)
Bradford Animation Festival 2013 (awarded)
BAFTA 2013 (Children’s Award)
International Emmy Kids Awards 2014
Academy Awards 2014 (Best Animated Short Film nomination)
Broadcast Award 2014 – Best Children’s Programme nomination
British Animation Awards 2014 (Best Long Form Animation)
Prix Jeunesse International Munich 2014 (awarded)
Cartoons on the Bay 2014
Big Eyes, Big Minds Singapore 2014 (Audience Award)
Bratislava - BAB Biennal of Animation 2014 (Audience Award)

Study guide: English

Study guide: French

Video: Trailer


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