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Gruffalo, The

German title: Der Grüffelo
Great Britain, 2009, 25 min.

Director: Jakob Schuh, Max Lang
Production company:
Magic Light Pictures Limited
21 Goodge Street
T: +44 (0)20 7631 1800

Co-producers: Produced in association with Studio Soi, BBC and ZDF
Age recommendation: 5 years and up
Film genre: Animation

This enchanting film tells the story of a mouse who goes in search of a nut. Along the way, he is confronted by three hungry animals who each thinks that the mouse looks good!
Forced to rely on his wits for survival, Mouse invents an imaginary monster to scare them away, but what happens when he comes face to face with his own creation?

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

Academy Awards 2010 (Best Animated Short Film nomination)
BAFTA 2010 (awarded)
Annecy Animation Festival 2010 (awarded)
Prix Jeunesse International Munich 2010 (Awarded)
Internationales Trick Film Festival Stuttgart 2010(awarded)
Curtas Vila do Conde 2010 (awarded)
Cartoons on the Bay Italy 2010 (awarded)
Anim’est Romania 2011(awarded)
Bratislava – BAB 2010 (CIFEJ Award)
International Film Festival for Children and Youth Armenia 2011(awarded)
ReAnimania Yerevan International Animation Film Festival 2010 (awarded)
Chicago International Children’s Film Festival 2010 (awarded)
Rhode Island International Film Festival 2010 (awarded)
Durango Independent Film Festival 2012 (awarded)
Ottawa International Animation Festival 2010 (awarded)
Sprockets, TIFF 2010 (awaded)
CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival (2011) (awarded)
Anima Mundi 2010 (awarded)
Festival Internacional de Cine para Niños Mexiko 2011 (awarded)
Melbourne International Animation Festival 2010 (awarded)
Sapporo Short Fest 2010 (awarded)
Shanghai TV Festival 2010 (awarded)
Thai Film Foundations Children’s Film Festival 2010 (awarded)
Cartoon Forum Poland 2011 (awarded)
Prix Jeunesse Special Award 2014 – Best Fiction of the Last 50 Years


Study guide: French

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