The Gruffalo’s Child
DIRECTED BY JOHANNES WEILAND AND UWE HEIDSCHÖTTER
UNITED KINGDOM, 2011, 27 MIN
This equally endearing companion film to the 2010 Oscar®-nominee for Best Animated Short “The Gruffalo” (FFF 2011) features the same all-star cast of voices, including Helena Bonham Carter, John Hurt, Tom Wilkinson, and Robbie Coltrane. An eager young Gruffalo (voiced by Shirley Henderson) ignores her father’s warnings and embarks on a late night adventure in search of the Big Bad Mouse. She meets Snake, Owl and Fox, but no sign of the fabled Mouse… Does he really exist?