Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Gruffalo....Review & Giveaway!

The kids and I just recently watched the sweetest film...The Gruffalo.  You may be familiar with the book and this is one of those rare times when the movie IS as good as the book.  Here is the scoop...
 
2011 Academy Award Nominee for Best Short Film! An animated film based on the classic children's picture book, The Gruffalo tells the magical tale of a mouse who takes a walk though the woods in search of a nut. Encountering three animals who all wish to eat him - a fox, an owl and a snake - the plucky mouse has to use his wits to survive. He announces that he is meeting a monster with terrible features, a 'Gruffalo', and the three animals are each panicked into running away. Mouse is now increasingly confident; there is nothing that can touch him..... or so he thinks. That is, until he rounds a corner and comes face-to-face with the terrible creature of his imagination: the Gruffalo himself! Beautifully animated and appropriate for children of all ages. Features the voices of Helena Bonham Carter, James Corden, John Hurt, Tom Wilkinson, Robbie Coltrane, Rob Brydon.



The story behind the movie is wonderful.  It is exciting but not too scary for all ages and all three of my children enjoyed the entire  movie.  The music and narration is very calming and it fits the story to a "T".  What is absolutely stellar about the movie is the animation.  It is absolutely, positively stunning.  The characters and scenery are lovely and you get the feeling that you could easily jump into the screen and be transported to the woods.  There is a scene with dandelions (we call them "wish flowers") that is take your breath away beautiful because it is so vivid.  My son "W" remarked..."Mama, that is beautiful".


The Gruffalo is a must have for any movie collection and is sure to be a hit with all ages.  Pick up your copy today on Amazon....


I am so pleased to tell you that my friends at NCircle Entertainment are giving one lucky RBM reader a copy of The Gruffalo!  Thanks so much to the sponsor and here is how to enter...


51 comments:

Jodi said...
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Jodi said...

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The McKennas said...

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Jolly said...

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AndreaH said...

He'd love the Pocoyo loula coloring sheet.

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Jenette said...

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freddie said...

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Hifam said...

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Patty White said...

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Aimee said...

Sid's Bug Club activity looks like fun.

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Nikki Cole said...

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Gina said...

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Megan said...

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sandyandcosmo said...

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summer said...

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agatewood1 said...

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

I like the Think Like A Scientist coloring pages

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Mango said...

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Mango said...

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lisawith4 said...

my 4 year old daughter would love the wordworld 2 pack disc set.

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Jodi said...

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AmberFaith said...

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cindy said...

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Kristi S said...

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Jessica said...

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Melanie M. said...

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maggietucker10 said...

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Madeline said...

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