Room on the Broom (film)

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Room on the Broom
GenreChildren's story
Created byMagic Light Pictures
Based onRoom on the Broom
by Julia Donaldson
Written byJulia Donaldson
Axel Scheffler
Story byJulia Donaldson
Directed byMax Lang
Jan Lachauer
StarringGillian Anderson
Rob Brydon
Timothy Spall
Martin Clunes
Sally Hawkins
David Walliams
Narrated bySimon Pegg
Theme music composerRené Aubry
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languagesEnglish, German
ProducersMartin Pope
Michael Rose
EditorRobin Sales
Running time30 minutes
Production companiesOrange Eyes Limited
Magic Light Pictures
Studio Soi
DistributorMagic Light Pictures
Original networkBBC One
Original release
  • 25 December 2012 (2012-12-25)

8 November 2013 (With Thor: The Dark World)[1] 30 October 2013 (United States)

Room on the Broom is a 2012 British-German 3D stop motion computer animated short TV film based on the picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. The film was nominated for the Best Animated Short Film at the 2014 Academy Awards.[2]

Directed by Max Lang and Jan Lachauer, the film was produced by Martin Pope and Michael Rose of Magic Light Pictures, London, in association with Orange Eyes Limited.

It was first seen in theatres with Thor: The Dark World. It was first broadcast on BBC One on Tuesday 25 December 2012 [3] before being released on DVD in March 2013 by Magic Light Pictures. It then aired in the United States on PBS Kids Sprout as a Halloween special, on 30 October 2013.

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  1. ^ "Re-releasing Thor: The Dark World". MovieWeb. 2 May 2006. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 15 August 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Chilton, Martin (16 January 2014). "Julia Donaldson film Room on the Broom earns Oscar nomination". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 21 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Room on the Broom". BBC One. Retrieved 21 March 2021.

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