The Gruffalo's Child (film)

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The Gruffalo's Child
The Gruffalo's Child poster.jpg
Film poster
Based on The Gruffalo's Child
by Julia Donaldson
Written by Julia Donaldson
Axel Scheffler
Directed by Johannes Weiland
Uwe Heidschotter
Starring Helena Bonham Carter
Rob Brydon
Robbie Coltrane
James Corden
Shirley Henderson
John Hurt
Tom Wilkinson
Theme music composer René Aubry
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Martin Pope
Michael Rose
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Magic Light Pictures
Studio Soi
Distributor E1 Entertainment
Original network BBC One
Original release
  • 25 December 2011 (2011-12-25)

The Gruffalo's Child is a 2011 British short computer animated TV film based on the picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. A sequel to The Gruffalo, the film was shown on Christmas Day 2011 in the United Kingdom, exactly two years after the debut of the first film.[1][2]

Directed by Johannes Weiland and Uwe Heidschotter, the film was produced by Michael Rose and Martin Pope of Magic Light Pictures, London, in association with Studio Soi in Ludwigsburg, Germany.




In June 2013, the film was given the Award for Best TV Special at the 8th Festival of European Animated Feature Films and TV Specials[4]


  1. ^ "The Gruffalo's Child". BBC One. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "First Image From BBC Christmas Special The Gruffalo's Child". twitchfilm. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Here's what's best on the box this Christmas". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  4. ^ 11. Kecskeméti Animációs Filmfesztivál 8. Európai Animációs Játékfilm Fesztivál. Kecskeméti Animáció Film Fesztivál. 2013.

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