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The Gruffalo's Child [DVD]

Helena Bonham Carter , Shirley Henderson    Universal, suitable for all   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (157 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Helena Bonham Carter, Shirley Henderson, James Corden, Tom Wilkinson, John Hurt
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: None
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Entertainment One
  • DVD Release Date: 13 Feb 2012
  • Run Time: 26 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (157 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005ZCSPI2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,488 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



A charming animated treat, based on the much-loved character dreamed up by Julia Donaldson, The Gruffalo’s Child is the second time her creation has been brought to the screen. From a narrative standpoint, though, it’s pretty much a standalone story, with no foreknowledge required, that you get here.

The story picks up a few years after the previous adventure, The Gruffalo, and as the title suggests, things have moved on. For The Gruffalo now has a daughter, and this time, it’s she who heads off on a whole new adventure, albeit one very much in keeping with the style and energy of the first.

Delightfully animated, with a real sense of detail, and with a strong voice cast featuring the likes of Helena Bonham-Carter, Tom Wilkinson and John Hurt, The Gruffalo’s Child is a wonderful family treat. It’s rare to find a production that can appeal to different generations so effortlessly, but this might be it. Funny, exciting, and not outstaying its welcome, what’s particularly impressive is how closely it retains the feel, warmth and look of the source material, too.

Its core audience will remain the young, as you might expect, but the wise casting, and the production values, are just a few of the reasons why the proverbial children of all ages might appreciate it, too. As good as The Gruffalo? Perhaps not. But The Gruffalo’s Child runs things close, and is set to be enjoyed time and time again. --Jon Foster

Product Description

United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Dolby Surround ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Behind the scenes, Documentary, Interactive Menu, Photo Gallery, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: The Gruffalo's Child, another magical tale from best selling author Julia Donaldsonand illustrator Axel Scheffler, will premier on BBC One as a highlight of their Christmas schedule this year. It's some years later and The Gruffalo now has a daughter. Curious about her father's fantastic stories of a Big Bad Mouse in the deep, dark woods, she sets out one snowy night on a thrilling journey of discovery. Produced by Magic Light Pictures, a half hour animated film from the same team behind the hugely successful The Gruffalo. ...The Gruffalo's Child (2011)

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another instant classic. 25 Dec 2011
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I watched last year's The Gruffalo with my young sons because I had been reading it to them for months. I was instantly both surprised, delighted and charmed by it's authentic take on the story, and by how they had so carefully and cleverly added some extra fun bits into it that probably only the parents would notice. And, happily, the same can be said for The Gruffalo's Child. The story itself is ever so slightly less captivating than The Gruffalo, but the animated version of The Gruffalo's Child easily redeems any lack in the storyline. As an adult, watching it with my wife and 3 young boys, I found myself laughing out loud, smiling and admiring the workmanship of the animators. This is a video that will get re-played many times over. Highly recommended, and an absolute must if you like The Gruffalo.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars lovely 7 Mar 2012
By Rachel
It's a lovely short film version of one of my daughters favourite books. It's being played over and over! It is very short though, it would be as well to put the Gruffalo's child on the same DVD.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it 20 Jun 2013
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My children just love this dvd, my two year old could watch it all day (if i let her). Great buy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 25 Dec 2011
We have had The Gruffalo animated, and now we have The Gruffalo's Child, and what a treat it is. When the young Gruffalo girl goes into the forest in search of the Big Bad Mouse she is in for a few adventures.

With great animation the woods and its creatures are brought to stunning life in a tale that little children will love, and dare I say it, adults as well. I sat mesmerised watching this and it is something that will keep the whole family engrossed in.

Ideal for all ages this is well worth getting if you have small children.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the gruffalos child 1 Mar 2014
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Brought for my little brother, something to keep him quiet, he really enjoys the film. I would recommend to any young children
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enchanting and captivating. 27 Feb 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
My daughter received The Gruffalo first and was enchanted. Now she has The Gruffalo's Child and is even more captivated. She is only 2 but every night without fail she asks to watch The Gruffalo's Child followed by The Gruffalo. The perfect end to her day.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story 24 Feb 2014
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What can I say?? the Gruffalo stories are just adorable and my son loves them. The Gruffalo's child was no disappointment at all, as good as the Gruffalo.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 17 Feb 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I bought this for my 2 year old granddaughter because she so enjoyed the Gruffalo. It was an immediate hit. She will watch it time after time with no diminished interest. It has also helped her vocabulary as well and she will often join in with the story. Totally and utterly worth every penny.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
My grandkids love it, did not know the Gruffalo had another DVD so as such we loved watching it, thank you
Published 13 days ago by Sandy harper
4.0 out of 5 stars Love Juilia
This film is a great adaptation of the book, the character are interesting and engaging for young children. My son love it.
Published 20 days ago by Bethany Whitaker
5.0 out of 5 stars Another must have DVD
Bought this for the grandchildren as they love the Gruffalo. I waited for it to come down in price before buying though.
Published 27 days ago by west ham fan
5.0 out of 5 stars Good buy
Bought for our grandson -3years old -he loves it -so does his Japanese mother.Good companion for the books which are also loved
Published 27 days ago by Margery Pennell
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Fast delivery, well packaged good price and the best bit ........ Keeps the children quiet for 1/2 hour (and I enjoy watching it aswell)
Published 1 month ago by lou
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for all the family.
Love it! That's me and my 3 year old. I think everyone in the family enjoyed it. Young and old. Watch out for the big bad mouse!
Published 1 month ago by Shell
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute favorite of my grand sons
This completes the set, with the Gruffalo and both puzzles, all three of my grandsons get hours of pleasure with them.
Published 1 month ago by Mrs Jennifer L Edwards
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb watching
The Gruffalo's Child is as good for adults as children! The animation, voiceovers and music make for brilliant entertainment. Read more
Published 1 month ago by MRS CATHERINE M KAY
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't go wrong
Don't bother reading these just buy it! Your kid will love this. Mine practically knows it word for word even before we got the DVD.
Published 2 months ago by Rachel.
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