4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Not a patch on the book,
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This review is from: The Gruffalo [DVD]  (DVD)
Well, I seem to out of tune with nearly everyone here, but let's face it, this isn't a patch on the book. The story has a wonderful rhythm and momentum when read out loud, but here it is stretched and padded out so much to fill 30 minutes that it loses most of its charm, for me. The delivery is full of odd stresses and over-long pauses, which make it harder, rather than easier, to follow. And the computer-generated graphics, although nigh on impossible to avoid these days, just don't match up to the original drawings. I don't want to be a complete grouch, so I've given it three stars because the children seem to like it, but I'm really glad they were originally introduced to the story via the book.