Gruffalo's Child Animation

Studio Soi and the BBC are following up their hugely successful animated version of Julia Donaldson's 'The Gruffalo' from 2009 with 'The Gruffalo's Child' this Christmas. I'm glad they didn't rush out this second film and push for a Christmas 2010 release. It seems they’ve taken their time to re-unite the original voice cast and the animation team at Studio Soi, to create something special and a worthy sequel to the original. I for one can’t wait.

You can watch the half-hour animated film, based on the best-selling children's picture book, at 6:30 Christmas Day on BBC1.

"One wild and windy night, the Gruffalo's child ignores her father's warnings and bravely tiptoes out into the snow in search of the Big Bad Mouse. She meets Snake, Owl and Fox but no sign of the fabled Mouse. He doesn't really exist - or does he?"

If you haven't watched the first Gruffalo short... you should! Studio Soi created a wonderful piece of animation blending real set pieces with CG characters to achieve an aesthetic similar to the Axel Scheffler illustrations seen in the book. Watch the trailer for ‘The Gruffalo’ below, to see what you’ve missed and for a taste of what to expect in ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’.

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