Room On The Broom
In addition to 'The Gruffalo' and 'The Gruffalo's Child' of past Christmases the BBC have commissioned yet another animated adaptation of a Julia Donaldson picture book for this year’s prime time slot on Christmas Day!
"'Room On The Broom' sees a witch and her cat flying happily over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch’s hat, bow and wand. They are retrieved by a dog, a bird and a frog, and in return each animal asks for a ride on the broom. They climb on, one after the next, until the broom is so heavy that it snaps in two! What will happen next as they tumble into a bog and meet a greedy dragon?"
The film is narrated by Simon Pegg and the six lovable characters are voiced by a host of acting talent - Gillian Anderson as the Witch, Rob Brydon as the Cat, Martin Clunes as the Dog, Sally Hawkins as the Bird, David Walliams as the Frog and Timothy Spall as the Dragon.
This enchanting tale of friendship and family has been beautifully adapted from the magical picture book by the same creative team that brought us 'The Gruffalo' and 'The Gruffalo’s Child'. 'Room On The Broom' is again produced by Michael Rose and Martin Pope of Magic Light Pictures ('The Gruffalo', 'The Gruffalo’s Child', 'Chico & Rita'), animated in the same textural GC style by Studio Soi in Germany, directed by Max Lang (who also directed the original 'Gruffalo' special) and René Aubry has composed the music.