The Gruffalo DVD £7.49 + Free Delivery @ HMV

1 January 2010

gruff This new Gruffalo DVD isn't out until the 23rd March 2010 but you can pre-order it from HMV for £7.49 with free delivery instead of £12.99.

An animated film based on the classic children's picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, The Gruffalo tells the magical tale of a mouse who takes a walk though the woods in search of a nut. Encountering three predators who all wish to eat him - a fox, an owl and a snake - the plucky mouse has to use his wits to survive. He announces that he is meeting a monster with terrible features, a 'Gruffalo'.

This was shown on TV as part of the BBC Christmas 2009 season and you can watch it again on BBC iPlayer until 7.29pm on Saturday 2nd January 2010. I predict we'll have watched it online at least seventy hundred times by then, so thank goodness we can pre-order the DVD. I might even get my laptop back.

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The animation is perfect, bringing the book to life flawlessly, and the all-star cast makes it something I'm happy to watch over and over again. James Corden of Gavin & Stacey fame is completely brilliant as the mouse, and Rob Brydon has the snake down to a fine art. And who better to play the Gruffalo himself but Robbie Coltrane? Genius. Even the seventy hundredth time round.

2 comments

  • NME
    You need this in HD to truly appreciate it. I have the BBC HD version on my Sky planner and the kids love watching it
  • Paul H.
    It's a penny cheaper at Amazon.

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