The Gruffalo

Synopsis: Threatened in turn by a fox, an owl and a snake, a little mouse scares them all off by claiming he is waiting for his monstrous friend the Gruffalo. He believes the Gruffalo does not exist but it does and it too wants to eat him. However, the mouse survives by tricking the Gruffalo into believing who is the most scary creature in the wood.
Director(s): Max Lang, Jakob Schuh
Production: Phase 4 Films
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 3 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.5
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Year:
2009
27 min
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THEY GIGGLE:

Grrr!

OWL HOOTS:

Mama!

OWL HOOTS:

Huh!

Oh, the nut!

- Wait here, you two.

- No.

Can we have a story?

Yes! Tell us about a monster.

Or...

about a mouse?

Hmm... Well, let's see.

A mouse took a stroll through the deep, dark wood.

Oh. Ha-ha-ha!

Ha!

Oh! ..Wow!

Oh!

Ah!

Oh!

Grr!

TUMMY RUMBLES:

BIRD CHIRRUPS:

A-CHOO!

A-A-A...

..A-CHOO!

A mouse took a stroll through the deep, dark wood.

A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good.

Where are you going to, little brown mouse?

Come and have lunch in my underground house.

Ahh!

It's terribly kind of you, Fox...

..but, no.

No?

No, I'm...

I'm going to have lunch with a...

- Grrr!

- With a....

- Grr!

- Grrr...

Uh...grrruffalo?

- A gruffalo.

- A grrruffalo?

What's a gruffalo?

A gruffalo! Why, didn't you know?

No.

He has...terrible...tusks.

And...terrible claws.

And terrible teeth in his terrible jaws.

Wh...Where are you meeting him?

Here. Here, by these rocks.

And his favourite food is...

- ..roasted fox.

- Roasted fox!

I'm off!

Fox said.

Goodbye, little mouse.

And away he sped.

Oh! ..Silly old Fox.

Doesn't he know?

There's no such thing as a gruffalo!

Phew!

THEY GIGGLE And then?

Ah!

On went the mouse through the deep, dark wood.

SPLASH:

An owl saw the mouse

and the mouse looked good.

OWL HOOTS:

Oh!

Ah!

Where are you going to, little brown mouse?

Come and have tea in my treetop house.

Ahh!

Aaargh!

It's frightfully nice of you, Owl, but no.

No?

I'm going to have tea with...

a gruffalo.

A gruffalo?

What's a gruffalo?

A gruffalo? Why, didn't you know?

No.

He has knobbly knees.

..Ah!

And turned-out toes.

And a poisonous wart at the end of his nose.

Wh...Where are you meeting him?

Here, by this stream.

Oh, and his favourite food is...

owl ice cream.

Oh!

Owl ice cream!

Too-whit, too-whoo!

Goodbye, little mouse.

And away Owl flew.

Silly old Owl! Doesn't he know?

There's no such thing as a gruffalo!

BOTH:
Oh!

FROG CROAKS:

CRUNCH!

On went the mouse through the deep, dark wood.

A snake saw the mouse and the mouse looked good.

Where are you going to, little brown mouse?

Come for a feast in my log-pile house.

It's wonderfully good of you, Snake, but no.

I'm having a feast with a...

..a gruffalo.

A gruffalo?

What's a gruffalo?

HE GASPS:

A gruffalo! Why, didn't you know?

His eyes are orange.

His tongue is black.

He has...

purple prickles all over his back.

Purple prickles?

Where are you meeting him?

Here, by this lake.

And his favourite food is scrambled snake.

Scrambled snake! It's time I hid!

Goodbye, little mouse.

And away snake slid.

Silly old Snake! Doesn't he know?

BOTH:
There's no such thing as a gruffalo.

Hmm...

# Pum-pa-dum-dum, gruffalo... #

HE WHISTLES:

# ..Gruffalo... #

HE WHISTLES:

Snake!

THUNDER RUMBLES:

But who is this creature with terrible claws

and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws?

He has knobbly knees and turned-out toes

and a poisonous wart at the end of his nose.

His eyes are orange, his tongue is black,

he has purple prickles all over his back.

MOUSE WHISTLES:

# Gruffalo Badda-badda, babba-da-bom. #

Mouse says he's meeting him...

- There by those rocks.

- By that stream.

By that lake. And his favourite food is...

Roasted fox!

Owl ice cream.

Scrambled snake.

Silly old Snake!

Doesn't he know?

There's no such thing as a gruffal...

Oh! Oh!

Who is this creature with terrible claws

and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws?

He has knobbly knees and turned-out toes

and a poisonous wart at the end of his nose.

His eyes are orange, his tongue is black,

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Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson (born 16 September 1948) is an English writer, playwright and performer, and the 2011–2013 Children's Laureate. She is best known for her popular rhyming stories for children, especially those illustrated by Axel Scheffler, which include The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Stick Man. She originally wrote songs for children's television but has concentrated on writing books since the words of one of her songs, "A Squash and a Squeeze", were made into a children's book in 1993. Of her 184 published works, 64 are widely available in bookshops. The remaining 120 are intended for school use and include her Songbirds phonic reading scheme, which is part of the Oxford University Press's Oxford Reading Tree. more…

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