TV Panorama: Gruffalo
různí / various | United Kingdom, Germany | 54 min | CS | 3+Two stories based on popular children’s books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler take us to a deep forest where a squirrel mom tells the stories to her restless children. In the first one we meet a mouse looking for a hazelnut. On its quest to find the nut, it will have to prove considerable courage when confronted by a fox, an owl and a snake. The mouse tricks and scares the predators with a story about the Gruffalo, a scary monster, whom it is supposed to meet in the forest. But what a surprise it is when the mouse indeed meets the Gruffalo face to face! The Gruffallo’s daughter cannot sleep and even though her father forbade it, she sets out into the snowy wilderness to find a fearsome mouse her father was telling her about. On her way, she also meets the locals. But the nightmarish mouse is nowhere to be found. Or does it look different than in her father’s story? The Czech version of this rhymed story is narrated by Lucie Kušnírová, Valerie Zawadská and Libor Terš.
Directed by Jakob Schuh, Max Lang, UK/GER, 2009, 27 min
The Gruffalo’s Child
Directed by Johannes Weiland, Uwe Heidschötter, UK/GER, 2011, 27 min