The creators of The Gruffalo have brought the popular Room On The Broom story to life in this 3D animation. Premiered on TV at Christmastime in 2012, the story stars the voices of some stellar performers including Gillian Anderson, Rob Brydon, Martin Clunes and Simon Pegg.
Based on the bestselling book from author and Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler, this timeless story about friendship and family is narrated by Simon Pegg (Ice Age: Continental Drift). The all-star voice cast features Gillian Anderson as the kind-hearted Witch and Rob Brydon as her loyal companion Cat. Cat is joined by Bird (played by Sally Hawkins), along with the very enthusiastic Dog (Martin Clunes) and Frog (David Walliams) to help scare away a large, hungry Dragon (Timothy Spall).
Staying true to the book which has sold more than two and a half million copies since 2001, Room On The Broom’s popularity has led to a stage show and licensed products including plush toys, puzzles and activity books.
The story talks about a kind witch who invites an ever-increasing group of animals on to her broom. They all come crashing to the ground when the dragon appears, but together they unwittingly scare the dragon. The characterisation and the pace of the action is just right.