Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom
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Review

Gruffalo creators Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have a knack for dreaming up characters who are likeable without being goody-goody. In this lovely animation, it’s a kindly, inept witch, who’s joined on her broomstick by a raggletaggle menagerie – and her protective cat.

The starry voice cast includes Gillian Anderson, Rob Brydon, Martin Clunes, David Walliams and Sally Hawkins, although so much of this story about family and friendship is told through gentle, dialogue-free visuals, these must be the smallest parts any of them have had for years.

Summary

Animated adaptation of the children's book by author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler, the creators of modern classic The Gruffalo. It tells the story of a kind witch who invites a surprising number of animals to ride on her broom - much to the frustration of her cat. But when a fearsome dragon appears, what will the gang do? Gillian Anderson heads the voice cast as the witch, with Rob Brydon, Martin Clunes, Sally Hawkins and David Walliams as the animals, Timothy Spall as the dragon and Simon Pegg as narrator.

Cast & Crew

Narrator Simon Pegg
Witch Gillian Anderson
Cat Rob Brydon
Dragon Timothy Spall
Dog Martin Clunes
Bird Sally Hawkins
Frog David Walliams
Director Max Lang
Director Jan Lachauer
Producer Michael Rose
Producer Martin Pope
Writer Julia Donaldson
Writer Axel Scheffler
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Children's