From the creators of The Gruffalo, the charming and magical tale of Room On The Broom whooshes onto DVD and digital download on 18th March 2013 from Entertainment One - just in time for Easter!
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 (Johnny English Reborn) as the kind-hearted Witch and Rob Brydon (The Gruffalo) as her loyal companion Cat. Cat is joined by Bird (Sally Hawkins; Great Expectations), along with the very enthusiastic Dog (Martin Clunes; Doc Martin) and Frog (David Walliams (Little Britain) to help scare away a large, hungry Dragon (Timothy Spall; Harry Potter).
Staying true to the book which has sold over two and a half million copies since 2001, Room On The Broom is an enchanting modern classic to be enjoyed time and time again. The book's popularity has led to a stage show and licensed products including plush toys, puzzles and activity books. The captivating animation tells the story of a kind
witch who invites a surprising collection of animals to join her on her broom, much to the frustration of her Cat who feels that things are getting a bit overcrowded. However, Cat soon learns to appreciate the value of friendship of family when new arrivals Dog, Bird and Frog help Cat save the Witch from a fearsome Dragon. In gratitude, the Witch later rewards them all with a magnificent new broom with room for everyone!
Enjoyed by an audience of 7.6m viewers for its Christmas premiere on BBC1, Room On The Broom promises to delight on DVD and digital download on 18th March 2013, providing perfect family entertainment for the Easter holidays. Look out for exciting bonus material including a 'making of' documentary, a Julia Donaldson Live Performance and a director's artwork gallery.
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