Stick Man (2015)
Thursday 28th January 2016
From the creators of The Gruffalo and Room On The Broom, Julia Donaldson's seasonal delight, Stick Man, is the latest story to be adapted for the small screen. Capturing the hearts and imaginations of children and adults alike since its publication in 2008, this adaptation of the timeless classic and Christmas hit will be available to own on DVD from the 1st February 2016 courtesy of Entertainment One.
Join Stick Man this February on his often perilous journey to make it back to his woodland home in this heart-warming adventure for all the family. This magical animated special is voiced by a beloved cast of British acting talent including; Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, Sherlock) as Stick Man; Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Paddington) as Santa; Jennifer Saunders (Absolutely Fabulous, French and Saunders) as the narrator; with additional voice talent from Russell Tovey (The Moomins on the Riviera, Being Human); Rob Brydon (The Gruffalo, Gavin and Stacey) and Oscar© nominee Sally Hawkins (Paddington, Happy Go Lucky).
First published in 2008 by Alison Green Books, an imprint of Scholastic Books, Stick Man was written by beloved children's author Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Stick Man lives in the family tree with his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three. One day Stick Man unintentionally ends up on an epic voyage across the country. His marathon adventure takes him across the seasons as he's taken further away from home, encountering many obstacles on the way including an overzealous dog; being thrown into a river; escaping from a swan's nest and even ending up on top of a fire. He's not an ordinary stick, he's Stick Man, he's Stick Man, he's Stick Man, you see. Will the Stick Man ever get back to his family tree?
Stick Man is producer Magic Light's fourth adaptation of a book from the UK's bestselling picture book team. Room on the Broom, which premiered on BBC One Christmas 2012, received a 2014 Oscar© nomination and won a BAFTA©, an International Emmy© and an RTS© Award. Previously, Magic Light produced The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, with the former winning over 15 awards as well as nominations for an Oscar©, a BAFTA© and the Cartoon D'Or© and delivered audiences of 10 million to BBC One for their respective Christmas Day transmissions.
A must-own for all the family, Stick Man arrives on DVD on 1st February 2016 courtesy of Entertainment One.
- Stick Man Artwork Gallery
- Live Performance by author Julia Donaldson & illustrator Axel Scheffler
- Behind The Scenes Stick Man Documentary