Family Movie Night: The Highway Rat, Stick Man, Room on the Broom and The Gruffalo

Family Movie Night: The Highway Rat, Stick Man, Room on the Broom and The Gruffalo

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 7:00pm - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 9:30pm

The Gruffalo & The Gruffalo's Child

It's Family Movie Night! Jumping from the pages of beloved children's books, comes The Highway Rat, The Gruffalo, the Gruffalo's Child, Stick Man & Room on the Broom! See these specials on Friday, Saturday or Sunday at 7pm on WXXI Kids 24/7.

The Highway Rat: A greedy rat travels the highway in search of other animals' food, based on a book of the same title. 'Give me your buns and your biscuits! Give me your chocolate eclairs! For I am the Rat of the highway, and the Rat Thief never shares'!

Stick Man: This beloved children's classic written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, is turned into this beautifully animated film tells the tale of Stick Man and his epic adventure across the seasons. He gets thrown into a river, escapes from a swan's nest, and even ends up on top of a fire. Will he ever get back to his family tree in time for Christmas?

Room on the Broom tells a tale of a kind witch who invites a collection of animals to join her on her broom, much to the frustration of her cat. When the witch encounters a dragon, her animal friends come to her rescue. To show her gratitude, the witch rewards them with a new broom with room for everyone!

The Gruffalo: This film tells the story of a mouse who walks through the woods in search of a nut. Mouse invents an imaginary monster. What happens when Mouse comes face-to-face with his own creation?

The Gruffalo's Child: One snowy night, the Gruffalo's Child ignores her father's warning and goes in search of the Big Bad Mouse. He doesn't really exist?  Or does he?

Get ready with these activities:

  • Make a trip to your local library to see what books you can find about woodland creatures or imaginary monsters. Get inspired and draw or build your own imaginary creature, just like mouse's imaginary monster

  • Before you catch this week’s Family Night specials, THE HIGHWAY RAT, STICK MAN, and THE GRUFFALO, check out the books of the same names for a preview.  Make sure you never lose your spot when you create these DIY bookmarks

  • When you curl up for this weekend’s PBS KIDS Family night featuring THE HIGHWAY RAT, STICK MAN and THE GRUFFALO, make these toasty apple hand pies to snack on and keep you warm.

Preview Trailer of The Gruffalo:

Full Description:  This enchanting tale tells the story of a mouse who walks through the woods in search of a nut. Along the way, he encounters a hungry fox, owl, and snake who all think the mouse looks good to eat!

Forced to rely on his wits for survival, Mouse invents an imaginary monster with frightening features to scare them away, but what happens when he comes face-to-face with his own creation?

Narrated by Helena Bonham Carter, this film is based on the award-winning children's picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. This film also features the voices of Rob Brydon, Robbie Coltrane, James Corden, John Hurt, and Tom Wilkinson.

The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should ever set foot in the deep dark wood?

One snowy night, the Gruffalo's Child ignores her father's warning and bravely tiptoes out of their cave into the deep dark wood in search of the Big Bad Mouse. On her journey, she meets Snake, Owl, and Fox but no sign of the fabled Mouse. He doesn't really exist?or does he?

This beautifully animated companion film to The Gruffalo is based on the beloved children's picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. The Gruffalo's Child features the voices of Helena Bonham Carter, Rob Brydon, Robbie Coltrane, James Corden, Shirley Henderson, John Hurt, and Tom Wilkinson.

 

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