Irish Film Institute -THE GRUFFALO’S CHILD


Director: Uwe Heidschötter, Johannes Weiland

27 minutes, U.K./Germany

Come dressed as your favourite woodland creature to this sequel to The Gruffalo, also based on a much-loved book. Now the giant friendly beast is living in a cave with his daughter. Surrounded by deep woods he warns her not to wander too far or she’ll meet the Big Bad Mouse. But, curious, she decides to venture out one stormy evening and meets Snake, Owl and Fox. Then Big Bad Mouse appears. What’s she going to do? Find out in this delightful short film. 

+ Damned: Short animation about a small beaver with a big dream (UK, 2011, 8 mins, Director: Richard Phelan). View film trailer [here]. 

After the screening, there will be a short talk on Ireland’s woodland animals by Catherine McGuinness, Museum Educator, National Museum of Ireland- Natural History. For more information on the museum’s events for families, visit


Recommended age: 4+

This film is showing as part of the IFI Family Festival 2012

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