Stick Man Comes to Life in an All New Animated Movie

stick man book and movie review

stick man book and movie review

What kind of adventures could a little Stick go on? That is exactly the question that the book Stick Man by Julia Donaldson explores as Stick Man finds himself far from home and going on an adventure to make it back before the holidays. The book is beautifully illustrated and is a fun read for younger children, and now the story can be enjoyed in the animated movie of the same name.

stick man movie and book reviewWe were sent a copy of Stick Man on DVD as well as the original book to check out for the holiday season. The creatively drawn and later animated story is filled with fun, misadventures and a little mischief that your kids are going to love. The story is told in a simple rhyme as Stick Man travels through the different seasons to find his way back to his family. With a visit from Santa Claus, and an all star voice cast, Stick Man is going to become one of your kids favorite holiday movies in no time at all!

About Stick Man:

While out for a jog, Stick Man is carried away from his family tree by a mischievous dog eager to play fetch! As he tries to make his way back to his “Stick Lady Love and their stick children three,” things only get worse as he finds himself farther and farther from home. Alone and weary, Stick Man longs to be reunited with his family for Christmas. Will a chance encounter with Santa Claus be his ticket home?

Martin Freeman (“The Hobbit,” “Sherlock”) voices Stick Man, Hugh Bonneville (“Downton Abbey”) voices Santa, and the story is narrated by Jennifer Saunders (“Absolutely Fabulous”). Also helping bring Donaldson’s alluring and bouncy rhymes to life in this heartwarming family treasure are Rob Brydon (“The Huntsman: Winter’s War”), Sally Hawkins (“Paddington”) and Russell Tovey (“Being Human”).

In addition to featuring this charming tale, the DVD includes a behind the scenes documentary about the transformation of the delightful book into a captivating film. In this 20 minute video, viewers are treated to a look into how the design of the characters and environments came about, and the creation of the beautiful film score. The documentary also includes wonderful insights from Julia Donaldson, director Jeroen Jaspaert, composer Rene Aubry, and many others.

“STICK MAN” will Available Now! The story has a run time of approximately 30 minutes. The DVD SRP is $12.99. “STICK MAN” will also be available for digital download.

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