The Gruffalo DVD- Review and Giveaway

Thanks to NCircle Entertainment, my little boys have a new favorite DVD movie in the house- The Gruffalo! They think the movie is hilarious and I totally agree! :)

About The Gruffalo:

The Gruffalo is a cute, magical story about a little mouse who takes a stroll through the woods in search of his favorite food- a nut! During his search, he encounters three animal predators who all wish to eat him and the clever and confident mouse has to use his wits to survive. He tells his predators that he is meeting a monster that he names the “Gruffalo”. Of course, the predators get scared and they leave him alone! But well, what do you think happens when the little mouse comes face-to-face with the terrible creature of his imagination: the Gruffalo himself? (I will leave it at that for your viewing pleasure!) :)

My Review:

When we first opened the box to reveal this DVD, the first thing my six year old Gabriel asked me was, “What’s a Gruffalo, mommy?”. And I thought to myself, “wow, what is it? I don’t know either. I think it’s just a made up word, baby”. But, it did really get me thinking. Although my command of the English language is quite excellent, there was a tiny part of me that doubted if there was really such a thing as the word “gruffalo“! Believe it or not. :)

So I told him we’ll watch the movie ’cause mommy doesn’t know either and we’ll find it out together! He got super excited when we played the movie the first time. :)

“What a smart little mouse!”, exclaimed Gabriel, followed by an unstoppable laughter- the first time we watched this very entertaining family movie. The part of the movie that really makes him and his little brother Jaden laugh so hard is whenever the little mouse makes up “Gruffalos’ favorite food” to tell to each of his predators. Like, when he told the owl (who wanted to eat him), “The Gruffalo likes owl ice cream!” and the owl’s imagination showed an image of himself inside an ice cream cone with his head topped with a scoop of ice cream. So the owl got really scared and flew away. Too funny! I couldn’t stop laughing like my sons either. So clever indeed!

I highly recommend The Gruffalo movie for those family movie nights when you just want to gather everyone in the living room and be entertained with a fantastic, wholesome movie and yummy popcorn! This movie is beautifully animated and appropriate for children of all ages.

A 2010 Academy Award nominee, this super entertaining family movie is narrated by English actress Helena Bonham Carter with voices of an all-star cast. The DVD runs for 40 minutes and is now available for purchase at your local retailer or at!


One of you, lucky Hip Mama’s Place reader, will win a DVD copy of the movie “The Gruffalo”!

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*Hip Mama’s Place Disclosure: “My reviews and opinions are 100% my own. NCircle Entertainment provided me the products mentioned in this post to facilitate my review and giveaway”.

About the Author: Jocelyn Cañasa-Brown is a working mom of two boys and is a recognized blogger and mom influencer in the Washington, DC area. In her spare time, she designs and creates her own handmade jewelry, maintains her jewelry store on Etsy and is an active moms group organizer and leader both online and offline. Hip Mama’s Place was nominated for Parents’ Picks 2010 Best Parenting Blogs and named one of the Highest Rated Blogs and Sites on Nickelodeon ParentsConnect for the Washington, DC area. Follow Jocelyn on Twitter and/or Facebook.

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  1. says

    *This contest is closed*

    Congrats to Jessi who said…

    I love the animal matching game. The printable activities are awesome for my preschooler and kindergartner.
    mamasgotflair at gmail dot com

    Thank you all for entering this contest! More coming up so stay tuned in! :)

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