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We just got a fun set and my kids are so excited. We sat down together and read the Stick Man book and we loved it so we decided to watch the movie. The movie is just as good and my kids have watched it several times since we got it. My older kids have also read the book a few times. We took the book to my daughters class and read it to them and then gave everyone a pencil so they could each have their own “stick man”. It was a lot of fun. Be sure to check out the DVD (or digital copy) and the book.
THE HEARTWARMING HOLIDAY TALE “STICK MAN” is available on DVD
The DVD is Based on the Beloved Children’s Book and features the Voices of Martin Freeman (“The Hobbit,” “Sherlock”), Hugh Bonneville (“Downton Abbey”), and Jennifer Saunders (“Absolutely Fabulous”).
Public Media Distribution, LLC just released “STICK MAN” on DVD November 8, 2016. From Magic Light Pictures, the makers of “The Gruffalo” and “Room on the Broom,” this beautifully animated adventure tells the tale of Stick Man and his epic adventure across the seasons in order to make it home to his family in time for Christmas. This film is based on the beloved children’s book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.
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.