Revolting Rhymes

Jakob Schuh and Jan LachauerUnited Kingdom58 minutes2016PGAges 8- 13ColourEnglishCanadian Premiere

The directors of The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom pay tribute to the late Roald Dahl with these six beautifully animated stories based on the beloved children’s author’s twisted fairy tales.

To celebrate the 100th birthday of beloved children's author Roald Dahl, directors Jakob Schuh (The Gruffalo) and Jan Lachauer (Room on the Broom) offer a retelling of his classic 1982 poem collection of the same name. While each of the six rhymes is based on a classic fairytale, the five stories featured take unexpected twists and turns that shed new light on the adventures of Red Riding Hood, Snow White, and others.

Revolting Rhymes expertly weaves together these beautifully animated tales while staying true to Dahl's wondrous imagination as a master storyteller. Narrated by the Big Bad Wolf (Dominic West), Red (Rose Leslie) and Snow (Gemma Chan) embrace their dark sides with some help from the three little pigs and gambling dwarves. In the second half of the story, Cindy (Bel Powley) discovers a lovelorn Jack (Isaac Hempstead Wright) next door, but must also deal with her evil stepsisters, Jack's insensitive mother, and a gruesome prince in the background.

With an all-star voice cast that also includes Rob Brydon and David Walliams, Revolting Rhymes is funny, gory, and wholly satisfying.

Content Advisory: Coarse language, violence, pistol pointed at head of wolf who is shot dead, dead pigs, slapping and beating of a boy, beheading of animated characters with sword

Literary InterestBullyingComedyAnimation
Jakob Schuh

Jakob Schuh was born in Munich and studied dramaturgy at the LMU. From 1996 to 2003, Schuh was a student in the department of direction/animation at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg, where he has been is teaching since 2004. In 2003, he was one of the founding partners of German animation house Studio Soi. Schuh has been involved as a director and designer in many award-winning animation film productions since 1995, and has worked as a caricaturist and illustrator for the Süddeutsche Zeitung. Schuh co-directed The Gruffalo (11) which was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Animated Short Film category. Revolting Rhymes (16) is his latest film.

Jan Lachauer

Jan Lachauer was born in Munich, and studied at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg and the Gobelins, lécole de l'image in Paris. He made his professional directorial debut as co-director (with Max Lang) of the short Room on the Broom (12), which was nominated for an Academy Award, won a BAFTA Children’s Award, and an International Emmy Kids Awards. Jan lives and works in Berlin.

Additional Credits

Jakob Schuh, Jan Lachauer
Production Company
Magic Light Pictures
Martin Pope, Michael Rose
Jakob Schuh, Jan Lachauer
Rob Brydon, Bertie Carvel, Gemma Chan, Tamsin Greig, Rose Leslie, David Walliams, Dominic West
International Sales Agent
Magic Light Pictures

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