CATCH THE OSCAR-NOMINATED ANIMATED SHORT "THE GRUFFALO" EXCLUSIVELY ON TVO IN CANADA

  • TVO will air The Gruffalo Sunday February 27 at 3 pm, the same day as The Academy Awards presentation

TORONTO, Jan. 28 /CNW/ - Attention Oscar poolers - be sure to put a tick mark beside The Gruffalo on your list. The half-hour animated film, The Gruffalo, which made its Canadian premiere on TVO last December, has been nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Animated Short Film! 

The Gruffalo is based on the best-selling children's picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, and features the voices of Robbie Coltrane, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Wilkinson and John Hurt. TVO is the exclusive Canadian broadcaster of The Gruffalo and will air the special on Oscar day, Sunday February 27 at 3 pm following the TVOKids Sunday Movie presentation of Heidi 4 Paws.

The Gruffalo tells the story of a mouse who navigates a deep forest in search of a nut. Along the way he meets three predators - a fox, an owl and a snake - who all want to eat him. But the mouse manages to scare them off with a tale of an imaginary monster, a Gruffalo, whose favourite food happens to be each of the three predators. As the mouse continues his walk, the fictional creature turns out to be all too real, and the clever rodent must once again use his cunning to outwit the giant beast.

Tune in to TVO February 27 at 3 pm for an Academy Award-worthy, animated family treat!

About TVO 
TVO is Ontario's public educational media organization and a trusted source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires and stimulates curiosity and thought. Celebrating 40 years, TVO's vision is to empower people to be engaged citizens of Ontario through educational media. TVO is funded primarily by the Province of Ontario and supported by thousands of donors. For more information, visit tvo.org.

Where to find TVO 
Cable channel 2 (channel may vary in some areas), Rogers HD channel 580, Bell TV channel 265, Shaw Direct channel 353.  


SOURCE TVO

For further information:

Media contact: 

Paul Ginis
TVO Communications
416.484.2600 x 2445
pginis@tvo.org


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