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Room on the Broom

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Short and sweet adventure about a generous witch.

Movie NR 2013 27 minutes
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Originally a half-hour special on BBC on Christmas Day 2012, Room on the Broom is zippy and sweet and the perfect short video for kids of all ages. Narrated with verve by English comedian/filmmaker Simon Pegg, the movie faithfully follows the book's plot. With its memorable rhymes and funny plot (poor witch keeps losing things), the movie is accessible to preschoolers and older kids alike. The stop-action animation is fabulous, and the movie's palette -- like the book -- is vibrant, beautifully highlighting the landscapes the witch flies through with her broom's other passengers.

The witch-eating dragon and the "horrible beast" that emerges from the bog (all of the witch's pets covered in mud and making angry noises) might be a tad too scary for some of the youngest viewers, but naturally there's a happy ending that involves a tricked-out broom that all of the witch's pals can ride in style. Regardless of whether you've read the book, this is a great addition to the streaming queue or DVD library.

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