I posted up about the The Festival Univercine Britannique the other day and this post is more of the same. However it’s for the kids this time! Remember it’s free public transport as well so what have you got to lose? 🙂

When was the last time you were able to take the kids to see a non blockbuster movie in English? 

This morning we’ve got The Highway Rat showing at the Katorza at 11:15. It’s a short film at 42minutes in total (from the website) So should be able to keep your little one’s attention. It’s recommended from 3 plus but you know best. 

In case you recognise the style it’s because it’s by Julia Donaldon (The Gruffalo / The Gruffalo’s Child, Room on the broom which are all definite favourites around here) (Affiliate links below in case you’re stuck for a late present .. they are much loved books by little people everywhere )


A half hour family animated film based on the much-loved children’s book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. THE HIGHWAY RAT tells the tale of a ravenous rat who craves buns, biscuits and all sweet things. Tearing along the highway, he searches for sugary treats to steal, until his sweet tooth leads him to a sticky end. “Give me your pastries and puddings! Give me your chocolate and cake! For I am the Rat of the Highway, and whatever I want I take.” A swashbuckling tale of bandits and biscuits which the whole family will enjoy. From Magic Light Pictures, producers of the hugely successful The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child, Room on the Broom, Stick Man and most recently, Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes. Featuring the voices of David Tennant as The Highway Rat, Rob Brydon as the Narrator, Nina Sosanya as the Duck, Tom Hollander as the Squirrel and Frances de le Tour as the Rabbit.