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The Highway Rat

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The swashbuckling tale of a greedy rat who craves buns and biscuits and comes to a sticky end.

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: The Highway Rat

    Directed by: Jeroen JASPAERT

    While studying at the Media and Design Academy in Belgium, Jeroen Jaspaert's 2 graduation shorts - "The Masque of the Red Death" and "White Love Potion" - were in competition at Annecy 2001. He then studied Character Animation at Central Saint Martins in London before becoming a director at Tandem in 2003, and series story director for Acamar Films on CBeebies' "Bing", nominated for a Children's BAFTA and the 2016 International Emmy Awards.

    Country: United Kingdom

    Year of production: 2017

    Running time: 25 min 55 s

  • Technique

    Category: TV special

    Techniques used: 3D computer

    Process: Colour

    Target public: Kids, Family

  • Credits

    Directed by: Jeroen JASPAERT

    Production: Michael ROSE, MAGIC LIGHT PICTURES, Martin POPE

    Distribution: MAGIC LIGHT PICTURES, Muriel THOMAS

    Based on: "The Highway Rat", Julia Donalson, Axel Scheffler

    Animation: Triggerfish Animation Studios

    Music: René Aubry

    Sound: Adrian Rhodes

    Editing: Robin Sales

    Voice: David Tennant, Nina Sosanya, Tom Hollander, Frances de La Tour, Rob Brydon