Revolting Rhymes

  • All the Marbles All the Marbles


Sequoia 1 Sat, Oct 7, 2017 12:00 PM
Lark Theatre Sun, Oct 8, 2017 11:00 AM
Film Info
Category:Mind the Gap
Running Time:58 min.
Director:Jakob Schuh
Jan Lachauer
Producer:Martin Pope
Michael Rose
Screenwriter:Jan Lachauer
Jakob Schuh
Editor:Benjamic Quabeck
Cast:Dominic West
David Walliams
Rob Brydon
Tamsin Greig
Print Source:Magic Light Pictures
Note Writer:Jeff Campbell


Revolting Rhymes is cause for celebration!
Come see Roald Dahl’s verse in animation!
These classic fairy tales aren’t quite the same as
The Disney movies that made them famous.
The Big Bad Wolf narrates all these stories
And promises “the real ones are much more gory.”
If you know Roald Dahl, you know his style
Is a tad more grim, dark, and wild.
These are fairy tales set in a modern world
With true piggy banks and empowered girls,
Gambling dwarves and a Cinderella
Who only wants a decent fella,
A smelly Jack and pistol-packing Riding Hood,
Whose aim is really pretty good.
But in truth, there’s nothing revolting about these rhymes.
Young and old, all will have a great time.
The animation matches Dahl’s style perfectly—
Bright, crisp images with a touch of surreality.
There are a few mild gasps, sure, and lots of laughter,
But is there a happily ever after?
That’s something fairy tales can’t be without,
But you’ll have to watch to find out.
Age 7+

In association with Book Passage and Marin Mommies.

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Additional Information

Jakob Schuh was born in Munich in 1976 and studied dramaturgy at the LMU in Munich and direction/animation at the Film Academy Baden-Wu¨rttemberg, where he has been teaching since 2004. Schuh has directed and designed many award-winning animation film productions, and has worked as a caricaturist and illustrator for the Su¨ddeutsche Zeitung, Germany’s largest subscription daily newspaper. In 2009, Schuh co-directed The Gruffalo, which was nominated for an Oscar® in the Best Animated Short Film category in 2011, a BAFTA in 2010, the prestigious Cartoon d’Or in 2011, and went on to win various awards including the Cristal for Best Television Special at Annecy Animation Festival 2010. Schuh is one of the founding partners of German animation house Studio Soi.

Jan Lachauer was born in Munich in 1983 and studied at the Filmakademie Baden-Wu¨rttemberg in Ludwigsburg and the Gobelins, le´cole de l'image in Paris. Lachauer made his professional directorial debut as co-director of Room on the Broom in 2012, which was nominated for an Academy Award in 2014 and awarded the 2013 BAFTA Children’s Award for Animation, the 2012 RTS Programme Award for Best Children’s Programme, the 2013 International Emmy Kids Award, and the 2013 Cristal for Best Television Production at Annecy Animation Festival. He lives and works in Berlin.