The Highway Rat DVD


Arlington, VA. – March 11, 2019 – Public Media Distribution, LLC today announced the DVD release of one of children’s favorite tales, “THE HIGHWAY RAT.” From the talented writer and illustrator, Julia Donaldson and Alex Scheffler, who penned “The Gruffalo” classic series, “THE HIGHWAY RAT” is another collaboration between the two, delivering an entertaining, swashbuckling tale of bandits and biscuits families are sure to love. The film follows the ravenous rat who craves all things sweet like buns, cookies, and any other sugary treat. As he makes his way across the highway, he searches for these sugary treats to steal. But will his sweet tooth lead him into a sticky situation? The film features the voices of David Tennant (Dr. Who), Rob Brydon (Cinderella), Nina Sosanya (Last Tango in Halifax), Tom Hollander (Pride and Prejudice), and Frances de le Tour (Harry PotterRising Damp). The DVD features a behind-the-scenes documentary, an artwork gallery, and a live performance from Julia and Alex.

THE HIGHWAY RAT” ($6.99 SRP) has a run time of approximately 30 minutes. The DVD will be available beginning March 5, 2019.

THE HIGHWAY RAT” will also be streaming on PBS KIDS Prime Channel.

Other similar titles available from SkipRope include, “THE GRUFFALO,” “THE GRUFFALO’S CHILD,” “ROOM ON THE BROOM,” and “REVOLTING RHYMES.”

About Public Media Distribution, LLC

Public Media Distribution, LLC, is a leading media distributor both domestically and internationally. We offer high-quality, distinctive programs to our customers, including documentaries (The Sixties), dramas (Fortitude), and popular children’s programming under the SkipRope brand (Kate & Mim-Mim) in multiple formats including DVD, Blu-ray, digital download, and digital streaming. TStreet Date: March 5, 2019

Genre: Kids

Run Time: Approx. 30 minutes on 1 disc

SRP: DVD, $6.99

Format: DVD and Digital

In Emilee's opinion:

I knew I was going to love The Highway Rat before I even saw it or read the book. All of the children's books written by Julia Donaldson are brilliant and the illustrations by Axel Scheffler are beautiful. Julia has simple yet excellent ideas in all of her stories. And there is always a moral to the story.

The Highway Rat was about a rat who loves sweets so he searches for treats to steal. He loves his sweets so much he doesn't even share with a bee. But, he always lets the animals know who is in charge, "I am the rat of the highway and this... belongs to me." Most of the food that the animals have are revolting to him but that doesn't stop him from taking them. There were no please or thank yous and he learned a viable lesson in the end. The best part was spotting a Gruffalo in the 30 minute film so be sure to keep your eyes out for it. Apparently, a Gruffalo appears in all of the books. Overall, it was fantastic and the animation was extraordinarily good. Well done!

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