The Tiger Who Came To Tea

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

Short, hand-drawn, animated adaptation of Judith Kerr's delightful 1968 children's book classic. Features voice work by David Oyelowo, Benedict Cumberbatch and Tamsin Greig, plus a musical number by Robbie Williams. The project was overseen by Kerr, but she died in May 2019 during production.

On a rainy day, a mother and daughter forego a trip to the park to bake pastries and partake in a two-person tea party when an unexpected guest menacingly invites himself into the house and ransacks the food and drink in the house.

201930 minsUK
AnimatedKids & Family
100%
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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There is no doubt that – like most enduring books, for children or adults – there is something in her tale that resonates in all its readers down the generations. Kerr herself was always someone who saw the good in everything and the best in life. Perhaps this new adaptation should encourage us, in a pessimistic age, to embrace her attitude. The tiger comes to tea and is welcomed. He adds life and colour and excitement to a rainy day, and there are still sausages and chips thereafter. All is well.

4.0
Financial Times

Financial Times

press

Just as in the original, the whimsical exuberance finally mutates into a wistful melancholy. This feels like an instant Christmas classic.

5.0
Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

press

Child actor Clara Ross was a lovely, natural Sophie. The rest of the cast, including Tamsin Greig and Benedict Cumberbatch, were understated. Even the Robbie Williams song was pleasingly restrained.

5.0
Independent

Independent

press

The result is lovely: sticking closely to Kerr’s original drawings, it is reminiscent of 1982’s The Snowman, its intricate and subtly inconsistent shading giving the whole thing a sort of old-school vibration.

5.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There is no doubt that – like most enduring books, for children or adults – there is something in her tale that resonates in all its readers down the generations. Kerr herself was always someone who saw the good in everything and the best in life. Perhaps this new adaptation should encourage us, in a pessimistic age, to embrace her attitude. The tiger comes to tea and is welcomed. He adds life and colour and excitement to a rainy day, and there are still sausages and chips thereafter. All is well.

4.0
Financial Times

Financial Times

press

Just as in the original, the whimsical exuberance finally mutates into a wistful melancholy. This feels like an instant Christmas classic.

5.0
Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

press

Child actor Clara Ross was a lovely, natural Sophie. The rest of the cast, including Tamsin Greig and Benedict Cumberbatch, were understated. Even the Robbie Williams song was pleasingly restrained.

5.0
Independent

Independent

press

The result is lovely: sticking closely to Kerr’s original drawings, it is reminiscent of 1982’s The Snowman, its intricate and subtly inconsistent shading giving the whole thing a sort of old-school vibration.

5.0

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