The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse


Animation / Family

Plot summary

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Tom Hollander Photo
Tom Hollander as Mole
Idris Elba Photo
Idris Elba as Fox
Gabriel Byrne Photo
Gabriel Byrne as Horse
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313.85 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
12 hr 34 min
P/S 62 / 298
644.94 MB
English 5.1
23.976 fps
12 hr 34 min
P/S 180 / 764
1.52 GB
English 5.1
23.976 fps
12 hr 34 min
P/S 57 / 136

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by considerthebirds10 / 10

Beautifully made film

This film is so beautifully made, thoughtful and lovely, it compliments the book very well, it's the sort of immersive seemingly childlike film, which has profound things to say to anyone of every age.

I think this is one of those films, like the snowman, that could easily become part of a family tradition viewing each Christmas. It has moments of gentle humour, deep questioning, it's not got a complex story, but it allows each person to engage with the story. A stand out moment for me was when the mole spoke about listening less to fears, more to dreams.

If you love the book I don't think you'll be disappointed. If you don't know the book, it won't matter, just enjoy.

Reviewed by tcecoleshaw6 / 10

Gorgeous animation

As I say in the headline, the animation itself is gorgeous. CGI animation in the form of Pixar films has become wearisome and cheap and so it is really refreshing to see something akin to classic cartooning, and to draw an obvious parallel to the Snowman. Of course, the animation in the Boy... is far superior and can be savoured on its own. The story is sweet. A young lad searches for a home and befriends some animals on the way. The voice work isn't to my liking. The boy sounds a bit American. Despite who they are, the other voices felt a bit out of place for the characters they're portraying and lacking synpathy with the tone of the cartoon. And for the duration I found myself comparing the story to Animals of Farthing Wood and ultimately I was found wanting by the end. I appreciate times have changed but the story elements are a bit saccharine and woke. And the ending whilst feel-good, makes little sense when the boy needs food, water and warmth. It's a definite watch at least once but I'm not convinced I'd watch as many times as I have the Snowman , or Animals of Farthing Wood for that matter.

Reviewed by Sleepin_Dragon10 / 10


A young boy searches for home, along the way he encounters a brave and friendly mole, a hungry and ill tempered fox, and a wise horse.

This truly was a beautiful thirty minutes, a real story of hope and optimism, it's a short film that will have a definite appeal to all viewers, young and old, there is truly something for everyone to take away from it. A definite relevance for anyone to take away from it.

It's good fun, it's adventurous, it's truly heart warming, there are many things you can take away from it, I just found it so beautifully moving, so very sweet, just lovely viewing for this time of year. Truly that good, I watched it twice.

The animation fitted perfectly, a simplicity and pack of complication that just worked, as did the soft, accompanying music. The BBC hasn't been shy with promoting it, and the lovely images have accompanied its program introductions.

Great to hear so many instantly recognisable stars, I just loved Tom Hollander's mole.

Every year we get an animated short, this is up there with the best of them, it's absolutely marvellous, 10/10.

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