The Smeds and the Smoos


Animation / Family / Sci-Fi

Plot summary

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Top cast

Sally Hawkins Photo
Sally Hawkins as Narrator
Adjoa Andoh Photo
Adjoa Andoh as Grandmother Smoo
Rob Brydon Photo
Rob Brydon as Uncle Smoo
Meera Syal Photo
Meera Syal as Aunt Smed
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239.62 MB
English 2.0
25 fps
12 hr 25 min
P/S 14 / 134
491.34 MB
English 5.1
25 fps
12 hr 25 min
P/S 15 / 153

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by katrinafrances10 / 10

A beautiful adaptation

We've waited years for The Smeds and the Smoos to be brought to the screen, the book being a firm favourite of my youngest and my eldest before that. It did not disappoint. The characters have been brought to life with more complexity than the book could provide, partly thanks to the great voice actors, and the story is more involved with nuances and humour added to the evolving relationship of the Smeds and the Smoos throughout the screenplay. The alien scenery is beautiful, the skies in particular are gorgeous, almost mesmerising, and the detail of the various landscapes is superb. The only thing on that front is that the children were disappointed not to see a 'baby Gruffalo' on Grimbletosh! The score is fantastic, and the song that featured throughout and at the end is a delight. The narration isn't quite what I had expected, but its gentle delivery doesn't get in the way of the story which I guess was the aim. This will be a festive favourite in our house for years to come.

Reviewed by glenhammond7 / 10


Better than last years showing of Superworm by quite a distance.

It's nice that the creators this time weren't totally beholden to only using the text from the book. It made the cartoon story flow well. Some additions in there such as the rocket bursting out the slime was good fun.

Sally Hawkins is a great actor. The narration on Donaldsons books in this format has though become all too serious. The style is a breathless high diction whisper. It's ok for the narration to reflect that it's a kids book and not an ultra serious oscar winning documentary. They're Smeds and Smoos!

Overall enjoyed it, my kids did too. So I'm sure I'll be watching it again

Reviewed by SP742610 / 10

Lovely story

This is a story not unlike Romeo and Juliet - two families (or in this case species) despising each other, only to be brought together by two star-crossed lovers... But unlike Shakespeare's material, The Smeds and the Smoos is a cheerful, heartwarming story that children and adults alike will undoubtedly love.

Julia Donaldson's clever words have once again been brought to life with this humorous animation, delivering what the book (whilst lovely) cannot, with subtle quirks and nuances that might be lost on the younger viewer, but give a more grown up edge for the older watcher to enjoy.

Overall a thoroughly enjoyable cartoon, have already watched it 5 times since its release two days ago (at my 3 year old's request!) and it's been an absolute pleasure every time.

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