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The Gruff-voiced Tree

The Gruff-voiced Tree

A Short film by Anaïs Sorrentino

Produced by Les Films du Nord

Production year : 2017


A little mouse tries to take shelter inside the trunk of an old tree, when it suddenly scolds her in a gruff, menacing voice. The mouse runs away and meets a squirrel, who disbelievingly scampers up to the tree but soon beats a hasty retreat. A rabbit then a chaffinch receive the same treatment, when finally a tortoise comes along who does not let herself be taken in.

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producer :

Les Films du Nord

Film exports/foreign sales :

L'Agence du court métrage

Foreign production company :

La Boîte... Productions


An educational tale for toddlers, The Gruff-voiced Tree is a variation on a light-hearted African story.

Photos (4)

Full credits (9)

Executive Producer :

Arnaud Demuynck

Screenwriter :

Arnaud Demuynck

Director of photography :

Anaïs Sorrentino

Editor :

Anaïs Sorrentino

Sound Mixer :

Nils Fauth

Technical details

Short film

Genres :

Animated film

Sub-genre :

2D animation

Themes :

Fauna, Nature, Fear

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Coproducer countries :

France (100.0%), Belgium

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Nationality :

Majority French (France, Belgium)

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Runtime :

6 min 14 seconds

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Production formats :

Digital creation

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Audio format :

Dolby 5.1

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