The Incredible Story of the Giant Pear - Schools Screening


Our young audiences are always well acquainted with the latest animated American blockbuster movies, so we are delighted to be able to add to this with an equally shiny new European offering. It may not be as recognisable as anything by Disney and Pixar, but this fantastically fresh film from Denmark offers a world of colourful imagination and exciting storytelling that fully deserves its audience.

Best friends Mitcho (a cat) and Sebastian (an elephant) enjoy peaceful, sunny days in Sunnytown until one morning they find a bottle washed up on the beach. Inside they find a message from the missing mayor of Sunnytown with the news that he is on a mysterious island and has made a great discovery. Also in the bottle is a seed, which they plant and watch grow into something most unusual indeed. They decide to set out on a seafaring adventure to find the island, rescue the mayor and bring him home. One small problem is that they don’t have a boat: but they do now have a giant pear… Could the pear prove to be just the thing they need to help them fulfil their mission and ease their encounters with pirates, dragons and ghosts along the way?

Classified U by the British Board of Film Classification (“suitable for all”), there’s a giant sea serpent and a dark cloud inhabited by peaceful ghosts, plus some nailbiting tension as our heroes dash through a collapsing engine room. We think this film’s thrilling escapades should engage those age 6+. Please check out our online resource pack for more details.

Dirs: Amalie Næsby Fick, Jørgen Lerdam, Philip Einstein Lipski
Denmark 2017 / 1h19m / U
Dubbed in English

We are open for school bookings from 11:00 on Thu 23 August until Fri 2 November (with priority booking at our Teachers Preview).

Please book early as many films sell out. To be certain of our assistance with your travel arrangements please book before Wed 26 September.

To book, please call DCA Box Office on 01382 432 444.