I’m Stick Man. I’m Stick Man. I’m Stick Man! That’s me. And I’m sticking right here in the family tree.

— Stick Man

Stick Man is a British animated Christmas special that aired on BBC One on December 25, 2015. It is based on the 2008 book of the same name written by Julia Donaldson, who also wrote The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child (both which were also adapted into Christmas Day television specials).


Join Stick Man on an incredible adventure across the seasons as he runs from a playful dog, gets thrown in a river, escapes from a swan’s nest and even ends up on top of a fire. But will he ever get back to his family in time for Christmas?.

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  • Martin Freeman as Stick Man
  • Sally Hawkins as Stick Lady, Pigeon, Swan Mum, Robin
  • Jennifer Saunders as The Narrator
  • Rob Brydon as Snail, Park-keeper, Swan Dad, Frog, Beach Dad, Crab, Cat
  • Russell Tovey as Dog
  • Anouska White as Pooh Bridge Girl
  • Eve Bentley as Pooh Bridge Girlfriend, Firewood Girl
  • Ben Jenkinson as Pooh Bridge Boy, Stick Boy
  • Elliot Kelly as Beach Boy, Snowman Boy
  • Ella Sutton as Beach Girl
  • Isabel Ainsworth as Stick Girl
  • Eden Muckle as Stick Toddler


  • Stick Man is a spin-off of The Gruffalo's Child as in both latter's book and film adaption, Stick Man is the toy of The Gruffalo's Child.
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