DVD Available from Public Media Distribution, LLC, on March 5, 2019


Arlington, VA. – March 11, 2019 – Public Media Distribution, LLC today announced the DVD release of one of children’s favorite tales, “THE HIGHWAY RAT.” From the talented writer and illustrator, Julia Donaldson and Alex Scheffler, who penned “The Gruffalo” classic series, “THE HIGHWAY RAT” is another collaboration between the two, delivering an entertaining, swashbuckling tale of bandits and biscuits families are sure to love. The film follows the ravenous rat who craves all things sweet like buns, cookies, and any other sugary treat. As he makes his way across the highway, he searches for these sugary treats to steal. But will his sweet tooth lead him into a sticky situation? The film features the voices of David Tennant (Dr. Who), Rob Brydon (Cinderella), Nina Sosanya (Last Tango in Halifax), Tom Hollander (Pride and Prejudice), and Frances de le Tour (Harry PotterRising Damp). The DVD features a behind-the-scenes documentary, an artwork gallery, and a live performance from Julia and Alex.

THE HIGHWAY RAT” ($6.99 SRP) has a run time of approximately 30 minutes. The DVD will be available beginning March 5, 2019.

THE HIGHWAY RAT” will also be streaming on PBS KIDS Prime Channel.

Other similar titles available from SkipRope include, “THE GRUFFALO,” “THE GRUFFALO’S CHILD,” “ROOM ON THE BROOM,” and “REVOLTING RHYMES.”

About Public Media Distribution, LLC

Public Media Distribution, LLC, is a leading media distributor both domestically and internationally. We offer high-quality, distinctive programs to our customers, including documentaries (The Sixties), dramas (Fortitude), and popular children’s programming under the SkipRope brand (Kate & Mim-Mim) in multiple formats including DVD, Blu-ray, digital download, and digital streaming.


Street Date: March 5, 2019

Genre: Kids

Run Time: Approx. 30 minutes on 1 disc

SRP: DVD, $6.99

Format: DVD and Digital