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Grasshopper Island

Tim Brooke-Taylor , Charles Hawtrey    Universal, particularly children   DVD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Tim Brooke-Taylor, Charles Hawtrey, Patricia Hayes, Julian Orchard, Frank Muir
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: UC
  • Studio: Grasshopper
  • DVD Release Date: 13 Oct 2008
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000BM3K40
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 78,492 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Three small brothers nicknamed Toughy, Smarty and Mouse run away to find an uninhabited island - as far as possible from the do s and don ts of the real world. Everyone dreams of running away at least once in their lifetime. Toughy, Smarty and Mouse discover an island which seems perfect. Sun, sand, fruit in the trees, fish in the sea. No haircuts. No school dinners. No goodnight kisses. Best of all, no grown-ups. Or so they think until they discover Cornelius Button, the great grasshopper expert who lives with his housekeeper, Lupus, on the other side of the island. There is also a villain to threaten their idyll. But in the end, Grasshopper Island remains a happy place where they all enjoy life in their own particular way. Filmed in the seventies in Wales and Corsica, this adventure series is still being tracked down by fans who saw it originally.

Product Description

Grasshopper Island is an adventure story in twelve episodes - ideal viewing for the under 10s. Three small brothers nicknamed Toughy, Smarty and Mouse escape from the do's and don'ts of the real world. They discover an island which seems perfect. Sun, sand, fruit in the trees, fish in the sea. No haircuts. No school dinners. No goodnight kisses. Best of all,no grown-ups. Or so they think until they discover Cornelius Button, an eccentric grasshopper expert who lives with his housekeeper, Lupus, on the other side of the island. There is also a villain to threaten their idyll. But in the end, Grasshopper Island remains a happy place where they can all enjoy life in their own particular way. Filmed in the seventies in Wales and Corsica, this adventure series is still being tracked down by fans who saw it originally. It is part of the unique Grasshopper Collection offering quality DVDs for children.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgic 5 Dec 2012
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You would not buy this DVD for it`s quality or production values but as a slice of nostalgia it`s great fun.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GRASSHOPPER MEMORIES 13 July 2012
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It was quite surprising watching Grasshopper Island for the first time in several decades. I recall that it was in four parts; imagine my surprise when I found it was in twelve short episodes. Watching it again made me realise just how fickle memory is. It was a pleasure watching Grasshopper Island after so long. Praise be Amazon for stocking it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars happy memories 2 Nov 2011
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i saw grasshopper island on tv as a young boy and just loved it ,its gentle easy and warm .i have been trying to get it on dvd for ages ,i was a bit woried that it may not be as i remmbered it but its just wonderful
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5.0 out of 5 stars superb 3 Jan 2011
By n shah
My 6yr old boy was really thrilled. The scenery and the simplicity of the story is wonderful. Grasshopper island really is full of grasshoppers !
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