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Jakers!: School Days In Tara [DVD]

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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 24 Oct 2005
  • Run Time: 120 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 64,737 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Four episodes of the animated series about Piggley Winks and his friends, set in the town of Tara in Ireland, in the 1950s. In 'Salmon of Knowledge', Piggley tries to catch the legendary fish to help him with a school test. In 'Rock Around the Clock', Piggley and his pals discover rock 'n' roll. In 'New Best Friends', Piggley and his classmates are teamed up with other people in their class who they don't know very well. Finally, in 'A Little Bit of Something Extra Extra', the kids set out to write a newspaper.

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Value 29 Sep 2007
By Broady
Was worried that the Jakers! DVDs only had an episode each on them (Amazon didn't list anything) - so many kids DVDs are such a waste of money with only 2 to 4 ten minute episodes on them. 'School Days in Tara' only has 4 episodes but this runs to 92 minutes of viewing. The episodes are:

Salmon of Knowledge
Rock Around the Clock
New Best Friends
A Little Bit of Something Extra Extra

I think this is pretty good for the price. My two and a half year old loves Jakers! - but I think I might love it more. Great animation for little ones, good story lines for older kids and the humour sits pretty well with me and my husband (Wiley the Sheep - fantastic!).

Would definitely recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jakers - much enjoyed 17 April 2014
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My children are 6 & 4 and they enjoyed this selection of videos a lot and are looking forward to visiting Tara :)
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A grandfather imparts wisdom to the youngsters, reflecting upon his childhood pranks and stories in Ireland. It's heartwarming, gives a positive message and educates all at once. Mel Brooks provides the voice of an intelligent (ish..>) sheep, but mainly provides humour and a few laughs! It really has been a major part of my 4 year olds upbringing (for 2 yrs) and is (relatively) unknown to the masses. My little ones still watch these even after 2 years (when all other programmes have been updated & discarded). Weird faces on the characters (but not in a scary way!), but see past that, & you will find a real, rare treat.
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