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The Magic Of The Faraway Tree [DVD]

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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

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Product details

  • Format: PAL
  • 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: U
  • Studio: Uca Catalogue
  • DVD Release Date: 16 April 2004
  • Run Time: 75 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001XLXO8
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,354 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

In the centre of the enchanted wood is the magic Faraway Tree - a tree that stretches into the sky and touches many wonderful lands. Each of the seven adventures take place in a different land: 'The Land of Toys'; 'The Land of Take-What-You-Want'; 'The Land of Dame Tickle'; 'The Land of Ice and Snow'; 'The Land of Dreams'; 'The Land of Spells'; and 'The Land of Marvels'.

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59 of 59 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Viewing For Children of All Ages 12 Oct 2003
Format:VHS Tape
This was actually bought for my ten year old daughter, but is proving to be an even bigger hit with my three year old son and has, thankfully, taken the place of the Wiggles in his affections. It is, simply, a wonderful series of tales containing memorable and amusing characters, such as Moonface and Saucepan Man. With each tale telling of their adventures in a different magical land that they find at the top of the Far Away Tree. Not ideal for Pokemon fans, this is more traditional storytelling and I am sure that most adults will remember the stories from their childhoods. Made by Cosgrove Hall and scripted by Jimmy Hibbert - the team behind the modern TV adaptation of that other Enid Blyton classic, Noddy - it has all the high production standards that you have come to expect from that production studio. All in all, take strong storytelling, add to that first rate animation and throw in perfect charcter voicing and the result is top notch entertainment for children.
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130 of 132 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A hark back to my childhood 26 Dec 2004
I loved all of Enid Blyton's books as a child.
Now as a mother myself I have loved them again as I have reread them to my children.
I now live in the USA and Enid Blyton is unheard of so family send me some and Amazon fills in the blanks.
This Christmas my Mum brought this DVD and the Wishing Chair one too. We have to have a multi region player to watch these but the chance to relive my childhood makes it worth while. In the days of Rugrats, The Simpsons et al it is refreshing to see real stories that still engage children with the magic that is lacking in real life.
Some aspects of the stories are a little different from the book but only to adults who remember them!LOL So in review I would recommend this DVD to anyone with children under 8, my 7 1/2 year old son still enjoyed this as he can read the books on his own now and the DVD brought the characters in his imagination to life.
So for good old fashioned stories which you can safely let children watch alone you can't go far wrong with this purchase.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Magic Of The Faraway Tree 3 July 2008
By Potter
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Great DVD ! The kids loved it. Changed quite a bit to fit in with the modern PC society ...
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great stories and nicely presented. 12 Jan 2009
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Captures the essence of the books very well and captivates my 5yo son. The stories chosen are some of the best from the Faraway Tree books stripped down a bit. The animation is pretty good (not sure when the series was made) and each episode lasts about 10-15 mins so great to dip in and out of.
Nothing to worry a parent about as they're good, clean fun with a little scariness thrown in.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is my childhood! 19 Feb 2012
When I was 5 years old I had The Faraway Tree on video and I watched it every single night until one day the video died from exhaustion and it couldn't be watched any longer!
I'm now 17 years old and my mum bought this dvd for me the other week. I STILL LOVE IT. It's exactly like I remember it was! None of this Digitally Restored rubbish! This is the same tree, the same characters, the same colours, the same sounds! This is the Classic!
Please, Please, Please... Buy this for your children! It's only 3 something and it will take them on a wonderful adventure! I can assure you they will love the amazing Moonface and Saucepan man and they too will want to take an adventure up the Faraway Tree every night just like I did.
It makes me sad that none of my friends watched this as a child,, I think it should be a classic to everyones childhood!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enchanting 14 Jan 2011
This is absolutely enchanting. The film is old style but my 5 year old daughter is transfixed with the magic of the stories. The play on the imagination inspires her in her own play and storytelling. She can watch them over and over, each time absorbing the storyline better and her enjoyment doesn't wane. Beautifully imaginative and absolutely enchanting. Add to that it's got 7 stories on it, each with the same main characters but very different adventures. I highly recommend this DVD.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars my son loved it. 16 Mar 2012
I was really excited about this as the faraway tree is my favourite childhood book. I found the whole thing a little disappointing, voices were a bit weird. But my son absolutely loves it and we watch it every night! so as long as your buying for your child and not yourself, it is a good, reasonably priced item to buy!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely enchanting 9 Aug 2010
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
My daughters had this on VHS video when they were small (they are now 17 and 14), having read the books. I have now read the books to my little boy (who is 4) and he wanted to see the stories come to life, so I bought the dvds. He likes them, but prefers the books being read to him! (I think that's just a boy thing...... it seems that little boys are one minute enjoying Noddy and Thomas the Tank Engine and then suddenly there's nothing on offer for them apart from violent things like Ben 10 and Transformers!).

I must say that I much prefer the 'old' versions of the Enid Blyton stories, where the characters haven't been ruined by political correctness.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
not the original but it was ok
Published 15 days ago by Pam Parker
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
bought as gift, well received
Published 19 days ago by old hand
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
If u ever read these books as a kid and want your kids to have the same enjoyment then definitely worth the money. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Louisa Todd
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought for a birthday present
This DVD was bought for my granddaughter for a forthcoming birthday present. She loved the book and I'm sure will love the DVD.
Published 4 months ago by Linda banks
4.0 out of 5 stars A great addition to a Faraway Tree collection
I was delighted to find a DVD version of these stories, as my daughter is an avid fan of the books. The dvd consists of 73 minutes, made up of 7 mini stories based on 7 of the... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Ceri
3.0 out of 5 stars Not up to the original
My grand-daughter, aged 4, loved this and insisted on seeing it over and over again. I put this down to the power of Enid Blyton's stories. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Sandra Harris
5.0 out of 5 stars Great purchase
My 5 year old daughter loves this DVD. We had the books first, which she loved, and now she will watch this over and over.
Published 5 months ago by Krisbow
4.0 out of 5 stars Faraway Tree
Got this dvd for my 2 grandsons have read them all books, at bed time through out the years, so next step was the dvd to which they loved putting the face to the names. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Ada Lonsdale
5.0 out of 5 stars An Enid Blyton classic
The Far Away Tree is such a magical story for those who do not know it. I cannot recommend this enough, it will provide hours of entertainment and fire up a young mind's... Read more
Published 6 months ago by clio
5.0 out of 5 stars great
My Daughter enjoys watching this again and again . It is brilliant and extremely good entertainment for her . a great buy !
Published 6 months ago by T. A. Jones
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