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An absolute delight to own!,
This review is from: The Wind in the Willows - The Complete Collection: Includes Original Movie: 11 Discs [DVD] (DVD)
Cosgrove Hall's 'The Wind in the Willows' is a true classic of British animation, and in this long-awaited box set you get all 65 20-minute episodes plus both films, spread across 11 discs! I would recommend this to...ANYONE and EVERYONE! Anyone who loves great stop-motion animation would love this, and equally anyone who loves the peace and tranqulity of the English countryside that Kenneth Grahame so brilliantly captured in his original book would love this too. Released in the month of the novel's 100th anniversary (and, coincidentally, the year of the original film's 25th anniversary), this box set is beautifully presented, and you will find that the episodes just get better and better as you watch them. I would always give 'The Wind in the Willows' 5 stars for its sheer quality in storytelling, animation, humour, and craftmanship in every detail! Thankyou, Fremantle, for finally releasing the entire collection! Wonderful!
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Initial post: 21 Oct 2008 22:03:54 BDT
Last edited by the author on 21 Oct 2008 22:06:07 BDT
Thank you so much for your review, Mr. Haynes! I'm also an adoring fan of these series and the respective films produced by Cosgrove Hall. Can you please re-confirm that the last series, which was also known as 'Oh, Mr. Toad', and both films, the original 'The Wind in the Willows' and 'A Tale of Two Toads', are included in this box set as well?
Thank you once more for your help.
In reply to an earlier post on 22 Oct 2008 13:21:15 BDT
Mr. R. K. Haynes says:
No worries - glad you love this series as much as I do. Yes, all 13 episodes of the last series are included, with the 'Wind in the Willows' original opening for each one, rather than the 'Oh, Mr. Toad' titles. The only slightly strange thing is that these episodes appear in a random order, while those from Series 1-4 are thankfully in the correct order. It doesn't really matter though, for this series. And both the original film and 'A Tale of Two Toads' make up the 11th disc. Hope this helps, and hope you enjoy it!
Posted on 22 Oct 2008 14:21:41 BDT
Last edited by the author on 27 Oct 2008 17:41:44 GMT
Thank you ever so much again! You were indeed most helpful and I'll definitely enjoy every single episode, and the films as well, once I get hold of the box set next week - I've already bought it here and should get it in my mailbox next Monday. Curiously, I had already purchased the DVDs of the original film and those of the 1st. and 2nd. series here at Amazon UK too, but I couldn't possibly miss the entire collection included in this box.
Oh, and thank you for mentioning that this is the month of the novel's 100th anniversary and the year of the 25th anniversary of Cosgrove Hall's original film (which, incidentally, started production in 1981!)!
Posted on 30 Jan 2009 10:09:41 GMT
Book Beaver says:
Thank you for a superb review. Cosgrove Hall + The Wind in the Willows = a winning combination!
In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2010 01:43:27 GMT
Jonathan Buchanan says:
Thanks for the heads up. I'm a little disappointed to hear that the Oh, Mr. Toad titles aren't used on the DVD, as I found it on YouTube and found it entertaining. Oh well, minor quibble. If I want to hear that song I'll pop in the movie disc and go to the chapter where Toad sings it (during the train chase) to hear it.
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