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This review is from: The Water Babies  [DVD] (DVD)
Take a star off the rating if you didn't see this when you were a youngester is the basic truth.
I got this as it filled me with nostlagia - being shoved in front of the TV on wet winter afternoons with some buttered crumpets and my sister. We loved it.
Truth be told it's a little bit rubbish seeing it now. The live action segemts are well done and James Mason, Billie Whitelaw & Bernard Cribbins all do good jobs. The animation though is shcoking - and really, really, really hurried! The best song 'Ay Cockalorum' is reprised FOUR times!!!
Have to be brutally truthful though - it still made me grin from ear to ear. I reckon smaller children nowadays would still enjoy it too, but anyone over 8 might spot the poor production values and shoddy animation.
So fun for the very young or for those heading for memory lane.
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Initial post: 12 Feb 2009 18:57:15 GMT
I used to LOVE this film! I keep meaning to buy it, then for some reason I never do... don't want for it to be disappointing. Sniff. Cheers for reviewing it :oD
In reply to an earlier post on 11 Mar 2009 19:42:55 GMT
Thanks Anna - I say go for it! It will be disappointing like I said in my review but trust me, you'll be grinning like a loon once 'Ay Cockalorum' and 'Try a Little Harder' start up! The live action stuff is really good as well. It costs so little - what do you have to lose!! Let me know what you think if you take the plunge.
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