Where Wild Things & Other Maurice Sendak [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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For those of you who, like me, grew up in the 70's, this has a wonderfully nostaligic feel. 'In The Night Kitchen' (featuring an animated Laurel and Hardy) has a surreal, dreamlike quality, which is slightly disturbing, but Hey! Kids love it! (mine does, anyway...) 'The Nutshell Kids' is set to music, sung by Carole King.
If you are expecting a slick production, you will be disappointed; this is a basic animation using Sendak's original illustrations. It's lack of polish adds to it's charm, though.
The only disappointment with this particular DVD edition (I don't know if there are any others), is that it's not possible to dip in and out of 'The Nutshell Kids', there seems to be no 'scene selection' option.
Apart from that, I thoroughly recommend it.
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE.
I like it 'cos it's cool. It is like the book sometimes and it's a good voice by
the man telling the story.
ALLIGATORS ALL AROUND.
I don't like it much but it's got funny bits.
Pierre is funny, I like this better than 'where the wild things are',
the song is good. This was my favourite.
ONE WAS JOHNNY.
I like Johnny the counting and the song.
CHICKEN SOUP WITH RICE.
I like it, it's not like C.bee-bies
This DVD is a collection of 1970s tv adaptations of Maurice Sendak's stories. Where the Wild Things Are is the 1973 version . It uses the original book drawings and partially animates them, bringing them very much to life. The dialogue is also exactly what is in the book, beautifully read, hence the whole thing is only about 10 mins long. And it is accompanied by very 1970s, very atmospheric, jazzy music. I love it. I think it's brilliant. But don't take my word for it. My two and a half year old, who was already a fan of the book, has wanted nothing else since he first saw it and spends his free time stomping around roaring "wild fings". A huge hit.
The other book adaptations aren't quite as good but my little one also seems to enjoy them, particularly "Alligators all around" which is the alphabet book from "The Nutshell Kids" - although they missed a trick by not putting the letter by the image on each scene - and also Pierre. These have all been put to music by Carole King which is fantastic, but it's just that none of the other books are as good as the main event.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought SO many of these. It is the most wonderful gift. One of the best illustrators in the world, with Carol King singing along to each animation can't be bettered!Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Just to feedback that the DVD was as described when arrived so that was good.Published 11 months ago by Mrs E Valuation
Great DVD for the kids. My son is doing this book at school so I bought the DVD for him to take to school to share ... Everyone loved itPublished on 18 July 2013 by Mrs DS Davies
I was horrified by the very bizarre rating of U for this film. Completely overly the top violence for the description by ratings system unfortunately diid not fit. Read morePublished on 4 April 2013 by Kristen Miller