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Paddle to the Sea (Released by Janus Films, in association with the Criterion Collection)
Paddle to the Sea
Released by Janus Films, in association with the Criterion Collection
Actor: Paddle to the Sea
Director: Bill Mason
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama
NR     2008     0hr 30min

Based on Holling C. Holling s beloved Caldecott-awarded children s book, William Mason s stunning film follows the adventures of a tiny, wood-carved canoe as it forges its own path from Lake Superior through the Great Lake...  more »

     
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Actor: Paddle to the Sea
Director: Bill Mason
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama
Studio: Criterion Collection
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 04/29/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/1968
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1968
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 0hr 30min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 14
Edition: Criterion Collection
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Holling Hollingsworth and Paddle to the Sea
nanne lynn | Indio, ca United States | 11/22/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As an English teacher, I am so sorry to read the negative reviews of the two young people. I am in awe of Hollingsworth's ability to tell a good story for students. I own his books, albeit worn and well-read, and I am buying this film for my grandson, so I hope it is the one I saw when I was doing my PHD in children's literature in the early 1970. I have never forgotten the story. Perhaps our young people today are used to blood and guts, and fail to understand there is sweetness in life, too. I love Paddle to the Sea."
Not to be missed
Roland Chrisjohn | Canada | 02/12/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Paddle to the Sea" is the story of a carving of an Indian in a canoe that is placed in the snows of upper Lake Superior, and which has as its goal reaching the Atlantic ocean. A legend written on the carving asks that anyone who finds him please put him back in the water. His passage through lakes, locks, and rivers is depicted in scenes of great beauty alternating with scenes of industrialization and pollution. Whether or not Paddle to the Sea will make it keeps arising as an issue, and the original beauty of the carving degrades as it traverses seemingly insurmountable barriers. This is a movie that MOVES you... an emotional experience as gripping as any, done with simplicity and without dialogue. It should not be missed."
A beautifully-restored children's classic.
G. Merritt | Boulder, CO | 03/01/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Janus films is releasing three newly-restored classic children's films: The Red Balloon, White Mane, and Paddle to the Sea. Based on Holling Clancy Holling's wildly-popular 1941 children's book, Paddle-to-the-Sea, William Mason's Oscar-nominated film follows the adventures of a boy who carves a wooden model of an Indian canoe and sets it free at Lake Nipigon, Canada, to travel the five Great Lakes to the Atlantic ocean. As the canoe makes its journey from Lake Superior to the Atlantic Ocean, Mason's film captures the wonder and beauty of nature along the the way. This film rivals The Red Balloon and White Mane in its universal appeal to children of all ages. Highly recommended.

G. Merritt"
Beautiful- my five year old son and I watch it over and over
G. Merritt | 02/06/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love this video! I borrowed it from the local library and we don't want to take it back so I decided to buy it. My son and I have watched it every day for a week. It is so beautiful. It takes you into a magical world. It is so much better than the flashy cartoons you get so often. This is the best kids video we have ever found. I wish it weren't so expensive. This video will delight you if you have any sense of the beauty of nature and the magic world of a child's imagination."