Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actor: Secret Garden
Director: Janet Thompson
Genres: Indie & Art House, Kids & Family, Animation
When Mary, a spoiled English girl, loses both parents in a plague, she is sent to live in the dark and gloomy Misselthwaite Manor in Yorkshire, England. There lives her aloof, hunchbacked uncle, Archibald Craven, whom she ... more »
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H. R. Miller | Kansas | 09/14/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Despite the fact that many consider the WB version of The Secret Garden to the be definitive movie, this edition outshines it in many ways. Here are just a few:
First, in some cases it actually sticks closer to the book, such as in the fact that Mary's parents actually die of cholera in India rather than an earthquake.
Also, this edition seems to be much more accessible to children, and not just by the fact that it is animated. Catchy songs encourage children to sing along and thus engage with the film more than they would with another movie version. That, and the animals are given a larger role, such as that as the robin and Darjeeling the cat, which is also more fun to watch if not 100% accurate.
Overall, I much prefer this version over the other, although they are both lovely to watch. Again, it's more geared towards kids than the other one, but it's also more easy to get the flow of as the simple plot points are made more clear than in the live-action movie."