Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Tall Tales Legends - The Complete Series|
Actors: David McCharen, Stewart Duvall, Shelley Duvall, Michael McKean, Lewis Arquette
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family, Television, Musicals & Performing Arts
This 9 DVD set contains the complete live-action series, including Annie Oakley, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Ponce de Leon, Davy Crockett, Casey at the Bat, Pecos Bill, Johnny Appleseed, Darlin? Clementine, and John Henry... more »
Roland | Idaho | 01/16/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Shelley Duvall has given perhaps the best contemporary treatment to fairy tales in the last 100 years - no joke!
She has captured the true essence of the tales, and has not made them cheesy or expurgated the darker elements of the tales, like Disney always does."
Shelley goes All American!
Compusurge | New York City | 08/22/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As a huge fan of Ms. Duvall's work on Faerie Tale Theatre, her second body of work, Tall Tales & Legends, took the same approach production wise and pointed her skills at tales of American Folklore.
Live-action and star-empowered, these tales are equally as enjoying for both young and old alike, as are the acclaimed Faerie Tale Theatre stories. Johnny Appleseed is my kids absolute fav (Martin Short as Johnny), but Casey at the Bat, John Henry... they all ad up to a wonderful body of work that interestingly plays beautifully in/around first and second grade when American Folklore is taught in the public schools (at least in our area it is). The Appleseed tale took my little girl from watching the show to wanting to, and successfully reading the tale to then... writing a little book report for her class.
Thank you Ms. Duvall, for playing a positive role in teaching my kid to read. Kudos again to you for your work.
PS: The upcoming release of Faerie Tale Theatre as a set that includes a book deserves TWO THUMBS UP, as they say. Watch them, read them. How well was THAT idea thought out??? Kudos to KOCH Vision for such great products for our children."
Classic Family Fun!
Dawn M. Schell | 05/31/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"These are classic tales told by and All-star cast! Perfect for teaching today's children all about American Folk Lore."