A great DVD to share with the children in your life!
Kurt A. Johnson | North-Central Illinois, USA | 12/10/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
""In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines." In 1939, Ludwig Bemelmans began writing stories about a group of girls in a school in Paris, foremost among whom was the irrepressible Madeline. In the 1990s these wonderful stories were animated (and narrated by Christopher Plummer), producing a series of cartoons that are certain to be considered classics for many years to come.This DVD contains two 25-minute features. In Madeline's Christmas, disaster strikes when everyone in the school except Madeline is struck down with a bad cold, and a heavy snowstorm strikes Paris, keeping the parents from coming for a party. However, when a special friend comes to the school, she shows Madeline that she must keep her wishes alive, for anything can happen at Christmas. In Madeline and the Toy Factory, a visit to a toy factory turns into a real adventure when the ever-energetic Madeline falls onto a conveyor belt, and is boxed up and sent out as a doll. Arriving in the home of Gizelle, a sickly girl with no friends, Madeline discovers that it can be fun being a doll, and even more fun being a friend.My family and I love this DVD; the stories are wonderful, and funny. We consider this a great purchase. If I have one complaint against this DVD, it is that it has no "extras"; there are the two episodes and a short commercial for the other DVDs, and that is all. However, as this DVD is so reasonably priced, I would not let that stand in your way. This is a great DVD to share with the children in your life; buy it!I loved these movies for several reasons. First of all, these movies have the same quality as all the Madeline cartoons, and secondly, I loved the lessons that they taught. This is an excellent DVD."
Catherine's Parents | Miami, Florida | 12/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My 5 year old daughter loved this DVD! The one negative thing I do have to say is that the shipping charges were high as it did not come directly from Amazon. I purchased 4 of the DVDS (to give as gifts) and although they were all sent in one box, I was charged shipping for each DVD!"