Chuck Jones Collection [DVD]

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Overview

Special Features

  • Heart and Soul: The Timeless Art of Chuck Jones - featurette
  • 4x3 full screen (1.33:1 ratio)
  • English Dolby Monaural audio
  • English and Spanish subtitles
  • English Closed captions
  • Trailers

Synopsis

A Very Merry Cricket
A sequel to "A Cricket in Times Square," in this feature a musical cricket returns to his New York City home and his friends, a cat and a mouse, to discover the meaning of Christmas. ~ Iotis Erlewine, Rovi

A Cricket in Times Square
Chester, a plucky little cricket with the gift of making beautiful music leaves his country home to find fortune in the Big Apple, instead he finds himself overwhelmed by the dangerous bustle and hub-ub around him. Eventually, he teams up with a mouse, a boy and a cat to save the kindly owner of a corner newsstand from financial ruin. This Chuck Jones animated feature first appeared on television and earned a Parent's Choice Award. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Yankee Doodle Cricket
In this film, historical events are given a slightly different spin when it is revealed that a group of animals were responsible for writing the patriotic tune "Yankee Doodle Dandy," assisting Thomas Jefferson with the writing of the Declaration of Independence, and helping out Paul Revere in his hour of need. ~ Iotis Erlewine, Rovi

The White Seal
Based on the Rudyard Kipling story, this film follows the story of a young white seal who grows up to become the savior of the local seal population when it is threatened by seal hunters. ~ Iotis Erlewine, Rovi

Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi was one of several animated TV specials based on the works of Rudyard Kipling, and produced and directed by Chuck Jones. The title character is a courageous mongoose, the unofficial pet of a British family living in India. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi has appointed himself protector of the family's young son. He proves his mettle when two vicious cobras prepare to attack the child. Narrated by Orson Welles, the half-hour Rikki-Tikki-Tavi was originally telecast January 9, 1975. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Mowgli's Brothers
Animator Chuck Jones helmed this tale, adapted from the work of Rudyard Kipling, of a boy raised by wolves. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi

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