Everybody's favorite bedtime story, "Goodnight Moon," comes to life for the very first time, along with other beloved animated tales and lullabies. Children and stars come together in a delightful exploration of the nighttime world. Children offer wise and witty reflections on a host of sleepytime topics, from the comfort of "blankies" to Native American dreamcatchers, from monsters and nightmares to the mysteries of dreamland.
And since it's nighttime, the stars are out: Susan Sarandon narrates "Goodnight Moon," written by Margaret Wise Brown with pictures by Clement Hurd; Tony Bennett sings the swing classic "Hit the Road to Dreamland;" Lauryn Hill lends a new rhythm to the rhyme "Hush, Little Baby;" the many voices of Billy Crystal bring "There's a Nightmare in My Closet," by Mercer Mayer, to animated life; Natalie Cole tells the tale of Faith Ringgold's "Tar Beach;" Aaron Neville sings "Brahms' Lullaby;" and Patti LaBelle performs "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."
It's a special night for all the family to snuggle up and share in the pleasures of dreams, lullabies, big hugs, goodnight kisses and ... "Goodnight Moon."
Goodnight Moon and Other Sleepytime Tales This HBO special features the classic children's tale Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd. The story is brought to life with vivid animation and narration by Susan Sarandon. Also included in this special nighttime collection for kids are Tony Bennett singing "Hit the Road to Dreamland," Lauryn Hill singing "Hush Little Baby," and comedian Billy Crystal reading the classic Mercer Mayer tale There's a Monster in My Closet. ~ Rob Ferrier, Rovi