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Treasury of 50 Storybook Classics: Animal Antics... and More! [7 Discs] [DVD]

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    Chicken Little
    The Beast of Monsieur Racine
    A mischievous beast with a taste for pears befriends a lonely man who presents his new companion to the Academy of Sciences in director Gene Deitch's adaptation of the popular children's book by Tomi Ungerer. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Let's Give Kitty a Bath!
    Trashy Town
    Mr. Gilly revels in the joys of collecting the trash in Trashy Town. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Mike Mulligan & His Steam Shovel
    Mike Mulligan, forced to dig the basement for a new town hall in a single day, tries to prove that his outmoded steam shovel can still handle the job. This children's adventure is animated. ~ John Bush, Rovi

    Bear Snores On
    The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks
    The timeless Japanese folktale contrasting greed and cruelty against kindness and love comes to life in this tale of a covetous lord who separates a pair of mandarin ducks in order to have one's brilliant plumage all to himself, only to find a nature-loving couple risk their lives to bring the creatures back together. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Harry the Dirty Dog
    A restless dog that runs away before bathtime finds himself in quite the pickle after getting dirty, returning home, and realizing that his owners no longer recognize him. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Dot the Fire Dog
    Chrysanthemum
    A story from children's author Kevin Henkes -- whose tales, illustrated with sketches of friendly mice, offer gentle but important lessons about understanding others and yourself -- comes to life in this animated video. Chrysanthemum tells the story of a little girl with a very big name; she wonders if her name might be more trouble than it's worth until she learns more about the flower she was named for. Meryl Streep serves as narrator. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    The Hat
    A poor man finds his luck suddenly changing for the better when he comes into possession of a most unusual top hat as author Tomi Ungerer's imaginative children's book comes to life on the small screen. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Antarctic Antics
    Another edition of the Scholastic Storybook Treasures, Antarctic Antics features animated adaptations of that and six more children's stories. Among the celebrities who narrate these tales are John Lithgow, Diana Canova, and Laura Dern. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

    Owl Moon
    This award winning program tells the story of a father and son and their discovery of nature. ~ Julie Clark, Rovi

    The Caterpillar and the Polliwog
    The Caterpillar and the Polliwog finds two animals puzzling over the changes they go through as they grow up. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    The Ugly Duckling
    An interpretation of the classic Hans Christian Andersen ugly duckling tale, with illustrations by Svend Otto S. ~ Kristie Hassen, Rovi

    Bark, George
    No Roses for Harry!
    Owen
    A story from children's author Kevin Henkes -- whose tales, illustrated with sketches of friendly mice, offer gentle, but important, lessons about understanding others and yourself -- comes to life in this animated video. In Owen, a boy has to face giving up the security blanket that's been his constant companion for years. Sarah Jessica Parker narrates. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge
    Caps For Sale
    Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message
    Angus Lost
    The Cow Who Fell in the Canal
    A country cow with beg city dreams sails down one of Holland's most beautiful canals in this adaptation of the children's book by author Phyllis Krasilovsky. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    I, Crocodile
    Come On, Rain!
    He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
    Officer Buckle and Gloria
    A friendly policeman seeking to share some important safety tips discovers that people listen much better when a friendly pooch assists him in this adaptation of the popular children's book by Peggy Rathmann. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Patrick
    When Patrick picks up his fiddle, the entire countryside starts dancing in this adaptation of author Quentin Blake's playful children's book. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
    When the cows learn to type and the foul goes on strike, Farmer Brown must find a new way to get milk and eggs in this animated short narrated by Randy Travis. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Hondo and Fabian
    I Stink!
    Cat & Canary
    Waiting for Wings
    Crystal Taliefero provides the music for this tale of beginnings, middles, and ends that follows an egg as it hatches into a caterpillar, and the caterpillar as it blossoms into a beautiful butterfly. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    A Weekend With Wendell
    A story from children's author Kevin Henkes -- whose tales, illustrated with sketches of friendly mice, offer gentle, but important, lessons about understanding others and yourself -- comes to life in this animated video. In A Weekend With Wendell, a little girl learns how to deal with an especially self-centered little boy. Mary Beth Hurt serves as narrator. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    In the Small, Small Pond
    Story About Ping
    A delightful story of a little Chinese duck that gets into trouble by trying to avoid a spanking. He is always the last duck home! This comes in various languages. ~ Julie Clark, Rovi

    Mouse Around
    Wings: A Tale of Two Chickens
    Arnie the Doughnut
    I Want a Dog
    Make Way for Ducklings
    Author Robert McCloskey's timeless children's book comes to life as Mr. and Mrs. Mallard set out to find a place to raise their young, and find the perfect environment in Boston's Public Garden. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Angus and the Ducks
    When his master accidentally leaves the front door of his house ajar, a curious Scottish terrier named Angus ventures outside to discover the source of all that noise on the other side of the massive green hedge. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    A Boy, a Dog and a Frog
    The Remarkable Riderless Runaway Tricycle
    Hot Hippo
    Adapted from the popular children's book by Mwenye Hadithi and Adrienne Kennaway, this story tells how a friendly hippo promises not to eat the delicious fish that swim in his pond in exchange for being allowed to live in the water rather than on dry land. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi



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