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The Best of Dr. Seuss
The Best of Dr. Seuss (2000)
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Dr Seuss
Movie Details
Genre Animation; Family
Writer Dr. Seuss
Studio Warner Bros.
Language English
Audience Rating Unrated
Running Time 117 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 5.6
What parent doesn't get a little kick out of reading Theodor Geisel's (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss) brilliantly charming little tomes to their kids? What child doesn't love hearing the stories--repeatedly, even? The three tales here--"Butter Battle Book," "Daisy-Head Mayzie" (a story discovered after Geisel's 1991 death), and "Horton Hatches the Egg!"--all offer up Dr. Seuss's distinctive storytelling, but each is decidedly different. Produced by Ralph Bakshi, they're excellent animated examples of how children's books should be translated into video. The "Butter Battle Book" offers a witty and sharp allegorical war tale: the Zooks and the Yooks battle over which side of the bread should be buttered. In a twist, this one has a cliffhanger ending and not the kind of shiny-happy-people conclusion most people associate with Dr. Seuss. "Daisy-Head Mayzie," which was posthumously released with much fanfare, is a simple story of a girl who suddenly sprouts a flower atop her head. Disconcerting to her, to her teachers, and to her family, the flower is the cause of peer teasing. Meanwhile, an older classic ("Horton Hatches the Egg!") presents a story with more rudimentary animation (but still an excellent adaptation) about an earnest and loyal elephant. Like Lewis Carroll's Alice, he means what he says, and says what he means: he's faithful. For ages 5 and older. --N.F. Mendoza
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Seen It Yes
Index 707
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 12/11/2006
Links Amazon US
DVD Empire
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
UPC (Barcode) 053939668926
Release Date 11/18/2003
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Packaging Snap Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
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