These delightful stories bring new life to timeless tales.
Scholastic Video continues their series of books on DVD by showcasing three stories based on books by author James Marshall.
Red Riding Hood
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
The Three Little Pigs
With Red Riding Hood and More James Marshall Fairy Tale Favorites, Scholastic has again produced a children's disc with impeccable quality. As with previous Scholastic releases, the full frame transfer here is quite satisfactory—clean, with few artifacts getting in the way, and featuring vibrant, bold colors. It's a lesson other studios producing kidvid need to learn, pronto. Audio is the standard Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo mix, without the major problems usually associated with children's discs, such as low volume mixing, and poor contrast between sound depths.
Extra content includes two additional animated short subjects, also based on children's books:
A brief featurette, Getting to Know James Marshall, gives the viewer a look into the life of this popular children's author. The biggest hint Marshall gives about himself is that he puts a little bit of Texas (his home state) into each of his books.
If you enjoyed previous Scholastic releases and love good animation, you should check out Red Riding Hood and More James Marshall Fairy Tale Favorites. With a suggested retail price of $14.95, it will not break the wallet, and you'll entertain both children and yourself at the same time. Need I say more?
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