THE TRUE STORY OF THE 3 LITTLE PIGS…AND MORE ANIMAL ADVENTURES {dvd review}

Type: DVD
Catalog #: NNVG231600
Running Time: 62 minutes + extras
Genre: Kid’s/Animation
Price: $14.95

THE TRUE STORY OF THE 3 LITTLE PIGS…AND MORE ANIMAL ADVENTURES

ANIMALS WITH ATTITUDE STAR IN THIS NEW SCHOLASTIC STORYBOOK TREASURES™ DVD FEATURING JON SCIESZKA’S HILARIOUS TAKE ON EVERYONE’S FAVORITE PIG VS. WOLF TALE

Press Release:

Did the classic fable of the Three Little Pigs ever seem slightly biased to you?  All that huffing and puffing — could one wolf really be all that unequivocally evil?  Finally, we get to hear the rest of the story, straight from the wolf’s mouth in THE TRUE STORY OF THE 3 LITTLE PIGS…AND MORE ANIMAL ADVENTURES! As Alexander T. Wolf explains it, in Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith’s zany animated adaptation of the best-selling book, the whole Big Bad Wolf thing was just a big misunderstanding.  Get his wolfish perspective in the title tale which headlines this new SCHOLASTIC STORYBOOK TREASURES DVD featuring four other hilarious animal tales, providing more than an hour of family-friendly viewing.

The DVD includes the following stories:

  • The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs (adapted from the story by Jon Scieszka, illustrated by Lane Smith, narrated by Paul Giamatti). The classic story told from the wolf’s point-of-view! Was he really as bad as everyone thinks he was?
  • The Pig’s Wedding (adapted from the story written and illustrated by Helme Heine). All the pigs are too dirty and smelly for Porker and Curleytail’s wedding — until the hosts mix a few cans of paint with lots of imagination.
  • Wallace’s Lists (adapted from the story written by Barbara Bottner and Gerald Kruglik, illustrated by Olof Landstrom, narrated by Zach Braff). Wallace, a mouse, can do almost anything as long as he has a list. Then he meets a new neighbor and discovers a wondrous world that’s not on any of his lists!
  • Henry Builds a Cabin (adapted from the book by D.B. Johnson, narrated by James Naughton). A frugal bear named Henry sets about building a small cabin and ends up with a much bigger home than he and his friends could ever imagine!
  • This Is the House That Jack Built (adapted from the book by Simms Taback, narrated by Mandy Patinkin). It all started with the cheese that lay in the house that Jack built in this fun interpretation of an age-old classic.

Bonus Features…

  • Interviews with The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs author Jon Scieszka and illustrator Lane Smith.
  • Read Along captioning

My Thoughts…

This DVD offers a fun collection of stories. What provoked my interest was the story The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs author Jon Scieszka and illustrator Lane Smith. The library drama group I was part of years ago spent summer vacation scripting and putting on this play for the community. We had a lot of fun and it brought back great memories. It was so cool to see Scholastic take this classic story and bring it to life on DVD for children and adults of all ages to enjoy!

Much like the other Scholastic Treasury stories, this DVD offers special features like interviews of authors, read along captioning and more! These stories are sure to delight and open a world of discovery. I highly recommend this collection to add your own personal DVD library today!

Disclaimer: I received the mentioned DVD’s to review from Weston Woods, Studio (Scholastic: www.newkideo.com) and Foundry Communications(Beth Blenz-Clucas).