Wednesday, March 23, 2011

UnStable Fables from The Jim Henson Company

The Goldilocks and the 3 Bears Show Unstable Fables - 3 Pigs and a Baby Unstable Fables: Tortoise vs. Hare 3 Pigs And A Baby/Tortoise Vs. Hare/Goldilocks And The 3 Bears Show - Unstable Fables

Please tell me I'm not the very last person to hear about these! I swear no matter how hard I try--and how hard some of you try to help me--I miss out on fairy tale related releases. And this short-lived series is from The Jim Henson Company, so it's not that obscure. These three Unstable Fables were released direct to DVD in 2008 so I feel like I really have been under a rock. So who has seen these and are they worth the time of watching?

Here are some descriptions if you are as new to these as I am. The descriptions actually sound clever so I wonder if they deliver at least a little.
The Goldilocks and the 3 Bears Show
Get ready for a "beary" good time as Unstable Fables presents The Goldilocks & the 3 Bears Show. When Goldilocks, a sassy reality TV star decides to film her next show at the humble home of the Bears, she gives them a taste of the celebrity sweet life they've never had before. But the bears will teach her something even more important: what it's like to be part of a family. Tune in for all the fairytale action in this funny, heartwarming movie, featuring the voice talents of Tom Arnold, Brooke Shields, and Jamie Lynn Spears. It's just right!
Unstable Fables - 3 Pigs and a Baby
In this family-friendly CGI animated feature from The Jim Henson Company, the well known tale of The Three Little Pigs takes a new twist. When the three pigs find a tiny wolf cub on their doorstep, they decide to raise him as their own, unaware that they've played right into the plan of a special-ops team of wolves. As the newest addition to their family, Lucky grows into his teens not knowing his history, his role in the wolves' plan, or the difficult choice he will have to make about the family that raised him.
 Unstable Fables: Tortoise vs. Hare
Fifteen years after their famous race, the tortoise and the hare are at it again, bringing their unwilling kids along for the ride on a wild and hilarious adventure race. This time around, they learn a whole new lesson - that some things are more important than competition.

1 comment:

  1. I love the remakes of these old classics! I recently came across another media entertainer who is doing just that. She's NYC's #1 Mommy Rocker. Her new DVD "Happily Ever Moey" comes out July 12th

    Happily Every Moey: A Fairy Tale Lark in Central Park features fun-filled musical escapades with contemporary twists on tales by Aesop, the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Anderson. They feature modern lessons on gender roles, diversity and conflict resolution - educational, entertaining, and empowering!

    For example - Goldilocks and the Three Bears becomes a rocking parable about protecting the environment.

    Little Red Riding Hood rescues herself and gives the wolf a judo-kick that sends him running!

    In The Three Little Pigs, it asks you to take your time, work hard, and don’t let anyone “blow you down!”
Snow White and Sleeping Beauty become heroes and sing, “I’m no helpless maiden, the whole wide world is awaitin’!” Best of all, it’s a empowering story because they gives themselves a kiss to wake up. No need to wait for a prince!

    If you would like to see more, or review a dvd, please feel free to check out!

    Happy blogging,

    Laila Berzins