A giant builds a wall to keep children out of his garden, but then winter sets in permanently.

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A giant builds a wall to keep children out of his garden, but then winter sets in permanently.

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26 November 1971 (Canada)  »

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Wonderful movie that I finally rediscovered!
7 November 2001 | by (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

As a child every year in school we were shown The Selfish Giant and The Happy Prince at Christmas time. I loved both of them and looked forward to the annual viewing. Well as time goes by you stop watching such wonderful films in school but these two movies stuck with me in my memory. Unfortunately I could never remember the titles of the films in order to look for them. I asked a lot of people if they knew the films but no one recognized them from my descriptions. What a shame that more people haven't seen these two hidden gems. Other people have already described the stories on their respective pages so let me just say to parents everywhere, if you can find these movies, buy them and watch them with your children these films have the ability to create a special bond between everyone. The films do have religious undertones but I am not a religious person and enjoy them immensely, even more so for their messages. Do yourself a favour and hunt them down.


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