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Series cast summary:
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 Death (7 episodes, 1997)
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 Mustrum Ridcully (7 episodes, 1997)
Debra Gillett ...
 Susan Sto Helit (7 episodes, 1997)
Andy Hockley ...
 Imp y Celyn (7 episodes, 1997)
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 Lias Bluestone (7 episodes, 1997)
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 Mort (7 episodes, 1997)
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 Albert (7 episodes, 1997)
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 Asphalt (7 episodes, 1997)
John Jardine
(7 episodes, 1997)
(7 episodes, 1997)
Maggie Fox
(7 episodes, 1997)
Jimmy Hibbert
(7 episodes, 1997)
Maggie Fox ...
 Ms. Butts (7 episodes, 1997)
David Holt
(7 episodes, 1997)
Rob Rackstraw
(7 episodes, 1997)
Melissa Sinden ...
 Ysabell (7 episodes, 1997)
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Based on Terry Pratchett's Novel. On Discworld (a world carried by four elephants standing on a huge turtle in space), a small girl, Susan Sto Helit, has got a major problem. Her grandfather is Death, who wants to forget that he has just "processed" his adopted daughter and her husband who was Susan's mother and father as this is causing him great grief and Death is a person that can remember everything, much to his chagrin. Susan find herself pressed into taking over Death's "duty" but finds that she is falling in love with an elf/human, Imp, who is slowly being taken over by a kind of "musical" force that is forcing Imp and his friends to play Rock Music to the Discworld. The Rock Music is proving to be a great success, but it has got plans for Imp and everybody wanting to play it and it is up to Susan, the head of the wizards, the Archchancellor and Death (that is, if he can be found and made to remember who/what he is.) to stop it before it conquers the entire Discworld... Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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A story of reality, fantasy and the bits in the middle


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Mayor of Quirm: Really, all we know about is making cheeses. And some rather popular cheeses at that.
Imp y Celyn: We're more popular than cheeses.
Glod Glodson: Buddy, be careful!
Mayor of Quirm: What... did you say?
Imp y Celyn: I said we're more popular than cheeses.
Mayor of Quirm: Guards!
[Burning of band materials and rioting]
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Great for the open minded!
1 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

First of all, I would like to say that I have not YET read the book when I first saw this, simply because I had never even heard of Discworld (besides seeing some of books around here and there). I've read quite a few complaints about the animation technique used in this film. I personally think it's great! It somehow fits excellently together with the weird and unique universe that the Discworld is. Although, I gotta agree that the use of recycled characters (such as the maids at the Unseen University) could have been done better. Just like they shouldn't have looped scenes etc. But these small "flaws" doesn't even come near into ruining this great series. The story is interesting, though I gotta say that I enjoyed the scenes with the band, more than with Susan. There's no doubt that most of the voice talents are excellent, even for some of the minor characters. Such as the wannabe "Music With Rocks In" band and the long haired assisant at the Unseen University. The music is nicely made too, and it's funny to listen to how it starts with Elvis type music, moves up to Jerry Lee Lewis, then The Beatles, heads into Jimi Hendrix and ends with a Van Halen 80's style rock.


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