In the countryside of France, two groups of boys from the rural villages of Longeverne and Velran are in constant war against each other. Their war is a tradition that passes from father to... See full summary »
In a peaceful little clearing, the remains of a picnic hastily abandoned spark warfare between two tribes of ants. A bold young ladybug finds himself caught in the middle of the battle. He ... See full summary »
Nicolas has a happy existence, parents who love him, a great group of friends with whom he has great fun, and all he wants is that nothing changes. However, one day, he overhears a ... See full summary »
A ten-year-old cartographer secretly leaves his family's ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father and scientist mother and travels across the country aboard a freight train to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute.
Helena Bonham Carter,
A DVD is now available (at least for the first series), although apparently not from Amazon. The video and audio quality is just as good as I recall when watching it some 30+ years ago after Blue Peter. The music sends shivers down my spine, and even my "GameBoy-generation" children don't mind the "dated" black & white imagery (which incidentally allows some fascinating glimpses of French mountain life in the 1960s). The story is moving and has its heart in the right place, although modern viewers might find it a little simplistic: the oh-so-cute Sébastien (Mehdi: BTW not an adopted son, but Aubry's own son from her marriage to the pasha of Marrakech) has little to do but keep proclaiming that he loves Belle. A bonus on the DVD is that the French soundtrack is also included, although all the actors on the English soundtrack also have quite strong French accents -- including the unnamed 'narrator' who introduces each episode to us.
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