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Fine Film Of Brothers Grimm Folk Tale

10/10
Author: Ron Oliver (revilorest@juno.com) from Forest Ranch, CA
2 April 2001

THE FISHERMAN AND HIS WIFE who are given magical wishes from an enchanted flounder learn a valuable lesson about pride & greed.

This wonderful old tale from the Brothers Grimm is given a spirited interpretation by the folks at Rabbit Ears. Their faithful retellings of many classic stories has been a real gift to lovers of children's literature.

Jodie Foster's narration, the music by Van Dyke Parks, and Diana Bryan's humorous silhouette drawings all add to the success of this little film.

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A Lesson in Greed and Wishes.

10/10
Author: Dragonsonic (Nickelodeon43@hotmail.com) from United States
8 March 2009

THE FISHERMAN AND HIS WIFE is probably one of Rabbit Ears' most intense and charming story yet as it has drama and suspense throughout the story. Jodie Foster has done an excellent job at narrating this story as she narrates in a brooding manner, making the story suspenseful to hear and Van Dyke Parks' music is charming and elegant, which fits perfectly for this story. Last, but not least, Diana Bryan's illustrations are dark yet creative, providing the perfect mysterious mood to this story. THE FISHERMAN AND HIS WIFE is the perfect story about the consequences of greed and about being content with what you have.

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