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Soul Music 

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 ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Christopher Lee ...  Death 7 episodes, 1997
Graham Crowden ...  Mustrum Ridcully 7 episodes, 1997
Debra Gillett Debra Gillett ...  Susan Sto Helit 7 episodes, 1997
Andy Hockley Andy Hockley ...  Imp y Celyn 7 episodes, 1997
George Harris ...  Lias Bluestone 7 episodes, 1997
Neil Morrissey ...  Mort 7 episodes, 1997
Bryan Pringle ...  Albert 7 episodes, 1997
Bernard Wrigley ...  Asphalt 7 episodes, 1997
John Jardine John Jardine 7 episodes, 1997
Rosalie Williams 7 episodes, 1997
Maggie Fox Maggie Fox 7 episodes, 1997
Jimmy Hibbert Jimmy Hibbert 7 episodes, 1997
Maggie Fox Maggie Fox ...  Ms. Butts 7 episodes, 1997
David Holt ...  Mr. Clete 7 episodes, 1997
Rob Rackstraw Rob Rackstraw 7 episodes, 1997
Melissa Sinden 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 finds 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 iit has 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 and 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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Death: Oh... bugger!
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Edited into a seven-part miniseries for television; also seen on the DVD release. See more »

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References Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) See more »

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A good attempt, but not a winner for me.
2 May 2001 | by Fanged_EddieSee all my reviews

I watched the videos all the way through, and somehow I feel them to be an embarrassment to the books - I found the animation to be a bit crude, and not as I had imagined the scenarios. But of course, it's impossible to make an animated film that's totally accurate, as everyone's view of the Discworld and the characters who people it is entirely different, and nothing could capture the humor in the narrative of DW books. The animated version of Soul Music is something to watch once if you like Terry Pratchett, but I don't think I'll be watching it again. Long live Great A'Tuin!


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