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The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (13 DVD boxed set)

3.9 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews

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The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (13 DVD boxed set)

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  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 13
  • Studio: GT Media
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001GQHJXI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #127,206 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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These programs, which have appeared on Good Times Video releases as individually paired titles, are gathered here in a wallet-sized box set of thirteen DVDs, each with two 25-minute-long fairy tales on them, so twenty-six tales in all.

The fairy tales are all traditional cell animation, and feature familiar, and unfamiliar Grimm titles, including Snow White, Hansel & Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, and many more.

The animation is well-done, Saturday morning TV quality, and the stories are more or less well represented; toned down for viewers, but watchable. The biggest problems are in the two "added" animal characters who are present in each story - they often intrude upon the stories in worthless, time-wasting ways, and lessen the impact of the original Grimm stories; sometimes they even change the plots, and characters' motivations. For example, in "Hansel & Gretel", it's the animal characters who get the idea for leaving a trail of pebbles, not Hansel, and so his character appears weaker and less intelligent than he is the in the original Grimm story.

That being said, these programs are adequate for children ages 4-8, and are a good, thorough collection of animated Grimm stories for children.
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I love the DVD set. The animation is great and you get a variety of different movies for a great price. There is definitely an alternate spin on many of the stories given the addition of the main story characters; this may bother some people who like to stick to traditional storylines. Overall, I loved the opportunity to revisit some old classics and learn some new ones as well!
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After discovering that this DVD set was Simsala Grimm, I just HAD to get it after reading an interesting description on Tvtropes comparing Yoyo to Timon (Huge Timon fan as a kid). Of course, it's no surprise that Yoyo is my favorite character cause of all his sarcastic one-liners and the fact that he's super adorable. I also got a plush of Yoyo off the UK Amazon to cuddle with.

The box contains the first two seasons in English with a total of 13 discs with 2 episodes each for a total of 26 episodes. It's basically a book with sleeves protecting each CD. The only real drawback of each CD is having to sit through previews of Gary Busey pomeranian movies. Dinotopia preview sounds interesting, though.

Yoyo and Doc Croc provide a little extra kick to the stories that I love, being a furry and all. I highly reccommend this DVD to Simsala Grimm fans, children and furries but not to fairy tale fans who hate added OCs (Yoyo and Doc Croc).

Overall, my favorite episodes are:
-The Wolf And The Seven Little Kids (Yoyo is awesome and has a catchy musical number in that one)
-Tom Thumb (It's adorable seeing Yoyo and Doc Croc acting as big brothers to Tom Thumb)
-Puss In Boots (SO CUTE!)
-Bremen Town Musicians (I said I was a furry)
-Six Servants (They're like superheroes but without all that spandex)
-Hansel And Gretel (Just cause Doc Croc looks adorable as a bear!)
-The Meaning Of Fear (Once again, Yoyo is awesome in that one).

In conclusion, this show is like a plate of nachos and a bowl of cheese whiz. Oh so cheesy yet oh so delicious at the same time. I have to subtract a star because of the overly long Gary Busey pomeranian (Quigley) preview, though.
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I am not a big fan of this DVD set. The characters seem to be made "cheep" compared to Disney cartoons. My back then 3 year old son loved to watch them and my friends 4 year old daughter also enjoyed them recently. 3 stars are given due to the style of cartoon and that each time I play the DVD there is commercial/pre-views for other DVD products.
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This boxed set of Brother's Grimm Tales is very nice. My granddaughter loves all of the stories. There are two stories on each of the 13 DVD's. Very nice gift set.
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This is an amazing deal: 26 fairy tales for very little money compared to Disney and others. These are also kid-friendly and fun. We often watch a few together as a family and enjoy the time together.
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I started watching this a few years back on Youtube, mostly clips of the episodes and some of the episodes themselves but now that I bought this item and watched the whole thing, it turned out just as good as I remembered it would. I wish I saw this when I was a kid but I guess your never too old for cartoons like The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm. I'm in my twenties now and I feel like your never too old to watch good old fasioned cartoons from the 1990s. You can love it when your a little kid, you can love it when your a teenager, you can love it as an adult and you can love it as you grow old. This is a piece of 90s classic cartoons.
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This DVD set is awesome for kids. They are traditional fairy tales (Anderson, Grimm) with a twist.

Excellent for both boys and girls.

Animation is well done.

Wish they would make more.
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