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Rip Van Winkle

4 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

Based on the classic story by Washington Irving

Special Features

None.

Product Details

  • Actors: Will Geer
  • Directors: Will Vinton
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Billy Budd Films
  • DVD Release Date: May 30, 1978
  • Run Time: 27 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0007GP7MS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,304 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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I like this series titled "Clay Classic" by Will Vinton quite a bit. The animation is amazing, the color, the voices, they all work great. The script follows the original short story by Washington Irving pretty faithfully. My hands down favorites in the series so far is The First Christmas (actually 3 films on 1 disc), and Martin the Cobbler. I have also seen Michael the Visitor and I hope to order some of the other titles soon.
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I first saw this movie in the early 80s. When I had children I picked it up on VHS. When I saw it on DVD I had to have it. Kids love it but so do adults. My adult friends ask me to play it for them. I watch it whenever I need a pick-me-up or inspiration. BUY! BUY! BUY!
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Years ago I showed this as a projected film to my 7th grade students with good effect. The colors and animation are superb. Its theme is a welcome antidote to the harsh judgment children often pass on those who don't fit a common mold. Rip is a misfit among the solemn Dutchmen of his time and place. His gifts are not practical, but rather sympathy, warmth, and song. When Rip swallows a magic draught his world unravels and swirls about him in brightly colored clay bits. It is a visually impressive and artistically astute performance. His world is stitched back together with a new slant when a wise old mountain gives him some advice about values along the lines of the lilies of the field. Very highly recommended.
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A classical movie that every kid must have. A story with sensitivity and good humor. Should be in any language.
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I had this movie on VHS and watched it until the tape broke. Not because I watched it incessantly as a child, but because I kept revisiting it to enjoy the scenery, the story, the music, and ALL of the ridiculous creative imagery when Rip is not himself. It's great. I consider this truly appropriate for all ages because the lesson is universal - self-acceptance and joy. Honestly I put this on when I have a crap day and feel so much better about the world.

And for anyone with small kids, the music is varied enough that it's not really earworm material and complex enough to appeal to adults. So if they want to watch this 10 times in a row, you won't want to pull your hair out.
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This is another great childhood program I will keep in my movie library till the day I die. I can't forget how I felt when I first saw this many years ago. This one of many Clay Classic movie should be digitized and put in HD format for the new generation of kids and adults to enjoy.
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This is a third rate story someone has taken and used from the Original Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving. Any part of it actually coming from Irving, must be an accident.
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This was the first Claymation classic I saw (excluding the California Raisins) and fell in love with it. Old Rip tries so hard to do the right thing but always manages to get sidetracked. Thus he falls into his long, long nap only to wake and find that almost all of his friends had passed. And the music is infectious.
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