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A grandfather uses Oscar Wilde’s timeless tale, "The Story of the Selfish Giant," to unlock the true meaning of Christmas for his granddaughter. In this story of love and sacrifice, the selfish giant learns that God’s unselfish gift encourages us to be filled with joy. Children of all ages will be enchanted by this charming story and its strong Christian message. Original artwork and music are sure to make this a holiday favorite for years and years to come.

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  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Studio: Vision Video
  • DVD Release Date: October 18, 2005
  • Run Time: 25 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000BT030C
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,315 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful By The SMART Patrick on December 23, 2005
Format: DVD
In the early 1970's there was a made for television version of The Selfish Giant that was enchanting, touching and gorgeous in it's animation...THIS IS NOT IT! If you remember the original version then do not waste your money and time on this completely substandard version. The animation on South Park is a Disney film compaired to this crummy version, and the songs are terrible stinkers.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Karl logan on June 21, 2011
Format: DVD
I ordered this DVD because for literally years and years I remembered this incredibly-animated story from my childhood and wanted to watch it in its entirety and share it with my fiancee. I couldn't open it up fast enough, and threw it in the DVD player and....I nearly cried. THIS IS NOT THE VERSION THAT EITHER I, NOR YOU, WERE LOOKING FOR! This is NOT the movie that played during the early 70's and then inexplicably disappeared from TV!!! It's a cheap rip-off!!!

This DVD opens with some corny and cliche'd "grandfather, tell me a story" shot on cheap film, and then presumes into cheap watercolor slides which are not even animated--think of placing characters on the screen and then replacing them with other static, cut-out characters and you get the idea. There is NO animation per se, only this super-cheap method of telling the story. It looks like the producer hired a local artist to approximate the scenes from the original version and then hired some amateur voice-over actor to tell the story. All in all, a heartbreaking, cheap, extremely disappointing version. I feel ripped off!

You can see the original version on Youtube--in three parts. At least it still lives on somewhere--but I wish someone would find the original reels and convert this magnificent masterpiece to a proper DVD!!!
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i hate to give such a bad rating and review to such a beautiful story who's brilliant and touching text can survive nearly any level of misguided visual accompaniment, but this was really, really bad. maybe even worse because there is such a awe-inspiring version you can find on youtube (the one we saw as kids, made in canada, directed by peter sander, narrated by paul hecht, and with theme music by ron goodwin.) THIS IS NOT THAT VERSION!!!
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By jordyn skye on February 3, 2011
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A tale for everyone! Sad, beautiful and so moving. A giant has a garden that winter moves into because the giant is selfish and cold. A child finds his way into the garden and plays and brings a bit of spring with him. The boy is Christ and the giant discovers love in his cold heart. Just a rare tale of love and beauty that could only be written by Mr Wilde.
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