The Marzipan Pig / Jazztime Tale
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BASED ON THE AWARD-WINNING BOOK BY RUSSELL HOBAN
Narrated by Tim Curry
A marzipan pig falls behind a sofa and is lost. In his loneliness, the pig's feelings of love reach out, in a strange chain of events, to an owl, a mouse, and a hibiscus flower. The pig is eaten by the mouse, but passes love on to other generations of living creatures.
WINNER - Silver Apple, National Educational Film and Video Festival
Narrated by Ruby Dee
In Harlem in 1919, two girls - one white, one black - form a lifelong friendship through a chance encounter... and the jazztime music of young "Fats" Waller.
WINNER - Blue Ribbon, American Film and Video Festival
WINNER - Gold Apple, National Educational Film and Video Festival
Superb...wonderful! A gentle lesson about interracial harmony. Top-flight, upbeat entertainment...don't miss this one! --New York Daily News
Charming.....enjoyable for all. --Los Angeles Times
Top Customer Reviews
I've been longing to see it ever since. Now it is on DVD so I got a copy from Amazon to watch with my 10 year-old nephew and 6 year-old niece. I forewarned them it had a couple sad parts but a good ending. They were both A-OK with the whole thing. We were not disappointed--the animation was as charming as the narrative. My niece was captivated by the dancing mouse. And we all enjoyed the poetry and alliteration of the spoken sentiments.
The Marzipan Pig remains a timeless treat. Highly recommended!
According to another reviewer, their daughter had nightmares from this. I find that quite amazing, considering how gentle and soothing it is, but all kids are different after all, and the ends of bell curves are far away. If your child is very sensitive and easily upset by the idea of a mouse eating a pig-shaped sweet, don't let them watch this. Otherwise, they will enjoy this absolutely lovely tale. Animation for children is so loud and bombastic these days. It's nice to have something this soft and pleasing to remind us that there is a certain beauty to be found in well-made mildness.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very disappointed. The story was odd--not understandable for children. The seller was great; just didn't like the story.Published 13 months ago by Christina Hermansen
I love the movie Jazztime Tale. I've used it for years to teach my 1st and 2nd graders about Jazz, Fat Waller and silent films. Read morePublished 18 months ago by mamacastro
Not what I was thinking it was. We didn't like the story or the illustrations. Would not recommendPublished 18 months ago by georgia peach
I rented this movie from the library last night, based on the description on the cover. My daughter (almost 4) started crying when the mouse ate the pig, and was bawling by the... Read morePublished on January 26, 2012 by Chris Rollins, PE