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Wishbone (2011)

Jordan Wall , Larry Brantley  |  NR |  DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Jordan Wall, Larry Brantley, Adam Springfield, Christie Abbott, Mary Chris Wall
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • 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: Lyons / Hit Ent.
  • DVD Release Date: February 15, 2011
  • Run Time: 115 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004DTLKC6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,678 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

• Episodes include: "The Impawssible Dream," "Hunchdog of Notre Dame," "Hot Diggety Dog," "Paw Prints of Thieves"
• Behind-the-scenes footage feature

Editorial Reviews

Let your imagination run wild with your favorite dog, Wishbone. The adventurous little terrier takes you on fantastic journeys inside your favorite storybook tales. Join the Merry Men and follow Robin Hood in the "Paw Prints of Thieves" as he robs from the rich to give to the poor. In "Hot Diggety Dawg" and "The Impawssible Dream," band together with Don Quixote and Jules Verne’s Professor Liedenbrock to vanquish giants and monsters. In "Hunchdog of Notre Dame," escape danger as Wishbone rescues maidens and defeats his evil master. This clever pup with a nose for adventure will delight and inspire the whole family.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
41 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What's Next Wishbone? February 12, 2011
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Being of the younger generation, I watch Wishbone at the tender age where it made me love to read and dream. I spent my days awaiting for the end of school and rushing home to turn on the TV for the next adventure Wishbone would take me on. As I grew and came to love reading more and more from watching this great show, Wishbone suddenly disappeared from my life in a flash. Never again I was to see that lovable dog do a turn in joy or dress is the clothes of the character that he was portraying. Now finally I have a chance to relive my childhood again and this time share it with my niece and nephews to show them it is a joy to read and dream.
The fact that this DVD has all the shows that was released on DVD before, at a fair price that any has seen, will help others like it will help me to join the journeys we went on with Wishbone yet again. It is my hope that people will buy this product, and I will say you should, so all the old episodes we enjoyed will come out and we can share all the adventures with him again. So order this DVD today, return to the childhood of your past, and share it will the little ones you know have today. Support your children's future with a great show that never "dumb down" the stories, and support the Wishbone DVD so we can all join in the adventures again!
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally! January 13, 2011
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This was one of my very favorite shows as a kid and I am very sad that it (and a few other favorites of mine such as reading rainbow) is no longer on tv for my niece to watch. For more than a decade not only was it no longer airing but it was practically impossible to find except for $25 an episode which was way too much. I am so excited that they are rereleasing them at an affordable price! Now if only they would do the same for Reading Rainbow and Bill Nye the Science Guy! Those were great shows!
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite Childhood TV Series March 18, 2011
When I was a child, Wishbone used to be my favorite TV program. To this day, I wish there was a way to purchase all the episodes in DVD quality [Note: one can purchase nearly all the episodes now from people who have compiled the episodes and burned them onto DVDs - but it is not the same].

Anyway, the four episodes on this disk are quite enjoyable and should interest young children. I still occasionally enjoy watching a Wishbone episode. Unfortunately, I have already purchased all four of the episodes on this disk when Hit Entertainment released them individually on DVD a few years ago. Therefore, I have not purchased this collection, but since I am very familiar with all four episodes, I thought I would still write this review.

PAW PRINTS OF THIEVES tells a watered-down story of The Adventures of Robin Hood, in which Wishbone plays the character of Robin Hood. For the parallel story in Oakwood, Joe is faced with the dilemma of helping Ellie (the lunch lady) take food to the food bank, even though it is against Mr. Bison's (the school food director's) policy.

In short, the theme of the episode is - "Is it ever right to break bad rules for a good cause, even if it means you might get in trouble?"

In THE IMPAWSIBLE DREAM, Don Quixote and his companion Sancho Panza (played by Wishbone) embark on a journey, where among other things, Don Quixote engages in fighting windmills, which he claims are disguised as giants, while searching for the golden helmet of Mambrino. Back on Oakdale, Joe Talbot tries to break the Guinness free-throw record.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What's the story.... March 28, 2011
By kdtrejc
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I bought this for my 2 1/2 yr. old and he loves it. He'd sit and watch this over & over again. This is a great price for this DVD considering I paid about the same price for just one episode a few years back! If you like Wishbone, this is a must buy....well worth the money.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality Entertainment and an Awesome Influence! June 25, 2011
By Desiree
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This DVD embodies the excellent, quality television PBS and the Wishbone show are all about. Very few things on television measure up to the positive influence of Wishbone. As a child growing up, this show played a big part in introducing me to classic literature and enticing me to become the reader I am today. Infact I minored in English in college and never got less than an A in any English class. Now, as an adult with a brother of 5 years old, Wishbone is somthing I am so proud to share with him. The picture, sound, and everything about this DVD would do Wishbone proud! I highly recommend people purchase this DVD so it can be around to share with generations to come and perhaps even more episodes will be released for us to share. The things on tv now do not compare to Wishbone. I would not let children watch very much on tv today. While harmless, things like Spongebob do not teach children anything but to act silly. Wishbone has messages about morality and learning and developing a love of reading and adventure. It encourages children to search for more in life. It is very educational.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Kids Show Ever! February 23, 2011
I used to watch this every chance I had as a kid and I don't know how but some kind yet anonymous wonderful person sent me this DVD before the release and I love it! I would absolutely go crazy if the whole series were out on DVD, I want my kids to watch this and their kids, etc.
I might still buy one of these to give to my mother-in-law, she runs a daycare and I bet the kids would like it! Such a cute puppy Soccer, just like my Jack Russell.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
for my Jack Russell who loves Wishbone!!
Published 22 days ago by S. Harrell
5.0 out of 5 stars My grands love this little guy!
My grands love this little guy. His adventures are fun and educational.
Published 24 days ago by Alljoyus1
5.0 out of 5 stars Rinky Dink loves Wishbone
My granddaughter and I watched Wishbone when she was young. We visited his table at the PBS Kids in the Park event and bought a stuffed Wishbone. Read more
Published 1 month ago by J. Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
It is just as good as the way that I remember it as a child.
Published 1 month ago by Dominga M. Britton
5.0 out of 5 stars Excited to find these!
So happy to finally have some episodes of Wishbone on DVD! I loves watching this as a kid and it was a great introduction to some literary classics.
Published 2 months ago by perfectprpl
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 2 months ago by Mia Isenberg
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Rated G, interesting, and enjoyable.
Published 2 months ago by Nate Bowlin
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought as a gift but it is a great series for young folks (6-10) with...
Bought as a gift but it is a great series for young folks (6-10) with a lovable dog and great storytelling!
Published 2 months ago by William Reger
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A classic I can force on my 6 year old son. Yay nostalgia!
Published 2 months ago by Veronica
4.0 out of 5 stars LOVE Wishbone!
I grew up with Wishbone and was looking forward to my daughter being exposed to it as well. She loves it, everything came as expected and in great shape. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amber
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