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Contains three Dr. Seuss favorites - Horton Hatches the Egg, The Butter Battle Book and Daisy Head Mayzie. A must-have for Seuss fans of all ages!]]>
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I can remember watching the "Butter Battle Book" in a high school poli-sci class; Seuss's satirical Cold War fable is both amusing and chilling, and a good choice for older children and teens.
"Daisy-Head Mayzie" was produced for cable network TNT and is based on a story published after Seuss's death. As "Butter Battle" does with the arms race, "Mayzie" sends up our culture's obsession with celebrity.
"Horton Hatches The Egg" is actually a Looney Tune cartoon short, originally released in the 1940s and directed by Bob Clampett (not Chuck Jones as a previous reviewer asserts). This item might actually be of greatest interest to animation buffs (such as yours truly), featuring as it does Clampett's trademark rubbery animation and adult-oriented humor. It's also completely restored and uncut on the DVD version.
All in all, I'd recommend this collection for Clampett/Looney Tunes fans and adult Seuss fans. It's probably going to be a little too far over the heads of the kiddies.
The Horton cartoon is from the Looney Tunes folks, albeit in a rough Seussian style. I saw it myself as a child and was not traumatized by the fish shooting itself (NOTE-The fish isn't actually shown doing this act, he goes offscreen with a gun and it is implied), having seen similar scenes in other cartoons at the time (relax folks, your kids are stronger than you think-Tom and Jerry didn't turn anyone into axe-murderers and no one today is complaining about the equally gross antics of Itchy and Scratchy). If anything, the bird's callousness toward Horton and her egg concerned me more than anyhting else as while watching this as a kid.
Daisy head maysie, to me, is essentially a Seuss rewrite of The underground classic "Boy With Green Hair," although her character seems a bit more self-assured.
Likewise, the Butter Battle book is straight out of Jonathan Swift's fable about the people going to war over how to break eggs, although its considered to be a cold war fable.
Yeah, Suess sometimes actually wrote for adults.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A classic for kids and adults alike.
It comes with various episodes and a tiny bit of extras.
My nephew loves it and so do i!
I ordered this as part of my daughter's Easter basket. Who doesn't love Dr. Seuss???Published 17 months ago by Andrea Williams
This is for my 4 year old nephew's Easter basket. His mother will love it, since she watches this with him. I myself am not a fan of Dr. Suess, but for the price it is worth it.Published 17 months ago by Susan Crawford
Wow! all of Dr. Seuss best books on DVD. Great for Dr. Seuss' birthday. The kids love to watch and read his stories.Published 22 months ago by Annette Draper