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Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories: Blumpoe the Grumpoe Meets Arnold The Cat/Millions of Cats

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First-time available on DVD. Winner of PARENTS CHOICE AWARD from TV GUIDE. Winner of the National Academy of Cable Programming Cable Ace Award for OUTSTANDING CHILDREN S PROGRAMMING. Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories are a series of fully animated stories based on best-selling picture books delightfully narrated by a line-up of celebrity superstars.

This series is hosted and produced by Emmy nominee Shelley Duvall, widely recognized for such landmark entertainment as the award-winning Faerie Tale Theatre. These beautifully produced storybook gems will enchant and entertain kids and parents alike - bedtime or anytime!

Blumpoe The Grumpoe Meets Arnold The Cat was written by Jean Davies Okimoto, illustrated by Howie Schneider, and narrated by John Candy . A grumpy old man and a shy young cat form an unlikely friendship at a Minnesota inn which provides its guests with a cat for the night. Okimoto's poignant story (based on a real hotel) is complemented by winsome, nostalgic illustrations. Arnold's seemingly boneless body and silly putty face convey a variety of emotions that will melt readers' hearts as surely as that of Horace P. Blumpoe. Ages 4-8. Publishers Weekly Touching and hilarious. -- Entertainment Weekly

Millions of Cats is a picture book written and illustrated by Wanda Gag in 1928 and narrated by James Earl Jones. The book won a Newbery Honor Book award in 1929, one of the few picture books to do so. Millions of Cats is the oldest American picture book still in print. Millions of Cats combines tenderness with powerful themes, including the human longing for companionship and the struggle to survive in the natural world, and it does so in a story 3- and 4-year-olds can understand.

The story of an elderly couple who realize that they are very lonely. The wife wants a cat to love, so her husband sets off in search of a beautiful one to bring home to her. After traveling far away from home, he finds a hillside covered in "...hundreds of cats, thousands of cats, millions and billions and trillions of cats..." The man wants to bring home the most beautiful of all the cats, but he's unable to decide. The old man and woman can t keep them all, so the cats compete for survival, except for a frightened and very homely little cat that others see as no threat and ignore. That is the cat that the couple come to see as the the most beautiful cat in the world.

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" ...it s clever, it s comic and it s totally cool. TV GUIDE"

"Delightful and charming...kids won t squirm and parents won t be bored. DAILY VARIETY" --TV GUIDE and DAILY VARIETY

From the award-winning creator of Faerie Tale Theatre, Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories bring to life a humorous collection of her favorite children's picture books! Sparkling with brilliant animation and delightful celebrity narration, these beautifully produced storybook gems will enchant and entertain kids and parents alike - bedtime or anytime.

Millions of Cats, narrated by James Earl Jones, is based on Wanda Gcg's enchanting tale of the very old man who went off in search of the prettiest cat in the world for his wife and returned instead with millions to choose from has become an American classic.

Blumpoe the Grumpoe Meets Arnold the Cat, narrated by John Candy. The book was written by Jean Davies Okimoto and illustrated by Howie Schneider. The story of a grumpy old man and a shy young cat form an unlikely friendship at a Minnesota inn which provides its guests with a cat for the night.

Entertainment Weekly calls Blumboe the Grumpoe Touching and hilarious. --Starmaker II


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  • Actors: Narrated by John Candy, Narrated by James Earl Jones
  • Directors: Arthur Leonardi, Jeff Stein
  • Format: Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: Starmaker II
  • DVD Release Date: September 29, 2009
  • Run Time: 25 minutes
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  • ASIN: B002JL40C2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #367,536 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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