Tall Tales & Legends: The Complete Series
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Pecos Bill – Steve Guttenberg portrays Pecos Bill, the “King of the Cowboys,” in this rootin’ tootin’ epic. When his rowdy behavior gets him run out of town, he heads for Mexico and saves the state of Texas from drought. Also stars Rebecca De Mornay, Martin Mull and Megan Mullally.
Casey at the Bat – Elliott Gould stars as Casey Frank, a down-on-his-luck baseball player who follows his dreams to become the biggest star in the game. Carol Kane, Bob Uecker and Howard Cosell co-star in this spirited salute to America’s pastime.
Darlin’ Clementine – Shelley Duvall portrays Clementine, a lonely woman who takes care of everyone around her until her selfish father learns a valuable lesson. Ed Asner, David Dukes and Michael Richards also star in this tale based on the legendary folk song.
Johnny Appleseed – Johnny Appleseed (Martin Short) travels across the land with a cooking pot on his head and his pockets filled with apple seeds and shows that there’s nothing wrong with being different. Also stars Molly Ringwald and Rob Reiner.
Ponce de Leon – The search for youth has never been so much fun as Ponce (Michael York) teams up with Lucy (Sally Kellerman), the Lady Pirate, in the ultimate adventure.
John Henry – “On the night John Henry was born, lightning bolts shaped like nine-pound hammers filled the sky,” and from that day on, John Henry (Danny Glover) was known as the extraordinary boy who became an extraordinary man.
Davy Crockett – The multi-talented Mac Davis brings the story of America’s coonskin-capped pioneer to life. On the wild frontier, Davy Crockett earns a reputation for bravery and courage and proves that anything is possible.
Annie Oakley – Jamie Lee Curtis stars as the famous Annie Oakley “Little Miss Sure Shot” in this charming portrayal of the legendary markswoman. This enchanting tale also stars Brian Dennehy as Buffalo Bill Cody.
Top Customer Reviews
The original release of this was quite expensive and included 9 individual dvd's in individual cases. This new version is a welcomed re-build of the series onto 3 discs, compiling the stories into a smaller overall package with a very attractive price point and a smaller foot-print on the proverbial kid's shelf. Kudos to E1 for the re-formatting.
3 stars because the series itself is good, but the quality of the discs they are on is pretty poor.
Pretty much a VHS to DVD transfer. I mean, honestly I could've cleaned it up better myself.
For the nice packaging they couldn't even afford a little remastering??
Terrible DVD menu, by the way.
Besides that, yes...I love these short stories. Very good acting, super funny and entertaining.
The poor quality doesn't do this series a justice.
Live-action and star-empowered, these tales are equally as enjoying for both young and old alike, as are the acclaimed Faerie Tale Theatre stories. Johnny Appleseed is my kids absolute fav (Martin Short as Johnny), but Casey at the Bat, John Henry... they all ad up to a wonderful body of work that interestingly plays beautifully in/around first and second grade when American Folklore is taught in the public schools (at least in our area it is). The Appleseed tale took my little girl from watching the show to wanting to, and successfully reading the tale to then... writing a little book report for her class.
Thank you Ms. Duvall, for playing a positive role in teaching my kid to read. Kudos again to you for your work.
PS: The upcoming release of Faerie Tale Theatre as a set that includes a book deserves TWO THUMBS UP, as they say. Watch them, read them. How well was THAT idea thought out??? Kudos to KOCH Vision for such great products for our children.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this set for my son to be able to see a show that I grew up watching. It is just like I remember it. Great DVD set.Published 2 months ago by bridgette78
I remember watching these stories when I was young on Disney and loved the. I then bought this set for school and the students love it as much as I did. Great product.Published 7 months ago by msconee
Loved her Fairy Tale Theater dvds & I knew that we'd love these.Published 9 months ago by Deborah K Woroniecki
Got this for my homeschool. We enjoy these. Sparks conversation for deeper study.Published 10 months ago by Saved By Grace
I purchased this for my classroom and the students loved it! They thought it was hysterical and they learned about an American legend most had never heard of.Published 13 months ago by L B