'20 Holiday Adventures - Scholastic Storybook'
(DVD / NR / 2015 / Scholastic + Cinedigm)
Overview: You can collect the entire library of Scholastic Storybook Treasures and read along on screen with your favorite classic children's stories, brought vividly to life on DVD.
DVD Verdict: In '20 Holiday Adventures - Scholastic Storybook', a new single-disc release from Scholastic Storybook Treasures: The Classic Collection, get ready to learn more about our culture's classic precious Holiday tales, with these colorful movies faithfully adapted from classic books!
For those unfamiliar with the Scholastic Storybook Treasures collection, in general, each DVD includes an assortment of favorite children's picture books on DVD. The picture books (and their DVD renditions) range from the `70s to the current day and include a wide variety of presentation styles.
There are live-action renditions, fully animated versions, versions where a camera pans over the original illustrations to provide movement and visual interest, and so forth. These collections are always eclectic (and that is GOOD!) and I'm always surprised by the new favorites my children discover.
The full list of stories is: The Night Before Christmas, Max's Christmas, Merry Christmas, Splat, Morris's Disappearing Bag, Merry Christmas, Space Case, Bear Snores On, Noah's Ark, Too Many Tamales, Lemonade in Winter, The Snowy Day, Fletcher and the Snowflake Christmas, In the Month of Kislev, Little Drummer Boy, Seven Candles for Kwanzaa, Great Joy!, Antarctic Antics, Giving Thanks, Bear Has a Story to Tell, The Clown of God, and Brave Irene. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1:78.1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.