Directed by Gary J. Tunnicliffe is JACK and the Beanstalk. It’s a DVD by Avalon Family Entertainment starring highly acclaimed actors Katey Sagal, Chevy Chase, Christopher Lloyd, Gilbert Gottfried, Chloe Moretz and James Earl Jones. This live adaptation of the popular fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk is full of adventure, magic and a ton of humor!
Jack and the Beanstalk Synopsis: A fairy tale character who is about to flunk out of fairy tale school, Jack must perform a heroic deed by Monday or fail miserably, just like his father before him. Anxious to make good, Jack sells his C.O.W. (Computer of Wonder) for a handful of magic beans and a mysterious book that records his adventures as he’s having them. Accompanied by his sidekick Grayson — a goose who ate a bean and underwent an amazing transformation — Jack climbs the magic beanstalk to recover the fabled Harp of Destiny from the evil Giant who lives in the sky. Helping Jack on his perilous quest is the spunky Jillian, a fearless young girl whom Jack meets on his journey — and who just may have a hidden agenda.
This movie is similar in nature to the 1985 rendition of Alice in Wonderland, just for it’s odd-ball characters and hilarious all-star performances. My daughter and I both enjoyed this movie, her for the fairy-tale aspect and myself for the fabulous humor! The all-star cast are lively and really get into character, it was great to see such a playful side of them all. And, any movie that has Gilbert Gottfried makes me laugh, is it his voice or his zany personality? Either way, this movie is entertaining for both kids and adults, we enjoyed watching it on family movie night and is a great addition to our movie collection.
Disclosure: I was provided with product to facilitate this review post, opinions are my own.