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Jack and the Beanstalk DVD Review

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.

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  1. I am so happy you enjoyed the film! We all worked so hard to make a movie that would be entertaining for kids AND their parents. I am truly pleased with you pointing that out.

    Please note that the name of our company is Avalon Family Entertainment (not Alliance, as stated in the review). We have several more coming, and we sure appreciate you spreading the word about Jack!

    Best regards,
    Gary DePew
    Producer, “Jack and the Beanstalk”

    1. Hi Gary,
      Thanks for the wonderful comment, it’s so nice to hear from you!
      It is a great film, a hilarious take on a classic!
      Well done, and thanks again for stopping by!

      p.s. – I’m a bit confused, as your film is distributed by Alliance, is it not?
      In the release I received:
      ” © 2010 Screen Media Films. All Rights Reserved. Distributed Exclusively by Alliance Films. All Rights Reserved. ”
      Please correct me if I am indeed wrong, and my apologies if so!!


  2. Hello Tammi,

    On the back of the DVD cover you will see it says:

    ” © 2010 Avalon I, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Distributed Exclusively by Screen Media Films. All Rights Reserved. All trademarks are property of their respective owners.”

    However, our name has changed to Avalon Family Entertainment.


    Aaron M.
    Office of Gary DePew
    Avalon Family Entertainment

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