Madeline [videorecording] /
by Cooper, Saul [pro]; Kohner, Pancho [pro]; Stewart, Allyn [pro]; Marmo, Malia Scotch [aus]; Levin, Mark [aus]; Flackett, Jennifer [aus]; Mayer, Daisy von Scherler [drt]; McDormand, Frances [act]; Hawthorne, Nigel [act]; Jones, Hatty [act]; Daniels, Ben; Venegas, Arturo; Audran, Stéphane; Bemelmans, Ludwig; Tri-Star Pictures; Jaffilms (Firm); Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm).Material type: Visual materialPublisher: Culver City, CA : Tri-Star Pictures : Distributed by Columbia TriStar Home Video, c1998Description: 1 videodisc (double-sided) (89 min.) : sd., col., ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (1 folded sheet ( p.) : ill. ; 19 cm.).ISBN: 0767819659:; 9780767819657.Language note: In English with optional subtitles in English; closed-captioned.Title notes: $19.99 7/5/2011 (cc)Uniform titles: Madeline (Motion picture : 1998).Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | Madeline (Fictitious character) -- Drama | Girls -- Drama | Schools -- Drama | Friendship -- Drama | Best friends -- Drama | City and town life -- Drama | Teacher-student relationships -- Drama | Paris (France) -- Drama | Bemelmans, Ludwig, 1898-1962 -- Film adaptations | Comedy films | Children's films | Feature films | Film adaptations | Video recordings for the hearing impaired
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Daisy von Sherler Mayer directed this family film, an adaptation of the famed book series that Austrian-born writer-illustrator Ludwig Bemelmans (1898-1962) launched in 1939 with the opening lines, "In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines. In two straight lines they broke their bread and brushed their teeth and went to bed. They smiled at the good and frowned at the bad and sometimes they were very sad. They left the house at half past nine in two straight lines in rain or shine -- the smallest one was Madeline." This live-action film interpretation, set during the mid-1950s, expands on plot elements found throughout several books in the series. Lord Covington (Nigel Hawthorne) plans to sell the small French boarding school where the young orphan Madeline (nine-year-old British actress Hatty Jones) lives with other girls under the supervision of sympathetic schoolmistress Miss Clavel (Frances McDormand). Hospitalized after an appendectomy, Madeline wanders down the hospital hallway and meets Covington's dying wife, Lady Covington (Stephane Audran), an encounter which becomes an asset in Madeline's efforts to save the school. Moving into the house adjacent to the school is the family of the Spanish Ambassador (Arturo Venegas), including his young son Pepito (Kristian de la Osa), who spends a good deal of time wheeling about on his Vespa, so noisy it serves to irritate possible buyers of the school. When Madeline falls into the Seine, she is rescued by a dog, Genevieve, who immediately becomes the school's mascot and pet, despite the "no pets" rule and Miss Clavel's allergy to dogs. Pepito's somewhat sinister British tutor Leopold (Ben Daniels) engineers a plan that leads to the county fair kidnapping of Pepito and Madeline. First filmed by UPA in the early '50s as the Oscar-nominated animated cartoon short, Madeline (1952), decades passed before other adaptations appeared: the 23-minute Madeline's Rescue and Other Stories (1990, available from Facets Video), narrated by Louise Roberts; and the 1989-1993 series of half-hours narrated by Christopher Plummer -- Madeline, Madeline and the Bad Hat, Madeline and the Gypsies, Madeline in London, Madeline's Christmas, and Madeline's Rescue. MGM's 1945 Fred Astaire/Vincente Minnelli film Yolanda and the Thief also adapted Bemelmans. Daisy von Scherler Mayer's earlier Party Girl (1995) was the first feature film seen in its entirety on the Internet. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby surround stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; choice of anamorphic widescreen presentation, aspect ratio, 1.85:1, or standard presentation reformatted to fit television screen, aspect ratio 1.33:1.
In English with optional subtitles in English; closed-captioned.
Based on the book "Madeline" by Ludwig Bemelmans.
Frances McDormand (Miss Clavel), Nigel Hawthorne (Lord Covington), Hatty Jones (Madeline), Ben Daniels (Leopold the tutor), Arturo Venegas (Mr. Spanish Ambassador), Stéphane Audran (Lady Covington), Katia Caballero (Mrs. Spanish Ambassador), Chantal Neuwirth (Hélène the cook), Kristian de la Osa (Pepito), Clare Thomas (Aggie), Bianca Ströhman (Victoria), Christina Mangani (Chantal), Rachel Dennis (Lucinda), Pilar Garrard (Beatrice), Jessica Mason (Serena), Alix Ponchon (Lolo), Emilie Jessula (Elizabeth), Eloïse Eonnet (Sylvette), Alice Lavaud (Veronica), Morgane Farçat (Marie-Odile).dile).
Director of photography, Pierre Aim; editor, Jeffrey Wolf; music by Michel Legrand ; production designer, Hugo Luczyc-Wyhowski ; costume designer, Michael Clancy.
Double-sided disc includes widescreen presentation (side A) and standard presentation (side B).
MPAA Rating: Rated PG for momentary language.
Of the famous twelve little girls living in two straight lines, the smallest one is fearless Madeline. But something is not right at the boarding school in Paris run by Miss Clavell: the house next door is now the Spanish Embassy, kind Lady Covington has died, and Lord Covington is busily plotting to sell the school! Madeline springs into action - befriending the lonely Spanish boy next door, refusing to eat a chicken she has personally met, and facing down Lord Covington as he escorts a prospective buyer through the school. Madeline's perceptiveness, courage, and willingness to stick to her principles--along with Miss Clavell's calm reserve--allow everyone to face their fears with similar aplomb, to thus save both the day, and the school.
Start -- "Something's not right." -- Visiting day -- Lady Covington -- Fred -- Pepito -- Chicken Helene -- Lord Cucuface [Lord Coo-Coo Face] -- Super hungry -- Shop talk -- Museum trip -- Invitation -- Pepito's party -- Mice -- Super bad punishment -- Lass in Seine -- Missing keys -- No pets allowed -- Genevieve -- Sabotage -- Twelve letters -- Search -- Circus -- Kidnapped! -- Great escape -- Homecoming -- Change of heart -- "What a wonderful world!"
Special features: Madeline cartoon "Jolly Frolics: Madeline" (7 min); Theatrical trailer (2 min.); Photo gallery [slide show].
$19.99 7/5/2011 (cc)