Fables and Legends: Aesop's Fables, Volume Two
Fables and Legends: Aesop's Fables, Volume Two. 30 minutes. VHS 80463. Milliken Publishing Company. Universal City, CA: MCA Home Video. $3 from Theresa Thomas, Lakeland, FL, through Ebay, Feb., '00.
Seven stories are offered here: The Milkmaid, Belling the Cat, The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, The Goose with the Golden Eggs, The Dog in the Manger, The Miller, His Son, and Their Ass, and "The Hare with Many Friends." The same group is around the campfire, but in different positions from those of the first video. They still give the setting before and between the fables. Once a campfire character starts to tell a fable, we switch to watching stills of that fable, done by various visual artists. The voice of the narrator sounds vaguely like that of Leslie Nielson. MM involves a splashing sound-effect decidedly too long for the spilling of a simple pail of milk.