Wonderful Children's tale!
"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 is a live action movie version of the wonderful books by by Ludwig Bemelmans. Much more fun than the animated cartoons!
The movie is made up from four of the children's books, and stars Hatty Jones as Madeline, Frances McDormand as Miss Clavel and Nigel Hawthorne as Lord Cuckoo Face aka Lord Covington.
Before we started reading the books to her, my granddaughter was totally captivated with this movie, and when we found the books, she became even more the fan!
Great Comedy for Children
In this movie, Madeline, your youngster will recognize the character from books or watching the Discovery Channel. Young Madeline lives in a boarding school with a dozen other girls and she is the shortest of them all. Madeline was hospitalized for an appendectomy and begins to roam the hospital. She finds they are selling the boarding school and tries to do what she can to save it. She meets Lady Covington who is the wife of Lord Covington and is dying. A Spanish Ambassador moves into the house next door and has a son Pepito (cool name)who travels about on his very noisy Vespa. Madeline meets Pepito and he helps her with the mission. This DVD also includes the comic strip Madeline as well as some photos.
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Madeline (1998, DVD)
Madeline (1998, DVD) is a WONDERFUL family movie! My children have watched it numerous times and bring it along on sleepovers! I would definately reccommend it for ages 4 and up!!
madeline 1998 dvd
My 20 month old is obsessed with Madeline. so we had to have this one. It's a great flick, I even like it. That is good seeing as how we watch it at least twice a day!!!!!
It is a good movie
I bought this movie new.. and my kids and I love it.. but I will like if it had it in spanish too. It is a good movie..love it