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Jim Henson’s ‘Unstable Fables: Tortoise Vs. Hare’

posted by Nell Minow

Set 15 years after the classic Aesop fable about race between the over-confident Hare and the slow-but-steady tortoise, this updated version from The Jim Henson Company out on DVD this week has the two creatures planning a rematch, this time with their children. Voice talents include Danny Glover and Jay Leno and it’s told with spirit and style and there are some nice lessons about things that matter more than winning races, like friendship and trust.

  • jestrfyl

    It’s nice to know that Leno is not planning to lay around the house, tinker with his cars, and basically bask in his early retirement. He seems to be doing some voices for animation (this and Igor). It would be terrible if his wife had to support his expensive toy habot all by herself.

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