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Discworld: Wyrd Sisters (1996)

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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Acorn Media
Genre: Animation, Cel, Fantasy, UK
Languages: English
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This title is currently out of print.

The Discworld, that is, as created by Terry Pratchett in his riotous series of sci-fi/fantasy books. Discworld is populated by a cast of characters straight out of folklore and mythology, only a whole lot funnier. Take the Wyrd Sisters, for instance (they don't like that handle one bit, by the way), whose story is brought to life in this animated series. A motley trio of hardworking witches, they get mixed up in a royal mess when a murdered king's baby son is entrusted to their care. Though they hate meddling, the witches must wrest the kingdom from the loopy duke and his she-devil wife. "The funniest parodist working in the field today, period" - The New York Review of Science Fiction "Simply the best humorous writer of the twentieth century." - Oxford Times

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For Pratchett fans only by silvalen January 10, 2006 - 1:51 PM PST
2 out of 2 members found this review helpful
Speaking as a longtime fan of Terry Pratchett's work, I have to say that this movie is only for his truly devoted fans. Perhaps because I've read this book (and all of the other Discworld books as well) more times than I care to count, the humor was spoiled for me. However, where I can still sit down and read Wyrd Sisters and enjoy it immensely, the same can not be said for this movie. Too much of the humor falls flat due to bad timing, and the voice characterizations (apart from Death) are just plain silly. The animation, while not bad, is nothing to write home about and at nearly two and a half hours running time, it could have used some editing, even if this would have meant that some parts of the book went missing.

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