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Home Video Report: A Children’s Classic, Refreshed

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Our heavy holiday season is approaching, along with selections of some impressive videos.

Few of us thought  there would be another Winnie the Pooh movie, but there’s a new Pooh epic — now out on DVD —  narrated by John Cleese.   It’s a rare piece of animation that does not make a desperate grab for children (or adults) but simply honors the intelligence of the original classic.

Crazy, Stupid, Love — a Ryan Gosling special — is also on DVD.

And, from 1988, a new release of Bill Murray in Scrooged, with Murray as a TV executive in this riff on A Christmas Carol.

Water For Elephants features Reese Witherspoon in a romance under the big top.

A new release of 1985’s To Live and Die In LA, with Willem Dafoe, is out.  It’s about a cop and a counterfeiter.

And, from 1932, look for  Charles Laughton and Bela Lugosi in the monster movie Island of Lost Souls, adapted from HG Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau.

Reported by Bob Nelson, KYW Newsradio 1060

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