SeaTales: Volume 3 - The Ugly Ducking / The Selfish Giant
SeaTales is a collection of the world's most beloved fairy tales set in a vivid underwater world of fantasy. Each animated SeaTale is one of over a hundred classics born from the minds of literary greats!
The Ugly Duckling tells the tale of a duckling, abandoned and deserted because he was different. Despite trying to make friends, the ugly duckling is laughed at and rejected by just about everyone he meets. Then one day the ugly duckling comes across a number of beautiful razorbills swimming in the ocean. It is here that he discovers his real identity, seeing his own reflection in the water. He had grown into a beautiful razorbill too, and had never been an ugly duckling after all.
The Selfish Giant focuses on a garden surrounding a castle occupied by a giant octopus. While the giant octopus is off visiting his friend the sea ogre, young fish play in the garden; when he returns, he chases them away and builds a high wall around the garden to keep out all trespassers. Winter comes to call, and a perpetual bleak chill settles on the garden, and the giant octopus grows increasingly lonely, until the young fish find their way back in, and break the spell that keeps spring out. The giant octopus opens his heart to them, and from them (one in particular) learns of the mysterious power of love.
More than just a humongous splash of fun, each SeaTale conveys the importance of things in life such as friendship, family, hope and telling the truth, making it a perfect addition to any children's library.