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A trilogy of animated films based on three of Oscar Wilde's best-loved children's short stories: The Devoted Friend, The Selfish Giant, and The Nightingale and the Rose

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A trilogy of animated films based on three of Oscar Wilde's best-loved children's short stories: The Devoted Friend, The Selfish Giant, and The Nightingale and the Rose

Series 1 Summary

In these animatied films, three of Oscar Wilde's best-loved children's short stories are brought to life: The Selfish Giant; The Nightingale and The Rose; and The Devoted Friend. Featuring the vocal talents of Brendan Gleeson, Anna Chancellor, Pete Postlethwaite, and Fiona Allen.

  • Episode 1 - The Nightingale and the Rose

    A nightingale sings for a lovesick young student. The student is pining for a girl, but she will only dance with him if he presents her with a red rose. The nightingale fetches a rose, but at a terrible price...

  • Episode 2 - The Selfish Giant

    A giant returns from a seven year absence to find children playing in his garden. Angry that they are trespassing, he banishes them from his property. Yet when the children go, so does spring and summer, leaving the garden in perpetual winter...

  • Episode 3 - The Devoted Friend

    The story of a wealthy miller and a poor man called Liam. When winter comes, Liam suffers severe financial hardships, but instead of helping him the miller believes it is better to leave his 'friend' alone until spring comes...

Wilde Stories synopsis

A trilogy of animated films based on three of Oscar Wilde's best-loved children's short stories: The Devoted Friend, The Selfish Giant, and The Nightingale and the Rose

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