Shirley Temple is a 'Genius'30 Jan, 2006 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Beginning Jan. 31, Genius Products, together with Legend Films, will street the first three of a seven-DVD set from child actor Shirley Temple's former TV show.
The Shirley Temple Storybook Collection features titles such as “Winnie the Pooh,” “Babes in Toyland,” “Pippi Longstocking” and “Madeline,” among other sketches from “The Shirley Temple Show,” which aired from 1958 to 1959.
The three-disc set, which retails for $19.98 — individual DVDs are available for $7.98 — featured the former child star as host and narrator. Co-stars include Jonathan Winters and Martin Landau.
The four remaining DVDs to the Storybook Collection, which include “The Early Years” — a collection of movies and outtakes that helped launch Temple's career and an autographed photo of Temple — street April 25 (pre-book March 21).
The entire box set is adorned in the original artwork from the TV show and is available for $44.98.
San Diego-based Genius is the exclusive distributor for The Weinstein Co.