The Phoenix and the Carpet is a dramatization of E Nesbit's classic tale about four siblings, a magic carpet and a 2,000-year-old phoenix.
Runtime: 30 minutes
The Phoenix and the Carpet - Five Children and It - Netflix
Five Children and It is a children's novel by English author E. Nesbit. It was originally published in 1902 in the Strand Magazine under the general title The Psammead, or the Gifts, with a segment appearing each month from April to December. The stories were then expanded into a novel which was published the same year. It is the first volume of a trilogy that includes The Phoenix and the Carpet (1904) and The Story of the Amulet (1906). The book has never been out of print since its initial publication.
The Phoenix and the Carpet - Adaptations - Netflix
Five Children and It has been adapted for television and film several times: In 1985–86 NHK broadcast a Japanese anime version, Onegai! Samia-don, 78 episodes were produced by animation studio TMS. No English dubbed version was ever produced, but it came out in other languages. In 1991 the BBC turned the story into a six-part television series. It was released in the UK under the story's original title, but in the USA it was released as The Sand Fairy. This was followed by The Return of the Psammead in 1993, with the Psammead the only character linking the two series. Both series were scripted by Helen Cresswell, and Francis Wright puppeteered and voiced the Psammead. In 2004 a film version was released, starring Freddie Highmore, Tara FitzGerald, Jonathan Bailey, Zoë Wanamaker and Kenneth Branagh with Eddie Izzard as the voice of the Psammead. It was also adapted as a comic strip by Henry Seabright. A stage musical adaptation by Timothy Knapman (book) and Philip Godfrey (music/lyrics) was completed in 2016.
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