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Scarecrow 2000 WBFE
The Scarecrow
Directed by Brian Nissen
Richard Rich
Produced by Terry L. Noss
Richard Rich
Thomas J. Tobin
Screenplay by Brian Nissen
Story by
Based on short story "Feathertop"
by Nathaniel Hawthorne
play The Scarecrow
by Percy MacKaye
Written by Brian Nissen
Starring Shawn Hoffman
Belinda Montgomery
Ray Porter
Corey Feldman
Paul Masonson
Narrated by
Music by Kurt Bestor
Cinematography
Editing by Joe Campana
Production company(s) Nest Family Entertainment
Rich Animation Studios
Distributor Warner Bros. Family Entertainment
Release date(s) August 26, 2000
Running time 81 minutes
Language English
Budget
Gross revenue
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The Scarecrow is a 2000 animated musical fantasy film, written and directed by Brian Nissen and Richard Rich, and based on the Nathaniel Hawthorne short story "Feathertop" and the Percy MacKaye play The Scarecrow. It features the voices of Corey Feldman and Belinda Montgomery.

PlotEdit

In the time of the Pilgrims, the lovely young heroine named Polly who has spent all her life in the orphanage in Grisham Heights (which is more like Grisham's workhouse) saves money to buy her freedom from the place. She hides her savings beneath a scarecrow (even though he cannot talk yet), who happens to be enchanted by a good witch named Miss Bee Bee (who narrates the story) who has nothing to do with anything, except she was banished to the wilderness. This makes him magically alive and he is appropriately named Feathertop.

When Polly becomes entangled in the affairs of three balanced orphan children named Gretchen, Farley and Cooper, because of her inherently good heart, she refuses to buy her own freedom until she can save money for the children as well.

Meanwhile, Feathertop falls in love with Polly and tries to woo her. At first, when Polly's savings are stolen by the evil, maniacal and villainous local squire, Count Grisham (who was his principal rival), he tries to bribe her into marriage and subsequently imprisons her against her will.

While the two men vie for her affections, culminating in a spectacular finale that sees Polly escaping in the nick of time from a collapsing bridge, Grisham plunges to a sticky end down a canyon and Feathertop dies in the act and sacrifices himself to rescue Polly. And at the end, he was miraculously turned into a real human.

CastEdit

ChorusEdit

SongsEdit

The film contains six original songs with music composed by Kurt Bestor.

  1. So the Count Can Dance/On Our Way (Felicia Sorensen with music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner)
  2. When She Looks at Me (David Barrus with music and lyrics by Kurt Bestor)
  3. Come One, Come All (David Barrus with music and lyrics by Brett Raymond)
  4. In Your Arms (David Barrus and Felicia Sorensen with music and lyrics by David Kates and Craig Taubman)
  5. We Gotta Do Better Than That (with music and lyrics by Vaughn Johnson)

ReceptionEdit

The Scarecrow has an approval rating of 40% on Rotten Tomatoes, Want-To-See has a score of 33% and IMDB has a rating of 6.8 out of 10. Also, Entertainment Value has a rating of 5 out of 5.

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The Scarecrow | Polly | Count Grisham | Cheswick | Miss Bee Bee | Max | Wooden | Gumshoe | Bristles | Cooper | Farley | Gretchen | Magistrate | Count Grisham's maid | Count Grisham's Minions | Swingtown Citizens | Count Grisham's Eagle
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Swingtown
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So the Count Can Dance/On Our Way | When She Looks at Me | Come One, Come All | In Your Arms | We Gotta Do Better Than That
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