Fans of the 1970s cartoon series The Littles may enjoy its live-action spiritual ancestor The Borrowers. Dennis Larson plays an eight-year-old boy living in Victorian England. While exploring his aunt's (Dame Judith Anderson) mansion, Larson peeks under the floorboards...and what should he see but a family of inches-high humans (Eddie Albert, Tammy Grimes, Karen Pearson), who survive by "borrowing" bits and pieces from the Big People. Discovered, the Borrowers scramble to avoid being captured and displayed as curiosities. First telecast December 14, 1973, The Borrowers was based on the novel by Mary Norton (of Bedknobs and Broomsticks fame). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
I remembered this version from when I watched it on tv as a child. Certainly a hazy memory but a good one. I was very excited when this came out on DVD. I was very disappointed. The video and sound were terrible. The sound was like one of those old films you saw in school that went slow and then fast. The video rendered everything brown in color. The finished product was unwatchable and I sent it right back without showing it to my kids. Trully horrible.
Wow! I didn't realize how deprived we were" back in the day". I remember watching with my children and thought it was great so I rented it for my grandkids. They were not very impressed. It was more like watching a home movie. I guess they would like the more modern version better.