Jack and the Beanstalk ★★★

Made-for-tv adaptation of the fairy tale. Stars Dennis Christopher and features Elliot Gould as the giant. Unfortunately Gould is under so much make-up and the version of the film I watched was a Spanish dub, so I was unable to appreciate his performance. The art direction is charming and there are some cute puppet effects featuring a cow and a golden-egg laying chicken. Does not reinvent or interpret the tale in any particularly interesting way, not that it should. It’s made for children. Executive produced by Shelley Duvall.