Hansel and Gretel 1954 Family Opera Fantasy Animation
Stars: Anna Russell, Mildred Dunnock, Frank Rogier
Hansel and Gretel Story Line. This film is a retelling of the classic story of Hansel and Gretel, with a few whimsical additions and a musical score. The stop-motion animation used to create this film is both primitive and charming. Now-a-days much smoother animation can be created on a computer. However, the claymation characters in this film do not suffer any more than classics like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The sound on the DVD is excellent.
With brilliant imagination and technical wizardry, this 1954 feature film used hand-sculpted dolls and sets to create a fantasy land of unearthly beauty. Hansel and Gretel may be the definitive production of one of the greatest fairy tales ever told. The story is timeless!
Hansel and Gretel is a unique film. While the picture cannot compare to today’s HD, it is fascinating to view. The sound is excellent. Below is a sample video so you can see the actual quality of the DVD.
Hansel and Gretel shares two “firsts” for America.
- It was the first animated feature-length American film not made by Disney since Hoppity Goes to Town.
- It was the first animated American feature-length film that was not made with traditional animation.
Nominated for a Grammy Award, the recording may be the definitive production of one of the greatest fairy tales ever told.
- Director: John Paul
- Country: USA
- Language: English
- Run time: 72 minutes
- Color: Color (Technicolor)
- Sound: Mono
- Region: 1 (USA, Canada), NTSC
Sample Video From Hansel and Gretel
Did you know?
RKO heavily promoted the film in time for the 1954 Christmas season. There was $10 million worth of tie-ins, including candy, clothing, figurines and toys.
Reproduced on a professional-grade DVD-R. Packaged in a single DVD case. Cover art is exactly as shown in the image. Mart DVD’s are manufactured and packaged in the USA.
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