Hansel and Gretel 1954 Family Opera Fantasy

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With technical wizardry, this feature of Hansel and Gretel used stop-action animation, and hand-sculpted dolls and sets to create a fantasy land of beauty.

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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.

  1. It was the first animated feature-length American film not made by Disney since Hoppity Goes to Town.
  2. 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.

Product Information

  • 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.

For another classic fantasy film, consider the 1933 version of Alice in Wonderland. Another fun comedy-fantasy is Babes in Toyland, starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.

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This is a sample video directly from the video file used to make the DVD.

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Additional information

Weight 5 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 0.5 in
Genre

Animation

Brand

Generic

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