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The Story of 'Hansel and Gretel' (1951)

Directed by


Starring
Hugh Douglas Hugh Douglas
Narrator


Written by
Charlotte Knight Charlotte Knight
(adaptation)


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The Story of Hansel and Gretel

1 year, 1 month ago at Nov 6 3:13
“The Story of Hansel and Gretel” is a remarked improvement over the same year’s “Rapunzel,” creating a sustained air of dread throughout its ten short minutes and then ending in a bittersweet happy ending. The innocence is forever lost in Hansel and Gretel’s dewy youth, but at least they didn’t get turned into a witch’s banquet. Even better is how thoroughly definitive some of the ... read more
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Release date: 24 December 1951
Tags: Magic (1), Animation (1), Short (1)
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JxSxPx posted a review 1 year, 1 month ago

The Story of Hansel and Gretel

““The Story of Hansel and Gretel” is a remarked improvement over the same year’s “Rapunzel,” creating a sustained air of dread throughout its ten short minutes and then ending in a bittersweet happy ending. The innocence is forever lost in Hansel and Gretel’s dewy youth, but at least they didn’t get turned into a witch’s banquet. Even better is how thoroughly definitive some of the animation gets here in creating personalities and individual characters.   While Hansel and Gretel still look like Edgar Bergen’s castoff puppets, and frankly like shrunken middle-aged frumps rather than elementary school aged children, their father is a study in haunted, worried paternal love. His body language is broken and fraught with despair, the never-ending poverty and worry about his ” read more

JxSxPx rated this 8/10 1 year, 1 month ago
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