Once upon a time there lived in Denmark a young shoemaker named Hans Christian Andersen whose magical tales delighted boys and girls throughout the land. Filled with music laughter and "wonderful glittering fun" (L.A. Examiner) this charming fable follows the adventures of the legendary storyteller and "recaptures the spirit of fairyland make-believe for children of all ages" (Southern California Motion Picture Council). Nominated* for six Oscars® Hans Christian Andersen is pure enchantment! Danny Kaye "is a delight" (Cue) as Hans who one day journeys beyond the borders of his small village across the sea and into the dazzling city of Copenhagen. There he encounters marvels and wonders beyond his wildest dreams...and finds the inspiration for some of his most unforgettable characters such as "The Little Mermaid" "The Ugly Duckling" "Thumbelina" and many more!*1952: Art Direction (Color) Cinematography (Color) Costume Design (Color) Scoring of a Musical Picture Song "Thumbelina" SoundSystem Requirements:Running Time: 112 Min.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: CHILDREN/FAMILY Rating: NR UPC: 027616859136 Manufacturer No: 1001603
Of all the Danny Kaye movies, this musical biography of the legendary vagabond storyteller is definitely the most poignant, extending the performer's range far beyond his usual comic shtick. It may not be as funny as Wonder Man, but it has so much more going for it. In fact, the film is really more about Kaye than Andersen, providing rare insight into his humanitarian ideals and rapport with children. The Frank Loesser score is beautiful, as is the Technicolor cinematography. Among the songs performed, "Inchworm," "Thumbelina," and "Ugly Duckling" are the standout favorites. --Bill Desowitz --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A great movie and it got to us faster than they said it wouldPublished 2 months ago by Mark L Browning
Love this movie!!! Bought it because my father used to make me watch this when I was younger...but never really watched the whole thing. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jennifer
One of our favourite movies - Danny Kaye, Mr. Entertainment - he did a wonderful job playing Hans Christian Andersen - who is a loved Author of children's stories - brings back... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Robert Watson
This item was unexpectedly affordable at $26 for blueray and hardcover booklet. The book is beautifully assembled and very well written, complimenting the movie wonderfully. Read morePublished on April 12 2013 by Marieve MacGregor
I am an avid Danny Kaye fan! I have loved this movie since I was a kid! Great story with catchy, fun tunes! Read morePublished on March 3 2013 by Kripa L Nageshwar
I was thrilled to find this on DVD! I watched this as a child and now my children watch it with me!! My oldest daughter now wants to be a ballerina! Read morePublished on Dec 3 2002 by Patty Biafora