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19 November 1932 (USA) See more »
Two Dutch children stumble on a clearing in the woods where gnomes are going about their business. The gnomes are friendly to the children... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in alphabetical order)
Pinto Colvig ... Gnomes / Various (voice) (uncredited)

Lucille La Verne ... Witch (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Burt Gillett (uncredited)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ted Sears  uncredited

Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer
Original Music by
Bert Lewis (uncredited)
Animation Department
Charles Philippi .... layout artist
Johnny Cannon .... animator (uncredited)
Les Clark .... animator (uncredited)

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8 min
Color (Technicolor)
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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First Silly Symphony to be released in color.See more »
Continuity: When the witch puts the girl in the trap door, the handle to open it is on the right side. But when the boy-turned-spider opens the door to free the girl, the handle is now on the left side.See more »
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Version of Hansel & Gretel (2002)See more »


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Beautiful Colors on Display, 18 March 2015
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Babes in the Woods (1932)

*** (out of 4)

Fun and great to look at Disney cartoon has a brother and sister wondering into the woods where they meet some elves but they're tempted by a house made out of candy and once inside they're kidnapped by the evil witch. This here is an alternate take on the Hansel and Gretal tale and for the most part it's highly entertaining. The film has some very charming moments but there's also some rather dark moments that I'm sure scared the heck out of kids back in 1932. There's a lot of great things about this short but the highlight has to be the actual animation and the colors used. I was really shocked at how wonderful the colors looked because you really could pass this off as a film that was made a decade ago let alone back in 1932. I really loved the look of the candy house and the various colors that are on full display. Another great use of color comes towards the end as the witch slowly begins to turn to stone. Speaking of the witch, she's quite creepy here and manages to be very memorable with her wicked spells. One highlight has the boy being turned into a spider and then it hits you that the various other creatures in the room were also children at one time.

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