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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
Art Babbitt .... animator (uncredited)
Johnny Cannon .... animator (uncredited)
Les Clark .... animator (uncredited)
Joe D'Igalo .... animator (uncredited)
Frenchy DeTremaudan .... animator (uncredited)
Eddie Donnelly .... animator (uncredited)
Norman Ferguson .... animator (uncredited)
Hardie Gramatky .... animator (uncredited)
Jack King .... animator (uncredited)
Ed Love .... animator (uncredited)
Dick Lundy .... animator (uncredited)
Hamilton Luske .... animator (uncredited)
Bill Mason .... animator (uncredited)
Tom Palmer .... animator (uncredited)
Charles Philippi .... layout artist (uncredited)
Bill Roberts .... animator (uncredited)
Louie Schmitt .... animator (uncredited)
Ben Sharpsteen .... animator (uncredited)
Fred Spencer .... animator (uncredited)

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8 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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 »
Movie Connections:
Version of Shrinkel and Stretchel (1965)See more »


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Manages to be both charming and scary, 27 March 2010
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

I thoroughly enjoyed this Silly Symphony. I wouldn't necessarily deem it as a favourite, like I would Flowers and Trees and The Old Mill, but it manages to be both scary and charming. With nice colourful animation, particularly on the outside of the gingerbread house, a beautiful lullaby-like title song and dramatic and whimsical incidental music it is a delight visually and musically. The pace is secure and the cartoon eventful enough to be enjoyable, with some elements of other Grimm fairy tales and sticking to the overall structure of the original Hansel and Gretel tale. The characters are engaging, the two children are likable enough and look cute in the Dutch traditional dress, while the gnomes are friendly and jovial. I remember this though chiefly for the Witch, who is very scary not only how she is animated but how she speaks too. Concluded with a fun climax, in which the Witch is finally turned into stone, this is a lovely, charming Silly Symphony. 10/10 Bethany Cox

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