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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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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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Silly Symphony #UA6.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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Hansel and Gretel and some gnomes, 5 February 2002

An early attempt at the Brothers Grimm world to which Disney would soon lay claim. But more awkward and with much sloppier animation. The Hansel and Gretel stand-ins ("whose names I don't know") are shockingly devoid of personality - they've got weird little blank faces that even I could draw. When the boy is turned into a spider, it's both icky and somewhat of a relief, because at least now he's got some personality. Turned into a spider, not fattened up to be eaten. This witch just imprisons and transforms kids...the standard cannibalism was apparently too edgy.

The whole thing is also dated by the utterly inane song.

Is it just me, or is there something unearthly and horrific about the witch's final moments, after which the ring of laughing children just seems bizarre? And is the fact that the rock's 'arms' seem to have disappeared with the passage of time suppose to be a hint that this is all just the stuff of myth? So many questions.

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