A prince in a flying ship sails up to a castle in the clouds in order to rescue a beautiful sleeping princess from a wicked witch. A big-eared guard named Hocus finds himself unwilling to thwart true love.

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In this Puppetoon, a wicked witch guards a sleeping beauty in her cloud castle; but while she's away a violin-playing prince sails up in his sky-ship. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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27 March 1942 (USA)  »

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Madcap Models No. U1-3: The Sky Princess  »

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My favorite stop-motion short film
9 January 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

At first I had never seen (or heard) of this short...Until I had watched it online at YouTube and after that I'd love it.

I loved that this short is a fairy tale, I still love fairy tales though I am 26-years-old. Anyway this short is an original fairy tale about a prince who sails on his flying ship to an enchanted castle in the clouds to save a beautiful, sleeping princess from a nasty witch. I also love that they put Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty waltz as part of the short's score.

Historically, stop-motion animation is the earliest form of animation starting with the German film The Adventures of Prince Achmed from 1926. So overall, that is all I could say and this short is one of my favorite shorts.


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