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The Daydreamer (1966)

Unrated | | Animation, Adventure, Drama | June 1966 (USA)
An anthology of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen: "The Little Mermaid," "The Emperor's New Clothes," "Thumbelina" and "The Garden of Paradise."

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The Sea Witch (voice)
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Zenith (The Second Tailor) (voice)
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Thumbelina (voice)
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Papa Andersen
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The Mole (voice)
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Mrs. Klopplebobbler
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Father Neptune (voice)
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The Rat (voice)
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The Sandman (voice)
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Brig. Zachary Zilch (The First Tailor) (voice)
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The Emperor (voice)
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Robert Harter ...
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A fictional account of a teen-aged Hans Christian Anderson. In this film, young Hans runs away from home and each time he falls asleep he experiences in his dreams the different characters he would later write about including The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina and The Ugly Duckling. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Before the Little Mermaid, there was...


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El soñador aventurero  »

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Was filmed on location at the site of the New York's World Fair, with LaGuardia Airport being so close it caused trouble with the filming because of noise from the planes. See more »

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As the live-action Chris floats downstream in his boat without rowing, the black flippers of a diver propelling the boat from underneath can be seen breaking the water. See more »


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Daydreamer
Music by Maury Laws
Lyrics by Jules Bass
Performed by Robert Goulet
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Magical Puppet Animated Storybook Fantasy
15 November 2001 | by (NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

Fairy Tale lovers are in for a treat with this star-studded live action/animation feature film produced by the wonderful Rankin/Bass team - best known for their holiday masterpieces "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", "Frosty the Snowman" and "Mad Monster Party", just to name a few.

The wraparound story (which is live-action) deals with a young Hans Christian Anderson struggling to find The Garden of Paradise. These parts of the movie are admittedly corny, but on his journey, we are treated to four enchanting stories, each filmed in Rankin/Bass's trademark stop-motion "Animagic". The stories are unusual in that they all end on a low note rather than a typical "Disney happy ending" - keeping true to Anderson's original tales. Included here are "The Little Mermaid", "The Emperor's New Clothes", "Thumbelina" and "The Garden of Paradise". Once again Arthur Rankin and Jules Bass have created a fantasyland of wonder and imagination filled to the brim with beautiful tunes. This movie should get 10 stars alone for getting Tallulah Bankhead to voice the sea-witch in "Little Mermaid".

Magnificent Eye-Candy!


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