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The Daydreamer (1966)

Unrated  |   |  Animation, Family, Fantasy  |  June 1966 (USA)
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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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Paul O'Keefe ...
Cyril Ritchard ...
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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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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With the second set of opening credits, it is stated the actors' name are in alphabetical order. However, Sessue HaYakawa is placed before Margaret HaMilton. See more »


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Music by Maury Laws
Lyrics by Jules Bass
Performed by Ray Bolger
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The Rankin/Bass team working with the best of intentions...
21 March 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Despite a terrific "Emperor's New Clothes" episode, I'm hard-pressed to recall anything in "The Daydreamer" which really works, and that's a shame because the team of Arthur Rankin and Jules Bass are obviously working with love and sincerity. Plot concerns a young Hans Christian Andersen who runs away from home and meets up with all the fairy tale characters he'll someday write about. Live-action prologue and epilogue are cringingly awkward, animated middle not nearly as bad but certainly not magical. Top vocal talents abound, however they're weakly used (Hayley Mills voices the Little Mermaid, yet when it's Hayley's turn to sing, we are instead treated to some kiddie variation on Marni Nixon). "New Clothes" segment is funny and better paced than the rest of the film, and is certainly helped by Ed Wynn as the delightfully egomaniacal Emperor. ** from ****


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