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>
Before the Little Mermaid, there was...
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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
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
Music by Maury Laws
Lyrics by Jules Bass
Performed by Robert Goulet See more