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Director:
Writers:
Hans Christian Andersen (stories)
Romeo Muller (additional dialogue)
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Release Date:
June 1966 (USA) See more »
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Before the Little Mermaid, there was...
Plot:
An anthology of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen: "The Little Mermaid," "The Emperor's New Clothes," "Thumbelina" and "The Garden of Paradise." Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Tallulah Bankhead ... The Sea Witch (voice)

Victor Borge ... Zenith (The Second Tailor) (voice)

Patty Duke ... Thumbelina (voice)

Jack Gilford ... Papa Andersen

Sessue Hayakawa ... The Mole (voice)

Margaret Hamilton ... Mrs. Klopplebobbler

Burl Ives ... Father Neptune (voice)

Boris Karloff ... The Rat (voice)

Hayley Mills ... The Little Mermaid (voice)
Paul O'Keefe ... Chris
Cyril Ritchard ... The Sandman (voice)

Terry-Thomas ... Brig. Zachary Zilch (The First Tailor) (voice)

Ed Wynn ... The Emperor (voice)

Ray Bolger ... The Pieman
Robert Harter ... Big Claus
Larry D. Mann (as Larry Mann)
Billie Mae Richards (as Billie Richards)
James Daugherty
William Marine

Robert Goulet ... The Singer (voice)

Directed by
Jules Bass 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hans Christian Andersen  stories
Romeo Muller  additional dialogue
Arthur Rankin Jr.  written by

Produced by
Joseph E. Levine .... executive producer
Arthur Rankin Jr. .... producer
Larry Roemer .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Jules Bass 
Maury Laws 
 
Cinematography by
Daniel Cavelli (live action)
Tadahito Mochinaga  (as Tad Mochinaga)
 
Art Direction by
Maurice Gordon 
 
Makeup Department
Phyllis Grens .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Sal Scoppa Jr. .... production manager (as Sal Scoppa)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kizo Nagashima .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Maurice Gordon .... set designs
 
Sound Department
Bernard Cowan .... recording supervisor
Richard Gramaglia .... sound
Alan Mirchin .... sound
Peter Page .... sound
Eric Tomlinson .... sound
 
Special Effects by
John Hoppe .... effects: Mobilux
 
Music Department
Don Costa .... orchestrator: title song
 
Other crew
Oleg Cassini .... clothes: Emperor
Don Duga .... stager: "Animagic" sequences
Tadahito Mochinaga .... technician: "Animagic" (as Tad Mochinaga)
Tony Mordente .... choreography
Ezra Stone .... stager: live action sequences
 

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101 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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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 »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: 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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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Magical Puppet Animated Storybook Fantasy, 15 November 2001
Author: Joseph Brando from NJ, USA

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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