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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)
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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 »
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Crew or equipment visible: 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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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A Little-Known Gem from the Producers of Rudolph and Frosty, 8 February 2003

Award-winning animation producers Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass, fresh from the success of the now-classic TV special RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, aimed extremely high for this ambitious live-action/animated musical fantasy. The story is a fictionalized account of the young life of Hans Christian Andersen, with Paul O'Keefe (Patty Lane's brother on the PATTY DUKE SHOW) as "Chris" and Jack Gilford (COCOON) as his Papa. Chris enters the animated stories of THE LITTLE MERMAID, THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES and THUMBELINA. There are also references to other Andersen tales like "The Garden of Paradise," "Big Claus" and "The Ugly Duckling." Even though some of the production values betray the fact that Executive Producer Joe Levine expected Mary Poppins but only provided a Tom Terrific budget, there is a lot to like in THE DAYDREAMER: a star-studded, perfectly selected voice cast, impressive AniMagic stop-motion art direction, and a knockout score by Maury Laws (check out "The Cartoon Music Book" on amazon.com) and Jules Bass. Fans of the late AL HIRSCHFELD will want to see the caricatured opening sequence; fans of THE WIZARD OF OZ will enjoy Margaret Hamilton's feisty cameo, fans of THE LORD OF THE RINGS will have fun comparing this to the Rankin/Bass production of THE HOBBIT released 11 years later and how far they had come since. Even Oleg Cassini designed the Emperor's New Clothes! The live-action sequences were directed by Ezra Stone, who starred as Henry Aldrich on radio and by that time was directing THE MUNSTERS. If you visited the 1964 World's Fair, look for the Denmark pavilion doubling for the streets of Odense.

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