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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 »
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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 Real Charmer from Rankin/Bass!, 12 April 2000
Author: Son of Cathode from New England

This most obscure Animagic production from Messrs. Rankin & Bass is a creaky but interesting pastiche of live-action and puppet animation, charming in spurts but overall somewhat lost. The all-star cast gets turns both as puppets and as Al Hirschfeld cariacatures. Hayley Mills does voice service as "The Little Mermaid". A nice Maury Laws score, including some snappy tunes that are almost as punchy as his subsequent TV work. Yet other songs stop the film dead in its tracks. The Robert Goulet theme song is great, however. 1967's MAD MONSTER PARTY? was a wild departure for Rankin/Bass, yet it was also their last feature. The genius behind the Animagic technique is Japanese animator Kizo Nagashima. This film features some gorgeous, simplistic set design and wonderful pastoral landscapes that evoke a strange nostalgia for lost, pure childhood memories. The villain of the piece is a monster frog! Film ends up in a wild, bizarre Garden of Paradise, a sublime place ruled over by a creepy devil kid. Weird, beautiful and tedious at turns, a most odd duck from an odd-duck company.

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