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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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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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A Childhood Institution, 1 August 2013
Author: backbaybos from United States

Cmon, this film is a holiday favorite. A local TV station would show it every Thanksgiving. I even saw it in the theatre when it came out. It's a simplistic film for children. Perhaps you're not getting that fact.

For it's time....it was done very well. This was before FINDING NEMO, RATATOUILLE, and TOY STORY. Remember, in 1966, there were no computer generated images to dazzle. It was all done one frame at a time. We're not talking Spielberg here. You have to give credit to the crew members. In the day...this was state of the art.

OK, so it's not to everyone's taste, I understand. But to this child, it will always bring back wonderful memories of turkey, a lit fireplace, adults at the dining room table, and us kids glued to the TV screen watching Hans Christian Anderson come to life. When this was played we knew Christmas wasn't far behind.

This movie is truly an ensemble piece. Most of the stars are dead. At least we have the DVD to see the great performances. They really were great. This is a true classic!

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