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Once Upon a Brothers Grimm (1977)

TV Movie  |   |  Family, Fantasy, Musical  |  23 November 1977 (USA)
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The Brothers Grimm collected German folk and fairy tales in Germany during the early 19th century; eight of their best known stories are presented in this anthology.

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Jakob Grimm / Grandmother (segment "Little Red Riding Hood")
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Betsy Beard ...
Wood Nymph
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King of Hesse
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Selfish and Mean
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Queen Astrid
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Mia Bendixsen ...
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John Clifford ...
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Gordon Connell ...
Driver (segment "Cinderella")
Don Correia ...
The Ass (segment "The Bremen Town Musicians")
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Princess (segment "The Frog Prince")
Joe A. Giamalva ...
The Rooster (segment "The Bremen Town Musicians")
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The Brothers Grimm collected German folk and fairy tales in Germany during the early 19th century; eight of their best known stories are presented in this anthology.

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23 November 1977 (USA)  »

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Mia fora ki enan kairo, oi adelfoi Grimm...  »

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A great way to learn about the Grimm Brother's fairy tales
25 April 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this film a while ago, and it still holds strong in my memory as a very good movie. While it is obvious that this film is meant for children, there is no reason that adults (children of all ages) cannot enjoy this film. There are several silly and cheesy moments, from the costumes to the dialogue (i.e. really really bad jokes), even to the acting. However, in this case the good outweighs the bad. One of the most remarkable thing about this film is that most, if not all, of the fairy tales mentioned are set in some way to music and/or dance. To see these fairy tales come to life in this way is remarkable. I would definitely recommend this film to every child I know...and even to a few adults.


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