Twins discover a coven of witches. The brother is recruited to join while the sister uncovers their heritage as witch slayers. When the brother is supposed to sacrifice his sister they instead team up to destroy the Witch of the Woods.
Tim Burton's "Hansel and Gretel" is a live-action and stop-motion animated film short featuring East Asian actors and striking set designs reminiscent of his later work in films such as "... See full summary »
The famous fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm of two children lost in the woods is told in Engelbert Humperdinck's ever-popular opera, Hansel and Gretel, from the Royal Opera House, Covent ... See full summary »
In this quirky re-telling of the Grimm Brothers classic, Hansel and Gretel, two white trash children escape the clutches of their abusive stepfather and into the hands of a devious witch and her demonic bakery in post-Katrina New Orleans.
I saw Lotte Reiniger's "Hansel and Gretel" as a boy, perhaps 8 yrs old, and remember being really impressed with it. It was like a piece of artwork magically moving. The animation style was unique to me then, and to this day I have still never seen anything quite like it. Black silhouette characters (all painstakingly scissor-cut by creator Reiniger) move against lovely backgrounds reminiscent of the style of the classic fairy-tale illustrator Arthur Rackham. It was thoroughly enchanting.
This was a short film by the creator of the earlier "Adventures of Prince Achmed," which was arguably the first full-length animated film (1929). I have no idea whether "Hansel and Gretel" is available in DVD or VHS, but I'd love to see it again.
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