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If you go down to the woods tonight be sure of the biggest surprise of your life! When Hansel and Gretel's wicked stepmother leads them into the dark forest, the children find themselves in an enchanted world of magical creatures and hideous monsters. But when they stumble upon a house made of sweets things take a turn for the worse, as inside the cottage is an evil witch who's hungry. And Hansel and Gretel have a sneaking suspicion they might be on the menu! But will the ever-forgetful Sandman and the runny-nosed Boogeyman be able to save them? Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for thematic elements and some crude humor
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18 October 2002 (USA)  »

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A Fábula Moderna de João e Maria  »

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$100,477 (USA) (18 October 2002)

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$100,477 (USA) (18 October 2002)
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Both Taylor Momsen and Dakota Fanning have appeared in live action movies based on Dr. Seuss picture books. Momsen was in How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) and Fanning was in Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat (2003). See more »

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Hansel: My rock collection, remember?
Wood Faerie: That's the oldest trick in the book!
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Version of Hansel and Gretel (1933) See more »

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Adults and older kids will enjoy this.
3 August 2004 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

A fun film. Yes, it's long. Yes, it does seem a bit redundant at times, but the modern twists and dialogue and, if you are paying close attention, a bit of Monty Python and various other more mature film lines tucked in for fun, not to mention a certain chorus from a Metallica song, Sandman.

Howie Mandell did a great job as the Sandman but the character seemed a bit off with it's stereotypical "gay lisp" and at the same time, ogling the Wood Fairy - who resembles a certain young lady from Tomb Raiders with her Fairy wands strapped to her thighs and her short shorts. Delta Burke was fun as the Wicked Stepmother. You truly wanted to see her get her just desserts in the end, but she doesn't. And even that was a nice twist on the tale. Lynn Redgrave always adds to a role. She is superb as the fiendish female version of Hannibal Letcher.

This is aimed at an older audience, not little children. The humor and the references are going to go over the heads of the younger set.


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