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"Timeless Tales from Hallmark" The Ugly Duckling (1990)

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1990 (Season 1, Episode 4)
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Olivia Newton-John ... Herself - Host

Charlie Adler ... (voice)

Darleen Carr ... (voice)

Nancy Cartwright ... (voice)
Jennifer Darling ... (voice)

Paul Eiding ... (voice)

Jerry Houser ... (voice)

Tress MacNeille ... (voice)
Pat Musick ... (voice)

Rob Paulsen ... (voice) (as Rob Paulson)
Susan Silo ... Two Ducks (voice)

Elisabeth Harnois ... Emily (live action)

Jeremy Yablan ... Kevin (live action)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kath Soucie ... Teddy Bear (voice) (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Don Lusk 
 
Writing credits
Hans Christian Andersen (story)

Gordon Kent (teleplay)

Produced by
Joseph Barbera .... executive producer
Don Cirillo .... supervising producer
Davis Doi .... producer
Mark Farrell .... producer: live action
Mark Farrell .... producer: live action
William Hanna .... executive producer
Bruce D. Johnson .... executive producer (as Bruce David Johnson)
Paul Sabella .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Thomas Chase 
Steve Rucker 
 
Film Editing by
Pat Foley 
Gil Iverson 
 
Casting by
Kris Zimmerman 
 
Production Management
Jayne Barbera .... executive in charge of production
Yvonne Palmer .... production manager
Cathy Peza .... production manager
Jerry Smith .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bob Greene .... assistant director: live action
Leslie Jackson Houston .... assistant director: live action
 
Art Department
Bill Diaz .... storyboard artist
Jaime Diaz .... storyboard artist
Greg J. Grande .... set decorator: live action (as Greg Grande)
Matthew C. Jacobs .... art director: live action (as Matt Jacobs)
Scott Jeralds .... design supervisor
Iraj Paran .... graphics
Jon Rothschild .... set construction: live action
Iwao Takamoto .... creative designer
Tom Wogatzke .... graphics
 
Sound Department
Alvy Dorman .... re-recording mixer
Kay Douglas .... track reader
Jim Hearn .... track reader
Gordon Hunt .... recording director
Carol Iverson .... track reader
Kerry Iverson .... track reader
Mark Scheret .... sound mixer: live action (as Mark Sheret)
Stan Wetzel .... re-recording mixer
Denise Whitfield .... track reader (as Denise Whitefield)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Daniel Bunn .... camera supervisor
Aaron Caughran .... camera operator
Robert Jacobs .... camera operator (as Bob Jacobs)
James Keefer .... camera operator (as Jim Keefer)
Steve Mills .... camera operator
Raul Salgado .... camera supervisor
Bernard Salzmann .... director of photography: live action (as Bernard Salzman)
Neil Viker .... camera operator
Steven Wilzbach .... camera operator (as Steve Wilzbach)
 
Animation Department
Jan Adams .... animation checker
Wincat Alcala .... animator
Robert Alvarez .... animation director
Robert Alvarez .... animator
Barry Anderson .... animator
Frank Andrina .... animator
Brenda Banks .... animator
Pol Barona .... background supervisor
Bob Bemiller .... animator (as Robert Bemiller)
Michael V. Bennett .... animator (as Michael Bennett)
Gina Bradley .... animation checking supervisor
Bonnie Callahan .... background keys
Oliver Callahan .... animator
Moon Choi .... animator
Mark Christiansen .... animator (as Mark Christianson)
David Concepcion .... animator
Chris Cuddington .... animation supervisor
Zeon Davush .... animator
Danny dela Cruz .... clean-up supervisor
Joan Drake .... animation director
Jess Espanola .... animator
Derek Eversfield .... animator
Mike Fallows .... animator
Ralph Fernan .... animator
Frank Gabriel .... animator
Romy Garcia .... animator
Andrew Gentle .... layout supervisor
Al Gmuer .... background supervisor
Jonathon E. Goley .... background keys (as Jonathan Goley)
Beth Goodwin .... animation checker
Karen Greslie .... color key artist
Tino Guanlao .... animator
Chris Hauge .... animation supervisor
Nary Jamlig .... assistant animation supervisor (as Niary Jamlig)
Aundre Knutson .... animator (as Andre Knutson)
Jang Woo Lee .... animator
Alison Leopold .... ink and paint supervisor
Jun Libunao .... animator
Maureen Mascarina .... animator (as Marie Mascarina)
David Michener .... animation supervisor (as Dave Michener)
Constantin Mustatea .... animator (as Coste Mostatea)
Sam Nicholson .... animation director
Bill Nunes .... animator (as William Nunes)
Eduardo Olivares .... animator (as Edvardo Oliverez)
Bob Onorato .... character designer
Manuel Pascual .... animator (as Manny Pascual)
Ray Patterson .... supervising animation director
Bill Proctor .... layout artist
Bill Reed .... animator (as William Reed)
Bob Revell .... animation checker
Stella Reyes .... ink and paint supervisor
Jeff Richards .... background keys
Ron Roesch .... layout artist
Edemer Santos .... animator
Jay Sarbry .... animation director
Howard Schwartz .... animation checker
Kunio Shimamura .... animator
Robert Sledge .... animator
Achiu So .... animator (as Achu So)
Jay Won So .... animator (as Jay Won S.)
Ken Southworth .... animator
William Sy .... animator
Bwana Takamoto .... character designer (as Bwana)
Bob Tyler .... animator (as Robert Tyler)
John Walker .... animator
Vicki White .... animation checker
Mario Williams .... character designer
Allen Wilzbach .... animation director (as Allan Wilzbach)
Star Wirth .... xerographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bonnie Nipar .... wardrobe: live action
 
Editorial Department
Larry C. Cowan .... supervising film editor
Jepot de Jesus .... supervising film editor
Terry Moore .... supervising film editor (as Terry W. Moore)
 
Music Department
Thomas Chase .... composer: songs
Tim Iverson .... music editor
Paul Nussbaum .... composer: songs
Steve Rucker .... composer: songs
 
Other crew
Ann Asel-Wagner .... creative director: Hallmark
Sarah Baisley .... production publicity
Sandy Benenati .... production assistant
Vicki Casper .... production assistant
Ellen Childers .... character development: Hallmark Properties
Dan Conte .... production assistant
Barbara Simon Dierks .... program administrator
Mary Donaldson .... production coordinator: live action
Renee Duvall .... story development: Hallmark Properties
Erika Grossbart .... production assistant (as Ericka Grossbart Green)
Beverly Harn .... production assistant
Debby Hindman .... production assistant (as Debby Lathrop)
Shannon Fallis Kane .... production assistant (as Shannon Fallis-Kane)
Jerry Kramer .... director: live action
June B. Liebling .... production assistant
Victoria McCollum .... production assistant
Rory Meder .... production assistant
Jeanne Slater .... creative director: Hallmark
Jamie Thomason .... talent coordinator
Julie Wood .... development executive: Hallmark Properties
 

Series Crew
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Other crew
Jim Katz .... production accountant (1990)
 
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30 min
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The most touching episode of 'Timeless Tales from Hallmark'?, 7 July 2016
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

For me, yes it is. There may be some bias though, but Hans Christian Andersen's original story has always moved me.

As said in my previous 'Timeless Tales from Hallmark' reviews, 'Timeless Tales from Hallmark' is a wonderful show. It adapts well-loved stories and while not completely faithful it treats them with respect and tells the stories with plenty of heart and charm without over-complicating or dumbing them down.

"The Ugly Duckling" is one of my favourite episodes from the show, mainly because it is so touching and even with some changes it is one of the closest episodes in structure and spirit to the source material. The Ugly Duckling is an adorable and poignant protagonist, one of the most relatable characters of the entire show from personal opinion.

With the animation, it's very beautifully done, there's better around but also much worse. There's plenty of vibrant colour, the backgrounds have a great amount of detail and it's smoothly drawn. The music score is one of 'Timeless Tales from Hallmark's' most whimsical and understated, with the songs, the best one belonging to the Ugly Duckling which is a tear-jerker, having great emotional impact.

Scripting has a nice balance of humour without being juvenile and pathos without being over-sentimentalised, and the story is beautifully told and easy to follow with a lot of charm and heart and no rushing, no choppiness, no dragging and no padding. The voice acting is very nicely done, the Ugly Duckling sounds like Charlie Adler and if it is for a voice actor who usually does comic roles and over-the-top villains this is him at his most subtle and heartfelt.

In conclusion, lovely and touching animated version, almost as heart-wrenching as the 1939 Disney Silly Symphony cartoon. 10/10 Bethany Cox

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