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Babes in the Woods (1932)

Two Dutch children stumble on a clearing in the woods where gnomes are going about their business. The gnomes are friendly to the children. A witch comes and takes them away on her broom to... See full summary »

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Burt Gillett (uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Pinto Colvig ... Gnomes / Various (voice) (uncredited)
Lucille La Verne ... Witch (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Two Dutch children stumble on a clearing in the woods where gnomes are going about their business. The gnomes are friendly to the children. A witch comes and takes them away on her broom to her gingerbread house, where she turns nasty on them, turning the boy into a spider, her yowling cat to stone, and tries to turn the girl into a rat when a gnome's arrow stops her. While the gnomes are fighting the witch, Hansel and Gretl free the other children who have been imprisoned and transformed by the witch. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abenteuer im Zauberland See more »

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Cinephone

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First Silly Symphony to be released in color. See more »

Goofs

When the witch puts the girl in the trap door, the handle to open it is on the right side. But when the boy-turned-spider opens the door to free the girl, the handle is now on the left side. See more »

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Version of Hansel and Gretel (1983) See more »

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I didn't like it
22 November 2010 | by CuriosityKilledShawnSee all my reviews

Two horribly animated children are skipping through the woods until they become frightened of everything from branches to bunnies. They discover an elf village and end up playing with them before an evil witch lures them to her candy cane house where she has other kids in captivity, only they're turned into various nasty creatures.

The kids break free, rescue the other victims and encase the witch in concrete or something, which ends up in the creation of "The Witch Stone".

I wasn't charmed by Disney's version of this Brothers Grimm tale. The animation wasn't that good and without the Disney trademark of anthropomorphic animals it just felt awkward.


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