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The Red Shoes (1990)

a Modern Adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson, this tells the importance of friendship in which two best friends, Lisa and Jennie, are parted when Lisa's parents win the lottery. She ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Sporn

Writers:

Hans Christian Andersen (story), Maxine Fisher (screenplay)
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Cast overview:
Ossie Davis ... Narrator / Alphonse (voice)
Diana Cherkas ... Lisa (voice) (as Diana Sara Cherkas)
Devon Collins Devon Collins ... (voice) (as Devyn Collins)
Meghan Duffy Meghan Duffy ... (voice)
Hilda Correa Hilda Correa ... (voice)
Larry White Larry White ... (voice)
Joseph Facey Joseph Facey ... (voice)
Edwin O'Neill Edwin O'Neill ... (voice)
Matthew Jacobson Matthew Jacobson ... (voice)
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a Modern Adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson, this tells the importance of friendship in which two best friends, Lisa and Jennie, are parted when Lisa's parents win the lottery. She becomes spoiled and steals a pair of red ballerina shoes made specially for Jennie by the neighborhood cobbler. Suddenly, Lisa cannot stop dancing until she is able to realize that money can't buy happiness. Written by anonymous

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Red Shoes See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Version of The Red Shoes (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Save the Day
Music by Caleb Sampson
Lyrics by Maxine Fisher
Sung by Donny Jones
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Magnificent
7 July 2002 | by Jonah14See all my reviews

The best version of "The Red Shoes" I'd ever seen. Set in a Hispanic neighborhood, it retells the classic with Hispanic beat. The real strength, though, is the sense of loss and memory - it infuses the entire show with a sense of sadness and wistfulness, but ends with acceptance and the message that losing someone you love should make you appreciate those you love around you that much more.

Part of HBO's series of animated tales that are prime examples of nontraditional casting - if you see it listed in your TV guide or see it on the rental shelf, SEE IT IMMEDIATELY, regardless of race. This one is a sincere tearjerker.


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