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Hansel and Gretel (1983)

This is Tim Burton's Disney Channel Halloween film short that only aired once. It combines live action and stop-motion, making for a creepy adventure into the woods.

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Tim Burton

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Julie Hickson
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Yama ... Stepmother / Wicked Witch
Andy Lee Andy Lee ... Hansel
Alison Hong Alison Hong ... Gretel
Jim Ishida ... Father
David Koenigsberg David Koenigsberg ... Dan (voice)
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Vincent Price ... Host
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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 "Beetle Juice" and "Edward Scissorhands". While this film was created during Tim Burton's employment at Disney Feature Animation, his stop-motion work began with the short film "Vincent" and continues today with the recent "Tim Burton's The Corpse Bride". His 2D animation work while with Disney included "The Fox and the Hound" and "The Black Cauldron". Written by Jesse Haskell, The Walt Disney Company

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1983 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$116,000 (estimated)
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Color

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4:3
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The short is a Japanese style take on the Brothers Grimm story of the same name, due to Tim Burton being obsessed with Japanese culture at the time this film was made. See more »

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Burton's Experiment
27 July 2000 | by falcusSee all my reviews

A good experiment for Tim Burton. I think was an interessant and sweet version of the novel and originally was andepisode for Faerie Tale Theatre. But it's very nice, the gus star Hanse and Gretal are kung fu boys and the witch is a man with a black suit. Very nice, and very funny!!!!


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