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Hansel & Gretel (2002)

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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... See full summary »
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Cast overview:
Taylor Momsen ... Gretel
Jacob Smith ... Hansel
Delta Burke ... Stepmother
Howie Mandel ... The Sandman
Alana Austin ... Wood Faerie
Gerald McRaney ... Father
Lynn Redgrave ... Woman / Witch
Dakota Fanning ... Katie
Thomas Curtis Thomas Curtis ... Andrew
Daniel Roebuck ... Dad
Bobcat Goldthwait ... Troll (voice)
Sinbad ... Raven (voice)
Tom Arnold ... Boogeyman (voice)
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and some crude humor
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Fábula Moderna de João e Maria See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$100,477, 20 October 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$100,477, 20 October 2002
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 The Cat in the Hat (2003). See more »

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Raven: Nice shorts!
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Version of Hänsel und Gretel (2012) See more »

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A kids TV show on the big screen
19 October 2002 | by Thomps2525See all my reviews

The Brothers Grimm wrote a short story called "Hansel & Gretel." Tag Entertainment did a fair job at converting it into a movie, although the film probably would play better on television. The film switches back and forth between the actual story of Hansel & Gretel and the father who is reading the Hansel & Gretel story to his kids. The kids, one of whom is Dakota Fanning (from "I Am Sam") are far better actors than the adults. Delta Burke's character, in particular, is very exaggerated and over-the-top, in the style of Edie McClurg. The woods that Hansel & Gretel get lost in are painfully obvious indoor sets. Trees in the background are flat paintings and, in the more distant background, there appears a blue wall where there should be dense stands of trees. Kids won't notice, though, and the movie is aimed at kids. The Sandman, as portrayed by Howie Mandel, comes across as buffoonish and silly and not very likable. And why oh why does almost every kid-oriented movie have to contain so many farts and belches? But of course "Hansel & Gretel" made no promises to greatness, and the average kid will enjoy it.


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