Based on the fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm. Hansel and Gretel are abandoned after the famine strike in the village and where Hansel and Gretel are later trapped in the deceptively ... See full summary »
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 »
A vivacious film for children and the whole family about children's fantasies, joys and bereavements; when the forces of evil destroy the most important creation of nature and God, the ... See full summary »
Vytautas V. Landsbergis
When a poor Depression-era mountain father and stepmother can no longer afford to feed their children, Hansel and Gretel, they walk them into the woods and "lose" them. Banjo tunes ... See full summary »
The ageless tale of a beautiful young princess whose jealous stepmother orders her killed so that she will be 'the fairest in the land.' When the huntsman takes pity on her, he takes her to the house of the seven dwarfs.
Based on the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel is a dark and stylized, black and white, German Expressionistic silent picture featuring detailed design and an eerie ... See full summary »
As a child, I always loved to watch the Burbank, Jetlag and Golden Film animations at my grandparents. Hansel and Gretel was one of my first Burbanks, and I still really like it now. I have seen better animation before, but it is bright and colourful when it should be and not too flat in darker coloured scenes, and the music fits the mood very well. The dialogue is sweet and humorous while never being too corny, and while a couple of scenes feel a tad padded in the middle the story retains the basic feel of the fairytale and never let my interest waver. The friendly family of trolls were good additions. Hansel and Gretel are both appealing characters, and while I never found the Witch scary she was still a memorable character. The ending was a nice if different surprise.
All in all, a childhood favourite that still holds up. 8/10 Bethany Cox
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