The Happy Prince (1996)

A statue of 'The Happy Prince' (happy because he had devoted his life to pleasure behind his palace walls) looks out with horror at the destitution of his citizens. He persuades a little ... See full summary »

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Alan Platt
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Credited cast:
William Dazeley William Dazeley ... The Happy Prince (voice)
Nigel Hawthorne ... Narrator
Jimmy Somerville ... Swallow (voice)
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A statue of 'The Happy Prince' (happy because he had devoted his life to pleasure behind his palace walls) looks out with horror at the destitution of his citizens. He persuades a little swallow to abandon his winter trip to Egypt and be his messenger, a job which entails stripping the statue of its precious jewels and gold to help feed the poor. Winter sets in, the once sparkling statue now looks grey and crumbling.

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28 April 2018 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

Puppets. and music. and the well known story. the grace, the seductive way for translate in images the tale. and something easy to define as...magic. because you expect discover the accuracy. and it is present. the solution for ressurect the universe imagined by Oscar Wilde. and it is present. in each detail. the dialogue between prince and the little swallow. and it remains moving . but something new is present. a state, a feeling, an emotion. who defines the short film as magic. and propose a sort of fresh air. against the small errors ( the first -the golden leaf used not exactly in wise way in this adaptation ).


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