The masterpiece of the Disney Studios' postwar style.
The hero and heroine are sugar sculpture, and the witch looks like a clumsy tracing from a Charles Addams cartoon.
Mary Costa's rich and expressive voice for the title character gives substance and strength to it.
Although this rarely achieves the heights of classics like Snow White and Dumbo, it still has its moments.
The colors are rich, the sounds are luscious and magic sparkles spurt charmingly from wands.