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The Daydreamer (1966)

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Four stories from Hans Christian Andersen appear in The Daydreamer, a feature using the Animagic process that uses live action combined with stop-motion puppets. Included are "The Little Mermaid," "The Emperor's New Clothes," "Thumbelina," and "The Garden Of Paradise." Songs and dances compliment an international all-star cast of voices used for the characters. Ray Bolger, Margaret Hamilton, Burl Ives, Hayley Mills, Boris Karloff, Cyril Ritchard, Patty Duke, Terry-Thomas and Victor Borge join Ed Wynn in his second-to-last screen role. This was the last film in which fans would hear the voices of Sessue Hayakawa and Tallulah Bankhead. Director Jules Bass provided the lyrics, with Murray Law providing the music for this entertaining children's fantasy.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Animation , Kids & Family , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Studio:
Videocraft International

Cast

Cyril Ritchard
as The Sandman
Patty Duke
as Thumbelina
Paul O'Keefe
as Hans Christian Andersen
Hayley Mills
as The Little Mermaid
Jack Gilford
as Papa Andersen
Boris Karloff
as The Rat
Burl Ives
as Father Neptune
Ray Bolger
as The Pieman
Margaret Hamilton
as Mrs. Klopplebobbler
Tallulah Bankhead
as The Sea Witch
Victor Borge
as The Second Tailor
Terry-Thomas
as The First Tailor
Ed Wynn
as The Emperor
Sessue Hayakawa
as The Mole
Robert Goulet
as The Singer
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The second half with Thumbelina and the Garden are the best parts. However, it does suffer from a tight budget and the animation is not up to par with Rudolph. Interesting take on Hans, worth seeing if cheap or rentable

Jacob Gossett
Jacob Gossett

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