Animated Features / Family (1954) 72 minutes ~ Color
With brilliant imagination and technical wizardry, this 1954 feature film used stop Action animation, and hand sculpted dolls and sets to create a fantasy land of unearthly beauty. Set to Engelbert Humperdinck’s classic 1892 opera, sung by some of the most acclaimed performers of the 1950’s, this recording was nominated for a Grammy Award. This may be the definitive production of one of the greatest fairy tales ever told, and it is now on DVD.
Directors: Michael Myerberg and John Paul
Writers: Padraic Colum (adapted for the screen by), Adelheid Wette (original play)
Stars: Anna Russell, Mildred Dunnock, Frank Rogier, Constance Brigham