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Hansel and Gretel (1983)

This is Tim Burton's Disney Channel Halloween film short that only aired once. It combines live action and stop-motion, making for a creepy adventure into the woods.

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Tim Burton

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Julie Hickson
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Yama ... Stepmother / Wicked Witch
Andy Lee Andy Lee ... Hansel
Alison Hong Alison Hong ... Gretel
Jim Ishida ... Father
David Koenigsberg David Koenigsberg ... Dan (voice)
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Vincent Price ... Host
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Tim Burton's "Hansel and Gretel" is a live-action and stop-motion animated film short featuring East Asian actors and striking set designs reminiscent of his later work in films such as "Beetle Juice" and "Edward Scissorhands". While this film was created during Tim Burton's employment at Disney Feature Animation, his stop-motion work began with the short film "Vincent" and continues today with the recent "Tim Burton's The Corpse Bride". His 2D animation work while with Disney included "The Fox and the Hound" and "The Black Cauldron". Written by Jesse Haskell, The Walt Disney Company

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Fantasy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1983 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$116,000 (estimated)
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Color

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4:3
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The song Dan-Dan sings is a parody of "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" by Rod Stewart. See more »

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A Disney Channel Special
9 November 2004 | by ragstorichesfanSee all my reviews

Although some people believe this is a Faerie Tale Theatre Episode, it is not. This wonderfully animated/live action short was only aired on the Disney Channel, along with another Tim Burton short entitled Vincent.The two were placed together as a half hour segment.The Hansel and Gretal story retold.Hansel and Gretal must escape a witch and her remarkable gingerbread house and find their father.It is a Japanese spoof of the story. The short is only about 20 minutes long. What animation there is, is similar to that of A Nightmare Before Christmes. It is mainly live action.I do recommend seeing this special if you can obtain it -- it is one of Tim Burton's odder works. Tim Burton did a Faerie Tale Theatre Episode Entitled Aladdin, and that is also well worth seeing.


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