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The Fairytales 

The Fairytaler (original title)
Animated adaptations of Hans Christan Andersen's classic fairy tales. The series celebrates his 200th birthday using a narrative style and wit updated to suit present day audience.




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Henrik Koefoed Henrik Koefoed ...  Hans Christian Andersen / ... 29 episodes, 2004-2005


Animated adaptations of Hans Christan Andersen's classic fairy tales. The series celebrates his 200th birthday using a narrative style and wit updated to suit present day audience.

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2004 (Denmark) See more »

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(26 episodes) (2004-2005) (TV)

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1.33 : 1
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superb entertainment for adult & child alike
23 January 2007 | by spj-4See all my reviews

This set of Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales is absolutely superb! The quality of animation is far superior to many modern children's movies & TV shows, with the characters actually life-like instead of based on computer generated trickery. I have seen a great many of these stories & their adventures, that are almost always intriguing. Many of them I had not previously known of, but they are so impressively presented.

They draw the viewer, adult & child alike,into the unraveling plots in each episode. At about 25 minutes each, they are short enough to suit unsettled or hyperactive children. This is not childish entertainment but masterful storytelling. It is very relevant to the power without heart & soul, that too often preoccupies government & big business, where money, deceit & gross injustice flow freely, at the expense of downtrodden victims, whose lives often never recover from the financial & emotional wreckage inflicted.

So our world is too often dominated by unfairness, bigotry & hierarchies that aren't a fraction as important as they would like to think themselves! Such modern day emperors without clothes are all around us. So are the ugly ducklings, & the coldness surrounding the snow queen. So too, such as Jack the fool or golden treasure pursuit, among those less known. So the mastery of Hans Christian Andersen's tales are as relevant to our environmental concerns in the 21st century & encounters with politics, banking etc, as they ever were! Those who have created this set of "Fairytaler" programs, have clearly reflected on the underlying message of ETHICS, much more than the superiority or morality or status preoccupations that hype up the daily news. Hans sought to share with the world of Danish society he observed with an astute eye! Surely it is so relevant to EVERY civilisation ever learned about.

The episodes focus on priorities & loves of those disadvantaged in the broader world, & show empathy in their creations, as inspired & talented & enthusiastic supporters of the more important concepts their protagonist sought to share with his audience in a world 100-200 years before internet concepts of global problems.

Do not miss this excellent series.

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