{"title":"The World of Hans Christian Andersen","dateDebut":"1975","dateEnd":null,"description":"\r\n Hans Christian Andersen wants to go to the opera with his\r\n\r\nparents..but he gives away his monies to a poor little girl\r\n\r\nand her grandmother.\r\n\r\n\r\n When the pair are about to be evicted by the cruel,greedy\r\n\r\nand arrogant lord mayor of Odense,Denmark.\r\n\r\n\r\n Hans' father..a struggling showmaker tries to earn the monies\r\n\r\nby making a superb pair of red shoes(With material given to him\r\n\r\nby a kindly and ellegant stranger known as \"Uncle Oley\")for a shoe\r\n\r\n-making contest.\r\n\r\n\r\n Unfortunetaly?\r\n\r\n Mr.Andersen loses the contest..when the mayor choses another pair \r\n\r\nof shoes over that of the poor cobbler's.\r\n\r\n\r\n The mayor does manipulate Mr.Andersen into giving him the\r\n\r\nshoes for his spoiled and abusive daughter.\r\n\r\n\r\n Mr.Andersen tries to warn the mayor not to take the shoes\r\n\r\n..for if they're exposed to music..then they'll dance non stop.\r\n\r\n\r\n His honor ignores the cobbler's warning and takes the \r\n\r\nfootwear.\r\n\r\n\r\n Hans and his talking cat pal\"Casper\"try to work at various odd \r\n\r\njobs to earn the monies for the opera.\r\n\r\n\r\n But..they lose up their jobs and they both get fired.\r\n\r\n\r\n Unable to attened the opera..the sad pair sits outside of\r\n\r\nthe opera house and listen to the music enminating from the\r\n\r\nfront entrance.\r\n\r\n\r\n During the opera..the mayor's daughter(Who is sporting the\r\n\r\nenchanted red shoes)begins to dance and very soon.\r\n\r\n\r\n She is dancing non stop throughout the opera house and\r\n\r\nthen..out of the building and she continues to dance out into\r\n\r\nthe streets.\r\n\r\n\r\n As the mayor,the King's representitive and the townspeople\r\n\r\nchase after the mayor's daughter.\r\n\r\n\r\n Hans and \"Casper\"watch this situation with wonder..the\r\n\r\nonly other person left sitting in front of the opera house?\r\n\r\n\r\n is a very sad little boy..who is crying..because he is missing\r\n\r\nthe opera.\r\n\r\n\r\n In order to calm the sad chld..Hans is encouraged by \"Uncle\r\n\r\nOley\"and \"Casper\"to tell the little fellow a story.\r\n\r\n\r\n He tells him of the tale of\"The Little Match Girl\".\r\n\r\n\r\n By the time that he finishes his story..the entire town has\r\n\r\nheard his tale and they are impressed.\r\n\r\n\r\n News of this boy's talents as a storyteller are brought to\r\n\r\nThe King Of Demark..and Hans is granted a scholarship with\r\n\r\nThe Royal Danish Academy.\r\n\r\n\r\n Three days later..Hans and The King's representitive leave\r\n\r\nfor Copenhagen in a coach..where The young boy leaves for his\r\n\r\nwell earned education and to begin his career as one of the world's\r\n\r\nmost famous and beloved storytellers.\r\n\r\n\r\n This film was not a hit with the movie critics..when it was\r\n\r\nreleased in 1975.\r\n\r\n\r\n But?\r\n\r\n\r\n Kids liked it and it did very well when it was shown at\r\n\r\nSaturday matinees.\r\n\r\n\r\n The film was written,produced and directed by Chuck McCann\r\n\r\n(Who also served as the voice of\"Uncle Oley).\r\n\r\n\r\n Cartoonist Al Kilgore also co-authored the script for the\r\n\r\nfilm and Lionel Wilson did the voice of The mayor.\r\n\r\n\r\n Jim MacGeorge performed the vocies of Hans' Father\r\n\r\nand\"Casper\"the talking cat.\r\n\r\n\r\n The film was produced by Toei Animation Studios and\r\n\r\nreleased thru The Hal Roach Studios(The same studios that\r\n\r\ncreated,produced and released \"The Little Rascals\" and Laurel\r\n\r\n& Hardy Film comedies back in the 1920's and 30's)\r\n ","leadImageMedUrl":null}