Unable to attend the opera..Hans Christian Andersen is encourage by his fairy godfather
    "Uncle Oley"to tell his story of "The Poor Little Match Girl"to a sad little boy..his tale not only
    impresses and enchants the child..he impresses the entire town of Odense,Denmark and wins
    a scholarship to The Royal Academy.

    This film was not a hit with the movie critics..when it was

    released in 1975.


    Kids liked it and it did very well when it was shown at

    Saturday matinees.

    The film was written,produced and directed by Chuck McCann

    (Who also served as the voice of"Uncle Oley).

    Cartoonist Al Kilgore also co-authored the script for the

    film and Lionel Wilson did the voice of The mayor.

    Jim MacGeorge performed the voices of Hans' Father

    and"Casper"the talking cat.

    The film was produced by Toei Animation Studios and

    released thru The Hal Roach Studios(The same studios that

    created,produced and released "The Little Rascals" and Laurel

    & Hardy Film comedies back in the 1920's and 30's)