Hansel and Gretel, 1954 film

Hansel and Gretel: An Opera Fantasy is a stop motion animated film that was created in 1954 and released by RKO Radio Pictures. It is based on Engelbert Humperdinck's opera Hansel und Gretel, and contains many musical numbers. It was the first American feature length animated film not made by Disney since 1941's Mr. Bug Goes to Town. Anna Russell provides the voice of the witch, noted dramatic actress Mildred Dunnock (Death of a Salesman) provides the voice of Hansel and Gretel's mother, and several noted opera singers of the time provide the voices of the other characters. Read More >>