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Disney’s The Little Match Girl

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Via Razor and Brush’s board. Giovanni explains: ” Conceived by Roy Disney as an episode for “Fantasia 3”, a movie which was shelved, this animated short of Andersen’s “The little match girl” is a small masterpiece. Directed by Roger Allers. Moving and essential; the best thing to come out of the Disney studios in the last ten years, IMHO. A classic. Thanks, Roy!”

Written by Leisureguy

16 March 2008 at 8:17 am

Posted in Daily life, Movies & TV

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  1. Odd thing: Allegro Non Tropo (the fabulous Italian farce on the 1st Fantasia) had a little match girl in it as well — and I note this one is Italian. Could it be the same? I don’t know for sure — don’t think so but it has been many, many years. I just recall that little match girl as being very heart wrenching and isolated — none of her fantasies, as I recall, had actual persons in them.



    16 March 2008 at 8:39 am

  2. No, Allegro non troppo was produced by Bruno Bozzetto in 1977. This “Little match girl” is a Roy Disney production from 2006.
    Another Italian artist produced a beautiful “Little match girl” animation film in 1953. The artist was Romano Scarpa, who later became one of the world’s best Disney artists and who passed away only a few months ago. His “Little match girl” movie predated his involvement with the Disney company and is now almost impossible to find. I remember it from my childhood as a very touching and moving film.



    16 March 2008 at 11:24 am

  3. Yeah, I didn’t really think it was the same. It just seemed odd that Disney would follow in the footsteps of a farce on them. And I have seen other occasions in which Disney buys up another’s production and redistributes it as their own (e.g. the Brave Little Toaster).



    17 March 2008 at 7:02 am

  4. Where can one find one of the 1950’s era “Little Match Girl” movies? I recall at least one movie version of this story at Christmas time and later recall seeing a different version. Have not seen this one in the last 40 years and I would love to find one of these little movies for my grandchildren to see this Christmas. H.C. Anderson has always been one of my favorite authors.



    18 October 2008 at 9:21 pm

  5. I, too, wish I could find the one from the 1950’s although the one on this site is lovely. The music in that one was, I believe, a Chopin Prelude. I was about 12 and had never heard any music but country-western. It was my first exposure to classical music and I was hooked for life. I have never forgotten it.



    21 February 2009 at 3:49 pm

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