Hans Christian Andersen Box Set: Thumbelina Little Mermaid Emp...

  |  Buy to Own: 05/11/2001
  |  123 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


A box set of Hans Christian Anderson re-worked classics. In 'Thumbelina' the kind widow Hobbs is given a special present on her birthday, a tiny child who she names Thumbelina. However, widow Hobbs' other charge is Percival the Pig who, out of jealousy, arranges for Thumbelina to be kidnapped. Thumbelina then spends the next year trying to return to the widow and befriends many different creatures along the way. In 'The Little Mermaid' young mermaid Princess Miranda lives beneath the sea with her father the king, but is curious about the human world above. On her fifteenth birthday, Miranda is permitted to journey into the human realm. After saving the life of a handsome prince, Miranda decides that she wants to become human but has to strike a deal with the evil Sea Witch. Finally, in 'The Emperor's New Clothes' the Emperor is determined that he should look elegant and dapper for his annual state procession and happily listens to his bungling tailors when they assure him their special birthday suit will be the best outfit of all.