- Acting of Lead Performers
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Great childhood memory
- Shannon L
As a kid, I had this film on an LP and listened to it hundreds of times. It wasn't until later that I discovered it was even a movie. I have only found it on television a few times but would love to own it and watch it just as often as I like. Buddy Hackett was probably my favorite character, as the dragon slayer. But the Dancing Princess and the Cobbler and the Elves were also terrific and entertaining. I remember listening to Rumplestiltskin mocking the fevered Wilhelm always made me laugh. What a terrific film and great memories it evokes. Thanks
the best movie you never saw
- Cheryl A Leonard
i saw this movie at radio city music hall when it premiered in NYC back in 1962 it was a stunning production!! the lobby was set-up as part of the movie with fog and trees ao you actually walked through the forest to get to your seats. As for the length of the film, back then, theaters and films were presented with an intermission for bathroom breaks and candy/popcorn refills. So stretching the legs and refocusing a fussing child was not a problem. In addition they sold programs that went along with the movie so I'm sure that also amused some children. I still have mine. It was shown on three screen in panorama which is why, i believe they have such a difficult time showing it properly or releasing it.You just haven't seen all the action yet. It was fantastic. Even though you have watched the film it still is the best movie you never saw!!!
This film is a gem for young and old. It is heart-breaking in that Jacob Grimm is so ill throughout the film but it is uplifting in the telling of the marvelous fairy tales. The cinematography is gorgeous. If you have children, please have them watch this film so that they will see that real people wrote the fairy tales that all children fall in love with when they are very young. Watching this film will bring back fond memories for we adults. It is just a simple and beautiful film nugget!
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm
- Michael Foster
I first saw this film in Cinerama in Minneapolis, Mn. I do hope the powers that be will restore the film on Blue Ray in the SmileVision format like they just did for This is Cinerama, The Windjammer and How the West was Won.. I have these discs and they play well on a large flatscreen, especially How The West Was Won. This would make a great addition to the set. The storyline about the Brothers is good and the segments with the stories are quite well done. I just hope they consider restoring some of the other films such as South Seas Adventure and Seven Wonders of the World. It would be nice to see many of the actors that were in this film one more time.
A fun movie, but...
- John G
The widescreen is awful and distracting. I really wish someone would do a proper restoration of this and fix it. It's in letterbox format, but the Cinerama is really off on TCM's print/copy. I'm sure it's a beautiful show on the big screen, and it's a good film, but the video version is odd to watch.
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm
- Torrence Buttermore
This is a GREAT family movie. I certainly hope TCM shows it soon again, so I can watch it once again. I'm not a kid but this is for us oldies also.
- James Higgins
64/100. Way overlong but it certainly is creative and imaginative. Impressive special effects, perhaps not by today's standards but it must have been enthralling in 1962. It is entertaining and good for the whole family, although I can't see a lot of kids being able to sit through over two hours of this. The production is impressive. It won the Oscar for best costume design and was nominated for art direction, score and cinematography, all of which were quite good. It is divided into four segments. The Puppetoons are particularly enjoyable.
Why did I avoid this movie?
I watch it for the first time this morning something to go to sleep to.(or so I thought) Was never interested before. I am happy so happy I had the pleasure. Was going to buy DVD but not for sale yet. I would watch it often.Fabulous!
Takes me Back
- Mike P.
You just watch this movie and smile...because its a simple story told well.
- joe borchardt
This movie reminds me the good old fashioned movie making they used to do. I wish the would release it in Blue-Ray, the way "How The West Was Won" in Smilebox.
What A Great Movie! Please Play Again...
I love this movie. My mother used to tell me stories of when she went to the theater to see the brothers grimm, she was 5 years old. The dancing princess story was my favorite. I only caught half of the tv broadcast, please play it again!
Magical, outstanding, absolutely beautiful!
- Rae M. Dart
This is a movie for young and old - for everyone! It is set in a real-life magical, historic, extraordinally beautiful and romantic area of the world. The film is exciting, romantic, entertaining and uplifting. Laurence Harvey with his marvelous voice is superb as Wilhelm Grimm who narrates the stories. Terry Thomas is a bumbling greedy knight as a foil to Buddy Hacket as his knave. Yvette Mimmieux is enchanting as the Dancing Princess which is an exquisite fairy tale. I highly recommend it and sincerely hope it is released on dvd very soon.