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This is the story of Hansel and Gretel. Hansel and Gretel live in the forest with their mother and woodsman father. One day the children are allowed to go to the town markets so that he can sell his wood. When they go to the bakery, the father is once again underpaid by the baker. He takes his money with little argument and the baker gives Gretel a bag of stale cookie crumbs. When they arrive home their mother is outraged that once again their father has allowed the baker to take advantage of him.

The next day the father went back to demand the money he is owed. While he is gone a neighbor stops by and gives them milk and eggs, as repayment for wood their father had given to him when he was sick. The mother was elated and made a custard for dinner and went to look for berries. While tending the donkey Hansel let it get out of it's pen and it wandered into the house. Reliving the fun they had at the market they failed to notice the donkey until it was too late. It ate the custard and spilled the milk. Their mother outraged when she saw what happened sent them out to find enough berries for dinner. Knowing that they had picked the vines clean the pair went into the forbidden North Woods, where children had been disappearing. Leaving a trail of cookie crumbs to find their way back they find an abundance of berries. They soon discover that their trail has disappeared, having been eaten by birds. They wander but can not find their way out. They stumble across a house made of gingerbread, decorated with candy with a gingerbread cookie fence around it.

A motherly old woman named Griselda offers them food. They eat until they are stuffed and decide to spend the night with Griselda. Gretel wakes up and hears Griselda chanting and discovers that she is a witch. A spell is cast on them and Hansel is locked in a cage to be fattened up for Griselda's dinner and Gretel is turned into Griselda's slave. While their father searches for them in the forbidden woods, the pair struggle with Griselda's demands while looking for an escape.

While this version sticks pretty much to the original story parts of it are set to music with singing and dancing, mostly by the children.

Hansel and Gretel is an Fantasy, Science Fiction, Kids & Family movie that was released in 1987 and has a run time of 1 hr 25 min.

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| 1987 | 1 hr 25 min
Len Talan