• Andersen's Fairy Tales - FULL Audio Book - by Hans Christian Andersen

    Andersen's Fairy Tales - FULL Audio Book - by Hans Christian Andersen ANDERSEN'S FAIRY TALES Hans Christian Andersen (Danish: [ˈhanˀs ˈkʁæsdjan ˈɑnɐsn̩]; often referred to in Scandinavia as H. C. Andersen; April 2, 1805 -- August 4, 1875) was a Danish author and poet. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales, a literary genre he so mastered that his works have been immortalized in children's world literature. Andersen's popularity was not limited to children, as his fairy tales—called eventyrs, or "fantastic tales"—express universal themes that transcend age and nationality. During his lifetime he was acclaimed for having delighted children worldwide, and was feted by royalty. Andersen's fairy tales, which have be...

    published: 19 Jan 2013
  • The Emperor's New Clothes - Fairy Tales - by Hans Christian Andersen

    A faithful reading of Han Christian Andersen's classic tale. Makes a perfect bedtime story. Artwork: Kim Parkhurst Story Teller: Karen Fritsche This story is freely available for Android devices in the Google Play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.socratica.mobile.stories.emperor Here's another wonderful story from Hans Christian Andersen: The Princess and the Pea https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waw0U9tKpW0&list=PL_qTKPgjtfbYqPl0JqsgSv6fZPYdNpoSg&index=1

    published: 10 Feb 2013
  • The Red Shoes | Fairy Tales | Hans Christian Andersen Story For Kids In HD | Bulbul Apps

    The Red Shoes Fairy Tales from Hans Christian Andersen Story For Kids In HD available Appsonly on BulBul Apps. Artists from all over the world collaborated on our unique Bulbul technology platform to produce these beautiful illustrations, animations and sounds and put together as an interactive story book for parents and kids. Download the App for more - http://www.bulbulapps.com/download/ Subscribe for more - https://goo.gl/nJ7ZP0 Like us on - https://www.facebook.com/bulbulapps

    published: 26 Nov 2014
  • The Old Street Lamp - HCA - The Fairytaler

    SUBSCRIBE NOW: http://bit.ly/2a8zrTW Hans Christian Andersen - The Fairytaler Episode 14 - The Old Street Lamp Animated adaptations of Hans Christan Andersen's classic fairy tales. The series celebrates his 200th birthday using a narrative style and wit updated to suit present day audience.

    published: 13 Jun 2016
  • Hans Christian Andersen - The Fairytaler Episode 8

    SUBSCRIBE NOW: http://bit.ly/2a8zrTW Hans Christian Andersen - The Fairytaler Episode 8

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  • The Princess and the Pea | Stories for Kids - Fairy Tales - Hans Christian Andersen

    An animated production of the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. The Princess and the Pea is a classic bedtime story for kids. ******** Original artwork by Kim Parkhurst Story Teller Karen Fritsche. ******** Be sure to subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=SocraticaKids This story is available free for Android devices in the Google Play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.socratica.mobile.stories.princess Here's another wonderful story from Hans Christian Andersen, The Emperor's New Clothes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSWVXNtI0SU&list=PL_qTKPgjtfbYqPl0JqsgSv6fZPYdNpoSg&index=2

    published: 10 Nov 2012
  • [FULL AudioBook] Hans Christian Andersen: Fairy Tales and Short Stories part 1/2

    [FULL AudioBook] Hans Christian Andersen: Fairy Tales and Short Stories part 1/2 0:00 The Emperor's New Clothes A vain Emperor who cares about nothing except wearing and displaying clothes hires two swindlers who promise him the finest, best suit of clothes from a fabric invisible to anyone who is unfit for his position or "hopelessly stupid". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Emperor%27s_New_Clothes Online text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/27200/27200-h/27200-h.htm#emperor 11:27 The Ugly Duckling When the tale begins, a mother duck's eggs hatch. One of the little birds is perceived by the other birds and animals on the farm as a homely little creature and suffers much verbal and physical abuse from them. He wanders sadly from the barnyard and lives with wild ducks and geese until hu...

    published: 23 Jun 2015
  • The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep. Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale

    THE SHEPHERD GIRL AND THE CHIMNEY-SWEEP Cartoon Russian with English subtitles Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale

    published: 06 Jun 2014
  • 5 Fairy Tales That Were Way Darker Than You Realized as a Kid | What the Stuff?!

    The older versions of popular fairy tales often get into some surprisingly mature themes: murder, mutilation, revenge. Learn the gory details in this video. 10 Fairy Tales That Were Way Darker Than You Realized as a Kid http://people.howstuffworks.com/10-dark-fairy-tales.htm Subscribe http://bit.ly/1AWgeM7 Twitter https://twitter.com/HowStuffWorks Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HowStuffWorks Google+ https://plus.google.com/+howstuffworks Website http://www.howstuffworks.com Watch More https://www.youtube.com/HowStuffWorks Image attributions: Brothers Grimm book cover https://germanics.washington.edu/news/2012/07/19/prof-emer-hellmut-ammerlahn-200-years-grimms-fairy-tales Cinderella's bloody shoe https://www.pinterest.com/pin/458874649504469357/ Snow White & the Seven Dwarves http:...

    published: 10 Apr 2015
  • The Ugly Duckling

    The Ugly Duckling is a literary fairy tale by Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen (1805 -- 1875). The story tells of a homely little bird born in a barnyard who suffers abuse from the others around him until, much to his delight (and to the surprise of others), he matures into a beautiful swan, the most beautiful bird of all. The story is beloved around the world as a tale about personal transformation for the better

    published: 15 Apr 2013
  • Trailer: Hans Christian Andersen - My Life as a Fairy Tale (2001)

    Originally seen on British television, this two-part filmed biography of famed Danish fantasist Hans Christian Andersen bears more resemblance to the truth than the 1952 musical with Danny Kaye, but not by much. Once again, Andersen, as played by Kieran Bew, is depicted as handsome and charming, whereas the real Hans was homely and graceless, truly the "ugly duckling" of which he wrote so eloquently. According to this film, 15 year old Hans pays a visit to a gypsy fortune teller, who prophesizes that "There will come a day when all of Copenhagen will be lit up in your honor." Our hero's inevitable journey from the village of Odense to the capital of Denmark brings him in contact with wealthy Jonas Collin (James Fox), who bankrolls the youthful writer's career. Though Hans falls in love wit...

    published: 09 Jan 2011
  • Hans Christian Andersen - The Wild Swans

    I hope the English subtitles help non-native English speakers to enjoy the tale. Cartoon Classics 1977. The Wild Swans is a literary fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen about a princess who rescues her eleven brothers from a spell cast by an evil queen. It was first published on 2 October 1838 in Copenhagen, Denmark. No copyright infringement intended.

    published: 25 Dec 2016
  • Garden of Paradise, Fairy Tale Audiobook, by Hans Christian Andersen

    Garden of Paradise, Fairy Tale Audiobook, by Hans Christian Andersen

    published: 19 Apr 2014
  • Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Mermaid (1975)

    The story of "The Little Mermaid" by Hans Christian Andersen. Released in 1975 before the more well known 1989 Walt Disney Version. Discotek Media has acquired the rights to the film and has released it in HQ DVD available at http://www.discotekmedia.com/the_little_mermaid.htm --Buy and support the film!! Thank you Discotek Media!!!

    published: 23 May 2014
  • The Little Mermaid - FULL Audio Book - by Hans Christian Andersen

    The Little Mermaid - FULL Audio Book - by Hans Christian Andersen SUBSCRIBE to https://www.youtube.com/user/GreenAudioBooks - Hans Christian Andersen (Danish: [ˈhanˀs ˈkʁæsdjan ˈɑnɐsn̩]; often referred to in Scandinavia as H. C. Andersen; April 2, 1805 -- August 4, 1875) was a Danish author and poet. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales, a literary genre he so mastered that he himself has become as mythical as the tales he wrote. Andersen's popularity is not limited to children; his stories—called eventyrs, or "fantastic tales"—express themes that transcend age and nationality. During his lifetime he was acclaimed for having delighted children worldwide and was feted by royalty. Andersen's fairy tales, which...

    published: 13 Feb 2013
Andersen's Fairy Tales - FULL Audio Book - by Hans Christian Andersen

Andersen's Fairy Tales - FULL Audio Book - by Hans Christian Andersen

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Andersen's Fairy Tales - FULL Audio Book - by Hans Christian Andersen ANDERSEN'S FAIRY TALES Hans Christian Andersen (Danish: [ˈhanˀs ˈkʁæsdjan ˈɑnɐsn̩]; often referred to in Scandinavia as H. C. Andersen; April 2, 1805 -- August 4, 1875) was a Danish author and poet. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales, a literary genre he so mastered that his works have been immortalized in children's world literature. Andersen's popularity was not limited to children, as his fairy tales—called eventyrs, or "fantastic tales"—express universal themes that transcend age and nationality. During his lifetime he was acclaimed for having delighted children worldwide, and was feted by royalty. Andersen's fairy tales, which have been translated into more than 125 languages, have become culturally embedded in the West's collective consciousness, readily accessible to children, but presenting lessons of virtue and resilience in the face of adversity for mature readers as well. They have inspired motion pictures, plays, ballets, and animated films. - EARLY LIFE Hans Christian Andersen was born in the town of Odense, Denmark, on Tuesday, April 2, 1805. He was an only child. Andersen's father, also Hans, considered himself related to nobility. His paternal grandmother had told his father that their family had in the past belonged to a higher social class,[4] but investigations prove these stories unfounded.[4][5] Theories that Andersen may have been an illegitimate son of King Christian VII persist.[4] In any case, King Frederick VI took a personal interest in him as a youth and paid for a part of his education.[6] Andersen's father, who had received an elementary education, introduced Andersen to literature, reading him Arabian Nights.[7] Andersen's mother, Anne Marie Andersdatter, was uneducated and worked as a washerwoman following his father's death in 1816, remarrying in 1818.[7] Andersen was sent to a local school for poor children where he received a basic education and was forced to support himself, working as a weaver's apprentice and, later, for a tailor. At 14, he moved to Copenhagen to seek employment as an actor. Having an excellent soprano voice, he was accepted into the Royal Danish Theatre, but his voice soon changed. A colleague at the theatre told him that he considered Andersen a poet. Taking the suggestion seriously, Andersen began to focus on writing. - His initial attempts at writing fairy tales were rewrites of stories that he heard as a child. Andersen brought this genre to a new level by writing a vast number of fairy tales that were both bold and original. Initially they were not met with recognition, due partly to the difficulty in translating them and capturing his genius for humor and dark pathos. It was during 1835 that Andersen published the first installment of his immortal Fairy Tales (Danish: Eventyr; lit. "fantastic tales"). More stories, completing the first volume, were published in 1836 and 1837. The collection consists of nine tales that includes The Tinderbox, The Princess and the Pea, Thumbelina, The Little Mermaid, and The Emperor's New Clothes. The quality of these stories was not immediately recognized, and they sold poorly. At the same time, Andersen enjoyed more success with two novels O.T. (1836) and Only a Fiddler (1837); the latter novel was reviewed by the young Søren Kierkegaard. Andersen would continue to write fairy tales and published them in installments until 1872. His most popular works are listed below - LEGACY Andersen's stories laid the groundwork for other children's classics to come, such as Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame and Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne. His employment of the revolutionary technique of making toys and inanimate objects come to life (Little Ida's Flowers) would be a stratagem used later by such authors as Lewis Carroll and Beatrix Potter. In the English-speaking world, his fairy tales remain immensely popular and are widely read. The Emperor's New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling have both passed into English as well-known expressions. - If you enjoyed "Andersen's Fairy Tales - FULL Audio Book - by Hans Christian Andersen" please like this video and leave a comment. We really appreciate it Thanks for watching Andersen's Fairy Tales - FULL Audio Book - by Hans Christian Andersen. For more great audio books like Andersen's Fairy Tales - FULL Audio Book - by Hans Christian Andersen please subscribe to GreenAudioBooks.
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The Emperor's New Clothes - Fairy Tales - by Hans Christian Andersen

The Emperor's New Clothes - Fairy Tales - by Hans Christian Andersen

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A faithful reading of Han Christian Andersen's classic tale. Makes a perfect bedtime story. Artwork: Kim Parkhurst Story Teller: Karen Fritsche This story is freely available for Android devices in the Google Play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.socratica.mobile.stories.emperor Here's another wonderful story from Hans Christian Andersen: The Princess and the Pea https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waw0U9tKpW0&list=PL_qTKPgjtfbYqPl0JqsgSv6fZPYdNpoSg&index=1
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The Red Shoes | Fairy Tales | Hans Christian Andersen Story For Kids In HD | Bulbul Apps

The Red Shoes | Fairy Tales | Hans Christian Andersen Story For Kids In HD | Bulbul Apps

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The Red Shoes Fairy Tales from Hans Christian Andersen Story For Kids In HD available Appsonly on BulBul Apps. Artists from all over the world collaborated on our unique Bulbul technology platform to produce these beautiful illustrations, animations and sounds and put together as an interactive story book for parents and kids. Download the App for more - http://www.bulbulapps.com/download/ Subscribe for more - https://goo.gl/nJ7ZP0 Like us on - https://www.facebook.com/bulbulapps
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The Old Street Lamp - HCA - The Fairytaler

The Old Street Lamp - HCA - The Fairytaler

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SUBSCRIBE NOW: http://bit.ly/2a8zrTW Hans Christian Andersen - The Fairytaler Episode 14 - The Old Street Lamp Animated adaptations of Hans Christan Andersen's classic fairy tales. The series celebrates his 200th birthday using a narrative style and wit updated to suit present day audience.
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Hans Christian Andersen - The Fairytaler Episode 8

Hans Christian Andersen - The Fairytaler Episode 8

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SUBSCRIBE NOW: http://bit.ly/2a8zrTW Hans Christian Andersen - The Fairytaler Episode 8
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The Princess and the Pea | Stories for Kids - Fairy Tales - Hans Christian Andersen

The Princess and the Pea | Stories for Kids - Fairy Tales - Hans Christian Andersen

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An animated production of the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. The Princess and the Pea is a classic bedtime story for kids. ******** Original artwork by Kim Parkhurst Story Teller Karen Fritsche. ******** Be sure to subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=SocraticaKids This story is available free for Android devices in the Google Play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.socratica.mobile.stories.princess Here's another wonderful story from Hans Christian Andersen, The Emperor's New Clothes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSWVXNtI0SU&list=PL_qTKPgjtfbYqPl0JqsgSv6fZPYdNpoSg&index=2
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[FULL AudioBook] Hans Christian Andersen: Fairy Tales and Short Stories part 1/2

[FULL AudioBook] Hans Christian Andersen: Fairy Tales and Short Stories part 1/2

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[FULL AudioBook] Hans Christian Andersen: Fairy Tales and Short Stories part 1/2 0:00 The Emperor's New Clothes A vain Emperor who cares about nothing except wearing and displaying clothes hires two swindlers who promise him the finest, best suit of clothes from a fabric invisible to anyone who is unfit for his position or "hopelessly stupid". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Emperor%27s_New_Clothes Online text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/27200/27200-h/27200-h.htm#emperor 11:27 The Ugly Duckling When the tale begins, a mother duck's eggs hatch. One of the little birds is perceived by the other birds and animals on the farm as a homely little creature and suffers much verbal and physical abuse from them. He wanders sadly from the barnyard and lives with wild ducks and geese until hunters slaughter the flocks. He finds a home with an old woman but her cat and hen tease him mercilessly and again he sets off on his own. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ugly_Duckling Online text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/27200/27200-h/27200-h.htm#ugly_duc 36:12 Thumbelina (The Little Tiny) The tale opens with a beggar woman giving a peasant's wife a barleycorn in exchange for food. Once planted, a tiny girl, Thumbelina (Tommelise), emerges from its flower. One night, Thumbelina, asleep in her walnut-shell cradle, is carried off by a toad who wants the miniature maiden as a bride for her son. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thumbelina Online text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/27200/27200-h/27200-h.htm#li_tiny 1:05:16 The Brave Tin Soldier (The Steadfast Tin Soldier) On his birthday, a boy receives a set of 25 toy soldiers and arrays them on a table top. One soldier stands on a single leg, having been the last one cast from an old tin spoon. Nearby, the soldier spies a paper ballerina with a spangle on her sash. She too is standing on one leg and the soldier falls in love. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Steadfast_Tin_Soldier Online text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/27200/27200-h/27200-h.htm#tin_sold 1:16:57 There is No Doubt About It Online text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/27200/27200-h/27200-h.htm#no_doubt More free on-line recources: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/27200 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Christian_Andersen This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in a Public Domain. For more information or to volunteer please visit librivox.org Read by Phil Chenevert. Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AudioBooksforSMARTKids Follow us on Twitter: @AudioBooksSM
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The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep. Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale

The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep. Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale

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THE SHEPHERD GIRL AND THE CHIMNEY-SWEEP Cartoon Russian with English subtitles Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale
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5 Fairy Tales That Were Way Darker Than You Realized as a Kid | What the Stuff?!

5 Fairy Tales That Were Way Darker Than You Realized as a Kid | What the Stuff?!

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The older versions of popular fairy tales often get into some surprisingly mature themes: murder, mutilation, revenge. Learn the gory details in this video. 10 Fairy Tales That Were Way Darker Than You Realized as a Kid http://people.howstuffworks.com/10-dark-fairy-tales.htm Subscribe http://bit.ly/1AWgeM7 Twitter https://twitter.com/HowStuffWorks Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HowStuffWorks Google+ https://plus.google.com/+howstuffworks Website http://www.howstuffworks.com Watch More https://www.youtube.com/HowStuffWorks Image attributions: Brothers Grimm book cover https://germanics.washington.edu/news/2012/07/19/prof-emer-hellmut-ammerlahn-200-years-grimms-fairy-tales Cinderella's bloody shoe https://www.pinterest.com/pin/458874649504469357/ Snow White & the Seven Dwarves http://creofire.com/the-grimm-side-of-snow-white/ Pinocchio kills the cricket http://www.spiderwebart.com/productsd.asp?snob=104029 Rapunzel http://www.lornafreytag.com/illustration/#/rapunzel/ Rapunzel's hair being cut http://imgkid.com/rapunzel-hair-braid-cut.shtml Rapunzel's prince falls https://www.etsy.com/listing/105632106/rapunzel-aceo The Little Mermaid http://pixgood.com/original-little-mermaid-hans-christian-andersen.html Transcript: Fairy Tales: They’re sweet, magical stories for children, right? But in the early versions recorded by writers like the Brothers Grimm, they’re more like movies in the Saw franchise. Cinderella. You probably remember how after Cinderella’s enchanted night with Prince Charming, she leaves behind a glass slipper, which the prince later uses to identify his mystery woman by shoe size. In the version of the story recorded in Grimm’s 1812 volume, Cinderella’s wicked stepsisters try to trick the prince by slicing off parts of their own feet to fit the slipper. They almost get away with it, until some helpful pigeons point out ... all the blood. Later, at Cinderella’s wedding, the pigeons peck the stepsisters’ eyeballs out. Snow White. Cinderella isn’t the only fairy tale to feature brutal step-family revenge at the heroine’s wedding. In the Grimm version of Snow White, partygoers at Snow White’s wedding force her Evil Stepmother to put on a pair of searing-hot iron shoes and dance around in them until she collapses and dies. Pinocchio. In the 1940 Disney film, the wooden prodigal son Pinocchio explores some shallow vices, like fibbing, smoking cigars and playing pool. But in the 1883 version of the story by Carlo Collodi, the world’s most lovable wooden puppet really hits bottom. Just one example: Pinocchio kills his magical cricket friend with a hammer. Rapunzel. You know the basics: Beautiful young lady, imprisoned in a tower by a witch, freakishly long hair, dashing prince climbs the hair, et cetera. But in the Grimm telling, Rapunzel and the prince run into some really bad luck. After the prince visits Rapunzel – and apparently gets her pregnant – the witch lops off Rapunzel’s hair, banishes her to a desert, ambushes the prince in the tower and makes him take a dive off the top. And the prince, being unaware of the fact that he’s in a Grimm fairytale, fails to take the key precaution of protecting his eyeballs. So, he lands among some thorns that gouge his eyes out and blind him. The Little Mermaid. If you go with the 1827 version of the story by Hans Christian Andersen, nobody in their right mind would want to be “part of your world.” In this version, the sea witch steals the little mermaid’s voice by slicing out her tongue and putting it in a seashell. At the end of the story, the prince abandons the former mermaid and marries another woman, and our heroine is given the option of stabbing the prince in the heart with a knife and bathing her feet in his blood to turn herself back into a mermaid. What’s your favorite grisly fairy tale? Let us know in the comments, and to learn about more blood-curdling children’s folklore, read 10 Fairy Tales That Were Way Darker Than You Realized as a Kid at HowStuffWorks. And subscribe, you creep!
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The Ugly Duckling

The Ugly Duckling

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The Ugly Duckling is a literary fairy tale by Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen (1805 -- 1875). The story tells of a homely little bird born in a barnyard who suffers abuse from the others around him until, much to his delight (and to the surprise of others), he matures into a beautiful swan, the most beautiful bird of all. The story is beloved around the world as a tale about personal transformation for the better
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Trailer: Hans Christian Andersen - My Life as a Fairy Tale (2001)

Trailer: Hans Christian Andersen - My Life as a Fairy Tale (2001)

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Originally seen on British television, this two-part filmed biography of famed Danish fantasist Hans Christian Andersen bears more resemblance to the truth than the 1952 musical with Danny Kaye, but not by much. Once again, Andersen, as played by Kieran Bew, is depicted as handsome and charming, whereas the real Hans was homely and graceless, truly the "ugly duckling" of which he wrote so eloquently. According to this film, 15 year old Hans pays a visit to a gypsy fortune teller, who prophesizes that "There will come a day when all of Copenhagen will be lit up in your honor." Our hero's inevitable journey from the village of Odense to the capital of Denmark brings him in contact with wealthy Jonas Collin (James Fox), who bankrolls the youthful writer's career. Though Hans falls in love with Collins' daughter Jette (Emily Hamilton), he dedicates most of his stories to his own beloved, clubfooted sister Jenny (Flora Montgomery). In the classic "name dropping" tradition of the great Hollywood biopics, the more Andersen's fame grows, the more he commisserates with such other literary celebrities as Charles Dickens. And of course, several of Andersen's best stories are "brought to life" via enchanting and colorful visualizations. In the US, Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairytale was seen on the Hallmark cable channel beginning September 8, 2002. (review by Hal Erickson - Allmovie.com) http://www.allmovie.com/work/hans-christian-andersen-my-life-as-a-fairytale-273184 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0294611/ ~
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Hans Christian Andersen - The Wild Swans

Hans Christian Andersen - The Wild Swans

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I hope the English subtitles help non-native English speakers to enjoy the tale. Cartoon Classics 1977. The Wild Swans is a literary fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen about a princess who rescues her eleven brothers from a spell cast by an evil queen. It was first published on 2 October 1838 in Copenhagen, Denmark. No copyright infringement intended.
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Garden of Paradise, Fairy Tale Audiobook, by Hans Christian Andersen

Garden of Paradise, Fairy Tale Audiobook, by Hans Christian Andersen

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Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Mermaid (1975)

Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Mermaid (1975)

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The story of "The Little Mermaid" by Hans Christian Andersen. Released in 1975 before the more well known 1989 Walt Disney Version. Discotek Media has acquired the rights to the film and has released it in HQ DVD available at http://www.discotekmedia.com/the_little_mermaid.htm --Buy and support the film!! Thank you Discotek Media!!!
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The Little Mermaid - FULL Audio Book - by Hans Christian Andersen

The Little Mermaid - FULL Audio Book - by Hans Christian Andersen

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The Little Mermaid - FULL Audio Book - by Hans Christian Andersen SUBSCRIBE to https://www.youtube.com/user/GreenAudioBooks - Hans Christian Andersen (Danish: [ˈhanˀs ˈkʁæsdjan ˈɑnɐsn̩]; often referred to in Scandinavia as H. C. Andersen; April 2, 1805 -- August 4, 1875) was a Danish author and poet. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales, a literary genre he so mastered that he himself has become as mythical as the tales he wrote. Andersen's popularity is not limited to children; his stories—called eventyrs, or "fantastic tales"—express themes that transcend age and nationality. During his lifetime he was acclaimed for having delighted children worldwide and was feted by royalty. Andersen's fairy tales, which have been translated into more than 125 languages,[1] have become culturally embedded in the West's collective consciousness, readily accessible to children, but presenting lessons of virtue and resilience in the face of adversity for mature readers as well.[2] They have inspired motion pictures, plays, ballets, and animated films - EARLY LIFE OF AUTHOR ( HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN) Hans Christian Andersen was born in the town of Odense, Denmark, on Tuesday, April 2, 1805. He was an only child. Andersen's father, also Hans, considered himself related to nobility. His paternal grandmother had told his father that their family had in the past belonged to a higher social class,[4] but investigations prove these stories unfounded.[4][5] Theories that Andersen may have been an illegitimate son of King Christian VII persist.[4] Nevertheless, King Frederick VI took a personal interest in him as a youth and paid for a part of his education.[6] Andersen's father, who had received an elementary education, introduced Andersen to literature, reading him Arabian Nights.[7] Andersen's mother, Anne Marie Andersdatter, was uneducated and worked as a washerwoman following his father's death in 1816, remarrying in 1818.[7] Andersen was sent to a local school for poor children where he received a basic education and was forced to support himself, working as a weaver's apprentice and, later, for a tailor. At 14, he moved to Copenhagen to seek employment as an actor. Having an excellent soprano voice, he was accepted into the Royal Danish Theatre, but his voice soon changed. A colleague at the theatre told him that he considered Andersen a poet. Taking the suggestion seriously, Andersen began to focus on writing. - Jonas Collin, following a chance encounter with Andersen, immediately felt a great affection for him, and sent him to a grammar school in Slagelse, covering all his expenses.[8] Andersen had already published his first story, The Ghost at Palnatoke's Grave, in 1822. Though not a keen student, he also attended school at Elsinore until 1827.[9] He later said his years in school were the darkest and most bitter of his life. At one school, he lived at his schoolmaster's home. There he was abused in order "to improve his character," he was told. He later said the faculty had discouraged him from writing in general, causing him to enter a state of depression. - If you enjoyed listening to "The Little Mermaid - FULL Audio Book - by Hans Christian Andersen" please rate, comment and subscribe to GreenAudioBooks, We really appreciate it :) Thanks for viewing The Little Mermaid - FULL Audio Book - by Hans Christian Andersen We hope you enjoyed The Little Mermaid - FULL Audio Book - by Hans Christian Andersen Audio is courtesy of Librivox. For more Librivox audio book recordings please refer to http://librivox.org
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