The Tinderbox details
|Director:||Hans Christian Andersen|
|Studio:||STAX ENTERTAINMENT LTD|
|Run time:||1 hour 4 minutes|
|Rental release:||11 Sep 2006|
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Great just like it's companion movie the Singing Ringing Tree.By Liam D from Northern Ireland , 01 Nov 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Just watched this and the Singing Ringing Tree and they were just as I remembered them except this time round they were in colour!. My two kids aged 9 and 11 though they were great but they thought the Princess in the singing ringing tree was scarier that the dwarf.
What a pleasure to see a film that work's so well even though it doesn't have violence or language or nudity!
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TINDERBOX IS MAGIC!By a customer from UK , 19 Mar 2009Quite simply this is an old fashioned kind of fairytale. The special effects are imaginitive and well done despite the fact that this was made back in the early 1960s. It is also refreshing to watch something without GCI in every scene. Children with a heart will find the Tinderbox well worth a watch despite its vintage.
TinderboxBy SteveGurgi (18 reviews) from uk , 23 Feb 2007The Tinderbox was enjoyable for me as I hadn't read the story since I was a youngster of 10 or 12......nice story with nice magical doggies in!....the other 2 stories on the dvd were quite amusing!
Excellent fairytale for childrenBy Tom Melly from London, UK , 20 Oct 2006My two kids (3 and 8) loved this. It is, AFAIK, a fairly accurate version of Anderson's original.
Essential viewing for fairy tale fansBy karabash (8 reviews) from Southport , 22 Nov 2005You may find yourself even more fascinated than your children. The dubbing, the outrageous colours and the stilted acting somehow add rather than take away from these classics. Red Shoes and The Singing Ringing Tree are also essential viewing.
Modern adaptations rarely stick to the original plots of the fairy tales. So, these will probably remain the last faithful fairy tale reproductions on screen, unless we see some unlikely revival of the old stories.
But try explaining to the children what a gallows is.
Tales from EuropeBy EddieTrace from Glasgow , 29 Oct 2005A real nostalgia treat if you watched 'Tales From Europe' in the 1960s but it still works for children today - just don't expect fast-moving action.