The Selfish giant (K)

United States, 1971

Film
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Animated interpretation of Oscar Wilde’s allegory about selfishness, sharing, and love. A beautiful garden is beset by perpetual winter after a greedy giant forbids children to play there. Then he is compelled to help a mysterious child who has entered the garden and spring comes. At his life’s end this child leads the giant to another garden.

Credits

director

Peter Sander

Murray Shostak

production company

Reiner Film

Weston Woods Studios

Language

English

Duration

00:14:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

28358

Subject categories

Adaptations

Animation

Animation → Animated films - United States

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 6-12

Childrens Films → Children's films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Avarice

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Ethics

Literature → Allegory

Literature → Fables

Literature → Fairy tales - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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