The Sorcerer's apprentice

United States, 1980

Film
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Animated version of the Grimms’ fairy tale narrated by Vincent Price. Spellbinder the Sorcerer hires Hans as his apprentice believing that Hans can neither read nor write. Hans is at first an enthusiastic apprentice, but after learning of spellbinder’s evil ways, plans to use his ability to read against Spellbinder. When Spellbinder challenges Hans to a duel of magic, Hans is able to use what he has read in the Book of Magic to defeat his master.

Credits

producer/director

Peter Sander

production company

Pyramid Films

Language

English

Duration

00:25:10:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

33330

Subject categories

Adaptations

Animation

Animation → Animated films - United States

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 6-12

Childrens Films → Children's films - United States

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Magic

Literature → Children's literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Fairy tales - Film and video adaptations

Magic, Occult & Supernatural → Magic

Magic, Occult & Supernatural → Magicians

Music & Performing Arts → Magic

Music & Performing Arts → Magicians

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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