The Ugly duckling

Czechoslovakia, 1975

Film
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This animated motion picture maintains all the wisdom, with and compassion of Hans Christian Anderson’s tale. The graceful delicate images and music evoke the sadness and ultimate joy of the sensitive duckling whose only fault is that he is different. The universal theme of alienation, prejudice and true beauty are subtly expressed in the film.

Credits

director
co-producer

Egon Schmidt

Paul Hammerich

production company

Kratky Film

Duration

00:15:00:00

Production places
Czechoslovakia
Production dates
1975

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

34188

Language

English

Subject categories

Adaptations

Animals & Wildlife → Ducks

Animation

Animation → Animated films - United States

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 0-6

Childrens Films → Children 6-12

Childrens Films → Children's films - Czechoslovakia

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Alienation (Social psychology)

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Alienation (Social psychology)

Literature → Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian), 1805-1875

Literature → Children's literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Short films

Short films → Short films - Czech Republic

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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