The Selfish giant

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 enters the garden and spring comes. At his life’s end the giant is led to another garden by this child.

Credits

co-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

39216

Subject categories

Adaptations

Animation

Animation → Animated films - United States

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 6-12

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Avarice

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Ethics

Literature → Allegory

Literature → Children's literature - Film and video adaptations

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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