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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A Christmas Dream

Grandpa played this movie for us grandkids years ago, and today it remains one of my favorite Yuletide films. Until recently I had assumed it was an American production, perhaps directed by George Pal or Charlie Bowers (Grandpas copy bore no credits other than the title), but then by chance I learned from an animation website that it was, in fact, Czechslovakian! Another surprise - its co-animator, Karel Zeman, was also the director of two wonderful feature-length movies I had watched many times on television when I was a kid, "The Fabulous World of Jules Verne" and " Baron Munchausen."

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