A greedy King Midas is visited one day by a mysterious visitor who grants him the ability to turn all things he touches to gold. He learns his lesson when the food he tries to eat and his ... See full summary »
A compilation of 4 Mother Goose stories "photographed in three dimensional animation" and unified by a prologue and an epilogue with Mother Goose herself magically setting up a projector to... See full summary »
When a spaceship lands on the moon, it is hailed as a new accomplishment, before it becomes clear that a Victorian party completed the journey in 1899, leading investigators to that mission's last survivor.
A cowboy named Tuck Kirby seeks fame and fortune by capturing an Allosaurus living in the Forbidden Valley and putting it in a Mexican circus. His victim, called the Gwangi, turns out to have an aversion to being shown in public.
This is an excellent Ray Harryhausen claymation short of the classic fairy tale - the animation is superb, even though Gretel looks about 1000 times more manly than the rosy-cheeked Hansel, and it looks like the gingerbread house is made out of actual Mother's brand cookies. But check out the expressions of glee when the case of treasure is found - it's astonishingly expressive, and typical of Harryhausen's ability to create genuine emotional content with just a few dabs of clay. Harryhausen was obviously a master of the art, even in 1951, and this is a great acquisition for any Harryhausen fans. This short is included in the $1 "Terror Attack 2-Pack" with THE SCREAMING SKULL and A BUCKET OF BLOOD - and is worth getting just for the short alone, even with the inclusion of the two classic horror movies.
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