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In the early 1980s Tim Burton made a super weird version of Hansel and Gretel. The surreal half-hour version of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale was produced in partnership with Disney who aired it only once on the Disney Channel on Halloween night in 1983.

The film vanished thereafter and, while it has played publicly in art exhibits, Hansel and Gretel has long been one of the rarest of Burton's films.

Until now.

Some guy calling himself unclesporkums on YouTube has blessed us with this very odd bit of elusive film history.

Check it out before its pulled!

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Fictis (8 years ago) Reply

It's Burton's style and look all right. But it's awful at best, overacted, theatrical and amateurish. It's always good to see a starting point like this, you can definitely see the direction and vision coming to life. Reminds us that ideas and means need to pair at some point to make it look right.

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