Faerie Tale Theatre: Hansel and Gretel (1984)

Genres - Children's/Family, Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Children's Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Legends  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The Grimms' grim tale of two crafty children who cross paths with an evil, gingerbread cottage-dwelling crone is the subject of this episode from the made-for-TV series Faerie Tale Theatre. Abandoned in the forest by their penniless father (well-known character actor Paul Dooley) and his new wife, siblings Hansel (Ricky Schroeder) and Gretel (Bridgette Anderson) come upon a lovely cottage made of gingerbread and candy -- but its inhabitant is far from sweet (Joan Collins, in a dual role as both the stepmother and the witch).

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abandonment, cottage, enchanted-forest, sibling, stepmother, witch