Tales from Europe: The Singing Ringing Tree and the Tinderbox DVD
Starring Rolf Ludwig, Heinz Schubert, Rolf Defrank, Hannes Fischer, Bella Waldritter, Fritz Schlegel, Barbara Mehlan, Christel Bodenstein, Charles Hans Vogt, Eckart Dux, Richard Kruger, Dorothea Thiesing, Fredy Barten
Directed by Siegried Hartmann
A double bill of classic fairy tales. 'The Singing Ringing Tree' is the original uncut version with English narration that was added in 1964.
A young prince sets out to find the Singing Ringing Tree in order to win the love of a beautiful but conceited princess.
He finds it in a garden ruled by an evil dwarf, who says that the prince can have the tree on the condition that he wins the princess' love before nightfall; if he fails, he will turn into a bear.
Whilst in 'The Tinderbox', returning from battle, an impoverished soldier meets a witch who offers him gold in return for him recovering an old tinderbox from a hollow tree.
The soldier complies, but following a quarrel with the witch makes off with both tinderbox and gold.
Although his new-found wealth initially wins the soldier many friends, the money will not last for ever.
- Format: DVD
- Region: 0
- Certification: (U)
- EAN: 5027626369644
- Catalogue number: 7953696
- Studio: Network
- Release date: 12/12/2011
- Genre: Childrens
- Colour: Colour