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The Emperor's New Clothes

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85 mins (NTSC)
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The Emperor's New Clothes (1987)

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Cannon Movie Tales:Lavish, Feature length new versions of the world's best loved storybook classics.

This witty version of Hans Christian Anderson's moral tale of a king whose vanity makes him an easy mark for con artists, features Sid Caesar and Art Carney. ~

Parents need to know that this is a slapstick version of the venerable fairy tale in which old-time comic actors deliver lots of mugging and jokey dialogue. Han Christian Andersen's messages about snobbery, hypocrisy, and dishonesty are intact, if somewhat diluted. In the manner of old school, almost vaudevillian comedy, there are several characters whose humor is derived from a physical impairment: crossed eyes, missing teeth, or a speech impediment. The few action sequences are done for comic effect and are never seriously frightening -- expect a few martial arts kicks and a rough-and-tumble sword fight.

Release Date: May 1987

Distrib: Cannon Releasing

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