Once upon a time there lived in Denmark a young shoemaker named Hans Christian Andersen whose magical tales delighted boys and girls throughout the land. Filled with music laughter and "wonderful glittering fun (L.A. Examiner) this charming fable follows the adventures of the legendary storyteller and "recaptures the spirit of fairyland make-believe for children of all ages (Southern California Motion Picture Council). Nominated* for six Oscars® Hans Christian Andersen is pure enchantment! Danny Kaye "is a delight (Cue) as Hans who one day journeys beyond the borders of his small village across the sea and into the dazzling city of Copenhagen. There he encounters marvels and wonders beyond his wildest dreams...and finds the inspiration for some of his most unforgettable characters such as "The Little Mermaid "The Ugly Duckling "Thumbelina and many more!