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  • Place of origin:

    Italy (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1965 to 1975 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Fotocinedizione (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plastic and Card

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mary M. Stevens

  • Museum number:

    B.46:1 to 3-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Museum of Childhood, Moving Toys Gallery, case 21 []

Children's 8mm films, produced to be shown on a variety of cine projectors, were particularly popular during the 1960s and 1970s. Televisions were becoming common in British households, and the production of programmes and films for children was on the increase. The 8mm films of the time reflected this output both in cartoon or live action form. Hansel and Gretel is one of the fairy stories collected by the German Brothers Grimm.

Physical description

Boxed 8mm home movie film on a grey plastic spool. The box is orange and cream with the series number 53 and the tilte of the cartoon, 'Hansel and Gretel' and a leaflet folded up inside the box.

Place of Origin

Italy (manufactured)


1965 to 1975 (manufactured)


Fotocinedizione (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Plastic and Card


Length: 8 cm, Width: 8 cm, Height: 1.4 cm

Descriptive line

Boxed 8mm film on a plastic spool, Hansel and Gretel, made in Italy by Fotocinedizione between 1965 and 1975


Plastic; Card


Children & Childhood

Production Type

Mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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