The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm Overview:

The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962) was a Animation - Biographical Film directed by George Pal and Henry Levin and produced by George Pal.

Academy Awards 1962 --- Ceremony Number 35 (source: AMPAS)

Best Art DirectionArt Direction: George W. Davis, Edward Carfagno; Set Decoration: Henry Grace, Dick PefferleNominated
Best CinematographyPaul C. VogelNominated
Best Costume DesignMary WillsWon
Best Music - ScoringLeigh HarlineNominated

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Musical Monday: The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962)

on Dec 14, 2020 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: The Wonderful World of the B... Read full article

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Hans: Don't you worry, sir. I'll be just as good a master to you as you were to me.

Jacob Grimm: It's an outrage. In my speech, I'm going to tell them...
Wilhelm Grimm: [cutting him off] Jacob. Just tell them...
Wilhelm Grimm: Just tell them I'm your brother.

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Producer George Pal originally wanted Peter Sellers and Alec Guinness to play the Brothers Grimm, but MGM vetoed the idea.
Although 'buddy Hackett' sang in "The Music Man", he had what could be described as a "funny" singing voice which would have seemed out of place in the eerie "flute-playing" scenes of "The Singing Bone". So his singing was dubbed by Clinton Sundberg, the actor who played the Prime Minister in the film, and who rarely sang onscreen. Although Sundberg did not have a trained singing voice, it had the right gravitas for the somber fairy tale.
Walter Rilla spoke English with a heavy accent, so his voice was dubbed by another actor.
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