THE STEADFAST TIN SOLDIER - with only one leg - adores the beautiful papier-mâché ballerina. And through all the trials & tribulations about to beset him, he remains true to his duty & to his love.
From the splendid Rabbit Ears series of videos, this is a very lovely adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen classic which is sure to charm any thoughtful or romantic viewer. The story, which like all truly great children's literature is best understood by adults, can be enjoyed on more than one level.
David Jorgensen's misty drawings & Mark Isham's martial music complement the narrative exactly. Jeremy Irons is the perfect choice for narrator. His calm, rich voice tells the tale in all its beautiful simplicity, from beginning to heartbreaking end.