I am so sorry that not one reviewer is saying the one most amazing thing about this movie is about Hans Christian Anderson himself. Yes, the movie is one of the greatest children's movies(ok, I am prejudiced, my mother was a singer and did ballet). But H.C. Anderson was a real, honest-to-God author. He wrote The Little Mermaid, The Emperor's New Clothes, Thumbelina, The Ugly Duckling, The Little Match Girl, to name a few.
If anyone has any negative things to say about this remarkable movie, they are young and have been raised by this insensitive, desensitized world, where everything and everyone has been told that good is bad, bad is good and if youdont agree then you are one of the 'bad people.'
God bless those who made this movie. Every minute was perfect. Even the schoolmaster redeemed in the end.