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Set in 19th century England, this lively film of Gilbert and Sullivan’s well known work was the first operetta to be animated. A line of British baronets are cursed to commit a crime every day...or die! This story of love and revenge with its ghosts and magic is an ideal vehicle for animation. Made with the co-operation of the D’Oyle Carte Opera Company who provide the voices and the London Philharmonic Orchestra who provide the music

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Year: 1964
Length: 55 mins
Production: John Halas, Jim Laurie
Direction: Joy Batchelor
Script: Joy Batchelor
Animation: Harold Whitaker, Tony Guy, Tony Whitehouse
Music: Gilbert &Sullivan


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