On her eighth birthday, Princess Elsa is called to save her seven brothers who were magically transformed into wild swans by their wicked stepmother. While not explicitly mentioned in the film, “The Princess and the Seven Swans” is seemingly adapted from Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Wild Swans.”, “The Princess and the Seven Swans” was produced under the Palo Alto Children's Theatre production company, “Children's Productions.” The founder of the Children's Theatre, Hazel Glaister Robertson, noted that she set out to create educational and narrative films for children because the “motion picture industry cannot, because of box office, make films for child audiences without adding adult overtones” (The San Francisco News; Aug. 7, 1945). Film shipping boxes found in our archives suggest that these films were rented and shipped nationally.
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Children's films Fairy tales
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Birthday parties Good and evil Fairy tales Princesses--Juvenile fiction Princes--Juvenile fiction Stepmothers--Fiction Stepfamilies Magic Blessing and cursing Silence in motion pictures
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