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The Emperor's New Clothes

27 minutes

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Color illustration. A heavyset man wearing purple robes and a maroon feathered hat stands next to a textile loom with a half-finished piece.

An animated Japanese version of the story by Hans Christian Andersen. Two dishonest tailors dupe a vain emperor into believing their imaginary "fabric of dreams" really exists. Because the tailors have said only the wise can see the cloth, no one will tell the truth. Just one child innocently blurts out the fact that the emperor isn't wearing any clothes. Narrated by Robert Guillaume.

Media Details

Runtime: 27 minutes

Pastel drawing. Girl holding a man's hand points at shoes on display in a glass case. Caption. Look! Shoes worn by famous dancers.
27 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5