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Long Ago and Far Away; Emperor's New Clothes, The

08/15/1991


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Series
Long Ago and Far Away
Program
Emperor's New Clothes, The
Program Number

303

Series Description

Long Ago and Far Away captures the spirit of children's literature in a weekly series showcasing international television programs of classic and contemporary children's books, folktales, and fairy tales. The animated and dramatic productions recall the magic of storytelling. Series release date: 1988

Program Description

Told from multiple points of view, this thoroughly original version of the classic tale is about a preening emperor who ignores the plight of his poor subjects and worries only about his own appearance. A weaver, resentful of the emperor's endless demands, fashions him an "invisible" suit and cautions that "unless you admire it you must be a fool." Not wanting to seem a fool, the nude emperor parades through the streets - until a child's honesty makes him aware of his nakedness and vanity and leads him to reform his ways. Regis Philbin and Peggy Cass lend their voices.

Duration

00:34:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Children's
Topics
Literature
Citation
Chicago: “Long Ago and Far Away; Emperor's New Clothes, The,” 08/15/1991, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed August 18, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CB8DA683AF50469592242AC4E681E600.
MLA: “Long Ago and Far Away; Emperor's New Clothes, The.” 08/15/1991. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. August 18, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CB8DA683AF50469592242AC4E681E600>.
APA: Long Ago and Far Away; Emperor's New Clothes, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CB8DA683AF50469592242AC4E681E600
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