The Little Matchgirl (2006) Movie

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(Hollywood) USA

Ratings / Votes
7.7/ 10 (1314 Votes)

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Production Company
Walt Disney Feature Animation [us]

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Release Date
(USA) - 7 September 2006

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Technical Support
LAB:Technicolor, USA - (prints)
PFM:35 mm
RAT:1.85 : 1

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  1. Animation
  2. Drama
  3. Short

Full Plot

An animated short based on Hans Christian Andersen's tale about a poor young girl with a burning desire to find comfort and happiness in her life. Desperate to keep warm, the girl lights the matches she sells, and envisions a very different life for herself in the fiery flames filled with images of loving relatives, bountiful food, and a place to call home. Anonymous Plot not found

Movie Certificate

Atp (Argentina)


Buena Vista Home Entertainment (BVHE) [us] - (2006) (USA) (DVD)

Film Editors

  1. Ambinder-Rojas, Jessica (as Jessica Ambinder Rojas)


  1. Adams, Patricia L. (production supporter)
  2. Bentz, Theresa (II) (production supporter)
  3. Bratton, Holly E. (manager: color models)
  4. Breuninger, Liza (production accountant)
  5. Carr, Raines (production supporter)
  6. Casper, Vicki (animation stock librarian) (as Vicki L. Casper)
  7. Conklin, Patti (production supporter)
  8. Deckman, Jeff (production supporter) (as Jeffrey A. Deckman)
  9. Dietz, Liane Abel (production supporter)
  10. Drogmund, Brett (production supporter)
  11. Ernst-Campbell, Stacey (production supporter) (as Stacey Ernst)
  12. Fadness, Bill (film & digital services supervisor) (as William Fadness)
  13. Frésard, Bérangère (production supporter) (as Berangere Fresard)
  14. Gee, Christopher W. (technical supervisor: film and digital services)
  15. Harris, Brenda (I) (manager: disk space & retakes)
  16. Herrman, Stephanie C. (assistant manager: film & digital services)
  17. Hill, Greg (V) (production supporter)
  18. Jamie, Laura I. (data entry) (as Laura Jaime)
  19. Jamie, Laura I. (data entry) (as Laura Jamie)
  20. Kwan, Tim (production supporter)
  21. La Brusciano, Michael (production supporter)
  22. Lemon, Ben (assistant manager: disk space & retakes)
  23. Magee-Cook, Jenni (production supporter)
  24. Mortensen, Ninka Katarina (production supporter) (as Ninka Mortensen-Clerin)
  25. Poleshek-Reyes, Jane (production supporter)
  26. Roberts, Jacqueline (I) (production accountant) (as Jacqueline Roberts-Gordon)
  27. Rogers, Debra (production supporter)
  28. Sari, Jennifer (production supporter)
  29. Thyne, Tone (production supporter)
  30. Villarete, Sherri H. (data entry)
  31. Werman, Abby (production supporter)
  32. Winton, Todd J. (production supporter)
  33. Zeffren, Suzy (film and digital services coordinator) (as Suzy Zeffren-Rauch)


- In 2005, Walt Disney Feature Animation finished production work on a new adaptation of "The Little Match Girl". The short was originally intended to be a part of "Fantasia 2006", but this project was canceled. The Little Matchgirl is last of the four shorts from the aborted compilation to be developed as a standalone film. It combines hand-drawn animation, computer techniques, and stylized backgrounds, and retains Andersen's tragic ending. This short was subsequently released as a special feature on the 2006 Platinum Edition DVD of "The Little Mermaid."

- This short represents Disney's final use of CAPS (their last feature to make use of the digital ink-and-paint system was _Home on the Range (2004)_ (qv)).