Talk:The Ugly Duckling
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I removed this chatty line which has an "unencyclopedic" feel
- H. C. Andersen, late to bloom, started as quite an ugly duckling himself.
After reading Hans Christian Andersen, I saw nothing to support this claim especially given success relatively early in life. Before reinstalling this line, some kind of argument should be given as to why Anderson is a late bloomer.
WpZurp 04:27, 18 Nov 2004 (UTC)
While I understand that the "Spoiler" notice can be often useful, it seems to me that such a notice put in the "Ugly Ducking" article sound a bit ridicolous and does more harm than good.
- I agree, if nobody objects, i would like to take it out. Firestorm 01:20, 21 October 2005 (UTC)
- H.C. Andersen working in a cigaret factory? Where does this come from? As I recall, he worked in a carpenters shop where the things desciped happened to him but, I think, only for a day. No doubt he was taunted in his youth, though.
the ugly duckling on film
The best film version of this story hands down is Hallmark's Timeless Tales musical from 1990 narrated by Olivia Newton John and animated by Hanna-Barbera. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 06:36, 27 April 2007 (UTC).
this page claims that andersen was an illegimate son of the royalty while the actual page on the author expressly denies this. i dare not to just blatantly delete it but maybe one of you guys could to something about it.
1872 or 11 November 1843 ?
The English Wikipedia, alone among all other Wikipedias, says:
- The Ugly Duckling is a fairy tale written in 1872
The other Wikipedias usually say the story was first published on 11 November 1843 which is verified by http://www.andersen.sdu.dk/vaerk/register/info_e.html?vid=66. I believe the error occurred because of the number "1872" appearing in the very poor translation which was given in the article. I have removed that link and replaced it with a link to a proper translation and changed the date of publication. Michael Bednarek (talk) 01:49, 19 November 2007 (UTC)
The Tables Turned
There is a section in Disney's "Fantasia" in which the situation is completely reversed, with a duckling somehow falling in with a mother swan and her brood of cygnets. Oddly, despite being rejected by his would-be adoptive family, he rises to their defense when one of the cygnets is captured by a hawk. After rescuing the cygnet, the duckling is welcomed into the family with open . . . wings. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 18:40, 15 May 2012 (UTC)Jeb Raitt