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[edit]

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 (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.

Yeah Rafael John Pomida (talk) 01:34, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

1872 or 11 November 1843 ?[edit]

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 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[edit]

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. (talk) 18:40, 15 May 2012 (UTC)Jeb Raitt