DVD duo movies The Pied Piper of Hamelin / The World of Hans Christian Andersen. The Pied Piper of Hamlin Favorite character actor Van Johnson plays the title role in this splendid telling of ana old favorite. When the stingy, cold hearted residents of Hamelin ignore the cries for help from their neighboring village suffering in the midst of a flood, they soon find themselves beset by a horde of ratsl. The magical pPied Piper promises to rid the town of its vermin, but when the town reneges on its promise of payment, the wronged piper exacts a fitting , and funny revenge. Featuring bright , lively colors and hilarious performances (including terrific turns from acting legends Claude Rains and Jim Backus of Gilligan 's Island Fame). This hilarious film is told entirely in imaginative rhymes and includes many upbeat, terrific songs. Running time 87 minutes. The second film The World of Hans Christian Andersen – A beautifully animated film, full of rich colors, imaginative images, and warm hearted, captivating story . Based on the life and adventures of storyteller Hans christian Andersen, who wrote such childhood favorites as the Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling, and Thumbelina, this sweeping fantasy tells the magical tale of where Andersen found the inspiration for his beloved stories. Everyone's favorite tale is included in this cheerful romp – from the Little Match Girl to the enchanted red shoes, and everyone in between. A delightful celebration of fairy tale memories. Running time 71 minutes. Also includes a bonus cartoon The Emerald Isle. Created in 2005 by PC Treasures, Inc. This is item is stock # DPCI:234-03-0112, and UPC # 6 71196 03398 3.