1975 Official Selection, film index

The Happy Prince

  1. Overview
  2. Fact Sheet

On a column high above the city rises the golden statue of a "Happy Prince" who has lived a rich and easy life. Now his heart of stone is moved by the misery he sees everywhere. A little swallow agrees to become his happy messenger...

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: The Happy Prince

    Directed by: Michael MILLS

    Country: Canada

    Year of production: 1974

    Running time: 25 min

  • Technique


    Techniques used: drawing on cels

    Process: Colour

  • Credits

    Directed by: Michael MILLS


    Based on: Oscar Wilde

    Sets: Paul Driessen

    Animation: James Hiltz, Michael Mills, Paul Driessen

    Music: The Ambrosian Boys Choir

    Sound: Peter Hearm

    Voice: John Codner, Jill Frappier, Howard Ryshpan