Hans Conried (April 15, 1917 â€“ January 5, 1982) was a comic character actor and voice actor.
Born Hans Georg Conried, Jr. in Baltimore, Maryland of Jewish descent. He was raised there and in New York City. He studied acting at Columbia University and went on to play many major classical roles onstage. He worked in radio before breaking into movies in 1939. He was also a member of the Orson Welles Mercury Theatre Company.
His most important single year was 1953, in which he made his Broadway debut in Can-Can and received screen credit in six films (among them The Twonky). Other Broadway productions include 70, Girls, 70 and Irene.
Conried's inimitable growl and impeccable diction were perfectly suited, whether portraying the dim Professor Kopokin in the radio show My Friend Irma or portraying comic villains and other mock-sinister or cranky types, such as Captain Hook (and Mr. Darling) in Walt Disney's Peter Pan and the Grinch from Dr. Seuss' Grinch Night. According to the DVD...
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The Phantom Tollbooth is a live-action/animated film based on Norton Juster's 1961 children's book The Phantom Tollbooth. This film was directed by Chuck Jones and the live action portions by Dave Monahan, produced by MGM Animation/Visual Arts, and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to movie theatres in 1970. It was the first animated feature film released by MGM.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer held the film up for release until 1970 due to internal problems, (the live action sequences were filmed in early 1968), and the animation studio closed soon afterwards. Juster had no input into the film adaptation, and has stated that he is not particularly fond of it.
Milo, a bored, lonely boy who lives in a city apartment block, is surprised by the sudden arrival of a large, gift-wrapped package. Inside is a tollbooth, which turns out to be a gateway into a magical parallel universe. As Milo passes through the tollbooth, the character moves from live action to animation, and his toy car transports him...
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. is a 1953 musical fantasy film. It is best known for being the only feature film ever written by Theodor Seuss Geisel ("Dr. Seuss"), who was responsible for the story, screenplay, and lyrics. It was directed by Roy Rowland.
The plot revolves around young Bart Collins (Tommy Rettig), who lives with his widowed mother Heloise (Mary Healy). The major blight on Bart's existence is the hated piano lessons he is forced to endure under the tutelage of the autocratic Dr. Terwilliker (Hans Conried). Bart feels that his mother has fallen under Terwilliker's sinister influence, and gripes to visiting plumber August Zabladowski (Peter Lind Hayes), without much result. While grimly hammering away at his lessons, Bart dozes off and enters a fantastical musical dream, in much the same fashion as The Wizard of Oz.
In the dream, Bart is trapped at the surreal Terwilliker Institute, where the piano teacher is now a madman dictator who has locked up all non-piano-playing...
Peter Pan is the fourteenth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. It was produced by Walt Disney and was originally released to theaters on February 5, 1953 by RKO Radio Pictures. This would be the final Disney animated feature released through RKO, as Walt Disney established his own distribution company, Buena Vista Distribution, by the end of 1953.
The film's story is based on the play and novel Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie. Disney had been trying to buy the rights to the play since 1935. He finally received them four years later, after he arranged with the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London (to whom Barrie had bequeathed the rights to the play). His studio started the story development and character designs in the early-1940s, and intended Peter Pan as a follow-up to Bambi, but World War II forced the project to be put on hold. Just like Pinocchio before it, the original pre-war character designs for Peter Pan were very different from the final product. The...,
The Twonky is a 1953 comedy-science fiction film, written and directed by Arch Oboler and stars Hans Conried. The script was based on the short story "The Twonky", written by Henry Kuttner and C.L. Moore (writing as Lewis Padgett).
Philosophy professor Kerry West (Conried) is surprised and upset when his new television set begins talking to him. The TV is actually a "Twonky", a device accidentally sent from the future. The Twonky's purpose is to make its users' life easier, and it sets about "helping" the professor by censoring his books, reading people's minds, and controlling his life. West struggles to find a way to stop the Twonky.
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