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The Rose of Baghdad (La Rosa di Bagdad) is a 1949 Italian animated film by Anton Gino Domeneghini. In 1952, the film was dubbed into English and released by United Artists and features a young Julie Andrews as the titular princess. The film was reissued and retitled as The Singing Princess in 1967 to cash-in on Julie Andrews' post-Mary Poppins popularity. It is often cited as one of the first animated films from Europe and in Technicolor together with The Dynamite Brothers.[1]

Cast[]

Character Original Actor Dub Actor
Princess Zeila Germana Calderini
Beatrice Preziosa (singing)
Julie Andrews
Zirko
(Zizibé)
Mario Besseti Paul Hansard
Amin ¿? Patricia Hayes
Tonko ¿? Humphrey Kent
Calif Owen Olinto Cristina Arthur Young
Narrator Stefano Sibaldi Howard Marion-Crawford

Additional Voices[]

  • Don Barclay
  • Paul Hansard
  • Patricia Hayes
  • Stephen Jack
  • Humphrey Kent
  • Arthur Young

Video Releases[]

Distributor Year Format Region Country
Best Film & Video 1983 VHS NTSC United States United States
Goodtimes Entertainment 1986
Lionsgate Home Entertainment 2005 DVD 1
NTSC

References[]

  1. https://the-shortlisted.co.uk/la-rosa-di-bagdad-the-singing-princess-film-interview/ La Rosa di Bagdad vs Cinderella, cartoon mystery & similarities: was Walt Disney inspired by an Italian movie you never heard of?

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