"The Little Matchgirl" is a 2006 animated short film directed by Roger Allers and produced by Don Hahn. It is based on an original story by Hans Christian Andersen entitled "The Little Girl with the Matches" or "The Little Match Girl," published in 1845. Plot: "During Christmas in Moscow, an impoverished girl tries to sell matchsticks on the streets but everyone is completely indifferent towards her. Later that night, the girl huddles up in a snowy alley trying to warm herself against the cold. Eventually she decides to strike some of her remaining matches for warmth. As the matches burn, she has visions about being in a warm home, well fed, and with her loving grandmother who has passed. After using up all her matches, eager to see her grandmother, the little girl dies from hypothermia. The next morning her grandmother's spirit finds her and takes her to heaven. Then as in the original play, a comet soars across the sky, meaning that someone has died, according to her grandmother.."
'The Little Matchgirl"~Directed by Roger Allers
Produced by: Don Hahn
Screenplay by: Roger Allers
Kevin L. Harkey
Based on "The Little Match Girl"
by Hans Christian Andersen
Edited by: Jessica Ambinder Rojas
Walt Disney Animation Studios
Walt Disney Feature Animation Orlando, Florida
Walt Disney Feature Animation Paris, France
Walt Disney Pictures
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
September 7, 2006
Country: United States