A poor young girl finds visions of happiness in the fiery flames of the matches that she lights to keep warm, set to the music of Alexander Borodin's "String Quartet No. 2 in D Major: Third Movement: Noturno (Andante)."
Beautiful and depressing. Show it to your children if they keep asking for too many presents for Christmas...they will be bawling after they watch it and hopefully feel grateful for what they have rather than being all demanding for more and more junk.
This is the most beautiful & touching rendition of The Little Matchgirl that I've ever seen, and leave it to Disney to bring out this level of excellence in it's storytelling. There's no dialogue, only the haunting score, animation and ever-present gently falling snow. The ending, although heartbreaking, is absolutely breathtaking in it's sweet revelation. I'd give it more stars if I could, I just can't say enough about it or recommend it more.