The Movie: The Singing Ringing Tree (1957)
What Is It?: This German fairy tale apparently scarred many a British kid after the BBC started airing it as a miniseries in the sixties. I’m not really sure what they thought was so terrifying, but the homemade quality of its creatures and sets are enchanting… it looks like the cover of Their Satanic Majesties Request has come to life (sans Charlie Watts).
Why Today?: Today is Arbor Day for trees that sing and ring and trees that don’t.