- This article is about the author. For the character who appeared in The Little Mermaid TV Series, see Hans Christian Andersen (character). For the character who appears in Frozen, see Hans.
His character of Thumbelina was adapted in Goldie & Bear, and in The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina.
- The names of Frozen's characters were inspired by conducting an internet search for Norwegian baby names. While completely unintentional, a fan put together the fact that Hans, Kristoff, Anna, and Sven sound like "Hans Christian Andersen".
- He is the first author to meet his creation in a TV episode, followed by Edgar Rice Burroughs, who wrote Tarzan.
- Some of his fairy tales that Disney adapted from to make films and shorts won four Academy Awards such as The Ugly Duckling won an Academy Award for Best Original Short, The Little Mermaid's song, "Under the Sea" won an Academy Award for Best Original Song and Frozen won two Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature and it's song, "Let It Go" for Best Original Song.