I am posting the Lotte Reiniger fairy tales courtesty of YouTube this week. Today is Hansel and Gretel. And if you watch at least the beginning, the children get lost--they are not abandoned--after wandering too far despite their mother's warning.
Again, we can get Reiniger's The Adventures of Prince Achmed in North America.
And the Lotte Reiniger - Fairy Tales [DVD]  pictured at the top of the post is available in the UK as a region 2 DVD.