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Faerie Tale Theatre 

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A miscellany of numerous classic fairy tales' adaptations.
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6   5   4   3   2   1  
1987   1986   1985   1984   1983   1982  
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Complete series cast summary:
Shelley Duvall ...  Self - Host / ... 17 episodes, 1982-1987
John Achorn ...  Comedian / ... 11 episodes, 1982-1987
Patrick DeSantis Patrick DeSantis ...  Ensemble / ... 9 episodes, 1982-1987
David McCharen David McCharen ...  Alfred / ... 7 episodes, 1984-1987
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Inspired by an earlier children's series, Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958), Shelley Duvall hosted this series featuring some of the best known actors and actresses in Hollywood performing adaptations of traditional stories. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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This series was inspired by an earlier children's television series Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958). See more »

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Some episodes released on DVD by Starmaker II and Koch Vision were edited. See more »

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16 November 2001 | by turboman2814See all my reviews

i dont know why but i always used to call this the Krofft Supershow of the 80's. maybe that is pushing it but anyone who saw this show would not disagree the imagination and fun of this series. Each episode was roughly an hour long and each episode dedicated to diferent Fairy Tales starring some of the biggest names in the busness. The show was produced, narrated and opened by Shelly DuVaul. Its witty writing and good acting were a guaranteed hit. the show ran from 1982 to 1987 with random syndications all over the place and was released on video by Playhouse(which arguably had the coolest beginning), CBS fox and Raz ma Taz or something like that. The show had some of the biggest directors like Francis Ford Coppola(Rip Van Winkle)and Tim Burton(Alladin and his Wonderful Lamp) directing some of the biggest stars such as

Tatum O'Neal as goldilocks, Billy Crystal as Larry, the 3rd Pig, Robin Williams and Terri Garr in The Frog Prince, Jeff Goldblum as The Big Bad Wolf, Vinent Price as the magic mirror in snow white, Gregory Hines and Ben Vereen in Puss in Boots, Elliot Gould, Jean Stapleton and Dennis Christopher in Jack and the Beanstalk, Valerie Bertinelli, Lenard Nemoy, Robert Carradine and James Earl Jones in Alladin, Matthew Broderick and Jennifer Beals in Cinderella, Ricky Shroder and Joan Collins in Hansel and Gretal, Carrie Fisher as Thumbelina, Eric Idle in the Pied Piper of Hamlin, Carl Riner, James Belushi, Michael Richards and Paul Reubens in Pinnochio, MalcomMcDowell and Mary Steinburgen in Little Red Riding Hood, Pam Dawber as the Little Mermaid, Shelly Duvaul, Herve` Vilachez and Ned Beatty in Rumpelstiltskin, Art Carney and Alan Arkin in The Emperors New Clothes, Mick Jagger in The Nightingale, Liza Manelli in the Princess and the Pea, Howie Mandell in The Princess Who Had Never Laughed, Christopher Reeves in Sleeping Beauty, Lee Remick as the Snow Queen, Elizabeth McGovern as Snow White and Harry Dean Stanton as Rip Van Winkle.

And there was many more than that. that was basicly the run down of each episode and the bigger stars in each one. i used to have all 26 episodes on video but now am down to about 15. with the re-release of i think 12(plus a mail away princess who had never laughed) by Raz Ma Taz you shouldnt have too much of a problem obtaining the better ones. Blockbuster has a handful too. I highly recommend checking these out. You may just love these more than your kids. This show is perfect for the young and the young at heart. I cant recommend it enough.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1982 (USA) See more »

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Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre See more »

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(27 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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