Faerie Tale Theatre
show_name = Faerie Tale Theatre
caption = The 6-DVD box set cover by Starmaker II.
runtime = 60 min.
starring = Various
country = USA
language = English
September 11, 1982
November 17, 1987
num_episodes = 27
list_episodes = List of Faerie Tale Theatre episodes
imdb_id = 0199214
tv_com_id = 3196|
"Faerie Tale Theatre", fully "Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre", is a
live action children's televisionseries created by Shelley Duvallthat ran from 1982 to 1987 retelling popular fairy tales. Shelley Duvallserves as narrator, host and executive producerof the program, and occasionally stars in episodes. The series was followed by another, shorter series called " Tall Tales & Legends" which followed the same format as "Faerie Tale Theatre" and focused on classic American folk tales. Both series feature well known actors and directors, and were inspired by the children's television series " Shirley Temple Theatre" (also known as " The Shirley Temple Show" and " Shirley Temple's Storybook"). It later aired as re-runs on the Disney Channel. Fact|date= August 2008
Shelley Duvall began conception of "Faerie Tale Theatre" while filming "Popeye". She reportedly asked her co-star,
Robin Williams, his opinion on " The Frog Prince", a fairytale she was reading during production. [cite news | last=Suskin | first=Steven | title=THE DVD SHELF: "Mad Men" Season One, and Duvall's "Faerie Tale Theatre" | publisher=Playbill.com | date=2008-09-07 | url=http://www.playbill.com/news/article/120999.html/pg2 | accessdate=2008-09-08] Williams would later star in the pilot episode of the series, "The Tale of the Frog Prince".
Home video and DVD releases
"Faerie Tale Theatre" was released on VHS in the late 1980s through mid 1990s, by Playhouse Video, CBS/Fox, and later Razz Ma Tazz Entertainment/Cabin Fever Entertainment.
Starmaker II held the rights to the series from
2004to 2006, and at first released 26 episodes (in edited version) as individual discs. This was followed by a double-sided 4-disc box set and then a 6-disc box set, each version containing the same 26 episodes. The "Greatest Moments" episode was not included in this release.
Koch Visionheld the series' distribution rights, and in November 2006 licensed the rights worldwide (excluding DVDs in North America) to the British company 3DD Entertainment. A new remastered 7-disc box set, including the lost "Greatest Moments" episode, was released by Koch Vision on September 2, 2008.
Every episode opens with
Shelley Duvallintroducing herself and welcoming the viewer to the show, after which she would provide a brief blurbof the story that would follow. All the episodes feature live actiontwist adaptations of fairy talesin costume by many well-known actors and are directed by such diverse directors as Tim Burtonand Francis Ford Coppola. Though Duvall introduced each show, she has starring roles in only two of the episodes: Rumpelstilskin (airing in 1982) and Rapunzel (airing in 1983). Most episodes feature backdrops and settings inspired by artwork by Maxfield Parrish, an American painter and children's book illustrator.
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Shirley Temple Theatre"
Shirley Temple's Storybook"
* [http://epguides.com/FaerieTaleTheatre/ TV.com: "Faerie Tale Theatre"]
*imdb title|id=0199214|title="Faerie Tale Theatre"
* [http://myspace.com/faerietaletheatre "Faerie Tale Theatre Myspace Page"]
* [http://webpages.charter.net/aprilxiii/ftt/index2.html "Faerie Tale Theatre"] (fan site)
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