The Storyteller (1987– )

TV Series  -   -  Fantasy
8.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.9/10 from 2,590 users  
Reviews: 28 user | 11 critic

An old storyteller tells European folk tales to his sarcastic dog.

Creator:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015

Best known for his work on "Star Trek," actor and director Leonard Nimoy died on Friday in Los Angeles. Read our full story on his varied career, and view our memorial photo gallery.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 47 titles
created 19 Jul 2011
 
a list of 39 titles
created 24 Dec 2011
 
a list of 38 titles
created 21 Mar 2013
 
a list of 26 titles
created 20 Nov 2013
 
a list of 37 titles
created 20 Feb 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "The Storyteller" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Storyteller (1987– )

The Storyteller (1987– ) on IMDb 8.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Storyteller.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1988   1987  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Storybook International (1983–1984)
Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The Storyteller: Greek Myths (TV Mini-Series 1990)
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A storyteller in a labyrinth tells his dog the stories of Perseus and Medusa, Icarus and Daedalus, Theseus and the Minotaur, and Orpheus and Euridyce.

Stars: Michael Gambon, Brian Henson, David Greenaway
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

People from around the world are bringing back Jim Henson's creatures back to life by competing to see who is the better monster maker.

Stars: Melissa Doss, Russ Adams, Gigi Edgley
Crime and Punishment (TV Mini-Series 1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Stars: Francesca Gerrard, Fiona Glassbrook, John Hurt
Inside the Labyrinth (TV Movie 1986)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A behind the scenes look at the David Bowie film, Labyrinth, also featuring Jim Henson and Jennifer Connelly.

Director: Desmond Saunders
Stars: Jim Henson, David Bowie, Charles Augins
Storytellers (TV Mini-Series 2013)
Drama | Fantasy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Six friends join together to tell a story that becomes increasingly dangerous and frightening. When the events of their story begin to cross over between worlds, the lines between reality and fantasy are blurred.

Stars: Joey Graceffa, Jessica Lu, Jake Thomas
Kaamelott (TV Series 2004)
Comedy | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

In this off beat account of King Arthur's quest for the Grail, virtually every journey, battle or adventure is stopped dead in its tracks by the knights of the round table's most worldly ... See full summary »

Stars: Alexandre Astier, Lionnel Astier, Franck Pitiot
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The marriage of young, ambitious writer Nico Thomkins with Helen, coming from a rich family, is nothing more than a hardly concealed love-hate relationship. Because of Nico's aggressiveness... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Boldt
Stars: Udo Schenk, Anke Sevenich, Christine Kaufmann
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Andrew Getty
Stars: Fred Koehler, Sean Patrick Flanery, Brianna Brown
Sam and Friends (1955–1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Stars: Jim Henson, Kermit the Frog, Stan Freberg
The Storyteller (TV Movie 1977)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A television writer is troubled by accusations that a young boy's death resulted from actions the boy copied from the writer's teleplay.

Director: Robert Markowitz
Stars: Martin Balsam, Patty Duke, Doris Roberts
Hideaway (TV Mini-Series 1986)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A former criminal decides to go straight and moves to the country with his family to start his own life, but he is pursued by his former associates.

Stars: Ken Hutchison, Clare Higgins, Harold Innocent
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 The Storyteller (9 episodes, 1987-1988)
...
 Storyteller's Dog / ... (9 episodes, 1987-1988)
Frederick Warder ...
 Giant / ... (3 episodes, 1987-1988)
David Greenaway ...
 Badger / ... (3 episodes, 1988)
Robert Tygner ...
 Badger / ... (3 episodes, 1988)
Alistair Fullarton ...
 Death / ... (3 episodes, 1988)
...
 Badger / ... (3 episodes, 1988)
Diana Payan ...
 Miller's Wife / ... (2 episodes, 1988)
Robin Summers ...
 Jailer / ... (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
Michael Kilgarriff ...
 Lion / ... (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
Peter Marinker ...
 Devil / ... (2 episodes, 1988)
Edit

Storyline

A variety of European folk tales are retold in nine new stories. A soldier captures Death in a magic sack. A fearless young man sets out to learn to shudder. A boy with a destiny that frightens a tyrant is sent on an impossible task that will see him wed the princess, or dead. A storyteller must spin tales to stay alive. A woman bears a hedgehog-child who grows up to live alone in a castle until he does a king a favor and gets the princess's hand in return. A princess must keep silent while she works to free her brothers from an evil spell. A princess runs away from wedding her father and disguises herself as an ugly forest creature. A young boy must overcome a heartless giant. A princess searches the earth for her stolen bridegroom. Written by Kathy Li

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Fantasy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 April 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jim Henson's The Storyteller  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(9 episodes) | (9 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jim Henson originally wanted the storyteller to be a puppet. 'Ron Mueck even designed and built a puppet head to try out this concept. See more »

Quotes

The Storyteller: [opening lines] When people told themselves their past with stories, explained their present with stories, foretold the future with stories, the best place by the fire was kept for... The Storyteller.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #34.11 (2005) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
TV at it's finest
1 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

Beautiful art direction, excellent editing and wonderful stories make this some of the best television ever produced. The fact that it was relatively short lived is sadly reflective on the state of television. I highly recommend snatching these up as they're released, you'll love them.


10 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Soundtrack design_palacios
i think it's sad melanie_sheree
Sapsorrow Paulious78
Grovelhog danny_lewis24
DVD Complaint! Kat097
Missing Episodes? ...Please Help! Bluderfly
Discuss The Storyteller (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?