Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (1992)

TV Mini-Series  -   -  Animation | Comedy | Drama
7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 174 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 2 critic

Condensed animated adaptations of plays by William Shakespeare.

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 50 titles
created 01 May 2012
 
list image
a list of 25 titles
created 19 May 2012
 
a list of 204 titles
created 19 Aug 2012
 
a list of 54 titles
created 28 Oct 2012
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (1992–1994)

Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (1992–1994) on IMDb 7.7/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Shakespeare: The Animated Tales.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
1994   1992  
Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Emmy Coer, a computer genius, devises a method of communicating with the past by tapping into undying information waves. She manages to reach the world of Ada Lovelace, founder of the idea ... See full summary »

Director: Lynn Hershman-Leeson
Stars: Tilda Swinton, Francesca Faridany, Timothy Leary
Teknolust (2002)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Anxious to use artificial life to improve the world, Rosetta Stone, a bio-geneticist creates a Recipe for Cyborgs and uses her own DNA in order to breed three Self Replicating Automatons, ... See full summary »

Director: Lynn Hershman-Leeson
Stars: Tilda Swinton, Jeremy Davies, James Urbaniak
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Hugh Grant stars as a British engineer who becomes entangled in a forbidden romance with his Indian employer's eldest daughter. As their passion ignites, the East-meets-West clash of ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Klotz
Stars: Hugh Grant, Shabana Azmi, Supriya Pathak
Wittgenstein (1993)
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A dramatization, in modern theatrical style, of the life and thought of the Viennese-born, Cambridge-educated philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), whose principal interest was the ... See full summary »

Director: Derek Jarman
Stars: Clancy Chassay, Jill Balcon, Sally Dexter
Edward II (1991)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In this Derek Jarman version of Christopher Marlowe's Elisabethan drama, in modern costumes and settings, Plantagenet king Edward II hands the power-craving nobility the perfect excuse by ... See full summary »

Director: Derek Jarman
Stars: Steven Waddington, Kevin Collins, Andrew Tiernan
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.1/10 X  

The Orient Express, on it's night trip from Munich to Venice, is full because of the beginning of the carnival in Venice. Between the passengers are a journalist, an actress and her ... See full summary »

Director: Carlo U. Quinterio
Stars: Hugh Grant, Tahnee Welch, Malcolm McDowell
Champagne Charlie (TV Movie 1989)
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

This is the story of the Charles Heidsieck who opened the market for Champagne sales in America just prior to the American Civil War. He is a reluctant French spy and is captured and spends... See full summary »

Director: Allan Eastman
Stars: Hugh Grant, Megan Gallagher, Megan Follows
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

An Italian movie crew goes to London to make a documentary about a murder case that took place a few years before.

Director: Luca Guadagnino
Stars: Tilda Swinton, Fabrizia Sacchi, Andrew Tiernan
Man to Man (1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: John Maybury
Stars: Tilda Swinton
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A robot messenger (Tilda Swinton) is sent to earth to appeal to humans to live in peace. Originally designed to go to MIT... See full synopsis »

Director: Peter Wollen
Stars: Tilda Swinton, Patrick Bauchau, Bill Paterson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Christoph Schlingensief
Stars: Udo Kier, Tilda Swinton, Uwe Fellensiek
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Cerith Wyn Evans
Stars: Leigh Bowery, Michael Clark, Tilda Swinton
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Narrator (2 episodes, 1992-1994)
...
 Narrator / ... (2 episodes, 1992-1994)
Suzanne Burden ...
 Anne / ... (2 episodes, 1992-1994)
Gerald James ...
 Baptista / ... (2 episodes, 1992-1994)
John Warner ...
 Gremio / ... (2 episodes, 1992-1994)
...
 Autolycus / ... (2 episodes, 1992-1994)
Jonathan Tafler ...
 Camillo / ... (2 episodes, 1992-1994)
Stefan Bednarczyk ...
 Amiens / ... (2 episodes, 1992-1994)
Garard Green ...
 Adam / ... (2 episodes, 1992-1994)
Andrew Wincott ...
 Laertes / ... (2 episodes, 1992-1994)
...
 Duke Orsino / ... (2 episodes, 1992-1994)
Patrick Brennan ...
 2nd Murderer / ... (2 episodes, 1992-1994)
Richard Pearce ...
 Donalbain / ... (2 episodes, 1992-1994)
Stephen Thorne ...
 Cardinal / ... (2 episodes, 1992-1994)
Brendan Charleson ...
 1st Murderer / ... (2 episodes, 1992-1994)
Philip Bond ...
 Narrator / ... (2 episodes, 1994)
Spike Hood ...
 Prince Edward / ... (2 episodes, 1994)
Hywel Nelson ...
 Duke of York / ... (2 episodes, 1994)
Edit

Storyline

An animated adaptation of twelve of Shakespeare's best-known plays. The series was produced by S4C for the BBC, but animated by some of the foremost artists of Soyuzmultfilm, the former Soviet Union's main animation studio. Each 26-minute play is directed by a different animator, in a wide variety of styles: cel animation for Macbeth, stop-motion puppets in Twelfth Night, and paint on glass for Hamlet. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| | |

Language:

Release Date:

9 November 1992 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Шекспир: Великие комедии и трагедии  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Followed by The Canterbury Tales (1998) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
brilliant
25 February 2002 | by (brum) – See all my reviews

w.s has never been told so well for kids the animation is beautiful especially T.V. 12TH night which stars the voice of Hugh grant these films are hard to get your hands on now but the globe theater does still sell a few of them made in Moscow these videos are priceless. you can also buy the books which are also in short supply ,but again odd places still sell them.well done to the team of artists that made these videos they are stunning


12 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is this worth the $71 price tag? luke-hancock
just wanted to say Chambrey
Discuss Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (1992) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?