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"Faerie Tale Theatre" (1982) More at IMDbPro »

Season: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
Year: 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: The Tale of the Frog Prince

11 September 1982
A spoiled, selfish princess's fate becomes entwined with a zany and witty frog with a secret past.

Shelley Duvall ... Host

Robin Williams ... The Frog / Prince Robin

Teri Garr ... Princess

Rene Auberjonois ... King Ulrich

Candy Clark ... Queen Gwynneth / Candy

Roberta Maxwell ... Queen Beatrice / Griselda

Michael Richards ... King Geoffrey

Donovan Scott ... Hendrix / The French Chef
Charlie Dell ... The Page

Van Dyke Parks ... The Musician
Harry Benson ... The Grandfather Clock

Eric Idle ... Narrator
John Achorn ... Ensemble (uncredited)
Patrick DeSantis ... Ensemble (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 2: Rumpelstiltskin

16 October 1982
Desperate to save her life, a miller's daughter makes a bargain with a strange character - After which, she must find a way to get out of this dangerous bargain.

Ned Beatty ... The King

Shelley Duvall ... Host / The Miller's Daughter

Hervé Villechaize ... Rumpelstiltskin
Jack Fletcher ... The Wizard

Paul Dooley ... The Miller

Bud Cort ... The Page
Smidget The World's Smallest Horse ... The Unicorn
John Achorn ... The Guard (uncredited)

George Buza ... Townsman (uncredited)
Patrick DeSantis ... Ensemble (uncredited)

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: Rapunzel

5 February 1983
A sinister witch steals the baby of a simple candle-maker and his wife. Determined to keep the daughter for herself, she locks her up in a tower all alone. Wonders and dangers occur when the girl meets a handsome prince.

Jeff Bridges ... Claude / Prince

Shelley Duvall ... Host / Marie / Rapunzel

Gena Rowlands ... Witch

Roddy McDowall ... Narrator

Phil Fondacaro ... Munchkin
Sal Fondacaro ... Munchkin
George Rossitto ... Munchkin
G. Cates ... Pierrot (voice)

Season 2, Episode 2: The Nightingale

10 May 1983


Mick Jagger ... The Emperor

Bud Cort ... Music Master

Barbara Hershey ... The Maid

Edward James Olmos ... Prime Minister

Mako ... Gardener / Minister

Chao Li Chi ... Gardener (as Chao-Li Chi)

Keye Luke ... Imperial Doctor

Bobby Porter
Ellen Wakamatsu ... First Lady of the Court
Susan Haruye ... Second Lady of the Court
Ji-Tu Cumbuka ... Emperor's Bodyguard

Jerry Hall ... Pansy

Anjelica Huston ... Primrose
Alberto Isaac ... Servant #1
Maysie Hoy ... Housekeeper
Charlie Dell ... Chef
John Salazar ... Juggler
John Achorn ... Comedian
Juana Escobar ... Thai Dancer

Shelley Duvall ... Hostess / Nightingale / Narrator (voice)

Season 2, Episode 3: Sleeping Beauty

7 July 1983
A prince chases his destiny to an ancient castle in search of a cursed princess, thanks to the help of an informative lumberjack.

Beverly D'Angelo ... Henbane

Bernadette Peters ... Sleeping Beauty / Princess Debbie

Christopher Reeve ... Prince Charming / 'My son, the Prince'

Rene Auberjonois ... King Boris

George Dzundza ... The Woodsman

Carol Kane ... The 'Good' Fairy

Sally Kellerman ... Queen Natasha / Queen Farrah

Richard Libertini ... King Murray

Ron Rifkin ... The Squire
Carol Smith ... Yellow Fairy
Maysie Hoy ... Red Fairy
Lynne Scott ... Purple Fairy
Gene Varrone ... Green Fairy
Lynn Tufeld ... Orange Fairy
John Achorn ... Sleeping Guard #1 (uncredited)
Patrick DeSantis ... Ensemble (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 4: Jack and the Beanstalk

8 September 1983


Dennis Christopher ... Jack

Elliott Gould ... The Giant

Jean Stapleton ... The Giantess

Katherine Helmond ... Jack's Mother

Mark Blankfield ... Strange Little Man / Fairy / Narrator

Jerry Hall ... The Lady of the Harp
Lise Lang ... Spot, the Cow
Ty Crowley ... Spot, the Cow
Billy Bryan ... The Hen Puppeteer

Shelley Duvall ... Herself - Host

Season 2, Episode 5: Little Red Riding Hood

10 November 1983


Malcolm McDowell ... Reginald Von Lupin / The Wolf

Mary Steenburgen ... Mary / Little Red Riding Hood

Frances Bay ... Granny

Diane Ladd ... Mother
Darrell Larson ... Chris

John Vernon ... Father

Shelley Duvall ... Herself - Host

Season 2, Episode 6: Hansel and Gretel

5 December 1983
Abandoned by their parents, a young brother and sister try to find their way home. On the way, they find themselves trapped in the plot of a nasty witch.

Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

9 January 1984
A spirited young girl disobeys her parents and runs off to the wood for the afternoon. She visits a seemingly empty house, eats from three bowls of porridge, sits in three chairs, wrecking one, then falls asleep in the littlest bed. When caught, she learns an important lesson about respecting other entities' rights to privacy and another lesson about being truthful.

Tatum O'Neal ... Goldilocks

Hoyt Axton ... Forest Ranger

Alex Karras ... Papa Bear
Brandis Kemp ... Mama Bear

Carole King ... Goldilocks' Mother

John Lithgow ... Goldilocks' Father

Donovan Scott ... Cubby Bear

Shelley Duvall ... Herself - Host
Bryan Pringle ... (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 2: The Princess and the Pea

16 April 1984


Tom Conti ... Prince Richard

Liza Minnelli ... Princess Alecia

Beatrice Straight ... Queen Veronica / Woman in Museum

Tim Kazurinsky ... The Fool / Museum Guard
Pat McCormick ... King Fredrico / Man in Museum
Charlie Dell ... Servant

Nancy Allen ... Princess Elizabeth
Diane Stilwell ... Princess Rebecca
Pat Ast ... Princess #1
Mimi Seaton ... Princess #2 (as Mimi Seton)
Jane Alden ... Agricultural Princess
David McCharen ... Royal Messenger
Daniel Frishman ... Shoemaker

Shelley Duvall ... Herself - Host
John Achorn ... Suspicious Guard (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 3: Pinocchio

14 May 1984
A lonely wood-carver named Geppetto wishes for a son one night before going to bed. The Blue Fairy comes while he sleeps and partially grants the wish by turning his latest puppet, Pinocchio, into a living marionette. Pinocchio can himself fulfill Geppetto's wish of a real human son if he can prove himself to be a good soul. However, the road to becoming a real boy seems to never end, since his innocence continuously causes a problem, especially when the Evil Gypsy and his two goons want to exploit him. Not to mention, every time that he misbehaves or lies, his nose grows...

James Coburn ... The Gypsy

Carl Reiner ... Geppetto

Paul Reubens ... Pinocchio

Lainie Kazan ... Sophia, the Blue Fairy

James Belushi ... Mario

Michael Richards ... Vince

Vito Scotti ... Antonio

Avery Schreiber ... Boatman

Vincent Schiavelli ... Priest

Helena Kallianiotes ... Gina

Shelley Duvall ... Herself - Host

Don Novello ... Narrator (as Father Guido Sarducci)

Season 3, Episode 4: Thumbelina

11 June 1984


Carrie Fisher ... Thumbelina

William Katt ... Flower Prince

Burgess Meredith ... Mole
John Pielmeier ... Field Mouse
Maryedith Burrell ... Beggar Woman

Conchata Ferrell ... Thumbelina's Mother
Lu Leonard ... Mother Toad

Donovan Scott ... Herman Toad
Mitchel Evans ... Barrister Fish (as Mitchel Young Evans)

Gary Schwartz ... Barrister Fish
David McCharen ... Swallow
Stan Wilson ... Swallow (voice)

David Hemmings ... Narrator

Shelley Duvall ... Herself - Host

Season 3, Episode 5: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

16 July 1984

Season 3, Episode 6: Beauty and the Beast

13 August 1984
The beautiful daughter of a merchant sacrifices her freedom to save her father from the punishment of a cursed beast.
Stephen Elliott ... The Father

Anjelica Huston ... Marguerite

Klaus Kinski ... Beast

Nancy Lenehan ... Georgette

Susan Sarandon ... Beauty
Stan Wilson ... Jaques (as Stanley Wilson)

Season 3, Episode 7: The Boy Who Left Home to Find Out About the Shivers

17 September 1984
An intelligent, fearless boy living in a superstitious Transylvanian village goes out into the world to figure out what everyone else is afraid of, "the shivers". The king hires him to rid the castle of ghosts and evil spirits.

Vincent Price ... Narrator
John Achorn ... The Town Crier

Jeff Corey ... Father
Patrick DeSantis ... Man #1
Mitchel Evans ... Horrible Man #2 (as Mitchell Young Evans)

Dana Hill ... Princess Amanda

Christopher Lee ... King Vladimir V

Peter MacNicol ... Martin
David McCharen ... Gargoyle / Horrible Man #1
Regis Parton ... Grim Reaper (as Reggie Parton)

Jack Riley ... Sexton / Deacon

Gary Schwartz ... Headless Man

Albie Selznick ... The Mum

Gary Springer ... Older Brother

David Warner ... Zandor, the Inkeeper

Frank Zappa ... Attilla

Season 4


Season 4, Episode 1: The Three Little Pigs

12 February 1985

Season 4, Episode 2: The Snow Queen

11 March 1985


Lee Remick ... Snow Queen
Stewart Duvall ... Guard

Melissa Gilbert ... Gerda

David Hemmings ... Reindeer (voice)

Lauren Hutton ... The Lady of Summer
Mary Jackson ... Grandmother

Lance Kerwin ... Kay
Linda Manz ... Robber Girl

Bobby Porter ... The Goblin

Season 4, Episode 3: The Pied Piper of Hamelin

5 April 1985

Peter Blais ... Julius Caesar Rat
Peter Boretski ... Necromancer
James Edmond ... Alderman
Tom Harvey ... Alderman
Susannah Hoffmann ... Townswoman

Eric Idle ... The Pied Piper / Robert Browning

Keram Malicki-Sánchez ... Willie / Lame Boy
Tony Van Bridge ... Mr. Edward Fisher / Mayor
Kenneth Wickes ... Alderman
Chris Wiggins ... Alderman

Season 4, Episode 4: Grimm Party

17 July 1985

Bridgette Andersen ... Guest Interviewee

Ed Begley Jr. ... Wilhelm Grimm

Karen Black ... Guest Interviewee

Pam Dawber ... Guest Interviewee

Shelley Duvall ... Herself

Teri Garr ... Herself

Dana Hill ... Guest Interviewee

Richard Libertini ... Jacob Grimm

Howie Mandel ... Guest Interviewee

Brock Peters ... Guest Interviewee

Paul Reubens ... Guest Interviewee

Donovan Scott ... Guest Interviewee

Dick Shawn ... Guest Interviewee

Rex Smith ... Guest Interviewee

Hervé Villechaize ... Guest Interviewee

Alfre Woodard ... Herself - Guest

Jean Stapleton ... Giantess / Fairy Godmother (archive footage) (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 5: Cinderella

8 August 1985

John Achorn ... Waltz Ensemble
Jane Alden ... Arlene

Eve Arden ... The Stepmother
Pat Ast ... 2nd Slipper Contestant

Jennifer Beals ... Cinderella

Mark Blankfield ... Edgar

Matthew Broderick ... Prince Henry
Ty Crowley ... Gentleman At Ball
Charlie Dell ... Arturo
Patrick DeSantis ... Ensemble
Lise Lang ... Young Lady at Ball

Nancy Lenehan ... Maiden at Ball

Joseph Maher ... Narrator
David McCharen ... Alfred

Edie McClurg ... Bertha

James Noble ... King Rupert III
Nancy Omi ... 1st Slipper Contestant
Monroe Sheppard ... Coachman

Jean Stapleton ... Fairy Godmother

Tim Thomerson ... Royal Adviser

Season 4, Episode 6: Puss in Boots

9 September 1985


Shelley Duvall ... Host / Narrator / Various
Fuddle Bagley ... Bootmaker

Tony Cox ... Herald
Daniel Frishman ... Herald
Rod Gist ... Edwin- Eldest Brother
Stan Haze ... Coachman

Gregory Hines ... Edgar - Miller's Son
Darrow Igus ... Peasant #2
George Kirby ... King
David McCharen ... Peasant #1
Milton Murrill ... Peasant #3

Brock Peters ... Ogre
Peter Risch ... Herald

John Schuck ... Farmer

Ben Vereen ... Puss

Alfre Woodard ... Princess Lovinia

Season 4, Episode 7: The Emperor's New Clothes

5 October 1985


Dick Shawn ... Emperor

Art Carney ... Morty

Alan Arkin ... Bo

Clive Revill ... Prime Minister
Barrie Ingham ... Finance Minister
Georgia Brown ... Maggie

Taylor Negron ... Soldier
Harry Frazier ... Pub Man
John Achorn ... Pub Man

Lyman Ward ... Pub Man
Patrick DeSantis ... Pub Man
Ty Crowley ... Courtier
Lise Lang ... Courtier
Mimi Seaton ... Courtier (as Mimi Seton)
Tim Maier ... Courtier

Timothy Dalton ... Narrator (voice)

Shelley Duvall ... Herself - Host
Julian Chagrin ... The General (uncredited)

Season 5


Season 5, Episode 1: Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp

14 July 1986


Robert Carradine ... Aladdin

Shelley Duvall ... Host, Narrator / Various Characters

James Earl Jones ... Genie

Leonard Nimoy ... The Evil Moroccan Magician

Valerie Bertinelli ... Princess Sabrina
Ray Sharkey ... Grand Vizier

Rae Allen ... Aladdin's Mother

Joseph Maher ... Sultan
Jay Abramowitz ... Habibe
Martha Velez ... Lady Servant
Bonnie Jefferies ... Green Woman #1
Sandy Lenz ... Green Woman #2
Marcia Gobel ... Green Woman #3
John Salazar ... Servant

Season 5, Episode 2: The Princess Who Had Never Laughed

11 August 1986


Season 6


Season 6, Episode 1: Rip Van Winkle

23 March 1987
The story of a lazy man who falls asleep in the Catskill mountains for twenty years.

Harry Dean Stanton ... Rip Van Winkle

Ed Begley Jr. ... Brom Dutcher

Mark Blankfield ... Derrick Van Bummel
Hunter Carson ... Little Rip

Tim Conway ... Mayoral Candidate

Roy Dotrice ... Peter Vanderdonk

Albert Hague ... Nicholas Vedder

Glenn Withrow ... Harpoon Crew Member

Chris Penn ... Will Tussenbrook (as Christopher Penn)

John P. Ryan ... Hendrick Hudson / Narrator

Talia Shire ... Wilma Van Winkle
John Achorn ... Townsperson (uncredited)

Brad M. Bucklin ... Townsperson (uncredited)

Cindera Che ... Mountain Performer (uncredited)
Patrick DeSantis ... Man #1 (uncredited)
Bill Prudich ... Mountain Performer (uncredited)

Season 6, Episode 2: The Little Mermaid

6 April 1987


Brian Dennehy ... King Neptune / Narrator (voice)
John Achorn ... Sailor

Karen Black ... The Seawitch

Guy Boyd ... The Captain

Pam Dawber ... Pearl
Patrick DeSantis ... Sailor
Shawn Erler ... Boy on the Beach
Geoff Hoyle ... First Mate
Donna McKechnie ... Anemone

Helen Mirren ... Princess Amelia

Laraine Newman ... Coral
Carinthia West ... Charlotte

Treat Williams ... Prince Andrew

Season 6, Episode 3: The Dancing Princesses

14 November 1987
A king with seven daughters who is extremely over protective locks them in their room at night. But for some reason they order shoes from the cobbler practically every day and the king has to pay for them. And when he ask them why, they don't give him a straight answer. So he sends word that whoever figures out why they need so many shoes, he will have the hand of the daughter of his choice. But so far none have succeeded cause they make sure no one can find out. But a soldier upon learning of this decides to find out after being given a cloak that renders him invisible.

Lesley Ann Warren ... Jeanetta

Peter Weller ... The Soldier

Ian Abercrombie ... Royal Cobbler
John Achorn ... Surprised Guard
Randy Allaire ... Dancing Prince
Starr Andreeff ... Dinetta

Roy Dotrice ... The King

Murphy Dunne ... Steward
Laura Harrington ... Coretta
David McCharen ... Out-of-Breath Prince

Sachi Parker ... Loretta
Viveca Parker ... Musetta
Bill Prudich ... Dancing Prince

Zelda Rubinstein ... Old Woman
Lora Staley ... Wanetta

Max Wright ... Prince Heinrick

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