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"Timeless Tales from Hallmark" Rapunzel (1990)

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Jacob Grimm (story) &
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Original Air Date:
1990 (Season 1, Episode 1)
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Olivia Newton-John ... Herself - Host

Linda Purl ... Rapunzel (voice)

Ruta Lee ... (voice)

Michael Rupert ... (voice)

Kath Soucie ... (voice)

Mark L. Taylor ... (voice) (as Mark Taylor)

Elisabeth Harnois ... Emily (live action)

Jeremy Yablan ... Kevin (live action)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Don Lusk 
Writing credits
Jacob Grimm (story) (as The Brothers Grimm) &
Wilhelm Grimm (story) (as The Brothers Grimm)

Gordon Kent (teleplay)

Produced by
Joseph Barbera .... executive producer
Don Cirillo .... supervising producer
Davis Doi .... producer
Mark Farrell .... producer: live action
William Hanna .... executive producer
Bruce D. Johnson .... executive producer (as Bruce David Johnson)
Paul Sabella .... executive producer
Original Music by
Thomas Chase 
Steve Rucker 
Film Editing by
Pat Foley 
Gil Iverson 
Casting by
Kris Zimmerman 
Production Management
Jayne Barbera .... executive in charge of production
Bob Marples .... production supervisor
Yvonne Palmer .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bob Greene .... assistant director: live action
Leslie Jackson Houston .... assistant director: live action
Art Department
Bill Diaz .... storyboard artist
Jaime Diaz .... storyboard artist
Greg J. Grande .... set decorator: live action (as Greg Grande)
Matthew C. Jacobs .... art director: live action (as Matt Jacobs)
Scott Jeralds .... design supervisor
Iraj Paran .... graphics
Iwao Takamoto .... creative designer
Tom Wogatzke .... graphics
Sound Department
Alvy Dorman .... re-recording mixer
Kay Douglas .... track reader
Michele Douglas .... sound effects editor
Paul Douglas .... sound effects editor
Ron Fedele .... sound effects editor
Jim Hearn .... track reader
Gordon Hunt .... recording director
Kerry Iverson .... track reader
Mark Scheret .... sound mixer: live action (as Mark Sheret)
Stan Wetzel .... re-recording mixer
Denise Whitfield .... track reader (as Denise Whitefield)
Camera and Electrical Department
Bernard Salzmann .... director of photography: live action (as Bernard Salzman)
Animation Department
Beverly Adams .... character designer (as Beverly J. Adams)
Robert Alvarez .... animation director
Robert Alvarez .... animator
Barry Anderson .... animator
Frank Andrina .... animator
Brenda Banks .... animator
Bob Bemiller .... animator (as Robert Bemiller)
Michael V. Bennett .... animator (as Michael Bennett)
Sandra Berez .... character designer (as Sandra)
Joe Binggeli .... background keys
Bonnie Callahan .... background keys
Oliver Callahan .... animator
Moon Choi .... animator
Mark Christiansen .... animator (as Mark Christianson)
David Concepcion .... animator
Zeon Davush .... animator
Joan Drake .... animation director
Kinjo Estioko .... layout supervisor
Derek Eversfield .... animator
Mike Fallows .... animator
Frank Gabriel .... animator
Al Gmuer .... background supervisor
Dave Gonzales .... layout supervisor
Steven E. Gordon .... character designer (as Steven Gordon)
Karen Greslie .... color key artist
Dan Hunn .... supervising director: Wang/Cuckoo's Nest
Bill Hutten .... animation director (as Bill Hutton)
Aundre Knutson .... animator (as Andre Knutson)
Barbara Krueger .... character designer (as Barbara D. Krueger)
Jang Woo Lee .... animator
Alison Leopold .... ink and paint supervisor
Ed Love .... animation director
Lorraine Marue .... background keys
Lorraine Marue .... layout artist
David Michener .... animation supervisor (as Dave Michener)
Constantin Mustatea .... animator (as Coste Mostatea)
Bill Nunes .... animator (as William Nunes)
Eduardo Olivares .... animator (as Edvardo Oliverez)
Ray Patterson .... supervising animation director
Bill Proctor .... layout artist
Bill Reed .... animator (as William Reed)
Joanna Romersa .... animation director
Tony Sgroi .... character designer
Kunio Shimamura .... animator
Robert Sledge .... animator
Jay Won So .... animator (as Jay Won S.)
Ken Southworth .... animator
Bob Tyler .... animator (as Robert Tyler)
John Walker .... animator
Allen Wilzbach .... animation director (as Allan Wilzbach)
Star Wirth .... xerographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bonnie Nipar .... wardrobe: live action
Editorial Department
Larry C. Cowan .... supervising film editor
Terry Moore .... supervising film editor (as Terry W. Moore)
Music Department
Thomas Chase .... composer: songs
Peter Collier .... music editor
Tim Iverson .... music editor
Paul Nussbaum .... composer: songs
Steve Rucker .... composer: songs
Other crew
Ann Asel-Wagner .... creative director: Hallmark
Sarah Baisley .... production publicity
Sandy Benenati .... production assistant
Doni Carter .... character development: Hallmark Properties
Vicki Casper .... production assistant
Dan Conte .... production assistant
Barbara Simon Dierks .... program administrator
Mary Donaldson .... production coordinator: live action
Erika Grossbart .... production assistant (as Ericka Grossbart Green)
Beverly Harn .... production assistant
Debby Hindman .... production assistant (as Debby Lathrop)
Shannon Fallis Kane .... production assistant (as Shannon Fallis-Kane)
Jerry Kramer .... director: live action
June B. Liebling .... production assistant
Barbara Loots .... story development: Hallmark Properties
Victoria McCollum .... production assistant
Rory Meder .... production assistant
Jeanne Slater .... creative director: Hallmark
Jamie Thomason .... talent coordinator
Julie Wood .... development executive: Hallmark Properties

Series Crew
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Other crew
Jim Katz .... production accountant (1990)
Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

USA:29 min


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Charming take on the 'Rapunzel' story, 5 July 2016
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

'Timeless Tales from Hallmark' is a wonderful show, adapting well-loved stories and while not completely faithful it treats them with respect and tells the stories with plenty of heart and charm without over-complicating or dumbing them down.

"Rapunzel" is not quite one of the best of the series, based on a story that is still lovely but not one of my favourites. As an adaptations, it's not one of the faithful ones with a different ending that is not as moving as the original ending, but the basic structure is there.

As a standalone, it's lovely and charming with many heartfelt moments. The story is always well-paced, never hurried or stretched out, and is told with a whole lot of heart and charm.

With the animation, as always with the 'Timeless Tales from Hallmark', There's plenty of vibrant colour, the backgrounds have a great amount of detail and it's smoothly drawn. The music is whimsical and poignant, the songs having a lot of emotional impact.

Scripting is nicely written with a lot of pathos that doesn't feel forced or cloying. The live-action bookend scenes are beautifully done. The characters do a great job carrying the story, with charming and not bland leads and a great villains in Carlotta. The voice acting is impressive, with an emotive Rapunzel and a menacing Scarlotta.

In summary, not quite one of the best of the show but very well done still. 9/10 Bethany Cox

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