8.2/10
236
5 user 2 critic

Shakespeare: The Animated Tales 

Condensed animated adaptations of plays by William Shakespeare.
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Episodes

Seasons


Years



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

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Ugonshchik (2015)
Short | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Maksim Kulagin
Stars: Dmitrii Chebotarev, Anton Filipenko, Olga Khokhlova
Short | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Dmitriy Rasseko
Stars: Dmitriy Rasseko, Joseph Stalin
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After the events of the first part, Wade Darthus was reunited with his cousin Blade Dartus. Blade is the last Jehi from home planet of Wade. There had been something unintelligible. After ... See full summary »

Directors: Sergey A., Semyon Romanov
Stars: Sergey A., Sergey Lesovoy, Pyotr Lutsenko
Short | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  

Oh no. This is Jason. He will kill me. Now.

Director: Dmitriy Khmelyov
Stars: Dmitriy Khmelyov, Sanek
Khara d'ay (2016)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Directors: Stepan Burnashev, Yevgeny Osipov
Stars: Ayaal Adamov, Prokopiy Ivanov, Raisa Kirillina
Motor ship (2017)
Short | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The young technician says that the motor ship has some problems. Next way will be very dangerous, but the company need money. Company's director goes to risk.

Director: Sergey A.
Stars: Sergey A., Alexandr Gnatushko
Extraterrestrial II (2017)
Short | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In the police building detective ask the question to black digger. He is suspected of killing his colleague in the cemetery. The suspect's testimony completely reverses the events.

Director: Sergey A.
Stars: Sergey A., Evgeniy Mishukhin, Nikolay Yeriomin
Adit (2017)
Short | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The killer going in the underground adit. He look the ghost of his young victim. She suffer him.

Director: Sergey A.
Stars: Sergey A., Oksana Veselukhina
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Other planet goes to Earth. There are the last days of Earth.

Director: Marco Romano
Stars: Nikolay Yeriomin
Comedy | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

7th horror anthology edited from short movies filmed by Terra Studio Russia.

Directors: Sergey A., Evgeniy Mishukhin, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Sergey A., Leonid Chikunov, Cat Dymok
Metron (2017)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Many thousands of years after the calling of the Satanist, an ancient evil, named Metron, is reborn. There is no salvation. There is almost no one to oppose him. Only one person can kill it.

Directors: Sergey A., Dmitriy Rasseko
Stars: Sergey A., Vladislav Averbakh, Alexandr Gnatushko
Short | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Life on Earth was almost destroyed by the global planetary catastrophe. Two men wander through the scorched desert that was once a flourishing planet. One of them is in the handcuffs, the ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Omarov
Stars: Oleg Belyaev, Elizaveta Chukharova, Elena Enaldieva
Edit

Cast

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

Plot Keywords:

tragedy | based on play | See All (2) »


Certificate:

TV-Y7 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Russia | UK | USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1992 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Шекспир: Великие комедии и трагедии See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
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

 
Beautiful animation
21 November 2005 | by minibalrogSee all my reviews

The animated versions of Shakespeare's plays are in a word, divine. The character's are beautiful and extremely well made. It is easy to fall in love with the style of the 'films', and if you get the chance you should definitely watch them. It's true that it can be hard to get a hold of them, but I urge people to do their best to try. They would make a fantastic aid in introducing younger children to the world of Shakespeare, though I have found that they go down well with an older audience too. The stories stay true to the original Shakespearean plays, but with a little animated extra on top. I love them, and there are a few well known voices mixed in there as well.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed