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Faerie Tale Theatre 

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Inspired by an earlier children's series, Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958), Shelley Duvall hosted this series featuring some of the best known actors in Hollywood performing adaptations of... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Shelley Duvall ...  Herself - Host / ... 17 episodes, 1982-1987
John Achorn ...  Comedian / ... 11 episodes, 1982-1987
Patrick DeSantis Patrick DeSantis ...  Ensemble / ... 9 episodes, 1982-1987
David McCharen David McCharen ...  Alfred / ... 7 episodes, 1984-1987
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Inspired by an earlier children's series, Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958), Shelley Duvall hosted this series featuring some of the best known actors in Hollywood performing adaptations of traditional stories. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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11 September 1982 (USA) See more »

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(27 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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A classic series that adults love too!
2 September 2004 | by gerry-russell-139See all my reviews

I grew up enraptured of FAERIE TALE THEATRE. My sister and I would watch them and then act them out later playing dress-up. We even went as far as re-enacting the publicity ad where Shelley Duvall (God bless her for coming up with the idea for this show!!!) would sit on the PRINCESS AND THE PEA set surrounded by hundreds of old antique books and introduce several different episodes of this timeless series. My favorites would have to be (1) LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD (2) THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA and (3) GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS. Others are THE THREE LITTLE PIGS, SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS, Cinderella, RAPUNZEL, THE DANCING PRINCESSES and THE LITTLE MERMAID. Malcolm McDowell as the Wolf in RED RIDING HOOD, Vanessa Redgrave as the evil queen in SNOW WHITE, Eve Arden as the Stepmother, Karen Black as the Sea Witch and Gena Rowlands as the Witch in RAPUNZEL are by far the best portrayals. And, miracle of miracles, they are FINALLY AVAILABLE ON DVD!!!! Praise Jesus!!!! Check them out at unbelievably discounted prices of just $6.98 each @starmaker2.com and amazon.com at the same price! This is truly a series that all can enjoy no matter what your age is.


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