8.6/10
241
3 user

Grimm Masterpiece Theatre 

Gurimu meisaku gekijou (original title)
An animated series retelling a different folk or fairy tale in each episode.
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



3   2   1  
1989   1988   1987   Unknown  

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Maya the Bee (1975–1980)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The story of a young bee named Maya and her adventures.

Stars: Doris Jensen, Kurt Zips, Werner Abrolat
Mirai shônen Konan (TV Series 1978)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

After the world is nearly destroyed by a war, a young boy and his friends must fight to save the world from those who seek to conquer what is left of civilization.

Stars: Noriko Ohara, Masatô Ibu, Mieko Nobusawa
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The adventures of Mowgli, an orphan boy raised by wolves, and his friends in the jungles of India.

Stars: Urara Takano, Banjô Ginga, Julian Bailey
Kimba the White Lion (1965–1967)
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The adventures of a brave and optimistic little white lion, moral leader for good animals in a jungle surrounded by dangers.

Stars: Yvonne Murray, Sonia Owens, Gorô Naya
Il était une fois... la vie (TV Series 1987)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The workings of the human body explained by animated characters.

Stars: Roger Carel, Marie-Laure Beneston, Alain Dorval
Babar (1989–2002)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The adventures of the King of the elephants, his family, and friends.

Stars: Richard Binsley, Lisa Jai, Corrine Koslo
The Smurfs (1981–1990)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The Smurfs are little blue creatures that live in mushroom houses in a forest inhabited mainly by their own kind. The smurfs average daily routine is attempting to avoid Gargomel, an evil man who wants to kill our little blue friends.

Stars: Don Messick, Danny Goldman, Lucille Bliss
Kyaputen Tsubasa (1983–1986)
Animation | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A young boy who loves to play soccer.

Stars: Arihiro Hase, Kôichi Hashimoto, Akari Hibino
El Chapulín Colorado (TV Series 1973)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

An accident prone superhero seems to cause more problems than the villains he faces.

Stars: Roberto Gómez Bolaños, Ramón Valdés, Carlos Villagrán
DuckTales (1987–1990)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The globe-trotting treasure-hunting money-making adventures of billionaire Scrooge McDuck and his nephews.

Stars: Alan Young, Russi Taylor, Terence McGovern
Anne of Green Gables (TV Series 1979)
Animation | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Based on the books by Lucy Maud Montgomery, this 50 episode series tells the story of Anne Shirley, a young orphan living in 19th century Canada.

Stars: Eiko Yamada, Fumie Kitahara, Michio Hazama
The Sylvester & Tweety Show (TV Series 1976)
Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Sylvester Cat is a lisping, inept, and often loud-mouthed cartoon alley cat with a penchant for chasing elusive mice and a weakness for various types of fowl, especially an innocent-looking... See full summary »

Stars: Mel Blanc, June Foray, Daws Butler
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Mitsuko Horie Mitsuko Horie ...  Fairy in Opening / ... 20 episodes, 1987-1988
Edit

Storyline

An animated series retelling a different folk or fairy tale in each episode.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

fairy tale | anthology | anime | See All (3) »


Edit

Details

Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

21 October 1987 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Grimm Masterpiece Theatre See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Nippon Animation Co. See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| | (47 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Cute little gem
12 September 2011 | by MissSimonettaSee all my reviews

Upon first glance, this little known Japanese series from the 80s might not seem like anything more than a collection of poor low-budget fairy tale adaptations. Grimm's' Masterpiece Theater, however, is a nice surprise. The show's re-tellings of fairy and folk tales are entertaining without feeling rushed or childish, and while they lack the big numbers and beautiful animation Disney adaptations are endowed with, they hold up well enough, never feeling like cheap rip-offs of previous Disney versions.

The episodes cover a wide variety of fairy tales, from familiar stories such as Rapunzel and Cinderella, to less known yarns such as The Seven Swans. While child-friendly, the stories are never dumbed down or clogged with pop culture references and fart jokes. The stories also take few cues from earlier Disney adaptations, making them quite unique.

As to be expected in a low-budget series, the animation is very limited, however, the appealing character designs make up for it with their simplicity and charm. The backgrounds are also quite pleasant to look at.

As for the voice acting and music, they're passable. At points, the actors have to belt out their lines at Mach speed in order to get the lip sync right. The music is forgettable and reused in every episode, but that's more of a nitpick than an actual issue in this case. All in all, this is an entertaining little gem for children. It's nothing out of this world, but it's pretty good nonetheless and strides ahead of the televised garbage kids are exposed to these days.

7/10


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed