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The following is a list of episodes of the family television anthology Faerie Tale Theatre , also known as Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre which ran on Showtime from to , airing a total 27 episodes. The series featured numerous famous Hollywood actors particularly of the period , with Robin Williams and Teri Garr in the first episode, "The Tale of the Frog Prince". Creator and executive producer Shelly Duvall appeared in 3 episodes and narrated 3 episodes. NOTE: The links in the episode titles go to the articles on the fairy tales from which they were adapted rather than to articles about the episodes themselves. A spoiled princess is forced to keep her promise to a talking frog who is an enchanted prince when he rescues her golden ball from the bottom of a well. A tiny man lends a helping hand to a miller's daughter who is forced to answer for her father's tall tale that she can spin gold from straw. A beautiful and young girl named Rapunzel is taken from her parents by an evil witch and brought up in an isolated tower that can only be accessed by climbing her unnaturally long and blonde hair until a handsome prince goes there to rescue her.
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I like to think Rene Auberjonois just really loves fairy tales and is always happy to show up - he also voices an animated skull for about a minute in The Last Unicorn. That's probably true, though I also like the possibility that Shelley Duval kidnapped everyone's dog and held them hostage till actors of this calibre agreed to her fairy tale show. Next on the programme is the show's take on Sleeping Beauty, which puts a spin on the usual proceedings by relocating the story to Western Europe allowing for some crazy accents and throwing in some subplots involving undesirable suitors along the way. It's also the most racy of the episodes so far with several jokes that are bound to go WAY over the heads of younger viewers. Not only does it take place on a soundstage with fake plywood trees, but our narrator is a woodsman who talks directly to the audience as well as to the prince and his squire which serves as a framing device for the whole thing.
Quotes. Sleeping Beauty: ["My son, the Prince" has arrived to meet his future bride, Sleeping Beauty, who is preparing in her room] Oh, I do hope the Prince likes.
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Once upon a time there was a young actress named Shelley Duvall who wanted to be a producer. She gathered together her fellow actors, musicians, writers and directors to adapt a series of classic fairy tales for cable television. Like all such tales, this one has a happy ending: Faerie Tale Theatre is consistently imaginative, visually arresting, and well performed by actors obviously enjoying a departure from their usual big-buck roles. In Sleeping Beauty, Bernadette Peters stars as the princess who must be awakened from a year-long snooze by her prince, Christopher Reeve. True love prevails. Fairy tales are best told straight. But despite this shortcoming, Sleeping Beauty is truly enchanting.
Faerie Tale Theatre also known as Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre is an American live-action fairytale fantasy anthology television series , consisting of 27 episodes, retelling 25 fairy tales , particularly tales by The Brothers Grimm , Charles Perrault and Hans Christian Andersen , plus the poem " The Pied Piper of Hamelin " and a special episode called "The Grimm's Party", showcasing the series cast and crew, that originally aired on Showtime from September 11, until November 14, Shelley Duvall , who created the series served as host and executive producer of the program alongside Bridget Terry and Fred Fuchs , and occasionally starred in, narrated episodes and also served as a voice artist for the animatronic Nightingale in episode The Nightingale. The series was directed by luminaries such as Francis Ford Coppola , Emile Ardolino and Tim Burton , and would feature numerous Hollywood stars; predominately of the period, in character roles. She reportedly asked her co-star, Robin Williams , his opinion on " The Frog Prince ", a fairy tale she was reading during production. Episodes opened with Duvall introducing herself and giving a brief synopsis of the fairy tale that would follow. Each episode featured live-action adaptations, with celebrities from the performance world in costume. Duvall herself would feature in 3 episodes and serve as narrator in three others.