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Faerie Tale Theatre: Funny Tales
Faerie Tale Theatre Funny Tales
Actors: Howie Mandel, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Howard Hessman, Teri Garr
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
NR     2009     3hr 28min

Includes Four Magical Episodes from Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre Digitally Restored and Re-mastered! Beautiful princesses, hilarious jokesters, a kind-hearted fairy and a big, bad wolf fill this collection of side-...  more »


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Actors: Howie Mandel, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Howard Hessman, Teri Garr
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, 3-6 Years, 7-9 Years, 10-12 Years, Adapted from Books, Comedy, Family Films, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy, Kids & Family
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 02/10/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/1982
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1982
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 3hr 28min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Laugh out loud with these FTT favourites!
Byron Kolln | the corner where Broadway meets Hollywood | 06/14/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Some of the greatest comedians and comic actors appeared during the run of Faerie Tale Theatre. Collected here are four of the all-time best with the emphasis on comedy...

This is a wonderful adaptation of Carlo Collodi's timeless classic, about a wooden puppet who is brought to life thanks to a lonely man's desire to become a father. Paul Reubens (aka Pee-Wee Herman) plays the title role with Carl Reiner as Geppetto, Pinocchio's loving father. Lainie Kazan is a sassy delight as Sophia, the Blue Fairy who grants the gift of life to Pinocchio, and James Coburn is fantastic as the evil Gypsy. Also in the cast are James Belushi and Michael Richards.

Larry (Billy Crystal) and his two brothers leave home to find their way in the world. Whilst his two brothers (Fred Willard and Stephen Furst) carelessly squander their savings and build flimsy houses of sticks and straw, Larry wisely builds his house of bricks...which proves to be an extremely wise move when a Wolf with an attitude problem (Jeff Goldblum) goes a-hunting for bacon... Will Larry be able to stand up to the Wolf and win the affections of feisty piglette Tina (Valerie Perrine)? Wait and see!

A spoilt, bratty Princess (Teri Garr) loses her beloved golden ball down a very deep well. Her only option of retrieving it is to accept the friendship of a 'repulsive' frog (Robin Williams). In exchange for a meal at the palace and a nights' sleep on her silken pillow, the frog retrieves the precious ball, but will the Princess uphold her part of the bargain?...

Princess Henrietta (Ellen Barkin) lives a life dominated by lessons, lessons and more lessons. Her only friends are her poe-faced father the King (Howard Hesseman), the tutor (Barrie Ingham) and governess (Mary Woronov). When her life becomes too much to bear she retreats to her room and won't come out unless someone makes her laugh. Enter 'Weinerhead' Waldo (Howie Mandel), who's considered the most funny boy in the kingdom. Will he make Henrietta laugh, or perhaps even capture her heart?

Fun entertainment for the whole family!"
Great compilation of FTT funny tales, but the collected tale
z hayes | TX | 07/18/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"If you're a fan of Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre series, then I'd recommend purchasing the entire collection as it's more value for money given the huge discount here on Amazon [currently listed around $40, after discount].

This compilation features 4 classic tales:
- The Tale of the Frog Prince has Robin Williams playing the frog and Teri Garr as the princess.
- Pinocchio has Carl Reiner as Geppetto, Lainie kazan as the Blue Fairy, and Paul Reubens as Pinocchio.
- The Three Little Pigs has Jeff Goldblum playing the Big Bad Wolf, and Billy Crystal, Fred Willard, and Stephen Furst as the three little pigs.
- The Princess Who Had Never Laughed has Ellen Barkin as the Princess, Howard Hesseman as the King, and Howie Mandel as Waldo.

It's a great compilation, but once again, for the great discount offered by Amazon for the entire set, I'd recommend purchasing the entire collection."