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Faerie Tale Theatre: Tales from Hans Christian Andersen
Faerie Tale Theatre Tales from Hans Christian Andersen
Actors: Alan Arkin, Mick Jagger, Edward James Olmos, Art Carney, Barbara Hershey
Genres: Kids & Family, Television
NR     2009     3hr 31min

Includes Four Magical Episodes from Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre Digitally Restored and Re-mastered! Wicked goblins, a kind-hearted queen, a fashion-obsessed emperor, a girl the size of a thumb and more fill this 4...  more »


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Actors: Alan Arkin, Mick Jagger, Edward James Olmos, Art Carney, Barbara Hershey
Creator: Carrie Fisher
Genres: Kids & Family, Television
Sub-Genres: 3-6 Years, 7-9 Years, 10-12 Years, Adapted from Books, Family Films, Kids & Family
Studio: E1 Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 07/14/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/1982
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1982
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 3hr 31min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Four all-time FTT classics!
Byron Kolln | the corner where Broadway meets Hollywood | 08/09/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Collected here are four unforgettable episodes from Shelley Duvall's FAERIE TALE THEATRE. Hans Christian Andersen wrote many of the world's most famous and beloved fairytales; and in this collection you'll see such talented stars as Lee Remick, Carrie Fisher, Mick Jagger and Melissa Gilbert bring his characters to vivid life right before your very eyes!

Melissa Gilbert and Lance Kerwin play Gerda and Kay, who enter the frozen land of the Snow Queen (played beguilingly by the late Lee Remick) to learn some much-needed lessons about love and friendship.

Alan Arkin and Art Carney star as the con-artists who fool a vain and ruthless Emperor (Dick Shawn) into believing that they can create the most exquisite of clothes that are invisible to those who are foolish or unworthy. Legendary British songstress Georgia Brown co-stars as a wise innkeeper.

A lonely char-woman (Conchata Ferrall) is given a magical barley seed, which sprouts into a lovely flower. When the flower opens, out pops beautiful Thumbelina (Carrie Fisher). The char-woman's wish to be a mother has been granted, and the pair could not be happier. But Thumblina's happy life with her mother is short-lived when the tiny creature is kidnapped by Mother Toad...

The Emperor of Cathay (Mick Jagger) lives in a porcelain palace with his courtiers and riches, but completely cut off from any real people. When he hears about a magical bird called the Nightingale and it's exquisite song, he demands an audience with it."