"Fractured Fairy Tales are not only fantastic classic toons, but they're also great for use in a high school english classroom to illustrate narrative elements! Pair it with the companion book (Fractured Fairy Tales, A.J. Jacobs) with 25 tales for even more fun. I just purchased this disc from Amazon and have enjoyed rewatching these great shorts from my childhood. I couldn't find a list of the included episodes anywhere before purchasing, so here's the rundown in case you're wondering too! The disk includes these 15 episodes:
* Rapunzel * The Brave Little Tailor * Rumpelstiltskin * Cinderella * Snow White * Sleeping Beauty * Pinocchio * Ridinghoods Anonymous * The Ugly Duckling * Cinderella Returns * Rumpelstiltskin Returns * Leaping Beauty * The Enchanted Frog * The Pied Piper * The Magic Fish
The disk also has some nifty Bullwinkle puppet intros as a bonus, as well as a cute case and menu theme."
Good videos -- lousy DVD
Glenn H. Reynolds | Knoxville, TN USA | 07/07/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The material is great, but I can't recommend this DVD because its programming is so irritating. The viewer is forced to sit through several tedious previews for some truly unimpressive children's videos. Attempting to fast forward or skip to the next item is produces the message "Operation Prohibited By Disc." This is unforgivable."
Flawed DVD menus- Great content
Gerald W. Hunt | Nashville, TN USA | 02/04/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If you're reading this, you know the Jay Ward's Fractured Fairy Tales are terrific and funny. Unfortunately, this compilation disk is flawed. The VERY irritating menu demands that you sit through too horrible trailers for terrible kid's movies before you can get to the main menu. They won't even fast forward or skip to main menu. Why would Sony insist on this very Disney-like irritation. What would Jay Ward think? This disk is for collector's, not brain-dead children who want to watch "Frosty the Sequel". The disk also has menu problems once you get to the main menu. I've contacted Sony and hopefully they will fix the problem."
Great cartoon comedy, but just re-issues of seasons 1 & 2
Paul J. Mular | San Carlos, CA USA | 01/02/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"These are 5-star television comedy cartoons (not great animation, just great comedy). HOWEVER, if you already own the Rocky & Bullwinkle season sets you already have these. The number is the Fractured Fairy Tale sequence number, not the aired episode number.
From Rocky & Bullwinkle Season 1 3) Rapunzel 6) The Brave Little Tailor 7) Rumpelstiltskin 14) Cinderella 15) Snow White 18) Pinocchio 22) Cinderella Returns
From Rocky & Bullwinkle Season 2 19) Ridinghoods Anonymous 20) Sleeping Beauty 36) The Ugly Duckling 31) Rumpelstiltskin Returns 27) Leaping Beauty 40) The Enchanted Frog 25) The Pied Piper 32) The Magic Fish "
Edward Everett Horton is the perfect narrator
bernie | Arlington, Texas | 05/14/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I almost threw the DVD out it had some sort of kids advertisement, as if this collection had anything to do with brood. Someone doing the packaging evidently did not view the product. Wait there is more you can not fast forward; you can not go to the main menu; your and not pause. You just can not do anything but turn the sound off on the set and go to the fridge while waiting.
If you are lucking and have a DVD riper and copier you can fix the problem.
Once you finally get to view the disk it is worth your time. The 15 fairy tails are in blocs of five. Finally you get the fairy tale as it was meant to be unabridged and unvarnished. Rapunzel - The Brave Little Tailor - Rumpelstiltskin - Cinderella - Snow White - Sleeping Beauty - Pinocchio - Ridinghoods Anonymous - The Ugly Duckling - Cinderella Returns - Rumpelstiltskin Returns - Leaping Beauty - The Enchanted Frog - The Pied Piper - The Magic Fish
An added plus id the narration by Edward Everett Horton. You may remember him from "Lost Horizon" (1837)
I leave you with this though "stay wood"- Gephetto. "