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... many ways this series was a moving collage as the Story Teller watched the walls of his gloomy castle dwelling come to life with images from the tales, as well as scenes happing in the face place, the dogs bowl, or even on a china plate!
A little note about the dog; (ably voiced by Brian Henson, best known as the voice of Labyrinths 'Hoggle') I find that most people find him and irritating and a pointless tool of the stories, but I for one love the dog and thought he made a marvellous sarcastic character who played ...more
This scared the pants of my sister and I as children, and today...I love it!
With the wonderful John Hurt cast as the storyteller, each episode tells (or sometimes retells) a fairytale, some of which may seem very familiar. See new versions of Beauty and the Beast in 'Hans my Hedgehog', Cinderella in 'Sapsorrow', and even more distant, and largely unknown, the 'Three Ravens' is a very distant variation of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.
Many of the characters are brought to life again with Jim Henson's distinctive puppet masterpieces, including a rather endearing Griffin, some nasty little devils, and the melancholy Hans my Hedgehog himself. In ...
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