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Faerie Tale Theatre is a live-action children's television anthology series retelling popular fairy tales. Shelley Duvall serves as narrator, host and executive producer of the program, and occasionally stars in episodes. The series was followed by another, shorter series called Tall Tales & Legends which followed the same format as Faerie Tale Theatre and focused on classic American folk tales. Both series feature well known actors and directors, and were inspired by the children's television series Shirley Temple's Storybook.

Faerie Tale Theatre originally aired on Showtime from 1982 to 1987. It later aired as edited re-runs on the Disney Channel as well as in syndication on various television stations, including PBS and BookTelevision.

  1. Shelley Duvall


Series Cast

  1. Paul Reubens

    Paul Reubens

    Guest Interviewee, Pinocchio

    2 Episodes

  2. Jean Stapleton

    Jean Stapleton

    The Fairy Godmother, Herself, The Giantess

    2 Episodes

  3. Paul Dooley

    Paul Dooley

    Father, The Miller

    2 Episodes

  4. Bud Cort

    Bud Cort

    Music Master, The Page

    2 Episodes

  5. René Auberjonois

    René Auberjonois

    King Boris, King Ulrich

    2 Episodes

Full Cast & Crew

Last Season

Faerie Tale Theatre

Season 6

1987 | 3 Episodes

Season 6 of Faerie Tale Theatre premiered on March 23, 1987.

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Faerie Tale Theatre
Faerie Tale Theatre



Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 51m



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