Faerie Tale Theatre

Faerie Tale Theatre

Shelley Duvall narrates this children's live action series in which Hollywood celebrities perform adaptations of popular fairy tales.

Episode Guide

  • Faerie Tale Theatre - The Dancing Princesses (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    The Dancing Princesses

    A worldly soldier (Peter Weller) learns a secret from the eldest (Lesley Ann Warren) of six princesses; with Roy Dotrice.

  • Faerie Tale Theatre - The Little Mermaid (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    The Little Mermaid

    An innocent mermaid (Pam Dawber) falls in love with a prince (Treat Williams); with Karen Black, Helen Mirren, Brian Dennehy.

  • Faerie Tale Theatre - Rip Van Winkle (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    Rip Van Winkle

    Easygoing Rip (Harry Dean Stanton) falls asleep in the Catskills and wakes up 20 years later; with Talia Shire, Tim Conway; directed by Francis Coppola.

  • Faerie Tale Theatre - The Princess Who Had Never Laughed (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    The Princess Who Had Never Laughed

    "Wienerhead" Waldo (Howie Mandel) and his pet pig delight the king's (Howard Hesseman) sad daughter (Ellen Barkin).

  • Faerie Tale Theatre - Aladdin & His Wonderful Lamp (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Aladdin & His Wonderful Lamp

    A magician (Leonard Nimoy) wants what a genie (James Earl Jones) gave to Aladdin (Robert Carradine); with Valerie Bertinelli, Ray Sharkey; directed by Tim Burton.

  • Faerie Tale Theatre - The Emperor's New Clothes (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    The Emperor's New Clothes

    Two con men (Art Carney, Alan Arkin) take advantage of the vain emperor (Dick Shawn); with Georgia Brown.

  • Faerie Tale Theatre - Puss in Boots (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Puss in Boots

    A clever family cat (Ben Vereen) helps poor Edgar (Gregory Hines) marry a princess (Alfre Woodard); with George Kirby, Brock Peters.

  • Faerie Tale Theatre - Cinderella (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:


    Her fairy godmother (Jean Stapleton) helps Cinderella (Jennifer Beals) attend a ball and meet a prince (Matthew Broderick); with Eve Arden.

  • Faerie Tale Theatre - The Pied Piper of Hamelin (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    The Pied Piper of Hamelin

    A piper (Eric Idle) rids a town of rats, receives no pay and so plays a tune to lure children away; directed and written by Nicholas Meyer.

  • Faerie Tale Theatre - The Snow Queen (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    The Snow Queen

    Gerda (Melissa Gilbert) saves her friend (Lance Kerwin) from the Snow Queen's (Lee Remick) spell; with Lauren Hutton, Linda Manz.

  • Faerie Tale Theatre - The Three Little Pigs (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    The Three Little Pigs

    Three pigs (Billy Crystal, Stephen Furst, Fred Willard) match wits with a blowhard wolf (Jeff Goldblum); with Valerie Perrine.

  • Faerie Tale Theatre - The Boy Who Left Home to Find Out About the Shivers (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    The Boy Who Left Home to Find Out About the Shivers

    A boy (Peter MacNicol) stays in a haunted castle to win a princess (Dana Hill); with Frank Zappa, Christopher Lee.

  • Faerie Tale Theatre - Beauty and the Beast (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Beauty and the Beast

    A beauty (Susan Sarandon) lives with a beast (Klaus Kinski) to save her father; with Stephen Elliott, Anjelica Huston; directed by Roger Vadim.

  • Faerie Tale Theatre - Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs

    A prince (Rex Smith) and seven little men save a princess (Elizabeth McGovern) from her stepmother (Vanessa Redgrave); with Vincent Price.

  • Faerie Tale Theatre - Thumbelina (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:


    A tiny girl (Carrie Fisher) attracts a prince (William Katt), Mr. Mole (Burgess Meredith) and Toad (Donovan Scott); with Conchata Ferrell.

  • Faerie Tale Theatre - Pinocchio (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:


    Geppetto (Carl Reiner) makes a puppet (Paul Reubens) whose nose grows when he lies; with James Coburn, Jim Belushi, Lainie Kazan.

  • Faerie Tale Theatre - Princess & the Pea (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Princess & the Pea

    A princess (Liza Minnelli) likes a lazy prince (Tom Conti) but is not so fond of his mother (Beatrice Straight); with Nancy Allen; directed by Tony Bill.

  • Faerie Tale Theatre - Goldilocks & the Three Bears (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Goldilocks & the Three Bears

    A mischievous girl (Tatum O'Neal) learns from a family of bears; with Hoyt Axton, Alex Karras, Carole King, John Lithgow.

  • Faerie Tale Theatre - Hansel & Gretel (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Hansel & Gretel

    Two children lost in the woods become captives of an evil witch (Joan Collins) who finds children delectable; with Ricky Schroder.

  • Faerie Tale Theatre - Little Red Riding Hood (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Little Red Riding Hood

    A woodcutter (Darrell Larson) foils a wolf's (Malcolm McDowell) ambush on Red Riding Hood (Mary Steenburgen) and her Granny (Frances Bay).

  • Faerie Tale Theatre - Jack & the Beanstalk (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Jack & the Beanstalk

    Jack (Dennis Christopher) battles giants (Elliott Gould, Jean Stapleton) to regain his mother's (Katherine Helmond) riches.

  • Faerie Tale Theatre - Sleeping Beauty (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Sleeping Beauty

    A handsome prince (Christopher Reeve) battles an evil sorceress (Beverly D'Angelo) to rescue a princess (Bernadette Peters).

  • Faerie Tale Theatre - The Nightingale (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    The Nightingale

    A singing bird and a kitchen maid teach the ruler of Cathay (Mick Jagger) about love; with Bud Cort, Barbara Hershey, Edward James Olmos, Mako.

  • Faerie Tale Theatre - Rapunzel (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:


    A handsome prince (Jeff Bridges) saves a longhaired maiden (Shelley Duvall) from a wicked witch (Gena Rowlands).

  • Faerie Tale Theatre - Rumpelstiltskin (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:


    An odd little man (Herve Villechaize) helps a miller's daughter (Shelley Duvall) spin gold from straw; with Ned Beatty, Bud Cort.

  • Faerie Tale Theatre - The Tale of the Frog Prince (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    The Tale of the Frog Prince

    A spoiled princess (Teri Garr) finds her Prince Charming (Robin Williams) as a horrible frog; with Rene Auberjonois; directed and written by Eric Idle.