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Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre There are a few precious pieces of our collective childhood — Looney Tunes cartoons, Disney movies, Dr. Seuss books — whose magic endures...Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale TheatreKids and Family There are a few precious pieces of our collective childhood — Looney Tunes cartoons, Disney movies, Dr. Seuss books — whose magic endures...2008-09-05
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Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre

Genre: Kids and Family; Status: In Season

There are a few precious pieces of our collective childhood — Looney Tunes cartoons, Disney movies, Dr. Seuss books — whose magic endures all through adulthood. This starry anthology, hosted by Duvall in a parade of fashion-blooper outfits, isn’t one of them. Tackling a classic story (e.g., ”Cinderella,” ”The Boy Who Left Home to Find Out About the Shivers”) in each episode, Shelley Duvall’s Faerie Tale Theatre gives a bevy of celebs the chance to play dress-up: Carrie Fisher mugs as Thumbelina; Robin Williams brings his trademark tics to the Frog Prince; Malcolm McDowell leers as the Big Bad Wolf; Mick Jagger sports a vaguely offensive Fu Manchu mustache as an Asian emperor in ”The Nightingale.” But with community-theater production values and a patience-testing pace, most of the tales feel less timeless than simply time-consuming. C

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