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
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
Genre: Kids and Family
Posted September 5 2008 — 12:00 AM EDT
- The Nathan's Hot Dog Eating contest crowned a new champion on July 4
- Diana Douglas, mother of Michael Douglas and ex-wife of Kirk Douglas, dies at 92
- Hello Kitty movie targeted for 2019
- 'Suicide Squad' on-set photo: Harley Quinn birthday cake for Margot Robbie
- Caitlyn Jenner 'proud to be an American'
- Lil Wayne: 'Free Weezy Album' on Tidal
- Bubba Watson says he's removing Confederate flag from his 'Dukes of Hazzard' car
- 'Back to the Future' turns 30: See the cast, then and now
- 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice': 6 EW exclusive photos
- Comic-Con 2015 preview: 10 panels we can't wait to see
- 'Seinfeld' faves: Where are they now?
- 14 high school movies that defined their year
- Garcelle Beauvais, Kylie Jenner, Serena Williams & More!