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Faerie Tale Theatre - The Dancing Princesses (1982)

Lesley Ann Warren , Peter Weller , Peter Medak  |  NR |  DVD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Lesley Ann Warren, Peter Weller, Ian Abercrombie, John Achorn, Randy Allaire
  • Directors: Peter Medak
  • Writers: Maryedith Burrell
  • Producers: Bridget Terry, Fred Fuchs, Shelley Duvall
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Starmaker II
  • DVD Release Date: November 16, 2004
  • Run Time: 51 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00061UI28
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #250,466 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Faerie Tale Theatre - The Dancing Princesses" on IMDb

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A king discovers that his daughters' dancing slippers are worn out every morning and hires a man to find out where they are going when they're supposed to be asleep.

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best of the best! October 22, 2004
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
THE DANCING PRINCESSES surely ranks as one of the finer entries in the FAERIE TALE THEATRE series. It features the beautiful Lesley Ann Warren as well as a sweeping and delightful musical score.

The story is about the daughters of a widowed King (Roy Dotrice) who somehow wear out their dance-slippers every night despite being locked in their room until morning. The secret is not discovered until a crafty soldier (Peter Weller) follows them and finds that they go dancing in a fairy-kingdom under the ground.

This must surely be my favourite, because its everything a fairytale should be; romantic, funny, sad and incredibly-entertaining. Lesley Ann Warren looks luminous and has a remarkable chemistry with Peter Weller.

The story also features Sachi Parker (the beautiful and talented daughter of Shirley MacLaine) as the comical youngest princess; as well as Zelda Rubinstein (Tangina from the POLTERGEIST trilogy).

Most FAERIE TALE THEATRE fans single out this episode as their all-time favourite (with TALE OF THE FROG PRINCE coming a close second). This was actually the final episode ever made of FTT.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Faerie Tale Theatre on DVD! September 16, 2004
After years of waiting, Faerie Tale Theatre fans can finally own the series on DVD. Shelley Duvall's series originally appeared on Showtime 20 years ago and featured well-known and rising stars of the time. The series' enthusiastic interpretations of beloved fairy tales has made it a cult classic. Better yet, the DVD prices are affordable, especially after the high prices the used VHS copies have been earning in recent years.

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The Dancing Princesses is one of the best episodes from Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre. When six princesses wear out their new dancing shoes every night while locked in their bedroom, their father the king is determined to learn the cause. Only a humble soldier is able to solve the puzzle.

Lesley Ann Warren ... Genetta
Peter Weller ... Soldier
Roy Dotrice ... King
Starr Andreeff ... Dinetta
Laura Harrington ... Coretta
Sachi Parker ... Loretta
Viveca Parker ... Musetta
Lora Staley ... Wanetta
Ian Abercrombie ... The Cobbler
Zelda Rubinstein ... Old Woman
Max Wright ... Prince Heinrick
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4.0 out of 5 stars in touch with my childhood September 19, 2005
By B. Cook
I was so stoked to find this, it was a favorite movie of mine as a child and was wonderful to watch it again. Recommended for little girls that love princesses and fairy stories.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Faerie Tale Theatre: The Dancing Princesses February 11, 2004
Format:VHS Tape
Often said to be the best episode from Faerie Tale Theatre, this is an excellent version of the Twelve Dancing Princesses. Lesley Ann Warren is truly great as the oldest princess with the sweet, strong personality. Peter Weller does a wonderful job as the soldier and Roy Dotrice is superb as the kind but grouchy old father. It was nice to see Poltergeist's little psychic Zelda Rubinstein in another role, even though it is quite small. Great sets, costumes, script, actors and music score.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Faerie Tale Theatre Video Out There September 3, 2001
Format:VHS Tape
This story is clasic and timeless. I remember this from my childhood. It's about an overprotective Father of 6 princesses who discovers that his daughters go and dance in the middle of the night and wear out their sdancing slippers each night. He sends out a proclaimation to every prince in the land saying that if they can solve the mistery in 3 days than they will inherit the kingdom and they will be able to marry one of his daughters. Who will suceed? Will one of the princesses be married? I strongly suggest renting or buying this video. It's one of my all time favorites!
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