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Jim Henson's The Storyteller

Season 1
3.9 out of 5 stars (7) IMDb 8.9/10
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From the master Jim Henson who brought us The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth comes The Storyteller. This series will take you on a journey through the fantasy of famous European folk tales and famous Greek myths.

Starring:
John Hurt, Brian Henson

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Season 1

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1. Hans My Hedghog

Hans, a hedgehog-boy, feels ostracized in his town so he runs away. Twenty years later, Hans helps a king lost in the woods find his way back to his kingdom.

TV-G Language: English Runtime: 24 minutes Release date: January 31, 1987

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2. Fearnot

Fearnot is a young man who is incapapble of feeling fear. He leaves his home and his true love to embark on a vast journey to experience the shudder of fear.

TV-G Language: English Runtime: 23 minutes Release date: October 26, 1987

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3. A Story Short

The storyteller recalls his days of servitude to the king for bamboozling the royal cook out of a free meal. A story a day was his punishment - or else he'll boil in the cook's cauldron of oil!

TV-G Language: English Runtime: 23 minutes Release date: January 22, 1988

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4. The Luck Child

Upon news of the birth of a Luck child - a peasant boy predicted by wise man to one day wear the crown - the cruel-hearted king seeks out the boy, pretending to take him under his terrible wing. Will luck indeed play a part in our hero's final destiny?

TV-G Language: English Runtime: 23 minutes Release date: April 16, 1988

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5. The Soldier and Death

Returning from war, a young soldier trades his last biscuit for a magical sack... into which anything summoned will enter! Trapping devils and even death itself, the soldier brings peace to his country.

TV-G Language: English Runtime: 23 minutes Release date: April 28, 1989

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6. The True Bride

A girl who was adopted by an abusive troll finally is freed with the help of a white lion. When her betrothed does not return after a trip, the girl is grief-stricken to learn that the troll's sister had put a spell on him and plans to marry him.

TV-G Language: English Runtime: 23 minutes Release date: July 23, 1989

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7. The Three Ravens

After using her powers to charm the widowed king into marrying her, an evil witch sees his children standing in the way of her power. She uncovers the children's secret hiding place and turns the three princes into ravens.

TV-G Language: English Runtime: 23 minutes Release date: July 26, 1989

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8. Sapsorrow

Upon fleeing her kingdom to escape an arranged marriage, the lovely Princess Sapsorrow toils in the kitchen of a faraway palace, disguised as an ugly hag.

TV-G Language: English Runtime: 23 minutes Release date: July 30, 1989

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9. The Heartless Giant

A young prince is tricked into helping a heartless giant escape from the king's dungeon. The evil giant unleashes teror across the land and those who go off to fight him never return.

TV-G Language: English Runtime: 23 minutes Release date: August 14, 1989

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10. Daedalus and Icarus

Daedalus, one of the greatest inventors in Greece, and his son Icarus are betrayed by the cruel King Minos and must flee for their lives. To escape, Daedalus creates wings so they can fly to safety.

TV-G Language: English Runtime: 23 minutes Release date: September 10, 1989

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11. Orpheus and Eurydice

The great musician Orpheus vows to bring back the soul of his beloved Eurydice from the depths of Hades. But the task he must complete to reunite with his love turns out to be as tortuous as the fate he will have to endure.

TV-G Language: English Runtime: 23 minutes Release date: September 20, 1989

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12. Perseus and the Gorgon

When the evil king threatens Perseus' mother he must bring back the head of Medusa, whose piercing eyes will turn anyone who looks upon her to stone. Will the help of the gods be enough to aid in this seemingly impossible task?

TV-G Language: English Runtime: 23 minutes Release date: October 4, 1989

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13. Theseus and the Minotaur

With the help of a beautiful princess, Theseus tracks down the man-eating Minotaur - half-man, half-bull - to prove his courage and loyalty. A fight to the death ensues, and a shocking secret emerges.

TV-G Language: English Runtime: 23 minutes Release date: October 15, 1989

Product details

Genres Fantasy, Drama, Adventure, Horror, Kids & Family
Starring John Hurt, Brian Henson
Supporting actors Frederick Warder, David Greenaway, Robert Tygner, Alistair Fullarton, Mak Wilson, Diana Payan, Robin Summers, Michael Kilgarriff, Peter Marinker
Network New Video
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Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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