The Storyteller (TV Series)
- Original title
- Running time
- 25 min.
- United Kingdom
Anthony Minghella, Jim Henson
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TVS Television, Henson Associates (HA). Distributor: HBO
TV Series. Fantasy. Adventure
- TV Series (1987-1988). 9 Episodes. A variety of European folk tales are retold in nine new stories. A woman bears a hedgehog-child who grows up to live alone in a castle until he does a king a favor and gets the princess's hand in return. A fearless young man sets out to learn to shudder. A soldier captures Death in a magic sack. A storyteller must spin tales to stay alive. An ogress keeps a princess locked away. A princess runs away from wedding her father and disguises herself as an ugly forest creature. A princess searches the earth for her stolen bridegroom. A princess must keep silent while she works to free her brothers from an evil spell. A young boy must overcome a heartless giant.
: 2 nominations for Emmy: Outstanding Children's Program (two episodes).
: 2 BAFTA awards: Children's Programme, Costume Design. Nominated for Make Up.
: Emmy award: Outstanding Children's Program.
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