Faerie Tale Theatre

  • 1982
  • TV Show
  • None

Classic folk and fairy tales are adapted in this acclaimed cable series, which features topflight stars such as Robin Williams (`The Tale of the Frog Prince') and Susan Sarandon (`Beauty and the Beast'), and directors including Francis Ford Coppola (`Rip Van Winkle') and Tim Burton (`Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp').

Season 6, Episode 1 Rip Van Winkle

First Aired: March 23, 1987

"Rip Van Winkle." Francis Ford Coppola directed this tale about a woolgathering Dutchman (Harry Dean Stanton) whose nap becomes a 20-year slumber. Wilma: Talia Shire. Hendrik Hudson: Tim Conway. Host: Shelley Duvall.

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  • Premiered: September 11, 1982
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: Classic folk and fairy tales are adapted in this acclaimed cable series, which features topflight stars such as Robin Williams (`The Tale of the Frog Prince') and Susan Sarandon (`Beauty and the Beast'), and directors including Francis Ford Coppola (`Rip V… (more)

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