Faerie Tale Theatre – Imagining Anew

Age Levels targeted:

Overview of the show: Faerie Tale Theatre is a show that re-tells classic fairy tales but with a twist – each episode tells the stories faithfully but does so with affectionate parody or satire. The target audience is for children 3 and up; as fairy tales they are moral stories that are invaluable lessons for children but will most likely be too complicated for toddlers.

FTT was made in the 1980’s and features some fantastic costumes and sets – many of the stories compete with Disney animated features of the same name (e.g. Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, etc). The cast is packed with A-list celebrities, and although this will mean little to children, it does endear parents and keep them interested.

As fairy tales, the value in this show is in its morality; children will enjoy the battles of good and evil along with the foibles of tragic heroes.