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Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics (グリム名作劇場 Grimm Meisaku Gekijou?) is a Japanese animated anthology series by Nippon Animation. The episodes are adaptations of a variety of folk and fairy tales, and not limited to Grimm's Fairy Tales.

Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics comprises two seasons. Grimm Masterpiece Theatre (グリム名作劇場 Gurimu Meisaku Gekijou?) aired from October 21, 1987 to March 30, 1988, for a total of 24 episodes. The New Grimm Masterpiece Theatre (新グリム名作劇場 Shin Gurimu Meisaku Gekijou?) aired between October 2, 1988 and March 26, 1989, totaling 23 episodes. It was also localized under the series' English name.

The fairy tale anthology was broadcast in North America by Nickelodeon and in local stations throughout Latin America.

Episodes

Grimm Masterpiece Theatre

# Title Based on Original air date
01 The Travelling Musicians of Bremen
"Bureemen no ongaku tai" (ブレーメンの音楽隊)
1987-10-21 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
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02 Hansel and Gretel
"Henzeru to Gureeteru" (ヘンゼルとグレーテル)
1987-10-28 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
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03 The Frog Prince (Part 1)
"Kaeru to oujo" (かえると王女)
1987-11-04 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
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04 The Frog Prince (Part 2)
"Kaeru to oujo" (かえると王女)
1987-11-11 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
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05 Little Red Riding Hood
"Akazukin" (赤ずきん)
1987-11-18 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
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06 The Golden Goose
"Kin no ga chou" (金のがちょう)
1987-11-25 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
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07 Puss in Boots (Part 1)
"Nagagutsu o hai ta neko" (長靴をはいた猫)
1987-12-02 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
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08 Puss in Boots (Part 2)
"Nagagutsu o hai ta neko" (長靴をはいた猫)
1987-12-09 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
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09 Snow White and Rose Red
"Yuki shiro to bara beni" (ゆき白とばら紅)
1987-12-16 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
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10 Snow White (Part 1)
"Shirayukihime" (白雪姫)
1987-12-23 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
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11 Snow White (Part 2)
"Shirayukihime" (白雪姫)
1987-12-30 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
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12 Snow White (Part 3)
"Shirayukihime" (白雪姫)
1988-01-06 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
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13 Snow White (Part 4)
"Shirayukihime" (白雪姫)
1988-01-13 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
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14 The Six Who Went Far
"6 nin no go uke tsu" (6人のごうけつ)
1987-01-20 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
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15 The Water of Life
"Inochi no mizu" (命の水)
1987-01-27 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
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16 Bluebeard
"Ao hi ge" (青ひげ)
1987-02-03 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
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17 Jorinde and Joringel
"Yorinde to Yoringeru" (ヨリンデとヨリンゲル)
1987-02-10 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
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18 Briar Rose
"Nobara hime" (野ばら姫)
1987-02-17 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
19 Old Sultan
"Zurutan jiisan" (ズルタンじいさん)
1987-02-24 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
20 King Grizzle Beard
"Tsugumi no hi ge no ousama" (つぐみのひげの王さま)
1987-03-02 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
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21 The Naughty Spirit
"Akuma to dai maou" (悪魔と大魔王)
1987-03-09 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
22 The Worn-Out Dancing Shoes
"Odori nui te boroboro ni naru kutsu" (踊りぬいてボロボロになる靴)
1987-03-16 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
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23 Cinderella (Part 1)
"Shinderera" (シンデレラ)
1987-03-23 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
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24 Cinderella (Part 2)
"Shinderera" (シンデレラ)
1987-03-30 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}

New Grimm Masterpiece Theatre

# Title Based on Original air date
01 The Crystal Ball
"Suishou no tama" (水晶の玉)
1988-10-02 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
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02 The Marriage of Mrs. Fox
"Oku sama kitsune no go konrei" (おくさま狐のご婚礼)
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03 The Story of the Summer Garden and the Winter Garden
"natsu no niwa to fuyu no niwa no hanashi" (夏の庭と冬の庭の話)
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04 The Magic Heart
"Kyabetsu roba" (キャベツろば)
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05 Rapunzel
"Rapuntsujēru" (ラプンツェル)
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06 The Old Woman in the Woods
"Mori no naka no baasan" (森のなかのばあさん)
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07 The Faithful Watchmen
"Do manjuu" (どまんじゅう)
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08 The Wolf and the Fox
"ookami to kitsune" (狼と狐)
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09 Mother Holle
"Hore no obasan" (ホレのおばさん)
{{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
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10 The Six Swans
"Roku wa no hakuchou" (六羽の白鳥)
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11 The Coat of Many Colours
"sen biki gawa" (千びき皮)
{{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
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12 Brother and Sister
"Ane to otouto" (姉と弟)
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13 The Four Skillful Brothers
"meijin yon nin kyoudai" (名人四人兄弟)
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14 The Spirit in the Bottle
"Garasubin no naka no bakemonoe" (ガラス瓶の中の化け物)
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15 The Iron Stove
"Tetsu no sutoobu" (鉄のストーブ)
{{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
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16 Bearskin
"kuma no kawa o ki ta otoko" (熊の皮をきた男)
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17 The Hare and the Hedgehog
"Usagi to hari nezumi" (兎とはりねずみ)
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18 The Man of Iron
"tetsu no hansu" (鉄のハンス)
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19 The Brave Little Tailor
"Yuukan na chibi no shitateya" (勇敢なチビの仕立て屋)
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20 The Wren and the Bear
"Misosazai to kuma" (みそさざいと熊)
{{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
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21 Rumpelstiltskin
"yousei no namae" (妖精の名前)
{{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
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22 The Water Witch who lives in the pond
"Ike ni sumu mizu no majo" (池に住む水の魔女)
{{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
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23 Godfather Death
"Shinigami no naduke oya" (死神の名づけ親)
1989-03-26 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
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Releases

Limited episodes were produced in NTSC VHS by Saban International and distributed by Starmaker Entertainment Inc. in 1990 and Video Treasures/HGV Video Productions in 1992. Those volumes included:

  • Beauty and the Beast (UPC: 0-1313-29408-3)
  • The Six Who Went Far (UPC: 0-90251-94073-6)
  • Hansel & Gretel (UPC: 0-92091-4105-3)
  • Briar Rose
  • Brother & Sister
  • The Coat of Many Colors
  • Jorinda and Joringel
  • King Grizzlebeard
  • Marriage of Mrs. Fox
  • Mother Holle
  • Old Sultan
  • The Spirit in the Bottle
  • The Frog Prince
  • The Man of Iron
  • The Secret Heart
  • The Six Swans
  • The Water of Life

A few episodes were released to a single Region 2 DVD titled "Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics - Volume One" under distribution by Fox Kids and Maximum Entertainment in 2004.[1][2] The episodes included were:

  • Hansel and Gretel
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • The Golden Goose
  • Snow White And Rose Red
  • Beauty and the Beast

The British newspapers Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror released some of the episodes on promotional DVDs.

Notes

  1. "Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics - Volume 1". amazon.co.uk. Retrieved December 1, 2009. 
  2. "Did You Know This Was Anime? - Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics". toonzone.net. September 7, 2009. Retrieved December 1, 2009.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)

External links

it:Le fiabe son fantasia

he:אגדות האחים גרים (אנימה) hu:Grimm legszebb meséi (anime sorozat)

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