Jim Henson's the storyteller. Vol. 1

United Kingdom, 1987

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Three folktales narrated by John Hurt featuring live action and characters created by Jim Henson. 1. “Hans my hedgehog” A German story about a cursed half-boy, half-hedgehog who can only be freed by loyal love. 2. “A Story Short” A Celtic tale of a storyteller who, if he fails to tell his king a story nightly for a year, will be thrown into a pot of boiling oil. 3. “Fearnot” A German story of a boy who does not know what fear is and attempts to find out.

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