There is a wondrous and mystic majesty to these tapestries of good and evil that gives the material a size and stature that is rare in movies made for kids. Davy Marlin Jones
Live action adaptions of folk/fairy tales directed by Tom Davenport
and produced by Tom and Mimi Davenport, these handsome productions translate traditional tales into an American idiom, faithful to the simple stories, moral power, and enchantment of the folk originals. The series was popular in schools and libraries and regularly broadcast by PBS in the 1980s and 1990s
These films are available on Vimeo's "Video on Demand", some with bonus documentary features. Click the images or text below.
Films in this series were produced with support from:
The National Endowment for the Humanities, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.