All member reviews for Jim Henson's The Storyteller

Common Sense Media says

Top-notch, if dark, retellings of classic fairy tales.
 

Users say

(out of 4 reviews)
age 6+
 
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Parent of an infant, 2, 4, 5, and 7 year old Written bywilted6orchid November 4, 2012
age 5+
 

Great for a dark and stormy night with the kiddos.

Saw these when I was a kid and bought them for my children to watch. Love the old fairytales and their moral of the story quality.
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Kid, 9 years old June 24, 2012
age 5+
 

THE STORYTELLER

ok fantasy with bad effects.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Teen, 14 years old Written bygilly_boy April 9, 2012
age 7+
 

It's good.

I've only seen one or two episodes and I already like it. All I can say is the way he tells his stories is incredible; give it a watch, I think you'll be impressed.
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Educator Written bythomaspa March 2, 2012
age 7+
 

The Storyteller: Darker side of the Muppets is well worthwhile.

The Storyteller series - most of which I saw as a child when they aired in the last half of the Jim Henson Hour (when they aired in 1989-ish) are amazing, mysterious and quite unique - there really isn't anything else quite like them as far as I can tell. I would imagine that almost anyone describing the segments would use the term 'dark' but perhaps that is the first term which comes to mind since they just seem so extremely UN-Disney to our 2012 eyes. The Storyteller stories are bleak, and sometimes even borderline brutal, indeed - but they are nevertheless visually stunning and the intriguing situations in which the characters often find themselves in are not at all typical, predictable old good-vs.-evil fluff. In short, watching these as a child never quite gave me nightmares but they did make me think and the stories have stuck with me ever since.