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'Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics' is a Japanese anime television series that ran from 1987 to 1989. The show is produced by Nippon Animation and directed by Hiroshi Sasagawa. Discotek Media has released the series on DVD in North America with English subtitles. The series is based on the classic fairy tales collected by the Grimm Brothers. Each episode is a retelling of a different fairy tale, such as 'Cinderella,' 'Sleeping Beauty,' and 'Snow White.' However, the show's creators have added their own twists to the stories to make them more interesting and entertaining.
The series follows the adventures of a young boy named Jacob Grimm, who travels through a mystical forest with his younger sister, Wilhelm, and his trusty wolf companion, Basso. In each episode, Jacob and his companions encounter a new fairy tale character and have to help them overcome some sort of challenge.
One of the most notable aspects of the show is its animation style. The series features a unique blend of traditional anime-style animation with more traditional western-style animation. The character designs are also heavily influenced by the original Grimm Brothers illustrations, which gives the show a classic and nostalgic feel.
Another notable aspect of the show is its voice cast. Theodore Lehmann provides the voice for Jacob Grimm, and he gives the character a sense of wonder and excitement that perfectly fits the tone of the show. Other notable performers include Dan Green, who provides the voice for Basso, and Wendee Lee, who provides the voice for Wilhelm.
Despite being a children's show, 'Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics' deals with some surprisingly mature themes. Many of the stories deal with issues like love, betrayal, and loss, and the show doesn't shy away from showing the darker aspects of these stories. However, the show always manages to balance these darker elements with a sense of whimsy and humor.
Overall, 'Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics' is a classic children's show that has stood the test of time. The combination of classic fairy tales with an engaging cast of characters and a unique animation style makes the show a must-watch for fans of animation and children's entertainment.
Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (18 episodes). The series first aired on January 7, 1989.