The Best of Fractured Fairy Tales

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  • 1969
  • 1 Season

A classic twist on fairy tales, "The Best of Fractured Fairy Tales' are a collection of animated shorts by Jay Ward. Jay Ward is the creator of the classic TV show "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show." "The Fractured Fairy Tales" were featured periodically as part of the show. Just as in "Rocky and Bullwinkle," Jay Ward invests the same balance of wit and silliness in the "Fractured Fairy Tales." The remakes of the beloved fairy tales are done in a comic fashion as well as illustrate narrative elements. Due to this unique combination, "The Best of Fractured Fairy Tales" have been used in High School English classrooms to teach those narrative elements. The plots in each story contain small fun twists to classic stories that give a fresh new feel to each story.

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The King and the Witch / The Seven Chickens / The Boy Who Couldn't Shudder
23. The King and the Witch / The Seven Chickens / The Boy Who Couldn't Shudder
April 20, 1960
A King known for keeping his word is tricked into marrying an ugly witch.
The King and the Witch  The Seven Chickens  The Boy Who Couldnt Shudder
23. The King and the Witch The Seven Chickens The Boy Who Couldnt Shudder
April 21, 1960
A King known for keeping his word is tricked into marrying an ugly witch. / A young Prince takes refuge in a palace where the King's six daughters have been turned into chickens. / Maynard learns that being fearless is not all it's cracked up to be.
Son of Snow White / Jack B. Nimble / Potter's Luck / The Magic Lichee Nuts
22. Son of Snow White / Jack B. Nimble / Potter's Luck / The Magic Lichee Nuts
April 13, 1960
Joe White, son of well-known Snow White, goes out to earn his fortune. However, it turns out his mother's fame does him more harm than good.
Son of Snow White  Jack B Nimble  Potters Luck  The Magic Lichee Nuts
22. Son of Snow White Jack B Nimble Potters Luck The Magic Lichee Nuts
April 14, 1960
Joe White, son of well-known Snow White, goes out to earn his fortune. However, it turns out his mother's fame does him more harm than good. / Jack enters into the magic fountain business with an old trick up his sleeve. / Potter's temper brings him bad luck when he becomes the victim of a group of witches trying to reach their quota. / A boy asks his father's permission to get married but must meet three requirements first.
The Count and the Bird / The Tale of a King / Sweeping Beauty / The Wishing Hat
21. The Count and the Bird / The Tale of a King / Sweeping Beauty / The Wishing Hat
April 6, 1960
The Count becomes rich when he discovers a bird who can lay eggs filled with gold coins.
The Count and the Bird  The Tale of a King  Sweeping Beauty  The Wishing Hat
21. The Count and the Bird The Tale of a King Sweeping Beauty The Wishing Hat
April 7, 1960
The Count becomes rich when he discovers a bird who can lay eggs filled with gold coins. / The King decides to find a husband for his daughter, but becomes frustrated in his choice. / The Prince falls in love with a beauty named Esmeralda Fump. Unfortunately, Esmeralda needs to nap at almost all important palace functions. / Booby is awarded a red wishing hat, which transforms things at will.
The Little Man in the Tub / Red White / Cutie and the Beast / The Flying Carpet
20. The Little Man in the Tub / Red White / Cutie and the Beast / The Flying Carpet
March 30, 1960
The only way Delicia can solve his mother-in-law problems is to earn some money. Unfortunately, he only manages to scrape together 98 cents.
The Little Man in the Tub  Red White  Cutie and the Beast  The Flying Carpet
20. The Little Man in the Tub Red White Cutie and the Beast The Flying Carpet
March 31, 1960
The only way Delicia can solve his mother-in-law problems is to earn some money. Unfortunately, he only manages to scrape together 98 cents. / Both the Duke and the fair maiden have the reddest hair in the nation. Lucky for them, red hair is the magic word. / Cutie and the Beast search for a way to make him a Prince as well as find him the perfect mate. / A rug salesman tries to sell the Prince a flying carpet that does not actually fly.
The Mysterious Castle / The Little Tinker / Tale of a Frog / The Teeth of Baghdad
19. The Mysterious Castle / The Little Tinker / Tale of a Frog / The Teeth of Baghdad
March 23, 1960
In the tiny kingdom of "Easy Pickens," Schuyler Sugg is elected "Man of the Year." Now he must find out who's inside the mysterious black castle.
The Mysterious Castle  The Little Tinker  Tale of a Frog  The Teeth of Baghdad
19. The Mysterious Castle The Little Tinker Tale of a Frog The Teeth of Baghdad
March 24, 1960
In the tiny kingdom of Easy Pickens, Schuyler Sugg is elected Man of the Year. Now he must find out who's inside the mysterious black castle. / The Little Tinker is on his own for the first time and finds himself face to face with the Giant Troll. / Julius the Frog wants to become a person and needs the help of his fairy frog mother. / A set of false teeth give a clue to the rightful ruler of Baghdad.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears / The Ugly Almond Duckling / John's Ogre Wife / The Absent-Minded King
18. Goldilocks and the Three Bears / The Ugly Almond Duckling / John's Ogre Wife / The Absent-Minded King
March 16, 1960
Goldilocks and the Three Bears pack up their little old cottage and head for a new clean apartment.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears  The Ugly Almond Duckling  Johns Ogre Wife  The Absent Minded King
18. Goldilocks and the Three Bears The Ugly Almond Duckling Johns Ogre Wife The Absent Minded King
March 17, 1960
Goldilocks and the Three Bears pack up their little old cottage and head for a new clean apartment.
The Thirteen Helmets / Prince and the Popper / Booty and the Beast / Little Fred Riding Hood
17. The Thirteen Helmets / Prince and the Popper / Booty and the Beast / Little Fred Riding Hood
March 9, 1960
Dragon University is a place where all dragons come to study and graduate. Unless your Milo, who is having some serious trouble.
The Thirteen Helmets  Prince and the Popper  Booty and the Beast  Little Fred Riding Hood
17. The Thirteen Helmets Prince and the Popper Booty and the Beast Little Fred Riding Hood
March 10, 1960
Dragon University is a place where all dragons come to study and graduate. Unless your Milo, who is having some serious trouble. / The kingdom of "Tootsie-Lavendre is having a rough season until "The Popper comes to save the day. / Alden Farquahar was always surrounded by beautiful maidens, until the day the evil queen casts a nasty spell on him. / Little Fred Riding Hood does a good deed for two little dwarfs and is surprised by the payoff.
Son of King Midas / The Magic Chicken / Aladdin and His Magic Lamp / The Enchanted Gnat
16. Son of King Midas / The Magic Chicken / Aladdin and His Magic Lamp / The Enchanted Gnat
March 2, 1960
Midas' son finds it difficult to find a good solid profession. After all, not everyone is interested in gold.
Son of King Midas  The Magic Chicken  Aladdin and His Magic Lamp  The Enchanted Gnat
16. Son of King Midas The Magic Chicken Aladdin and His Magic Lamp The Enchanted Gnat
March 3, 1960
Midas' son finds it difficult to find a good solid profession. After all, not everyone is interested in gold. / Three wishes can come in mighty handy sometimes, particularly if you want to marry the merchant's daughter. / 20 years later, an evil sorcerer has just taken away all of Aladdin's riches, including his lamp. / Three sons are granted one magical wish. Unfortunately, Nathaniel, or Nat, makes a wishing mistake.
The Enchanted Fly / Felicia and the Pot of Pinks / Hans Clinker / The Witch's Broom
15. The Enchanted Fly / Felicia and the Pot of Pinks / Hans Clinker / The Witch's Broom
February 24, 1960
The Enchanted Fly grants the King his wish of becoming a fly.
The Enchanted Fly  Felicia and the Pot of Pinks  Hans Clinker  The Witchs Broom
15. The Enchanted Fly Felicia and the Pot of Pinks Hans Clinker The Witchs Broom
February 25, 1960
The Enchanted Fly grants the King his wish of becoming a fly. / The old woodcutter leaves his children two very special gifts. However, his daughter Felicia's may be much more special than she realizes. / Hans Clinker has a difficult time discovering which occupation is right for him. / A witch named Grizelka was named "Witch of the Year," and with good reason too.
Thom Tum / Snow White and Nose Red / Prince Hyacinth and the Dear Little Princess / Giant and the Beanstalk
14. Thom Tum / Snow White and Nose Red / Prince Hyacinth and the Dear Little Princess / Giant and the Beanstalk
February 17, 1960
The mud maker asks a fairy for a son, unfortunately his wish is granted.
Thom Tum  Snow White and Nose Red  Prince Hyacinth and the Dear Little Princess  Giant and the Beanstalk
14. Thom Tum Snow White and Nose Red Prince Hyacinth and the Dear Little Princess Giant and the Beanstalk
February 18, 1960
The mud maker asks a fairy for a son, unfortunately his wish is granted. / The miller had two unusual daughters: Slow White and Rose Red. Their love for nature drives their father mad and he sends them off to be wed. / The first son, Prince Hyacinth, has one not so little problem. / Set 20 years in the future, Jack is rich and content and now it is the Giant's sons turn to be sent out into the world with the family's cow.
The Fisherman and His Wife / The Princess and the Goblins / Snow White Meets Rapunzel / The Little Princess
13. The Fisherman and His Wife / The Princess and the Goblins / Snow White Meets Rapunzel / The Little Princess
February 10, 1960
It's truly amazing how the talking fish can draw a huge audience, but it's even more amazing when they discover he's a do-it-yourself wish machine.
The Fisherman and His Wife  The Princess and the Goblins  Snow White Meets Rapunzel  The Little Princess
13. The Fisherman and His Wife The Princess and the Goblins Snow White Meets Rapunzel The Little Princess
February 11, 1960
It's truly amazing how the talking fish can draw a huge audience, but it's even more amazing when they discover he's a do-it-yourself wish machine. / Delightful poetry and a few tender moments combine to stave off the disaster caused by these dastardly Goblins. / The Prince must make like a bird and daringly rescue Rapunzel. / The Little Princess' growth spurt causes disaster.
Three Little Piggs / Goldilocks and the Three Bears / Son of Beauty and the Beast / Androcles and the Lion
12. Three Little Piggs / Goldilocks and the Three Bears / Son of Beauty and the Beast / Androcles and the Lion
February 3, 1960
The Wolf, seeking a life of ease, attempts to marry one the three pigs.
Three Little Piggs  Goldilocks and the Three Bears  Son of Beauty and the Beast  Androcles and the Lion
12. Three Little Piggs Goldilocks and the Three Bears Son of Beauty and the Beast Androcles and the Lion
February 4, 1960
The Wolf, seeking a life of ease, attempts to marry one the three pigs. /Goldilocks opens a wonderful new winter resort but has trouble with the three bears who are busy trying to hibernate. / Beauty and the Beast's son has a hard time convincing people of his own accomplishments. / Androcles finds it is often helpful to befriend a lion, especially when you are thrown into a lion pit yourself.
The Goose and the Golden Egg / Ridinghoods Anonymous / The Elves and the Shoemaker / Speeding Beauty
11. The Goose and the Golden Egg / Ridinghoods Anonymous / The Elves and the Shoemaker / Speeding Beauty
January 27, 1960
King Newton discovers the sad truth that golden eggs are not always what they are cracked up to be.
The Goose and the Golden Egg  Ridinghoods Anonymous  The Elves and the Shoemaker  Speeding Beauty
11. The Goose and the Golden Egg Ridinghoods Anonymous The Elves and the Shoemaker Speeding Beauty
January 28, 1960
King Newton discovers the sad truth that golden eggs are not always what they are cracked up to be. / The wolf has decided to swear off eating riding hoods and joins "Ridinghoods Anonymous." / Elves help a little old Shoemaker turn his business around. / The wicked witch casts an evil spell on the beautiful princess and she becomes a racehorse favored to win the biggest race of the season.
Son of Rumpelstiltskin / Beauty and Her Beast / The Golden Goose / The Enchanted Frog
10. Son of Rumpelstiltskin / Beauty and Her Beast / The Golden Goose / The Enchanted Frog
January 20, 1960
The son of Rumpelstiltskin is cast out into the world and is forced to make a name for himself.
Son of Rumpelstiltskin  Beauty and Her Beast  The Golden Goose  The Enchanted Frog
10. Son of Rumpelstiltskin Beauty and Her Beast The Golden Goose The Enchanted Frog
January 21, 1960
The son of Rumpelstiltskin is cast out into the world and is forced to make a name for himself.
The Frog Prince / The Pied Piper / Prince Darling / The Ugly Duckling
9. The Frog Prince / The Pied Piper / Prince Darling / The Ugly Duckling
January 13, 1960
A frog is changed into a prince but soon discovers that it's a frog eat frog world.
The Frog Prince  The Pied Piper  Prince Darling  The Ugly Duckling
9. The Frog Prince The Pied Piper Prince Darling The Ugly Duckling
January 14, 1960
A frog is changed into a prince but soon discovers that it's a frog eat frog world. / This Pied Piper can blow the most amazing things from his pipe and everyone in the kingdom rushes to see. / A fairy Godmother manages to make something of a wicked little boy, Prince Darling. / A talented little duck finds it difficult to break into show business because of his ugliness.
Slipping Beauty / Aladdin / Rumpelstiltskin Returns / The Magic Fish
8. Slipping Beauty / Aladdin / Rumpelstiltskin Returns / The Magic Fish
January 6, 1960
The witch tries to cast an evil spell on the beauty, but the prince is there to save the day.
Slipping Beauty  Aladdin  Rumpelstiltskin Returns  The Magic Fish
8. Slipping Beauty Aladdin Rumpelstiltskin Returns The Magic Fish
January 7, 1960
The witch tries to cast an evil spell on the beauty, but the prince is there to save the day. / Aladdin's magic lamp produces many "genies" and causes all kinds of fights between the King and the evil Wizier. / Rumpelstiltskin makes the poor miller's daughter sin by challenging her to contest after contest. / The Chimney Sweep finds good luck in a bad fish.
The Pied Piper / Puss N' Boots / Leaping Beauty / Tiny Tom
7. The Pied Piper / Puss N' Boots / Leaping Beauty / Tiny Tom
December 30, 1959
The Pied Piper plays the most devastating instrument, the "flatt" and its music drives everyone to distraction.
The Pied Piper  Puss N Boots  Leaping Beauty  Tiny Tom
7. The Pied Piper Puss N Boots Leaping Beauty Tiny Tom
December 31, 1959
The Pied Piper plays the most devastating instrument, the "flatt and its music drives everyone to distraction. / Puss gives his master three wishes but accidentally winds up giving him four. / Beauty is tricked by the wicked witch and is not put to sleep but is forced to put other people to sleep... even the prince. / Little Tom Thumb may only be as big as his father's thumb, but he's got a heart as big as all of Texas.
Hansel and Gretel / Cinderella Returns / Snow White Inc. / Jack and the Beanstalk
6. Hansel and Gretel / Cinderella Returns / Snow White Inc. / Jack and the Beanstalk
December 23, 1959
The wicked witch turns Hansel into an aardvark and it takes plenty of "brooming" from Gretel to get him back.
Hansel and Gretel  Cinderella Returns  Snow White Inc  Jack and the Beanstalk
6. Hansel and Gretel Cinderella Returns Snow White Inc Jack and the Beanstalk
December 24, 1959
The wicked witch turns Hansel into an aardvark and it takes plenty of "brooming" from Gretel to get him back.
The Enchanted Frog / The Pied Piper / The Magic Fish
5. The Enchanted Frog / The Pied Piper / The Magic Fish
February 16, 1962
The Enchanted Frog/ The Pied Piper/ The Magic Fish
Sleeping Beauty / Pinocchio / Little Red Riding Hood / King Midas
5. Sleeping Beauty / Pinocchio / Little Red Riding Hood / King Midas
December 17, 1959
The Prince decides not to wake up sleeping beauty and instead opens up "Sleeping Beautyland," because "people will pay anything to see a sleeping beauty."
Cinderella Returns / Rumpelstiltskin Returns / Leaping Beauty
4. Cinderella Returns / Rumpelstiltskin Returns / Leaping Beauty
February 16, 1962
Cinderella Returns/ Rumpelstiltskin Returns/ Leaping Beauty
The Elves and the Shoemaker / Tom Thumb / Sir Galahad or The Tomorrow Knight / Snow White
4. The Elves and the Shoemaker / Tom Thumb / Sir Galahad or The Tomorrow Knight / Snow White
December 10, 1959
We find that the shoemaker has to do many unlikely things to learn his trade.
Pinocchio / Ridinghoods Anonymous / The Ugly Duckling
3. Pinocchio / Ridinghoods Anonymous / The Ugly Duckling
December 21, 1961
Pinocchio/ Ridinghood Anonymous/ The Ugly Duckling
Princess and the Pea / Sweet Little Beat / Dick Wittington / Cinderella
3. Princess and the Pea / Sweet Little Beat / Dick Wittington / Cinderella
December 3, 1959
The court jester tries to fool the King by providing him with fake princesses.
Cinderella / Snow White / Sleeping Beauty
2. Cinderella / Snow White / Sleeping Beauty
June 18, 1961
Cinderella/ Snow White/ Sleeping Beauty
The Enchanted Fish / Beauty and the Beast / The Brave Little Tailor or T-Shirt Tall / Rumpelstiltskin
2. The Enchanted Fish / Beauty and the Beast / The Brave Little Tailor or T-Shirt Tall / Rumpelstiltskin
November 26, 1959
A poor fisherman finds that riches are not always the way to happiness and is granted one final wish.
Rapunzel / The Brave Little Tailor / Rumpelstiltskin
1. Rapunzel / The Brave Little Tailor / Rumpelstiltskin
 
Rapunzel/ The Brave Little Tailor/ Rumpelstiltskin
Goldilocks / Fe-Fi-Fo-Fum / Rapunzel / Puss and Boots
1. Goldilocks / Fe-Fi-Fo-Fum / Rapunzel / Puss and Boots
November 19, 1959
Goldilocks learns a lesson about the downside of misusing other people's property.
Description

A classic twist on fairy tales, "The Best of Fractured Fairy Tales' are a collection of animated shorts by Jay Ward. Jay Ward is the creator of the classic TV show "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show." "The Fractured Fairy Tales" were featured periodically as part of the show. Just as in "Rocky and Bullwinkle," Jay Ward invests the same balance of wit and silliness in the "Fractured Fairy Tales."

The remakes of the beloved fairy tales are done in a comic fashion as well as illustrate narrative elements. Due to this unique combination, "The Best of Fractured Fairy Tales" have been used in High School English classrooms to teach those narrative elements. The plots in each story contain small fun twists to classic stories that give a fresh new feel to each story.

The Best of Fractured Fairy Tales is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (46 episodes). The series first aired on .

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