First episode date
21 October 1987
Grimms' fairy tales
October 21, 1987 – March 30, 1988
Topo Gigio, Simsala Grimm, Manga Fairy Tales of the Wo, Tico of the Seven Seas, Cosmic Baton Girl Princess
Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics, also known as Grimm Masterpiece Theater in original version, is a Japanese anime anthology series by Nippon Animation. The episodes are adaptations of a variety of folk and fairy tales, and not limited to Grimm's Fairy Tales.
- Grimms Fairy Tale Classics The Coat of Many Colors DVD Quality
- Japanese cast
- Additional Japanese voices
- English cast
- English crew
Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics - The Coat of Many Colors (DVD Quality)
Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics comprises two series. The first series, known in Japan as Grimm Masterpiece Theater (グリム名作劇場, Gurimu Meisaku Gekijō), aired from October 21, 1987 to March 30, 1988, for a total of 24 episodes. The second series, known in Japan as New Grimm Masterpiece Theater (新グリム名作劇場, Shin Gurimu Meisaku Gekijō), aired between October 2, 1988 and March 26, 1989, totaling 23 episodes. It was also localized under the series' English name.
Additional Japanese voices
In Japan, for both seasons, the series used two theme songs; the opening theme, "The Rainbow Bridge" (虹の橋, Niji no Hashi), and the ending theme, "My Town's Merry-Go-Round" (私の町はメリーゴーランド, Watashi no Machi wa Merī Gorando), were both performed by Ushio Hashimoto. Incidental music used in the Japanese version was composed by Hideo Shimazu. The theme tune and incidental music used in the English dub were both composed by Haim Saban and Shuki Levy. Most of the incidental music was in fact recycled from the earlier VHS series My Favorite Fairy Tales.
Limited episodes were produced in NTSC VHS by Saban International and distributed by Starmaker Entertainment Inc. and Hi-Tops Video/Fisher Price in 1990 and Video Treasures/HGV Video Productions in 1992. Those volumes included:
A few episodes were released to a single Region 2 DVD titled "Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics - Volume One" under distribution by Fox Kids and Maximum Entertainment in 2004. The episodes included were:
The original Japanese version of the series was released as a 5-disc DVD set in Region 2 with 10 episodes from the series.
As with most of the Saban library, the rights to the series are currently owned by The Walt Disney Company. Despite a large cult following, none of the English dub has been released on DVD in Region 1 and only limited episodes (listed above) were released in Region 2.