Unstable Fables is a trilogy of computer-animated films produced by The Jim Henson Company in association with Flame Ventures, Prana Studios, and The Weinstein Company. The direct-to-DVD feature-length films are distributed by Genius Products.
The films' casts include Brad Garrett, Jay Leno and Jamie Lynn Spears. "Unstable Fables" irreverently and unfaithfully retell classic fairy tales, folktale, and fables with a modern twist. The first film, 3 Pigs and a Baby (based on "Three Little Pigs"), was released on DVD on March 4, 2008. The second title, Tortoise vs. Hare (based on "The Tortoise and the Hare"), was released on September 9, 2008. The third and final release, The Goldilocks and the 3 Bears Show (based on Goldilocks and the Three Bears), was released on December 16, 2008.
3 Pigs and a Baby is the first animated film in the series based on "Three Little Pigs". The direct-to-DVD film was released on March 4, 2008 and stars Jon Cryer, Brad Garrett, Steve Zahn and Jesse McCartney.
The Three Little Pigs become the target of a special-ops team of wolves. The wolves' plan to finally infiltrate the impenetrable house of bricks by leaving a tiny wolf cub on the unassuming pigs' doorstep. The pigs take the baby in and raise him as their own. The newest addition to their family, Lucky, grows up into his teens not knowing his history, his role in the wolves' plan or the difficult choice he will have to make about the family that raised him.Brad Garrett as Mason Pig
Jon Cryer as Richard Pig
Steve Zahn as Sandy Pig
Jesse McCartney as Lucky Wolf
Tom Kenny as Dr. Wolfowitz, Musical Comedy Wolf
Timothy McCartney as Lucky (baby/child)
Nolan North as Big Bad Wolf, Eager Young Wolf, Dash Hammet, Wolf Guard
Mark Adair-Rios as Wide-Eyed Pacifist Wolf
Tara Strong as Teen Girl Wolf, Construction Cow, Popular Girl
Steve Wilcox as Big Boss Wolf, Lone Wolf and Grunt
Audrey Wasilewski as Contractor Cow, Hamlet
Animation Education: Behind the scenes of the animation process
Re-Imagining A Classic: A conversation with director Howard Baker and writers Craig Barlett and Joseph Purdy
The Voices of 3 Pigs and A Baby: Behind the scenes look at how the stars record their lines before animation is complete and how it all comes together.
Tortoise vs. Hare is the second animated film in the "Unstable Fables" series. The direct-to-DVD film, based on Aesop's fable "The Tortoise and the Hare," was released on DVD on September 9, 2008
The film features the voices of Danny Glover, Jay Leno, Vivica A. Fox, Keke Palmer, and Drake Bell.
The film won a Film Advisory Board award.
After losing, the hare challenges his rival the tortoise to a hike.Jay Leno as Murray Hare
Drake Bell as Butch Hare
Danny Glover as Walter Tortoise
Jenni Pulos as Old Lady Hare
Vivica A. Fox as Dotty Tortoise
Keke Palmer as Crystal Tortoise
Adam Friedman as Weasel
Nolan North as Reporter #1
Steve Wilcox as Mole Dad
How to Draw a Character:' Director Howard E. Baker shows how to draw a character from the film.
The Voices of Tortoise vs. Hare: Behind the scenes look at how the stars record their lines before animation is complete and how it all comes together
A Sneak Peek at the Next Unstable Fable: A look at The Goldilocks and the 3 Bears Show, the next Unstable Fable film.
The Goldilocks and the 3 Bears Show (promotionally titled as simply Goldilocks and the 3 Bears) is the third and final animated film in the series. The film is a twisted retelling of the story of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears". The direct-to-DVD film was released on December 16, 2008. The film features the voices of Tom Arnold, Brooke Shields, and Jamie Lynn Spears.
Goldilocks, a spoiled television star, moves in with a family of three bears to be filmed in a "Big Brother"-style reality TV show.Tom Arnold as Mac Bear
Brooke Shields as Ruby Bear
Colton Parsons as Junior Bear
Jamie Lynn Spears as Goldilocks
Jessica DiCicco as Misty
Adam Friedman as Doddie
Brian Jones as Eddie
Ronn Ozuk as Scary Fan
Jenni Pulos as Old Lady Hare
James Arnold Taylor as Cricket, Pig, Weasel
Armando Valdes-Kennedy as Paparazzo #3
Audrey Wasilewski as Rhonda
Steve Wilcox as Grunt
How to Draw a Character: Director Howard E. Baker shows a group of school children how to draw story boards for a film.
Making Goldilocks & the 3 Bears: An exclusive behind the scenes look at the animation process, voice recordings, and story development.