Wolves, Witches and Giants

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Wolves Witches and Giants, narrated by Spike Milligan, is a children's cartoon series of humorous adaptations of classic fairy tales, featuring a collection of villains including the Big Bad Wolf as a wily wolf, a wicked witch and an enormous giant. It was written by musician Ed Welch, based on an LP, also performed by Milligan. The Directors and Producers were Simon & Sara Bor of Honeycomb Animation. There were 4 series of 13 episodes and 3 specials produced for ITV from 1995-99. The Citv channel revived the series in 2008 where it still runs.

It included such remakes of tales such as Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, and The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

It was made by the same producers that made the original Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids, Tube Mice, Binka, Funky Valley and the new series of Grizzly Tales

Although being based in Medieval times, it has featured some modern equipment, such as the Big Bad Wolf driving a blue sports car, a tailor playing on a handheld game console, Little Red Riding Hood's bed-ridden grandmother watching an Australian soap on her TV, or the Wicked Witch using a microwave.

Episode list[edit]

Season 1

  • Episode 1 The Wolf and the Seven Kids
  • Episode 2 Hansel and Gretel
  • Episode 3 The Three Billy Goats Gruff
  • Episode 4 Little Red Riding Hood
  • Episode 5 The Sleeping Beauty
  • Episode 6 The Little Tailor
  • Episode 7 The Little Red Hen
  • Episode 8 Rapunzel
  • Episode 9 Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Episode 10 The Three Little Pigs
  • Episode 11 The Witch and the Comb
  • Episode 12 The Giant with the Golden Hair
  • Episode 13 Peter and the Wolf

Season 2

  • Episode 1 Goldilocks
  • Episode 2 The Little Mermaid
  • Episode 3 Puss in Boots
  • Episode 4 The Wolf and the Fox
  • Episode 5 The Witch and the Mill
  • Episode 6 Chicken Lickin
  • Episode 7 The Giant and the Apprentice
  • Episode 8 Billy's Halloween
  • Episode 9 The Wolf and the Horse
  • Episode 10 Sweet and Sour
  • Episode 11 The Snow Queen
  • Episode 12 Beauty and the Beast
  • Episode 13 The Little Snow Girl

Season 3

  • Episode 1 The Emperor New Clothes
  • Episode 2 Dick Whittington
  • Episode 3 The Giant who had Nothing at all
  • Episode 4 The Four Musicians of Brum
  • Episode 5 The Witch Who Stole a Prince
  • Episode 6 Hercules and the Giant
  • Episode 7 The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
  • Episode 8 The Three Wishes
  • Episode 9 The Giant who Sucked his Thumb
  • Episode 10 Tom Thumb
  • Episode 11 The Matchbox
  • Episode 12 The Giant Who Put Out the Sun
  • Episode 13 The Frog Prince

Season 4

  • Episode 1 The Hunchback of Nottingham
  • Episode 2 The Elves and the Shoemaker
  • Episode 3 The Ugly Duckling
  • Episode 4 Jack the Giant Killer
  • Episode 5 Princess and the Pea
  • Episode 6 Babes in the Wood
  • Episode 7 Diamonds and Toads
  • Episode 8 Pinocchio
  • Episode 9 Snow White and Rose Red
  • Episode 10 Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
  • Episode 11 Molly and the Giant
  • Episode 12 Tom Tit Tot
  • Episode 13 Aladdin

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