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[edit]

  • Episode 1 The Wolf and the Seven Kids (9 October 1995)
  • Episode 2 Hansel and Gretel (10 October 1995)
  • Episode 3 The Three Billy Goats Gruff (11 October 1995)
  • Episode 4 Little Red Riding Hood (12 October 1995)
  • Episode 5 The Sleeping Beauty (13 October 1995)
  • Episode 6 The Little Tailor (16 October 1995)
  • Episode 7 The Little Red Hen (17 October 1995)
  • Episode 8 Rapunzel (18 October 1995)
  • Episode 9 Jack and the Beanstalk (19 October 1995)
  • Episode 10 The Three Little Pigs (20 October 1995)
  • Episode 11 The Witch and the Comb (23 October 1995)
  • Episode 12 The Giant with the Golden Hair (24 October 1995)
  • Episode 13 Peter and the Wolf (25 October 1995)

Season 2[edit]

  • Episode 1 Goldilocks (7 October 1996)
  • Episode 2 The Little Mermaid (8 October 1996)
  • Episode 3 Puss in Boots (9 October 1996)
  • Episode 4 The Wolf and the Fox (10 October 1996)
  • Episode 5 The Witch and the Mill (11 October 1996)
  • Episode 6 Chicken Lickin (14 October 1996)
  • Episode 7 The Giant and the Apprentice (15 October 1996)
  • Episode 8 Billy's Halloween (16 October 1996)
  • Episode 9 The Wolf and the Horse (17 October 1996)
  • Episode 10 Sweet and Sour (18 October 1996)
  • Episode 11 The Snow Queen (21 October 1996)
  • Episode 12 Beauty and the Beast (22 October 1996)
  • Episode 13 The Little Snow Girl (23 October 1996)

Special[edit]

  • Cinderella (Christmas 1996)

Season 3[edit]

  • Episode 1 The Emperor New Clothes (6 October 1997)
  • Episode 2 Dick Whittington (7 October 1997)
  • Episode 3 The Giant who had Nothing at all (8 October 1997)
  • Episode 4 The Four Musicians of Brum (9 October 1997)
  • Episode 5 The Witch Who Stole a Prince (10 October 1997)
  • Episode 6 Hercules and the Giant (13 October 1997)
  • Episode 7 The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (14 October 1997)
  • Episode 8 The Three Wishes (15 October 1997)
  • Episode 9 The Giant who Sucked his Thumb (16 October 1997)
  • Episode 10 Tom Thumb (17 October 1997)
  • Episode 11 The Matchbox (20 October 1997)
  • Episode 12 The Giant Who Put Out the Sun (21 October 1997)
  • Episode 13 The Frog Prince (22 October 1997)

Special[edit]

  • Snow White (Christmas 1997)

Season 4[edit]

  • Episode 1 The Hunchback of Nottingham (5 October 1998)
  • Episode 2 The Elves and the Shoemaker (6 October 1998)
  • Episode 3 The Ugly Duckling (7 October 1998)
  • Episode 4 Jack the Giant Killer (8 October 1998)
  • Episode 5 Princess and the Pea (9 October 1998)
  • Episode 6 Babes in the Wood (12 October 1998)
  • Episode 7 Diamonds and Toads (13 October 1998)
  • Episode 8 Pinocchio (14 October 1998)
  • Episode 9 Snow White and Rose Red (15 October 1998)
  • Episode 10 Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (16 October 1998)
  • Episode 11 Molly and the Giant (19 October 1998)
  • Episode 12 Tom Tit Tot (20 October 1998)
  • Episode 13 Aladdin (21 October 1998)

Special[edit]

  • Aladdin (1999, first broadcast on the German channel Pro 7; extended version of Season 4, Episode 13)

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