Britannica's Tales Around the World
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|Britannica's Tales Around the World|
|Created by||Britannica Video|
|Directed by||David Alexovich|
|Presented by||Pat Morita|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer(s)||Phil Stockton|
|Picture format||576i (4:3 SDTV)|
Britannica's Tales Around the World (also referred to as Britannica's Fairy Tales from Around the World and Familiar Tales Around the World) is an animated educational series that ran from 1990 to 1991.
Britannica's Tales Around the World teaches kids a familiar fairy tale from around the world, followed by two lesser-known stories that share a similar story. The series opens up in a computer generated landscape, containing a floating castle and the planet Earth in the background. Pat Morita would explain the significance of each of the three stories and then the camera zooms to a country on Earth where the fairy tale was traditionally told.
|"Beauty and the Beast/The Chinese Parrot/Sedna"||1990|
Beauty and the Beast (France):
The Chinese Parrot (China):Sedna (Eskimo):
|"Sleeping Beauty/The Petrified Palace/Sun, Moon, and Talia"||1990|
Sleeping Beauty (France):
The Petrified Palace (Bangladesh):Sun, Moon, and Talia (Italy):
|"Cinderella/Maria Cinderella/The Maiden, the Frog, and the Chief's Son/"||1991|
Maria Cinderella (Chile):The Maiden, the Frog, and the Chief's Son (Nigeria):
|"Rumpelstiltskin/St. Olaf and the Troll/King David and the Giant"||1991|
St. Olaf and the Troll (Norway):King David and the Giant (Israel):
|"Hansel and Gretel/The Woodcutter's Wealthy Sister/Pedro and the Monster"||1991|
Hansel and Gretel (Germany):
The Woodcutter's Wealthy Sister (Syria):Pedro and the Monster (Philippines):
|"Rapunzel/Fenchelchen/The Princess in the Tower"||1991|
Fenchelchen (Malta):The Princess in the Tower (Israel):
These tapes were released by Kids Klassics and GoodTimes Entertainment.
- Cinderella and Other Tales
- Sleeping Beauty and Other Tales
- Beauty and the Beast and Other Tales
- Rumpelstiltskin and Other Tales
- Hansel and Gretel and Other Tales
- Rapunzel and Other Tales
These DVDs were released by Encyclopædia Britannica on their online store.
- Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, and Other Animated Tales
- Cinderella, Rumpelstiltskin, and Other Animated Tales
- Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, and Other Animated Tales
- Aesop's Animated Fables
These DVDs were released by Pegasus and Brightspark Entertainment.
- Beauty and the Beast/Rumpelstiltskin
- Cinderella/Sleeping Beauty
- Hansel and Gretel/Rapunzel*
(*) Re-released by Brightspark under the title "Tangled Up".
When Brightspark re-released episodes of "Britannica's Tales Around the World" under the title "Tangled Up", The Walt Disney Company accused the company for "misleading consumers with numerous releases that confuse and undermine the trust those consumers have in Disney", especially when the rerelease contained a similar title and cover artwork to Disney's 2010 film, Tangled.
- Prentice, Verity (6 September 2012). "Disney threatens legal action against 'copycat' DVDs". Retrieved 20 August 2016.
- Acuna, Kirsten (12 September 2012). "Disney's Going After A UK Company For These Knockoff Films". Retrieved 20 August 2016.
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