Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Remember " Fractured Fairy Tales "....Oooyell !!


"Fractured Fairy Tales"(1959-1964) is a classic segment from the animated television show "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show." Created by Jay Ward and produced by Ward's animation studio, Jay Ward Productions, the show originally aired from 1959 to 1964. "Fractured Fairy Tales" was one of the most popular segments of the show.

The premise of "Fractured Fairy Tales" was to take well-known fairy tales and folktales and give them humorous and satirical twists. Each episode would present a different story, often subverting the original plot or adding unexpected elements. The stories were narrated by Edward Everett Horton, whose distinctive voice added to the charm of the segments.

The animation style of "Fractured Fairy Tales" was simple yet effective, with colorful and whimsical designs that complemented the comedic tone of the stories. The animation was done by various artists working under Jay Ward Productions.

Several notable animators and writers contributed to the creation of "Fractured Fairy Tales" and other segments of "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show." Among them were:

  1. Jay Ward: The creator and producer of "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show," Jay Ward was instrumental in shaping the overall tone and style of the series, including "Fractured Fairy Tales."

  2. Alex Anderson: Co-creator of "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show" along with Jay Ward and Bill Scott, Anderson played a key role in the development of the show's characters and concepts.

  3. Bill Scott: A writer and voice actor, Bill Scott was heavily involved in the writing and production of "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show."

    He contributed to many of the show's segments, including "Fractured Fairy Tales."

  4. Edward Everett Horton: While not an animator, Horton's narration was an essential part of "Fractured Fairy Tales." His distinctive voice and comedic timing helped bring the stories to life.

"Fractured Fairy Tales" remains a beloved and influential part of animation history, remembered for its clever humor, creative storytelling, and unique spin on classic fairy tales. It has inspired countless other animated and comedic works over the years and continues to entertain audiences of all ages.


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