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The Shiresland Fairy Tales
Directed by Brian W. Armstrong
Produced by David W. Armstrong
Written by Bruce Thompson
Based on Cottingley Fairies (novel)
Starring Bruce Willis
Matthew Mouse
Douglas Duck
Boofy
Ringo the Rat
Michelle Mouse
Music by Stanley Myers
Cinematography James Wilson
Editing by Roy Tanner
Studio Michael Shires
Matthew Mouse Productions
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) April 10, 1992 (Premiere)
April 17, 1992 (United States)
April 16, 1993 (United Kingdom)
April 23, 1992 (Australia)
Running time 96 Minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Shiresland Fairy Tales is a 1992 American musical fantasy-comedy film and an adaptation of Cottingley Fairies. It is the fourth in a series of live-action musical films featuring The Shiresland, with Bruce Willis starring as Ernie Shout. Although it is a comedic film with contemporary songs, The Shiresland Fairy Tales otherwise follows original story closely. The film was produced and directed by Brian W. Armstrong for Matthew Mouse Productions, Michael Shires Pictures, and released by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Live-Action Cast:Edit

Shiresland performers:Edit

  • Charles Martinet as Matthew Mouse as Bill Cranky, Sparky the Bee, Big Bunny as Small Boy, Baker and Fairies
  • Frank Welker as Douglas Duck as Storyteller, Skipper the Fly, Dr. Benson Honeydew as Melvin, Fairies, Dluto and Clammy as Richard Old Nellie
  • Paul Winchell as Boofy as Bozziwig, Michelle Mouse as Emily Cranky and Fairies
  • Jim Cummings as Fairies and King Fairy
  • Alan Oppenheimer as Tinkerbell as Princess Fairy (voice), Tip the Mouse as Tim Cranky, Stinky as Peter Old Nellie, Charlotte Cow as Ma Bozziwig, The Ghost of Easter Present (face and voice performance), Fairies, Cheddarhead Clarence as Mr. Davis Jr. and Lewis the Sea-Rex
  • John Stephenson as Mr. Eagle as Schoolmaster and Fairies
  • Neil Ross as Silly the Chef
  • Michael Bell as Betina Cranky
  • Pat Pinney as Belinda Cranky
  • Pat Fraley as Peter Cranky
  • John Shires as Black Peter as Mr. Davis Sr.
  • Jerry Nelson as Tinkerbell as Princess Fairy (puppeteer only) (uncredited)
  • Kevin Clash as The Ghost of Easter Present (in-suit performer) and Queen Clarion (uncredited)
  • David Rudman as The Ghost of Easter Yet to Come (in-suit performer) (uncredited)
  • Sarah Shires as Fairies and The Ghost of Easter Past (puppeteer only) (uncredited)

ReleaseEdit

  • Shiresland Peter Pan was released theatrically on 18 October, 1996 in the United States and Canada and 17 October 1997 in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Attached Short FilmEdit

  • Theatrically, the film was accompanied by the Beauty and the Beast Animation Studios short film, Detective Rat.

RatingEdit

  • Although this movie was rated G in the United States, it was rated PG in the United Kingdom.

TriviaEdit

  • The film marks the first Peter Pan adaptation where Captain Hook and Mr. Darling are played by the same actor.

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