Watching the agreeable but somewhat tranquilized STORYBOOK, viewers can't help but consider the negative impact of Shelley Duvall's "Faerie Tale Theatre." Are camped-up, all-star productions the best way to present fairy tales to contemporary kids? Mercifully, STORYBOOK doesn't stick its
tongue too far into its cheek.
While chasing his dog, young Brandon (Sean Fitzgerald) magically enters the realm of Queen Evilia (Swoosie Kurtz) through the attic in his new home. Evilia has chained and tortured Prince Arthur (William McNamara) in hopes of locating a legendary sword through which she'll gain limitless power.
Heeding the advice of her serpent confidant Hiss (voi...