The Storyteller (1987–1989)
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The Heartless Giant 

Young Prince Leo learns about a heartless giant imprisoned long ago by his father the king somewhere in his castle. The boy tries to befriend the giant, but the giant tricks Leo into ... See full summary »

Director:

Jim Henson

Writer:

Anthony Minghella (screenplay by)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
John Hurt ... The Storyteller
Frederick Warder ... Giant
Elliott Spiers ... Leo
Gemma Jones ... Queen
Nicholas Selby ... King
Richard Lintern ... Prince 1
Simon Adams Simon Adams ... Prince 2
John Atkinson John Atkinson ... Guard
David Greenaway David Greenaway ... Wolf / Bird / Salmon
Robert Tygner Robert Tygner ... Wolf / Bird / Salmon
Mak Wilson ... Wolf / Bird / Salmon
Brian Henson ... Storyteller's Dog (voice)
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Storyline

Young Prince Leo learns about a heartless giant imprisoned long ago by his father the king somewhere in his castle. The boy tries to befriend the giant, but the giant tricks Leo into setting him free. The other princes set out to recapture the giant but are turned to stone instead. Ridden by guilt, Leo decides to seek out the giant's heart instead. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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TV-G
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 1989 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Aired in the USA in 14 April 1989 as an episode of the The Jim Henson Hour (1989) See more »

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The Storyteller: Think of all kinds of unpleasant things and add 'giant' to them. And that's what you get when a giant has no heart. Such a giant once terrorized a country in the far north of the world near the very top. He'd hidden his heart, it gave him too much trouble, all those giant feelings. In its place was a wasps' nest about to swarm.
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Featured in The Jim Henson Hour: Science Fiction (1989) See more »

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