Jim Henson's The Storyteller

Season 1 Episode 6

The Three Ravens

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Aired Sunday 7:00 PM Jun 19, 1988 on NBC
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From an early German folk tale.

When the queen dies, a witch plans to ensnare the king. Placing a spell on him they plan to marry. The witch curses the king's children, three boys and a daughter, they stand in her way of power. But the queen tries to rid herself of her rivals and the king, afraid for his children, shows a place of safety and secrecy for them. But the queen, catches the three princes and turns them into ravens and the princess runs for her life. Her brothers, now as ravens tell her that she must not speak for 3 years, 3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days to break the curse. Not a word and not a note. Time passes and a prince comes by, still she does not speak and eventually they plan to marry and he takes her back to his home. There, a king greets them and so does his new wife - the witch! But the princess cannot speak. They have a child, but she still doesn't speak. The baby disappears and still she doesn't speak. Another baby is born and this one disappears. Now whispers starts. Now a third child disappears and she is branded a witch and is to be burnt as such on the third year, third month, third week and third day. But she cannot speak, not until midday. As the evil queen lights the fire herself, the three ravens swoop...moreless

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