The Brothers Weinstein have a soft side? Who knew? Apparently so, because The Weinsten Company is set to bring Unstable Fables, an irreverant take on classic tales.  TWC is partnering with the Jim Henson Company, Flame Ventures and Prana Studos for the CGI-animated, direct-to DVD series. The first three titles on the boards are Goldilocks, The Three Little Pigs and The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

All lthis brought to mind one of my fave childrens' series, Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theater, a marvelous series on Showtime back in the '80s, wherein Duvall told classic fairy tales, acted out by some of the most famous actors of our time. The Faerie Tale Theater version of Goldilocks starred Tatum O'Neal as the title character, with Carole King as her mother. Hansel and Gretel starred Rick Shroeder as Hansel and Joan Collins as the mean stepmother. Here's hoping that the Weinsteins have plans just as unique and interesting as Faerie Tale Theater.