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.

five months before the film was released, Michael Shires Pictures first met Matthew Mouse Productions to make the film in November 1991.

Live-Action CastEdit

Shiresland performersEdit

  • 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)


  • The Shiresland Fairy Tales was released theatrically on 17 April 1992 in the United States and Canada and 16 April 1993 in the United Kingdom and Ireland.


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

Home video releasesEdit


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