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'DINOSAURS CLASSIC TALES'; AN EVOLUTION IN STORY-TELLING

 Classic Fairy Tales with a Stone-Age Twist
 Told By Original Cast Voices from Emmy Award-Winning Show
 BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 9, 1993, Walt Disney Records Storyteller Series presents television's premier blue- collar dinosaur family in "Dinosaurs Classic Tales." Television's greenest and heaviest dad, Earl Sinclair, tells Baby Sinclair his unique and hilarious prehistoric interpretations of four classic tales: "Cinderellasaurus," "Little Red Riding Horn," "Goldiscales and the Three Giant Sloths" and "Hanselasaurus and Gretedactyl." Starring the original cast voices of the Paleozoic Sinclair family and their friends, "Dinosaurs Classic Tales" captures the history of storytelling from 60,000,003 years ago.
 The suspense is palpable: Will Cinderellasaurus be able to stop at the mall on her way to the ball? Can the Heimlich maneuver rescue Grandma Ethyl from the Belly of the Wolfadon? Will Cinderellasaurus try on the glass slipper even though it doesn't really go with her skirt? These and other dinosaur dilemmas add meglosaurus mayhem to traditional tales recounted only as a 60,000,003-year-old family could do. Starring the ABC television series' Emmy Award-winning cast of Stuart Pankin (Earl), Jessica Walter (Fran), Sally Struthers (Charlene), Jason Willinger (Robbie), Kevin Clash (Baby), Florence Stanley (Grandma Ethyl), Sherman Hemsley (Mr. Richfield) and Sam McMurray (Roy Hess), "Dinosaurs Classic Tales" embarks on a pilgrimage to a prehistoric Never Never Land.
 In "Cinderellasaurus," the bopsy blond Cinderella of the 90s is no match for the cave-cleaning, fire-building, cavern-dwelling Cinderellasaurus in Earl's rendition of the classic children's fable. Charlene, the fashion conscious teenage dinosaur, takes center stage as Cinderellasaurus and adds a suspenseful twist when she questions the Fairy Dactylmother's taste in evening wear. The traditional "Hanselasaurus and Gretedactyl" recounts the tale of two children left in the woods, but Earl's version incorporates a candy cave, a witch and -- a microwave oven. Cute and cunning Charlene as "Little Red Riding Horn" gets no support from Baby Sinclair as Baby roots for the big, bad Wolfadon throughout the tale. Little Red Riding Horn has plans of her own, however. She may just be able to max-out his credit cards at the mall before he gets to grandmother's cave. Giant sloths and bowls of leaves replace the well-known bears and porridge in Earl's "Goldiscales and the Three Giant Sloths." Starring Grandma Ethyl as the middle-sized sloth in this classic fable, readers beware: Baby finally gets his swamp monster in Earl's primeval rendition and, the ending is not so classic.
 All four stories begin with the intention of Earl getting Baby to go to sleep, but the humorous anecdotes and sarcastic one-liners raise the question that these two may just go extinct before Baby will ever fall asleep.
 Now in its third season on ABC, the television show "Dinosaurs" traces the prehistoric Sinclair family as they struggle with an evolving civilization. Comedic lines such as "Honey, I'm home. I'm hungry. And I'm stuck in the door again" raced "Dinosaurs" to the No. 1 rating spot in its time slot each year since its 1990 debut. The success of the series has also spawned two new audio adventures. "Dinosaurs -- Big Songs," released November 1992, featured the original cast performing songs ranging from Earl and the tree-cutters singing the blues in "Poor Slobs with Terrible Jobs" to Charlene and Friends imagining a "Perfect World" in which they would shop, date and make the world a better place. And now, "Dinosaurs Classic Tales" scale new pre-hysterical heights as it evolutionizes classic children's fables with a decidedly stone-age twist.
 Get ready for a ton of story-time fun in "Dinosaurs Classic Tales" as television's favorite prehistoric family takes on classic children's fables in their own primeval style.
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: "Dinosaurs Classic Tales: cassette $8.98/
 /CONTACT: Amy Malsin of Walt Disney Records, 818-567-5328/


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