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Opening Credits

Michael Shires Pictures 1990-1992 Logo
Matthew Mouse Productions 1985-2014 Logo

Michael Shires

Matthew Mouse Productions

Brian W. Armstrong

Bruce Willis

The Shiresland
Fairy Tales

Matthew Mouse
Bill Cranky

Michelle Mouse
Emily Cranky

Douglas Duck
The Storyteller


Teleplay by
James Herbert

Written by
Bruce Thompson

Original Score by
Stanley Myers

Songs by
David Shire
Marc Shaiman

From the novel by
Cottingley Fairies

Associate Producer:
Chris Michaelson

Executive Producer:
Michael Shires

Produced by
David W. Armstrong

Directed by
Brian W. Armstrong

Closing Credits

Production Design by
Doug Scheib

Art Director:
Maurice Nelson

Director of Photography:
James Wilson

Film Editor:
Roy Tanner

Custome Design by
Polly Smith

Producer of Vistual Effects:
Thomas G. Smith

The Shiresland Performers:
Charles Martinet
Frank Welker
Paul Winchell
Neil Ross
Michael Bell
Alan Oppenheimer
John Stephenson
Pat Pinney
Jim Cummings
Pat Fraley
Maggie Roswell
John Shires

Scrolling Credits

Second Unit Director:
David Wallace

Puppeteer Co-ordinator:
Nigel Cross

Production Supervisor:
Ken Phillipson

Production Manager:
Thomas Musker

Production Co-ordinator:
Bernard Edwards

Production Assistant:
Terri Gauskin

Storyboard Artists:
Andy Roper
Jean Flynn
Phil Morris

1st Assistant Director:
Andrea Taylor

Camera Operators:
Mike Genne
Bob Stevens
Mike Brewster
Martin Foley

Camera Assistant:
John Atwell

Special Effects:
Roy Huckerby

Set Designer:
George Eckert

Set Decorator:
Marvin March

Executive Music Producer:
Chris Mountain

Casting by
Michael Wallace


Ernie Shout Bruce Willis
Matthew Mouse
Bill Cranky
Sparky the Bee
Big Bunny
Charles Martinet
Douglas Duck
Skipper the Fly
Dr. Benson Honeydew
Frank Welker
Michelle Mouse
Paul Winchell
Fairy Guide
Jim Cummings
Tip the Mouse
Charlotte Cow
The Ghost of Easter Present
Cheddarhead Clarence
Lewis the Sea-Rex
Alan Oppenheimer
Mr. Eagle
John Stephenson
Silly the Chef Neil Ross
Betina Cranky Michael Bell
Black Peter John Shires
Belinda Cranky Patrick Pinney
Peter Cranky Pat Fraley
Fiddlefix Linda Gary
The Ghost of Easter Past Diane Pershing

Additional Shiresland Performers:
David Barclay
Michelle Stevens
Nigel Plaskitt
David Arthur
Wendy Miller
Sarah Shires
Fred Miller
Michael K. Frith
Robin Reed
Peter Warren

Shiresland Consultants:
Kathryn Parrell
Don Smith
Sarah W. Armstrong
Robin Stevens
Don Austen
Larry Smith
James Murray
Brad Williams
Mike Quinn
Mari Kaestle

Additional Puppeteers:
John Lovelady
Simon J. Williamson
George Wallace
John Henson
Adam Hunt
Michael Earl
Bob Payne
Brian Muehl
Ian Allen
Robbie Barnett

Marcus Clarke
Sue Dacre
Michele Fabian-Jones
Pat Garrett
Jane Howell
Ronnie Le Drew
Frances Patterson
Kip Rathke
Patrick Comerford
Brian Herring
Peter Abrahamson

Marcus Clarke
Sue Dacre
Michele Fabian-Jones
Pat Garrett
Jane Howell
Ronnie Le Drew
Frances Patterson
Kip Rathke
Patrick Comerford
Brian Herring
Jim Eustermann
Eric Fiedler
Bruce Spaulding Fuller
Jim McPherson
David Penikas
John Robles
Dianna Smith
Karen S. Spiegel
Bill Sturgeon
Tommy Williamson
Wes C. Caefer

Robin Borman
William A. Campbell
Linda Henrikson
Mitchell Ray Kenney
Murray Lantz
Barbara Matera

Francis Wright
Richard Coombs
Simon Buckley

Script Supervisor: Lissa Ruben

Production Accountant: Alan Cassie

Supervising Art Director: Brian Bailey

Music Supervisor: Richard L. Wallace

Music Co-ordinator: James Davies

Second Assistant Director:
Richard Whelan
Callum McDougall


Executive in Charge of Production: Jim Organisation

Director of Production: Dickie Bamber

Assistant Set Decorator: Marina Morris

Script Editor: Patrick Barrett

Still Photographer: Alex Bailey

Electrician: Chris Bailey

Rigger Trainee: Vincent Bloor

Matte Artist: Mary Spargo

Supervising Editor: Robert T. Gills

Assistant Editor: Roy Hill

Post Production

Post Production Supervisor: Mike Stern

Post Production Manager: Bob Strew

Post Production Co-ordinator: Ernest Nelson

Post Production Assistant: Doug Smith

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Supervisor: Roy Field

Visual Effects Designer: Richard Bain

Visual Effects Producer: Alan Church

Special Effects

Special Effects Technician: Paul Slootweg

Special Effects Supervisor: Brian Smithies

Animatronic Model Designer: Vince Abbott

Special Effects Compositor: Jules Findley

Senior Special Effects Modeller: Paul Stephenson

Special Effects Trainee: Alistair Williams


Set Supervisor: James Smith

Set Dresser: James Walsh

Creative Consultant: Paul Winchell

Stunt Co-ordinator: Riky Ash

Makeup Artist: Lynda Armstrong

Hair Stylist: Suzanne Stokes-Munton

Hairdresser: Daphne Vollmer

Sound Designer: Gary Rydstrom

Supervising Design: Ray Butler

Recreation Supervisor: Larry Houston

Creative Consultant: Davis Doi

Supervising Manager: Larry Parr


Orchestrations: Michael Young
Herbert W. Spencer
Jeff Atmajian
Conducted by: Stanley Myers
Music Editor: Emery Kennethson
Song Arranged by Hummie Mann
Miles Goodman
Assistant Music by Nigel Westlake
Music Recording: ScreenMusic International
Voice Director: Andrea Romano
Mixer Supervisor: Thomas Claster
Music Created by Robert Crissman
Sound Effects by Wellington Productions, Inc.

Main and End Title Design by
Saxon/Ross Film Design
Paific Titles

Visual Effects by
Industrial Light & Magic
Skywalker Sound

Grip and Lighting Equipment by
Lee Lighting Ltd.

Special Effects Company by
Jim Henson's Creature Shop
The Magic Center Company
Moving Picture Company

Animal Trained Created by
Animal Logic

Puppets by
Playboard Puppets
Movable Features


Music and Lyrics by Henry Sharples

"One More Sleep 'Til Easter"
Music and Lyrics by Marc Shaiman and David Shire

"Old Nellie"
Music and Lyrics by Randy Newman

"When Hate is Gone"
Music and Lyrics by Paul Wallace

"It Feels Like Easter"
Music and Lyrics by Bob Young

"Easter Scat"
Music and Lyrics by Mike Harding

"You are the One"
Music and Lyrics by Keith Hopwood

"Finale - Tonights the Night (and This is it)"
Music and Lyrics by Guy Gross

"I Will Always Love You"
Written by Dolly Parton
Produced by David Foster
Performed by Whitney Houston

"Queen of the Night"
Written by Whitney Houston, LA Reid, Babyface and Daryl Simmons
Performed by Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston Appears Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.


Foley Artists: Pauline Griffiths
Jenny Lee Wright
Re-Recording Mixers: Scott Millan
Tom Meadows
Scott Millan
Sound Effects Editors: Michael H. DePatie
Michael Tomack
Bruce Elliott
Heather Elliott
Richard Allen
Associate Sound Editor: Martin Cantwell
James Boyle
Jonathan Miller
Supervising Sound Editor: Nigel Galt

Assistant to the Producer:

Kevin Rogers

Color Timers:

Terry Claborn
Jim Passon

Special Thanks

Ron Lynch

Technical Constulants:

Peter Michaelson Chris Wallace
John Tartakovsky Brian Trueman
Robert Wallace Jimmy Hibbert
Peter DeVito Bruce Thompson
Chris Spencer James Howard
Roy Shires James Anderson
Sarah Shires Robert Stevenson
Emily Shires Chuck Johnson
Charlie Barks Max Thomas

Visual Development

Virgil Geopper Eric Dodgers
George Get Carols Alfonso
James Rogers Dan Whitworth
Jack Deakin Jean Flynn
James Thomas Andy Roper
Eric Johnson Ryan Budweiser


Tom Carlisle Craig Payne
Cherise Miller Brian Torres
John Bennett Keith Johnson
Kent Barnes Michael Hitson
Paul Gillis Peter Schreiber

Music Recorded and Mixed at

Sony Pictures Scoring Stage
Newman Scoring Stage-Twentieth Century Fox Studios
The Village
Paramount Pictures Scoring Stage M

Negative Cutting by:

Michael Shires Studios Negative Cutting

Filmed at
New York City
Los Angeles, California

Mixed and Recorded in a

Smbmovie thx

THX Sound System Theater

Original Soundtrack Available from

Michael Shires Records 1989-1992 Logo
Panavision Carrie

Prints by

Dolby Stereo Mr. Nanny
No. 19601

(C) 1992 The Michael Shires Company
All Rights Reserved

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