Aladdin and the Magic Lamp
Read by John Hurt
Original Music by Mickey Hart
A poor young boy named Aladdin ventures into a cave and discovers a magical lamp. With the help of his newfound treasure he finds wealth and happiness . . . and wins the heart of the Sultan's daughter.
Read by Denzel Washington
Original Music by UB40
These two stories feature Anansi, the hilarious spider of West Indian folklore. In the first, he outwits a prideful snake to win possession of all the stories in the jungle. The second recounts his getting tangled in his own web of lies at his mother-in-law's funeral.
East of the Sun, West of the Moon
Read by Max von Sydow
Original Music by Lyle Mays
In this Norwegian tale, a peasant farmer sends his youngest daughter to live with a mysterious white bear in exchange for untold riches. But when the girl ignores the bear's advice she must travel to a castle East of the Sun and West of the Moon to face the Troll Queen and make things right.
The Five Chinese Brothers
Read by John Lone
Original Music by Bill Douglass and David Austin
Five brothers, each of whom has an amazing physical gift, join forces to outwit the evil Emperor who has forced thousands into slavery to build the Great Wall of China. The older brothers are put to the test but the youngest proves to be the most gifted of all.