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March 7, 1996 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Only one person earns a "happily ever after" ending in the Imagination Station's zany stage adaptation of "Rumpelstiltskin" at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre: the bad-tempered title character himself. Everyone else gets their just deserts: the favor-currying miller, the greedy king and the miller's daughter who married him--and who broke her promise to the magical little grump who saved her life by spinning straw into gold. Despite some unevenness in pace, giggles abound in this fractured fairy tale, performed by a talented, energetic cast using modest black light effects, simple props and lots of verbal and sight gags.
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March 31, 2014 | By Jevon Philips
"Once Upon a Time" is known for its twists and has had more than its share of tragedy in both the present and in the flashback past, but the "Quiet Minds" episode ranks near the top of the tragic list. Warning: This is a recap, so there are spoilers. The heroic crew -- Emma Swan, Snow White, Prince Charming, Captain Hook and Evil Queen Regina -- meets up at Granny's restaurant, and Hook tells the group that it's possible Neal was the one who actually resurrected his father, the Dark One (a.k.a.
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April 13, 1987 | KEVIN THOMAS, Times Staff Writer
Billy Barty, dean of the screen's little people, is perfect casting in the title role of "Rumpelstiltskin" (citywide), the first in a projected series of feature-length musical fairy tales from Cannon Films. He's the most mischievous magical elf of them all, willing to spin straw into gold so that Katie (Amy Irving), the beautiful but humble miller's daughter, may win the hand of a handsome prince (John Moulder Brown, stuck with a wimpy mustache) and live happily ever after.
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December 16, 2013 | By Jevon Phillips
The mid-season finale of "Once Upon a Time" ended up making good on its episode title's promise ("Going Home"), and though the battle with Peter Pan comes to a climactic, tragic ending for a popular character, the epilogue leads fans to excitement like, oh say, a yellow brick road. To begin with, Peter Pan-as-Henry does it. He casts the spell at the wishing well that will ultimately take the memories of everyone in Storybrooke, making Pan the only one who knows what's going on, who everyone is and making him the only one who'd master magic.
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May 2, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Who is Walt Dohrn? He must be among Hollywood's hottest because he has billing right after Antonio Banderas in "Shrek Forever After," the fourth and potentially final entry in the blockbuster animated franchise, which opens May 21. Whoever he is, Dohrn steals the film as the maniacal Rumpelstiltskin from the comedy's quartet of superstars — Mike Myers as the green ogre, Cameron Diaz as his true love, Eddie Murphy as the wise-cracking Donkey...
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March 31, 2014 | By Jevon Philips
"Once Upon a Time" is known for its twists and has had more than its share of tragedy in both the present and in the flashback past, but the "Quiet Minds" episode ranks near the top of the tragic list. Warning: This is a recap, so there are spoilers. The heroic crew -- Emma Swan, Snow White, Prince Charming, Captain Hook and Evil Queen Regina -- meets up at Granny's restaurant, and Hook tells the group that it's possible Neal was the one who actually resurrected his father, the Dark One (a.k.a.
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February 18, 2013 | By Jevon Phillips
The "Manhattan" episode of "Once Upon a Time" answers a lot of lingering questions: Who's Henry's father? What will happen when Rumpelstiltskin reunites with his son? Who is Rumpelstiltskin's son? How did Mr. Gold get his limp? What was in the box August showed to Neil?  All pressing queries that the creators could've dangled for years, but they didn't. We get to see the answers, and, of course, we get to form lots more questions. As is often the case, we start in the past. Years ago, Rumpelstiltskin is out to prove that he's not the coward his father was, so he's happy that he's been called to the front lines of the war. His wife is not so happy but knows it's best.
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January 14, 2013 | By Jevon Phillips
In the "The Outsider" episode of "Once Upon a Time," Hook is finally able to confront Rumpelstiltskin, and Belle is able to show her heroic side (twice) -- but not without a price. It all starts with Rumpelstiltskin finding a way (creating a potion) to leave the town limits without losing his memory, and a funeral. The town holds a small funeral for Archie Hopper/Jiminy Cricket, whom they believe was killed by Regina. It has hit them all pretty hard, especially Henry, who had formed a bond with him. Jiminy's death stirs in some of the group a desire to return to the Enchanted Forest, not only to escape Regina, but also to hide from those in the real world who might not understand the magic that has been released in Storybrooke.
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December 3, 2012 | By Jevon Phillips
Fairy tales continue to be woven together in "Once Upon a Time," and the "Queen of Hearts" episode ties those bonds stronger while baiting viewers with the promise of a magical gunfight in the Storybrooke corral as the inevitable Cora versus Regina battle looms. It's as good a place as any to have the midseason intermission. The show will not return until Jan. 6, but for now we'll concern ourselves with this last tale of 2012. We start with the resourceful, yet always manipulated Captain Hook in the past, still going after his "crocodile," Rumpelstiltskin.
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October 22, 2012 | By Jevon Phillips
Captain Hook is introduced, and another tragic layer is peeled back from Rumpelstiltskin's psyche in "Once Upon a Time's" ironically titled episode "The Crocodile. " It starts with Belle. She finds Mr. Gold practicing magic, which she told him not to do since it makes him ... cranky. Evil cranky. But magic seems to be a drug for ol' Rumpelstiltskin, and his desire for power almost seems to outweigh his feelings for Belle. At least, to her it does. So Belle sets out to find others and see what this strange world of Storybrooke is about.
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October 21, 2013 | By Jevon Phillips
Though there are the usual multiple story lines, the "Nasty Habits" episode of "Once Upon a Time" focuses on Rumpelstiltskin (grandpa), Baelfire/Neal (dad) and Henry (son). This week, we'll try telling you each story in its entirety instead of jumping from tale to tale, time period to time period, as they do on the show. In the past, in the Enchanted Forest, Baelfire and Rumpel argue about Bae not being able to go anywhere due to Rumpelstilskin's fear that one of his many enemies might try to do his son harm.
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March 11, 2013 | By Jevon Phillips
We start off with Rose McGowan as a young Cora, a miller's daughter, who is humiliated in the town when a visiting princess trips her. Cora was made to apologize by the king, but her eyes burned with vengeance. Henry and Neal are piloting Hook's ship as they return from New York with a dying Mr. Gold. Gold doesn't look well, as Emma notes. "The poison racing towards my heart will have that effect," says Mr. Gold.  At least it hasn't dulled his wit. A high-tech Regina uses a wiretap to hear that the group is returning from New York.  Cora, calling the speaker "an enchanted box," seems to not believe that she is wicked.
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February 18, 2013 | By Jevon Phillips
The "Manhattan" episode of "Once Upon a Time" answers a lot of lingering questions: Who's Henry's father? What will happen when Rumpelstiltskin reunites with his son? Who is Rumpelstiltskin's son? How did Mr. Gold get his limp? What was in the box August showed to Neil?  All pressing queries that the creators could've dangled for years, but they didn't. We get to see the answers, and, of course, we get to form lots more questions. As is often the case, we start in the past. Years ago, Rumpelstiltskin is out to prove that he's not the coward his father was, so he's happy that he's been called to the front lines of the war. His wife is not so happy but knows it's best.
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February 11, 2013 | By Jevon Phillips
In this "Tiny" episode of "Once Upon A Time," another new resident of Storybrooke is introduced as Anton the Giant, shrunken and brought against his will by Cora and Capt. Hook, crashes his way through the town. But first things first: Regina. We know that she and her mother Cora are cooking up some plan, the first part of which is to make herself known again. Regina does so, going to see Henry at Snow White and Emma's place.  But Snow and Henry left earlier for the airport with Mr. Gold, and his protective scarf, on a quest to find Gold's son. Grrr, says Regina, and leaves.
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January 21, 2013 | By Jevon Phillips
The Storybrooke world stands as the center of the four-pronged plot attack that assails the "In the Name of the Brother" episode of "Once Upon a Time" this week. The stories are focused on relationships between Regina and Cora, Rumpelstiltskin and Belle, the Frankenstein brothers, and the town versus a stranger. Starting where we left off, Capt. Hook has just been hit by a car and Belle has lost her memory since she was shot by Hook and forced over the border of Storybrooke. Prince Charming and Emma Swan are barely able to stop Rumpelstiltskin from killing Hook.
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January 14, 2013 | By Jevon Phillips
In the "The Outsider" episode of "Once Upon a Time," Hook is finally able to confront Rumpelstiltskin, and Belle is able to show her heroic side (twice) -- but not without a price. It all starts with Rumpelstiltskin finding a way (creating a potion) to leave the town limits without losing his memory, and a funeral. The town holds a small funeral for Archie Hopper/Jiminy Cricket, whom they believe was killed by Regina. It has hit them all pretty hard, especially Henry, who had formed a bond with him. Jiminy's death stirs in some of the group a desire to return to the Enchanted Forest, not only to escape Regina, but also to hide from those in the real world who might not understand the magic that has been released in Storybrooke.
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October 29, 2012 | By Jevon Phillips
"The Doctor" is the simple title of this week's "Once Upon a Time" episode, and had long been a perplexing puzzle to those of us trying to figure out who all of Storybrooke's residents are. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde? Capt. Ahab? There is even a plausible explanation online for Quasimodo. But no, the doctor in question was none other than ... well, may as well follow the show's format and reveal it in due time. We start with Regina's desires, since everything that's happened revolves around her tragic relationship with Daniel in the past, back in the enchanted land.
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February 11, 2013 | By Jevon Phillips
In this "Tiny" episode of "Once Upon A Time," another new resident of Storybrooke is introduced as Anton the Giant, shrunken and brought against his will by Cora and Capt. Hook, crashes his way through the town. But first things first: Regina. We know that she and her mother Cora are cooking up some plan, the first part of which is to make herself known again. Regina does so, going to see Henry at Snow White and Emma's place.  But Snow and Henry left earlier for the airport with Mr. Gold, and his protective scarf, on a quest to find Gold's son. Grrr, says Regina, and leaves.
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December 3, 2012 | By Jevon Phillips
Fairy tales continue to be woven together in "Once Upon a Time," and the "Queen of Hearts" episode ties those bonds stronger while baiting viewers with the promise of a magical gunfight in the Storybrooke corral as the inevitable Cora versus Regina battle looms. It's as good a place as any to have the midseason intermission. The show will not return until Jan. 6, but for now we'll concern ourselves with this last tale of 2012. We start with the resourceful, yet always manipulated Captain Hook in the past, still going after his "crocodile," Rumpelstiltskin.
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November 26, 2012 | By Jevon Phillips
The zombie craze has even hit "Once Upon a Time" -- and this "Into the Deep" episode provided the opportunity for the undead to be reanimated. It was Cora, who seems to be on the minds of everyone in one way or another now, who was the reanimator and the cog that is pushing everyone along. The first thing she does is shed Capt. Hook, her supposed ally who is really out for himself. With Emma having given him the slip and taken the magic compass, she'd rather go back to her heart room, animate some corpses, and go after Snow White, Emma Swan, Mulan and Princess Aurora to get the compass herself.
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