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Airing?

Where did this air? I can't find the info on IMDB or Wikipedia. Was it on Odyssey, or a real network? -- Danny@Wikia (talk) 18:32, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

NBC. [1]Scott (talk) 18:36, 2 July 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, for several years, they had arranged to run nearly all the Robert Halmi spectacles (it aired over two nights), usually around sweeps or spring or anytime they needed a "major television event" thingummy. Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story and Snow Queen are the only ones to air elsewhere (since by that time, a Halmi miniseries not involving Henson, 10th Kingdom, had been a high-profile flop for NBC). -- Andrew Leal (talk) 20:31, 2 July 2009 (UTC)
Was that the first airing? IMDB says April 26, 1998 for the airdate. -- Danny@Wikia (talk) 20:41, 2 July 2009 (UTC)
That was the first airing, but IMDb often gets things wrong and since they have it classified as a TV movie rather than a mini (since it was just two parts, that's not far wrong), they only list the single date. It aired on Sunday (the 26th) and Monday (27th). See the original New York Times review, a better source than IMDb. -- Andrew Leal (talk) 20:52, 2 July 2009 (UTC)
Also, the current Halmi website is pretty useless, but one can use Internet Archive to access the old version, which had a useful "Library" section with images (I culled some for the Wiki, though many were watermarked). Not all of that can be accessed now, but the basic pages with air dates and network almost always can, as with Merlin here, so if any more of these pages are missing airdates or networks, that's the best source. I'd forgotten another exception to the NBC rule, Animal Farm, which aired on TNT (I probably overlooked it because the Creature Shop was more heavily involved and its contributions identifiable at a glance, compared to the others which were more of a piece as far as all-star casts in more loosely literary doings with the occasional Creature). -- Andrew Leal (talk) 21:12, 2 July 2009 (UTC)
Cool, thanks... I added to the article; I hope that's correct. -- Danny@Wikia (talk) 22:11, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

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