I picked up the DVDs of 'The Storyteller' last year ( imported them from Germany as they were deleted at home ) and I was wonderfully impressed by the overall quality of the episodes. Aside from some great performances, not least of which was John Hurt as The Storyteller himself, the creature effects were absolutely wonderful. In particular I loved the giant sized gryphon that turned up in 'The Luck Child'. This gryphon has to be one of the greatest monsters the Henson Creature Shop ever put together. It's certainly an amazing feat when something initially so scary turns out to be so cute. Loved his constant desire for 'itch scritch scratch' and his 'snoozy woozy' comment just before falling asleep. Quite endearing, actually... despite the fact that he'd eaten several people On a similar note, I also loved the Gryphon that turned up in the movie 'Dreamchild'. There's nothing quite like a good monster achieved through physical effects. I'm not a CGI hater ( and good CGI can be wonderful in its own way ), but there's just a certain sense of magic when you see a creature come to life via physical, hands on means. Wonderful to watch.