In Cursed, a dialogue-free student short by Merel van den Broek and Nicole Derksen, a Disney-esque villain doesn’t quite know what to do with herself when she starts crushing on a dashing hero. Because even when you have magic powers, love doesn’t always go as planned...
We love Disney movies, but many of the classic Disney princess movies leave us feeling that all fairytale princesses are good for is meeting their prince and getting married. Here are ten stories that take on those fairytale stories from a different angle, giving us complicated women who want more than a wedding with…
Fairy tales are everywhere these days. They rival superheroes at the movies and TV, and novelists rush to create their own darker, more relevant versions. But how well do you really know fairy tales? Here are 10 books that will change how you see the fairy tale.
Now this is an interesting meshing of creator and fable. Disney has purchased Vince Gilligan’s (showrunner for Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul) new Jack and the Beanstalk story. *Insert Jack selling meth to the giant jokes here.*
Oh, that? Yeah, it’s Salma Hayek devouring a bloody dragon heart, among other striking (and oft-NSFW, so be warned) images in the trailer for The Tale Of Tales. The fairy-tale epic is the latest from Italian filmmaker Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah), and it’s debuting next month at the Cannes Film Festival.
Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella was pleasingly silly, and boasted a completely insane cast. But it just can't compete with this 1985 version. See for yourself: That's Matthew Broderick, pre-Ferris Bueller, as Prince Charming. Plus Flashdance's Jennifer Beals as Cinderella, and All in the Family's Jean Stapleton as the…
Has there ever been a movie as sugary as the live-action Cinderella? It's like stuffing your face with cake, until cake is all up inside your nostrils and you have a frosting-beard. And yet, this movie also has moments of actual emotion and believable characterization here and there, which make it surprisingly great.
If you've had a chance to dig into that cache of recently discovered fairytales (and if you haven't, visit our exclusive look at one of the tales), you may have noticed something about them: They are unusually dark. Here's why these new versions might be a little grimmer than the ones you are familiar with.
Maria Tatar is the translator of the newly discovered trove of fairytales, lost for over a century, but just recently uncovered. Ask her all your questions about The Turnip Princess, the history of fairytales and folklore, and anything else you want to know!
A whole handful of Cinderella clips have been tumbling out, each one more covered in sparkles and fairy dust than the last (no, really, Helena Bonham Carter is absolutely covered in sparkles). But no one shines more than Cate Blanchett as the Evil Stepmother, walking her cat Lucifer on a leash.
Catherynne M. Valente's Fairyland series has captured the imaginations of kids and perspicacious adults alike — and now, the fourth volume in the series, The Boy Who Lost Fairyland, is coming out in March. But no need to wait — we've got an exclusive excerpt, in which a troll becomes a boy.
A Wicked movie by 2016? That is both the most exciting and terrifying news all at once. On the plus side, this is a fabulous musical ripe for the screen, but on the downside it's also terrifying to imagine anyone else playing the two leads besides Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel.
Still curious about the singing and dancing, madrigal-like series Galavant? Then take a look at one of the many songs — and a John Stamos cameo. It feels like a Robin Hood Men In Tights-style production of Game of Thrones. But this lead might be hotter than all the Starks.
The more we see of Disney's live-action adaptation of Cinderella, the more excited we get. This movie looks like magic on film. It's colorful, whimsical, but also downright chilling, thanks entirely to Cate Blanchett as the Evil Stepmother. We simply cannot wait to see this.
The very best part of Into The Woods is the super fast, sing-song exposition of the ensemble cast. This work is truly at its best when all the cast is crooning and joking together, and these new clips show it.
There are a lot of strange things advertised on Craigslist... but the strangest of all might be one rift in the fabric of the universe, in the lost and found section. And this is just the first of many startling wonders being described online and in newspapers, in Kelly Sandoval's story "The One They Took Before."
Little Red Riding Hood, the Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and other fairy tale characters shed their Western wardrobes and don traditional Korean fashions in artist Na Young Wu's series of incredibly love manhwa-style illustrations.
This new trailer for Disney's Cinderella only further confirms our suspicions that this live-action adaptation is almost a scene-for-scene remake of Disney's cartoon fable. GOOD.
Goodbye, Frozen cast. Goodbye new character. Goodbye long-time character. Just about everyone is getting kicked way the hell out of Once Upon A Time and it is great. Just great.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Frozen is over, and you know what? It feels good. It feels really good. I like the way it ended and I'm glad it's over. We all won last night and together we will come out stronger people.