Sure, the heroes in Disney movies are supposed to embody desirable traits: bravery, kindness, a sense of adventure. But sometimes, it's the villains who have the most to teach us about the world — in their successes and their failures, too.
Neil Gaiman's upcoming children's book, The Sleeper and the Spindle, is a richly illustrated collaboration with artist Chris Riddell that retells the story of Sleeping Beauty. But this time the princess is rescued not by a prince's kiss, but by a queen's.
Now you can gain the power and strength of Disney's happily ever after by ingesting your very own living fairy tale on your wedding day. Disney's video projection wedding cake is just so damn magical.
Sadie is a princess who loves dancing, cries at the drop of a hat, and has found herself imprisoned in a tower with a pudgy dragon as her sole companion—that is, until the unicorn riding, butt-kicking Princess Amira shows up to rescue her and throws a wrench in their fairytale story.
Kadi Fedoruk's webcomic Blindsprings is a lushly illustrated princess tale with a twist. A young mage decides to rescue a princess from the curse that keeps her bound to a mystical forest. But there's a hitch: this princess doesn't want to be rescued.
In Isabelle Melançon short webcomic Knot, a group of wizards is sent to figure out what is wrong with a perpetually sad princess. The humblest among them discovers the cause of the princess's troubles, and comes up with a sweet solution.
Nikolai Serebryakov made his short film Klubok (Ball of Yarn) in 1968, but it remains an evocative piece of animated folklore. A poor old woman discovers a magical ball of yarn, but she gets too greedy with her gift.
Lost in a cold and dark wood, a young boy encounters a dying wolf, who asks him for a favor. But will the boy be able to fulfill his promise in the end?
Strange and frightening things befall the princesses of Grimms' Fairy Tales. The protagonist of "The Goose Girl" has her identity stolen and her single ally—a talking horse—sent to the knacker. Maid Maleen is locked in a tower until all her food runs out, forcing her to dig her way out. The queen of "Trusty John"…
This might be the most beautiful themed wedding we've ever seen. It isn't just pulling at our heart strings — it's yanking out feelings of whimsy and magic. The detail (the grandfather is dressed as Peter Falk and officiating). That DRESS! This is the most amazing Princess Bride wedding, nay cosplay wedding we've…
Mike Davis blends surrealism, religious iconography, Dutch portraiture, and a touch of fairy tale magic to create narrative paintings that seem to tell fantastical stories while stretching beyond the confines of a simple "Once upon a time."
Lamb people! Pony fights! Grimm is back and shoveling twist-free fables down your throat. This week, we were introduced to a bunch of sheep people and a wolf. The wolf did it. Mystery solved.
You've seen the Game of Thronesy images from Universal's Snow White and the Huntsman — now look upon the infinitely more wacky Snow White production, from The Cell director Tarsem Singh.
In the short webcomic Outfoxed, a laundress saves a talking fox from a foxhunt. But then the fox decides that he should become a man and fall in love with the laundress – and she must love him back.