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Olden Lore

Zooey Deschanel Is Producing an Animated Fairy Tale Sitcom for Fox

Kristen Wiig Cinderella is looking all judgey-judgey in this pic, but I actually have optimistic feelings about Queen of Everything. I just couldn’t resist having her facial expression on The Mary Sue. I feel a very spiritual connection to it.


Here Be Dragons

Brothers Grimm Project Photos Are Haunting

Colorblind German photographer Kilian Schoenberger has created a series of photographs titled “Brothers Grimm Project” where he captures eerie beauty throughout Europe that has the feel of the Grimm fairy tales.  All of Schoenberger’s work is gorgeous but this series in particular is completely stunning.

(via HuffPo)


Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Harry Potter Travel Posters

As if you didn’t want to go to Hogwarts enough already, here’s this magical travel poster by Caroline Hadilaksono. Posters for the Quidditch World Cup and the Hogwarts Express can be found on her site.



Coraline Director Henry Selick Is Doing a Fairy Tale Movie

Good news just in time for Halloween: Director Henry Selick, the stop-motion maestro behind Coraline, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and James and the Giant Peach, is doing a fairy tale movie! Or, to be more accurate, a movie based on a book based on fairy tales.

But don’t work yourself into a tizzy quite yet, Claymation fans. Because A Tale Dark & Grimm has one major difference from those other three Selick movies I mentioned: It’ll be live-action.


Olden Lore

Watch the Trailer for the New Snow Queen Movie. No, Not Frozen. There’s Another One. [VIDEO]

On the one hand, Snow Queen, by Russian studio Wizart Animation, looks a lot more accurate to the original fairy tale than Disney’s Frozen, which bears only a passing resemblance to the Hans Christian Anderson story on which it is ostensibly based. On the other hand, Snow Queen looks bad. Like, direct-to-DVD bad. You win some, you lose some.

Also: I see you there, lady pirate.

(via: Deadline)

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Olden Lore

Illustrator Rachael Wise Takes Fairy Tales To A Dark, Dark Place

I always knew fairy tales are much darker than Disney would have you believe, but man, illustrator Rachael Wise takes it to a new level with her series of F***ed Up Tales. I’ve pulled a few of my favorites to show you, and if you like the shock to your inner child you can see the rest at her Tumblr.

Warning: The last pic features nudity (non-sexualized; it’s just the Little Mermaid without her Disney-created seashell bra) and some gore. Stop at Snow White if you’d rather not see it.

(Thanks, anonymous tipster!)


Pretty Pretty Princess

Rapunzel, Cinderella, and More Gear Up For Fairy Tale Battle Royale

Artist イナ (Google Translate tells me that’s “Ina,” but… well, it’s Google Translate) draws fairy tale characters equipped with weapons to defeat their baddies and (one presumes) each other in her series Fairy Tale Battle Royale. I think we all know why Mulan’s not here: She’d win too easily. Hansel and Gretel might prove a challenge, though. Rapunzel not so much. Her hair mace looks awesome, but it’d weigh her down far too much to be of any practical use.


Fans Do Cool Things

Things We Saw Today: This Skirt is the Gotham Skyline, Your Argument is Invalid

Jill doesn’t like skirts with this particular profile. I’m just letting you know there’s less competition. (Fashionably Geek)


Olden Lore

These Genderswapped Fairy Tales Are Anything But Grimm

Artist Yudi Chen has created this series of genderswapped fairy tale art, and there’s not much I can say about it other than it’s absolutely freaking awesome. Seriously, they’re perfect. Cinderfella! Tarzana! LadyBeast! The Princess rescuing Sleeping Beauty! Rapunzel’s beard!


It Belongs in a Museum!

Boring Old Paper Gets an Upgrade With These Superhero and Fairy Tale (and Obi-Wan!) Sculptures

Artist Cheong-ah Hwang is some sort of sorcerer. Or she has a paper-related superpower or something. She has to. Because these paper sculptures are insane. I almost don’t want to know how she does it, as it would ruin the mystique. Her artistic renderings of superheroes and fairy tales are behind the jump, plus a bonus Star Wars: The Clone Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Other pieces and in-progress shots can be found on her Flickr page; prints of Little Red Riding Hood, Alice in Wonderland, and Beauty and the Beast are available on her Etsy shop.