• Rumpelstiltskin, A Fairytale of Gold and Grain

    Rumpelstiltskin, A Fairytale of Gold and Grain

    Fairytales take kids into worlds of magic and adventure, where princesses live and anything is possible. But fairytales are much, much more than just entertainment for kids; they eloquently and often subtly reveal the deepest-rooted fears and anxieties people had about their world. Fear of death, starvation, and unmerciful weather – all these anxieties and […]
  • Why Once Upon A Time?

    Why Once Upon A Time?

    Who hasn’t heard a story that begins something like ‘Once upon a time in a faraway land,’ ‘A long time ago in a distant land,’ or ‘A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away’? One of the most powerful storytelling tools used not just for fairytales but also in most other genres that […]
  • Little Red Riding Hood: Identifying With Fairytale Characters

    Little Red Riding Hood: Identifying With Fairytale Characters

    Here at Fairytale Studios, we have been working hard on our Little Red Riding Hood app and we are so happy to share it with you! Before we began working on this app, I hadn’t thought about the story of Little Red Riding Hood in years. But reading through and thinking about the story again […]
  • Fairytale Animal Helpers

    Fairytale Animal Helpers

    In case anyone did not see the excellent movie Enchanted (we highly recommend this film!), one of the funniest scenes in it is when the main character, Giselle, needs to clean an apartment so she does what all fairytale princesses do best when faced with a task– she summons animal friends to help her out. […]
  • What Makes a Fairytale a Fairytale?

    Ever wonder why a fairytale is called a fairytale? I have, because seldom does it ever have a fairy actually in the tale! After doing some research, I have found that there are three aspects that nearly every fairytale contains: 1. The setting is an indistinguishable far off time and place This is why we […]
  • Announcing Puss In Boots: A Lesson On Personal Betterment

    Announcing Puss In Boots: A Lesson On Personal Betterment

    We are proud to announce our newest fairytale app… Puss In Boots! Check it out on the app store available for both the iPhone and iPad. Most kids today are probably familiar with the audacious and acrobatic booted cat from the Shrek movie franchise; his popularity evident by the spin off movie they made just […]
  • Jack and the Beanstalk: A Deeper Look Into the Story

    Alice goes through the looking glass and down the rabbit hole to get to Wonderland, Lucy Pevensie goes through the wardrobe into Narnia, Neo swallows the red pill to leave the Matrix – literature and movies are full of journeys that take characters from one reality to another and often that new world reveals the […]
  • The Most Romantic Fairytale

    The Most Romantic Fairytale

    Today is Valentine’s Day, so I thought I would dedicate this post to my favorite fairytale love story. I think most would quickly say, “Cinderella!” I have to admit that I’m a little partial to The Little Mermaid.  As swimmers, my sisters and I were extremely influenced by Arial and we spent hours playing mermaids, both in and out […]
  • 200th Anniversary of Grimm’s Fairy Tales

    200th Anniversary of Grimm’s Fairy Tales

    Just a little fun fact for the day… December 20th marked The Brothers Grimm’s 200th anniversary since the first publication of their iconic cannon of fairy and folk tales. This first volume contained 86 stories; but they did not stop there.  Forty-five years later, in 1857, the final compilation was published with 211 stories. The […]
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