Fairy tale parody
The 2001 computer animated film Shrek brought great popularity to the genre. Parodies soon eclipsed traditional fairy tales. The genre garnered some praise for its more modern views but was also criticized for supplanting the traditional stories.
Children's books that have been classified as fairy tale parodies:
- The Giant's Big Toe by Brock Cole
- Sleeping Ugly by Jane Yolen
- Jack and the Meanstalk by Brian Wildsmith and Rebecca Wildsmith
- The Book That Jack Wrote, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, and The Frog Prince, Continued by Jon Scieszka
- Ruby, by Michael Emberley
- Jim Henson Presents Goldilocks, Miss Piggy's Dream by Louise Gikow
- The Three Bears by Cindy West
- Cinder Edna by Ellen Jackson
- Cinder-Elly by Frances Minters
- Cinderella and the Glass Flipper by Janet Perlman
- Cinderella with Benjy and Bubbles by Ruth Perle
- The Adventures of Simple Simon by Chris Conover
- The Velveteen Killer Rabbit by Elia Anie
- Kawoni's Journey Across the Mountain: A Cherokee Little Red Riding Hood by Cordellya Smith
Politically Correct Fairy Tales and Politically Correct Bedtime Stories: Modern tales for our life and times by James Finn Garner have been called "Adult fractured fairy tales ... still humorous but the humor is for adults".
Fractured fairy tales in film
- Jack the Giant Killer, a live-action film mocking Jack and the Beanstalk (1962)
- Ladyhawke, a live-action film poking fun of fairy tale cliches (1985)
- The Princess Bride, a live-action film poking fun at fairy tale cliches (1987)
- Shrek, an animated film poking fun at fairy tale cliches (2001)
- Ella Enchanted, a live-action fairy tale spoof poking fun at Cinderella (2003)
- Teacher's Pet, an animated film poking fun at Pinocchio (2004)
- Shrek 2, the second instalment in the Shrek series (2004)
- Chicken Little, an animated high school, sci-fi take on the Henny Penny fable (2005)
- Hoodwinked!, an animated mystery-thriller take on The Little Red Riding Hood (2006)
- Happily N'Ever After, an animated film poking fun at Cinderella and other fairy tales (2006)
- Enchanted, a live-action/animated Disney film poking fun at Disney fairy tale films (2007)
- Shrek the Third, the third installment in the Shrek series (2007)
- Shrek Forever After, the final installment in the Shrek series (2010)
- Hoodwinked! 2: Hood vs. Evil, a spy genred sequel to Hoodwinked! (2011)
- Puss in Boots, a spinoff to the Shrek series poking fun at the Puss in Boots fable (2011)
- Into the Woods, a live-action adaptation of the play under the same name (2014)
- Strange Magic, an animated film mocking Beauty and the Beast and A Midsummer's Night Dream (2015)
- Marilyn A. Kinsella. "Fractured Fairy Tales". marilynkinsella.org. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
- Poniewozik, James (May 10, 2007). "Is Shrek Bad for Kids?". TIME. Retrieved April 2, 2012.
- Marilyn A. Kinsella. "Fractured Thoughts Workshop: Fractured folk tales including fairy tales, fables, myths". marilynkinsella.org. Retrieved 2014-04-16.
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