How many fairy tales can you list out? Throughout the ages, storytellers from around the world have created hundreds of fairy tales. No one knows the exact number of fairy tales out there. You might even be surprised to learn that most fairy tales have their origin back in the 16th century. In fact, the first story of Cinderella was even told in 7 BC and was about a slave girl who marries the king of Egypt. Even today fairy tales are a huge part of our lives.
Twisted Tales, a transmedia take on the familiar fairy tales and characters told through the medium of webisodes 6 x 12 min , TV series 26 x 12 min , story apps, AR experience and web playground an educational program for teachers and parents. Twisted Tales offer a new and empowering perspective on the well-known stories and characters of a fairy tale by removing bias from the classic tales and introducing a stigma that the characters overcome. Each re-imagined fairy tale tackles a different stigma such as physical, mental, racial, social status, gender identity, etc. Twisted Tales are an adventures world of fantasy characters from the worlds of classic fairy tales without their classic bias and dubious life goals i. The first tale in the series of Twisted Tales is Cinda Real our take on Cinderella , a story about a girl who is stigmatised for having only one leg. Cinda Real offers a new and empowering perspective on the well-known story by introducing the stigma of physical disability into the narrative. Sexual stigma is told through the story of a Sleeping Girls our take on Sleeping Beauty.
Long, long time ago, in a faraway kingdom, there lived a wealthy and kindhearted gentleman and his equally kindhearted wife. The couple loved their daughter so much that they pampered her, and gave her everything she needed and wanted. The girl grew up to be as kindhearted as her father and mother but a little bratty. Without intending to do so, the parents had spoiled the child.
Satire is the "use of humor, exaggeration or ridicule to expose people's stupidity or vices. Remember as well that, despite its satiric thrust, the result must have the form of a fairy tale. The best satirical uses of fairy tales are found in the works of Jon Sciezka, who wrote under the "Fractured Fairy Tales" label: his classic is "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs," where the wolf proves himself innocent by assuming a "victim mentality. The beginner at fairy tale satirism would do well to emulate the basic formulas for Sciezka and Garner, in the following steps:.