The Fairy Tale Blogathon is here!


It’s finally here! The Fairy Tale Blogathon begins today. Enjoy brilliant reviews of movies and television shows that were inspired by folk tales from around the world.

I will be updating this page constantly over the next three days so check back often.

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Dressed in yella…

Cinderella, in her various incarnations.

Portraits by Jenni | Ever After (1998)

Silver Screenings | Zolushka (1947)

Sister Celluloid | The Glass Slipper (1955)

Movies Silently | Forbidden Fruit (1921)

The Second Sentence | First Love (1939)

Silent-ology | Ella Cinders (1926)

All Eyes on Screen | Sabrina (1995)

Classic Movie Hub | Cinderella (1914)

Jim Fanning’s Tulgey Wood | Cinderella (1950)

Crime always pays

Righteous thievery, from Jack to Ali Baba.

Silent Volume | Jack and the Beanstalk (1902)

Timeless Hollywood | The Thief of Bagdad (1924)

Destroy All Fanboys | The Thief of Bagdad (1940)

Cary Grant Won’t Eat You | Tangled (2010)

Culture Spy | Aladdin (1992)

A date? With those tusks/that fishtail?

Beastly men, manly beasts, half-fish maidens, and assorted shape shifts and anthropomorphism.

Caftan Woman | Shirley Temple’s Storybook: The Little Mermaid (1961)

Nitrate Glow | Bluebeard (1901)

Big Screen Small Words | Penelope (2006)

100 Films in a Year | La Belle et la Bête (1946)

Random Films | Secret Beyond the Door (1947)

Enchanted by Film | Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Sleepy time

Tales of sleeping, sleepwalking or general drowsiness.

Shameless Pile of Stuff | Prinsessa Ruusunen (Sleeping Beauty) (1949)

Moon in Gemini | Once Upon a Mattress (2005)

A Shroud of Thoughts | Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Nitrate Glow | Sleeping Beauty (1959)

Critica Retro | Snow White (1916) and Blancanieves (2012)

Off the beaten path

Less famous source material but equally worthy of our attention…

Coolsville | The Juniper Tree (1990)

Speakeasy | The Happy Prince (1974)

Wide Screen World | Kirikou and the Sorceress (1998)

Mildred’s Fatburgers | The Snow Queen (1957)

Spellbound by Movies | Claire (2001)

Big Budgets, Big Stars

Fairy tales that cost a bundle.

The Cinematic Frontier | Frozen (2014)

Flixchatter | Legend (1985)

The White’s List | Shrek and Shrek 2


Fairy tales, blended.

Silent Volume | The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)

Destroy All Fanboys | Ray Harryhausen’s Fairy Tales

Eclectic Alli | Into the Woods (1991)

100 Films in a Year | The 10th Kingdom (2000)

Big V Riot Squad | Nursery Favorites and the Early Teens Talkie Boom

Girl Meets Cinema | Once Upon a Time: Meet the Charmings

Cinema Moonglow | The Irresistible Fairie Tale Theatre , Breaking the Disney Spell, Resources

Those wacky fairy tales

Fractured looks at our favorite stories.

Moon in Gemini | Fractured Fairy Tales (1959-1964)

Girls Do Film | A Thousand and One Nights (1945)

Once Upon a Screen | Fairy Tales in Looney Toons/Merrie Melodies

MovieMovieBlogBlog | Popeye the Sailor Meets Sinbad the Sailor (1936)

Drew’s Movie Reviews | Enchanted (2007)

54 Replies to “The Fairy Tale Blogathon is here!”

  1. Looks like you got some great choices. I’m sorry I couldn’t get involved, but in a matter of weeks I’ll have the Christmas Break which means more free time and that I can use to watch movies meaning I should be able to participate in review-based blogathons again.

    If it is of any interest, perhaps you’d like to try out my space-themed blogthon that I’m running through November and into the end of December. It would certainly be interesting to see someone take up the challenge of trying to participate while drawing entirely from silent film:

  2. Hi, Fritzi! Looks like some great posts so far! Here is my post about Snow White animated film and the Charmings from Once Upon A Time.

    Thanks for letting me participate!

  3. Thanks for hosting this blogathon, Fritzi! I have multiple entries going up, but the first three I wrote are up at

    Thanks again!

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