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Fairy tale commercials

Today’s visual art Wednesday post isn’t about a single artist. It’s a collection of fairy tale commercials! I love advertising (I know, I’m a pervert), so it pleases me triple when people make clever ads in my favorite genre. Enjoy as the characters you know and love take a spin through the marketing machine.

Little Red Riding Hood:



Princess and the Pea:

Sleeping Beauty:

And my favorite: Fairy tale in a vending machine:

Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child

One day, on a whim, I put the HBO series Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child in my Netflix queue. I wasn’t expecting much, honestly. I mean, if you’ve seen one cartoon adaptation of fairy tales, you’ve seen them all, right? Wrong! This series is awesome. If I had a kid, this would be required viewing. As it is, all my friends’ kids can expect to receive copies for birthdays and Christmases.

I love the art, the clever dialog, and the diversity of colors and cultures portrayed. All the stories are good (witness: Cinderella, above). If you can find it, I particularly recommend “The Pied Piper.”

See part two and part three of “Cinderella.”