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1st Apr '16 2:51:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* Several of Creator/JamesThurber's ''Fables for Our Time'' start out as normal fairy tales or AesopsFables, but then veer into more cynical or absurdist territory. His version of Literature/LittleRedRidingHood, for instance, ends when the little girl, recognizing that "even in a nightcap a wolf does not look like your grandmother any more than the Metro Goldwyn lion looks like Calvin Coolidge," produces a handgun and shoots the wolf dead. ''"Moral: It is not so easy to fool little girls nowadays as it used to be."''

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* Several of Creator/JamesThurber's ''Fables for Our Time'' start out as normal fairy tales or AesopsFables, Literature/AesopsFables, but then veer into more cynical or absurdist territory. His version of Literature/LittleRedRidingHood, for instance, ends when the little girl, recognizing that "even in a nightcap a wolf does not look like your grandmother any more than the Metro Goldwyn lion looks like Calvin Coolidge," produces a handgun and shoots the wolf dead. ''"Moral: It is not so easy to fool little girls nowadays as it used to be."''
1st Apr '16 2:37:43 AM Morgenthaler
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May contain elements of {{Grimmification}}. NurseryRhyme elements and characters frequently also appear. AesopsFables are somewhat rarer but not unknown.

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May contain elements of {{Grimmification}}. NurseryRhyme elements and characters frequently also appear. AesopsFables Literature/AesopsFables are somewhat rarer but not unknown.
26th Feb '16 9:47:44 AM rcmerod52
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* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' has "[=DeeDee=]-Locks and the Ness Monster"; Dexter's mom convinces (read: forces) him to read [=DeeDee=] a story because she's sick, which leads to Dexter reading her from a complicated science textbook. Bored to sleep, [=DeeDee=] takes over and makes up her own story, taking a bit of everything from old fairy tales with her own twists; such as three pigs made of Straw, Sticks, and Bricks, a Big Bad Wolf with the stature of [[TheNapoleon Napoleon]], and a [[MultipleHeadCase three-headed]] bag-pipe monster named the Ness Monster (each head with its own personality and PunnyName: Silly Ness, Grumpy Ness, and Sleepy Ness). Dexter interrupts halfway and {{lampshade|Hanging}} the lack of story structure, but was ignored.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' has "[=DeeDee=]-Locks and the Ness Monster"; Dexter's mom convinces (read: forces) him to read [=DeeDee=] a story because she's sick, which leads to Dexter reading her from a complicated science textbook. Bored to sleep, [=DeeDee=] takes over and makes up her own story, taking a bit of everything from old fairy tales with her own twists; such as three pigs made of Straw, Sticks, and Bricks, a Big Bad Wolf with the stature of [[TheNapoleon Napoleon]], and a [[MultipleHeadCase three-headed]] bag-pipe monster named the Ness Monster (each head with its own personality and PunnyName: Silly Ness, Grumpy Ness, and Sleepy Ness). Dexter interrupts halfway and {{lampshade|Hanging}} {{lampshade|Hanging}}s the lack of story structure, but was ignored.


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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa'' provides its own take on "Jack and the Beanstalk". Uncle Grandpa is Jack, Mr. Gus is the Giant, and Pizza Steve is the Golden Goose. Oh yeah, and the Giant Realistic Flying Tiger is a princess. Surprisingly, the plot of the original tale is kept for the most part.
15th Feb '16 2:52:00 PM DarkastKiller
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* The trope is named for the "Fractured Fairy Tales" segments in ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'', which would take classic fairy tales and hilariously parody them.
14th Jan '16 12:45:40 AM jormis29
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* Despite most folks thinking of it as a return to form for Disney, ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' has some elements of this. For one thing, the kiss between the princess and the frog prince, instead of turning the frog back into a prince, turns the princess into a frog too because she isn't an actual princess. It should be noted that the movie isn't actually based on "The Frog Prince" fairy tale, but ''The Frog Princess'', a 2002 book by E.D. Baker that does a lot of the same deconstruction; the main change for the movie is Disney setting it in 1920s NewOrleans.

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* Despite most folks thinking of it as a return to form for Disney, ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' has some elements of this. For one thing, the kiss between the princess and the frog prince, instead of turning the frog back into a prince, turns the princess into a frog too because she isn't an actual princess. It should be noted that the movie isn't actually based on "The Frog Prince" fairy tale, but ''The ''[[Literature/TalesOfTheFrogPrincess The Frog Princess'', Princess]]'', a 2002 book by E.D. Baker that does a lot of the same deconstruction; the main change for the movie is Disney setting it in 1920s NewOrleans.
14th Jan '16 12:34:30 AM Rowdycmoore
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* Despite most folks thinking of it as a return to form for Disney, ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' has some elements of this. For one thing, the kiss between the princess and the frog prince, instead of turning the frog back into a prince, turns the princess into a frog too because she isn't an actual princess.

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* Despite most folks thinking of it as a return to form for Disney, ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' has some elements of this. For one thing, the kiss between the princess and the frog prince, instead of turning the frog back into a prince, turns the princess into a frog too because she isn't an actual princess. It should be noted that the movie isn't actually based on "The Frog Prince" fairy tale, but ''The Frog Princess'', a 2002 book by E.D. Baker that does a lot of the same deconstruction; the main change for the movie is Disney setting it in 1920s NewOrleans.
10th Jan '16 12:59:43 AM eroock
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What you have here is an example of a Fractured Fairy Tale, a story with [[FairyTaleMotifs all the basic elements]] of a classic FairyTale, but all of them subverted or spoofed, and with modern-day sensibilities and morals. May also be a {{parody}} of fairy tales, a {{Deconstruction}} of these tales' settings, morals and sensibilities, or a PerspectiveFlip (for instance, retelling it from the villain's point of view, often suggesting that the better-known version had an UnreliableNarrator).

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What you have here is an example of a Fractured Fairy Tale, a story with [[FairyTaleMotifs all the basic elements]] of a classic FairyTale, but all of them subverted or spoofed, and with [[SettingUpdate modern-day sensibilities and morals.morals]]. May also be a {{parody}} of fairy tales, a {{Deconstruction}} of these tales' settings, morals and sensibilities, or a PerspectiveFlip (for instance, retelling it from the villain's point of view, often suggesting that the better-known version had an UnreliableNarrator).
9th Jan '16 11:29:03 PM eroock
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* ''Truck Bearing Kibble'' has [[http://truckbearingkibble.com/comic/2007/12/14/sweet-talker/ its own view]] of "Literature/HanselAndGretel". Presumably, they'll have to tracepath the witch now. Hey, at least it wasn't an [[Website/SomethingAwful IRC-loving hungry grizzly bear]].

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* ''Truck Bearing Kibble'' has [[http://truckbearingkibble.[[http://web.archive.org/web/20120502105937/http://truckbearingkibble.com/comic/2007/12/14/sweet-talker/ its own view]] of "Literature/HanselAndGretel". Presumably, they'll have to tracepath the witch now. Hey, at least it wasn't an [[Website/SomethingAwful IRC-loving hungry grizzly bear]].
9th Jan '16 6:27:54 PM Pilomotor
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* ''ComicBook/{{Fables}}'' does this. For starters, PrinceCharming is actually a scoundrel who's been married and divorced three times, has had numerous affairs, and is a total womanizer. TheBigBadWolf is still frightening but proves to be [[spoiler:a sweet and loving husband to Snow White and father to their "cubs"]]. Cinderella is a secret agent, Snow White [[spoiler:splits Goldilocks' head open with an axe]], the three little pigs start a rebellion and Goldilocks is a gun-toting revolutionary who's sleeping with Baby Bear.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Fables}}'' does this. For starters, PrinceCharming is actually a scoundrel and total womanizer who's been married and divorced three times, has had numerous affairs, and is a total womanizer. cheated on his first wife Snow White with ''her own sister'', Rose Red. TheBigBadWolf is a werewolf who did a HeelFaceTurn when he and the others were threatened by a common enemy, and although "Bigby" is still frightening but frightening, he proves to be [[spoiler:a sweet and loving husband to Snow White and father to their "cubs"]]. Cinderella is a secret agent, Snow White [[spoiler:splits Goldilocks' head open with an axe]], the three little pigs start a rebellion and rebellion, Goldilocks is a gun-toting revolutionary who's sleeping with Baby Bear.Bear, and Snow White [[spoiler:splits Goldilocks' head open with an axe]].
9th Jan '16 6:11:18 PM Pilomotor
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What you have here is an example of a Fractured Fairy Tale, a story with [[FairyTaleMotifs all the basic elements]] of a classic FairyTale, but all of them subverted or spoofed, and with modern-day sensibilities and morals. May also be a {{parody}} of fairy tales, a {{Deconstruction}} of these tales' settings, morals and sensibilities, or a PerspectiveFlip (for instance, retelling it from the villain's point of view).

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What you have here is an example of a Fractured Fairy Tale, a story with [[FairyTaleMotifs all the basic elements]] of a classic FairyTale, but all of them subverted or spoofed, and with modern-day sensibilities and morals. May also be a {{parody}} of fairy tales, a {{Deconstruction}} of these tales' settings, morals and sensibilities, or a PerspectiveFlip (for instance, retelling it from the villain's point of view).
view, often suggesting that the better-known version had an UnreliableNarrator).
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