Monthly Archives: November 2019

Fairy Tales in Modern Advertisements

Fairy tale characters are often used in order to connect to a broader audience. Many people hold these characters in a special place, and using them to promote ideas can be powerful. Here, artist Jeff Hong uses Disney princesses to … Continue reading

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Little Red Adidas Commercial

In this commercial for Adidas sneakers, Little Red Riding Hood outruns the wolf in her Adidas. The commercial is super old and the VFX are terrible but it’s a pretty good example of a fairy tale in an advertisement.  

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Fairy Tales and Weddings

Fairy tales have had a drastic impact on our interpretation of marriage and weddings. Most people have experienced, or have observed little girls dreaming of the most beautiful wedding night, just like the ones portrayed in the fairy tales. Of … Continue reading

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The Three Little Pigs in Modern Media

This British advertisement twists the tale of the Three Little Pigs in order to promote The Guardian which is a news outlet both online and in print. This ad promotes a new form of journalism in which social media plays … Continue reading

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Fairy Tale Music

I have posted both versions, the music video and the more upbeat arrangement, of  Fairytale by Sara Bareilles. I have been listening to this song for years but in context with the class reading it addresses those themes of passivity … Continue reading

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Fairytales in Advertising – Matthew Lopez

Its interesting to see how elements of fairytales are still used in the modern world. In the video example presented, the company Ford uses the magic and fairy aspect to make a unique and quite humorous commercial to show off … Continue reading

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Fairytales in Advertising

KIT KAT AD: “My, what big teeth you have!” To which the wolf replies, “The better to eat you with.. wait, is that a Kitkat..?  This puts a humorous twist on the story. BURGER KING AD: “It’s Another Story.” Another … Continue reading

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Fairytales in Fashion

Fairytales have such a powerful impact on the world that we live in today and we don’t even realize it. They’re seen everywhere in advertisements, commercials, music, movies, tv shows and even in fashion. I mean who wouldn’t want to … Continue reading

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Fairy tales in modern day-Music

Aside from art, movies and commericals fairy tales also come up in music. In some of them specific fairy tales are easy to identify. For example Diana Vickers’ Cinderella (“If Cinderella was here tonight….Midnight calling but she don’t care….I would … Continue reading

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St Joseph’s Sleeping Beauty – Angela, Michael, Ryan

Once upon a time, a long time ago and not so terribly far away, our story begins. The year was 1919 in Brooklyn and at 245 Clinton Avenue, a small school of twelve students was in session. The Sisters of … Continue reading

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