Fairy Tale Films / International Fairy Tale Filmography
The International Fairy Tale Filmography is a searchable online database of Fairy Tale films, originated by Jack Zipes, Pauline Greenhill and Kendra Magnus Johnston with the help of a technical team at the University of Winnipeg.
Search the database of films with Fairy Tale themes:
(official launch is in August)
What makes a fairy tale film?
Fairy tale films are both versions and adaptations of traditional/oral and/or literary fairy tales; animated or live action, they draw on characters, titles, images, plots, and motifs of fairy tales.
Jack Zipes defines a fairy tale film as "any kind of cinematic representation recorded on film, on videotape, or in digital form that employs motifs, characters, and plots generally found in the oral and literary genre of the fairy tale, to re-create a known tale or to create and realize cinematically an original screenplay with recognizable features of a fairy tale"