Unhappy Endings: The Dark Fairy Tales of Rachael Wise

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If you want your fairy tales to be the fun, family friendly Disney-type of thing then this post is not for you. Rachael Wise, a Massachusetts-based artist and illustrator, has given your favorite fairy tales some dark and morbid twists. In this post you will not find your favorite Disney princesses living happily ever after with their knights in shining armor. Instead, you will find strong-willed heroines and a more realistic and dark portrayal of their tales.

In her self-proclaimed “f#*ked up” series, Wise shows us some Disney characters behaving badly, like a drugged-up Alice in Wonderland and Ariel ditching her mermaid tail for a pair of bionic legs. Fun, right? Check out more of her dark fairy tales below:

1. A wolf in sheep’s clothing.

A wolf in sheeps clothing


2. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men.

All the kings horses and all the kings men


3. Beauty and the Beast.

Beauty and the Beast


4. Being a malnourished shut in lead to a very lean figure and sickly pale skin, perfect for a model.

Being a malnourished shut in lead to a very lean figure and sickly pale skin, perfect for a model


5. Pinocchio.

Pinocchio


6. Don’t mess with the Queen.

Don’t mess with the Queen


 

7. First born babies are passe anyhow.

first born babies are passe anyhow


8. Follow the leader.

Follow the leader


9. Goldilocks.

Goldilocks


10. Hanzel and Gretel.

Hanzel and Gretel


11. Helen of Troy.

Helen of Troy


12. His excuse that tailors had tricked him really didn’t fly.

His excuse that tailors had tricked him really didn’t fly


13. I’m back.

I’m back


14. Little Red Riding Hood is all grown up.

Little Red Riding Hood is all grown up


15. Looking mighty fine.

Looking mighty fine.


16. Cinderella took matters in her own hands.

My new series of fucked up tales


17. One will make you smaller.

One will make you smaller


18. Peter Pan won’t grow up, no he won’t grow up.

Peter pan won’t grow up, no he won’t grow up


19. Politics as usual.

Politics as usual


20. The Little Mermaid walks.

Redoing more old pieces


21. Robbing people was so much easier than before.

Robbing people was so much easier than before


22. Scrub, scrub, scrub.

Scrub, scrub, scrub


23. The big bad wolf.

The big bad wolf


24. The princess and the frog.

The princess and the frog

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