chapter  3
32 Pages


Exploring Community and Fairy-Tale Happiness Through Televisual Storytelling
ByJill Terry Rudy, Pauline Greenhill

For those who expect fairy-tale happy endings to include marriage to a prince or princess, FTTV anthologies emphasize happiness comes in many varieties and involves satisfactory social relations. Happiness for individuals, families, and communities takes on various iterations and implications when fairy tales are grouped into an anthology. FTTV anthologies—intentional collections that connect fairy tales with the consequences of how people treat each other—show how happiness relates to televisual storytelling techniques. FTTV anthologies draw attention to features such as off-screen narrators and characters speaking their own dialogue aloud—techniques rare or impossible in oral or print storytelling. Animated and live-action FTTV anthologies, with production communities and artful design, include less popular tales and mash-ups. Storytelling modes demonstrate how the aesthetics of wonder associated with FTTV anthologies asserts that the troubled social relations of individuals living in families and communities may lead to happiness in disparate and unlikely ways.]