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The following is a list of stories that have inspired a large portion of the arcs and events featured on both Once Upon a Time and Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. It comprises all of the fairytales, legends/myths, books/novels and tell-tales that have had elements borrowed into the world of the series, ordered alphabetically, and accompanied by a small summary describing the tales and their adaptation.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court


Aladdin (Arabic: علاء الدين‎, ʻAlāʼ ad-Dīn, IPA: [ʕalaːʔ adˈdiːn]) is a Middle Eastern folk tale. It is one of the tales in The Book of One Thousand and One Nights ("The Arabian Nights"), and one of the best known, although it was actually added to the collection in the 18th century by Frenchman Antoine Galland.

Aladdin is an impoverished young man who is recruited by a sorcerer, who convinces Aladdin and his mother of his goodwill by apparently making arrangements to set up the lad as a wealthy merchant. The sorcerer's real motive is to persuade young Aladdin to retrieve a wonderful oil lamp from a booby-trapped magic cave of wonder. After the sorcerer attempts to double-cross him, Aladdin finds himself trapped in the cave. Fortunately, Aladdin retains a magic ring lent to him by the sorcerer as protection. When he rubs his hands in despair, he inadvertently rubs the ring, and a jinn, or "genie", appears, who takes him home to his mother. Aladdin is still carrying the lamp, and when his mother tries to clean it, a second, far more powerful genie appears, who is bound to do the bidding of the person holding the lamp.

The story was adapted by Disney into the 1992 theatrical release, Aladdin.

Characters Settings Objects Notable episodes

Cyrus (Genie)
Oracle's Bird (Iago)
Rafi (Genie)
Taj (Genie)

Agrabah's Capital
Jafar's City
Sultan's Palace
Cave of Wonders

Jafar's staff
Magic carpet
Magic lamps
Three wishes

"Fruit of the Poisonous Tree" (1.11)
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
"Street Rats" (6.05)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; Through the Looking-Glass

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is an 1865 novel written by English author Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children. It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre. Its narrative course and structure, characters and imagery have been enormously influential in both popular culture and literature, especially in the fantasy genre. Through the Looking-Glass is the 1871 sequel. The themes and settings of Through the Looking-Glass make are a kind of mirror image of Wonderland.

The stories were adapted by Disney into the 1951 theatrical release, Alice in Wonderland.

Characters Settings Objects Notable episodes

Cheshire Cat
Knave of Hearts
Knave of Hearts/White King
Mad Hatter
March Hare
Mock Turtle
Mome Raths
Queen of Hearts
Red King
Red Queen/White Queen
White Knight
White Rabbit

Hall of Doors
Victorian England

Jefferson's hat
Looking Glasses
Magic mushrooms
Vorpal Blade

"Hat Trick" (1.17)
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
"Out of the Past" (Graphic Novel)

Arthurian Legend

The Arthurian Legend is the tale of legendary British leader of the late 5th and early 6th centuries: King Arthur, who, according to medieval histories and romances, led the defense of Britain against Saxon invaders in the early 6th century. The details of Arthur's story are mainly composed of folklore and literary invention, and his historical existence is debated and disputed by modern historians. The sparse historical background of Arthur is gleaned from various sources, including the Annales Cambriae, the Historia Brittonum, and the writings of Gildas. Arthur's name also occurs in early poetic sources such as Y Gododdin.

Early chapters of the Arthurian Legend were adapted by Disney into the 1963 theatrical release, The Sword in the Stone.

Characters Settings Objects Notable episodes

King Arthur
Knights of the Round Table
Queen Guinevere
Sir Kay
Sir Percival
Siren (Lady of the Lake)
Vortigan (Vortigern)


Holy Grail
Round Table

"Lady of the Lake" (2.03)
"Lost Girl" (3.02)
"Out of the Past" (Graphic Novel)
Season 5A

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast (French: La Belle et la Bête) is a traditional fairy tale. The first published version was a rendition by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, published in 1740. The best-known written version was an abridgement of her work published in 1756 by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont. It tells the story of a beautiful woman who is taken captive by a royal that has been transformed into a beast, and only her true love for him can let the lightness shine into his darkened heart and break his curse.

The story was adapted by Disney into the 1991 theatrical release, Beauty and the Beast.

Characters Settings Objects Notable episodes

Mother Superior (Enchantress)
Rumplestiltskin (Beast)

Dark Castle

Chipped cup
Magic rose

"Skin Deep" (1.12)
"Lacey" (2.19)
"Quiet Minds" (3.15)
"Heroes and Villains" (4.11)
"Out of the Past" (Graphic Novel)


Beowulf is an eighth-century English epic poem consisting of 3182 alliterative long lines, set in Scandinavia, the oldest surviving epic poem of Old English and thus commonly cited as one of the most important works of Anglo-Saxon literature, and also arguably the earliest vernacular English literature.

In the poem, Beowulf, a hero of the Geats in Scandinavia, comes to the aid of Hroðgar, the king of the Danes, whose mead hall (in Heorot) has been under attack by a monster known as Grendel. After Beowulf slays him, Grendel's mother attacks the hall and is then also defeated. Victorious, Beowulf goes home to Geatland in Sweden and later becomes king of the Geats. After a period of fifty years has passed, Beowulf defeats a dragon, but is fatally wounded in the battle. After his death, his attendants bury him in a tumulus, a burial mound, in Geatland.

Characters Settings Objects Notable episodes




"Forget Me Not" (W.03)

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

The Boy Who Cried Wolf is one of Aesop's Fables. From it is derived the English idiom "to cry wolf", meaning to give a false alarm.

The tale concerns a shepherd boy who repeatedly tricks nearby villagers into thinking a wolf is attacking his flock. When one actually does appear and the boy again calls for help, the villagers do not come, thinking that it is another false alarm and the sheep are eaten by the wolf.

The story was adapted by Disney into the 1946 theatrical release, Make Mine Music.

Characters Settings Objects Notable episodes

Red Riding Hood (Wolf)

Granny's Village


"Red-Handed" (1.15)


Brave is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated fantasy-comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures.

Set in the Scottish Highlands, the film tells the story of a princess named Merida who defies an age-old custom, causing chaos in the kingdom by expressing the desire to not be betrothed. After consulting a witch for help, Merida uses a spell which transforms her mother into a bear. Merida must act to undo the spell before its effects become permanent.

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King Fergus
Lord Dingwall
Lord MacGuffin
Lord Macintosh
Queen Elinor
The Witch
Will O' the Wisps

Hill of Stones
Witch's Cottage

Merida's bow
Spell of Mor'du

"The Bear and the Bow" (5.06)
"The Bear King" (5.09)


Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper (French: Cendrillon, ou La petite Pantoufle de Verre; Italian: Cenerentola; German: Aschenputtel), is a European folk tale embodying a myth-element of unjust oppression in Histoires ou contes du temps passé published by Charles Perrault in 1697, and by the Brothers Grimm in their folk tale collection, Grimms' Fairy Tales.

Although both the story's title and the character's name change in different languages, in English-language folklore "Cinderella" is the archetypal name. The word "Cinderella" has, by analogy, come to mean one whose attributes were unrecognized, or one who unexpectedly achieves recognition or success after a period of obscurity and neglect. The still-popular story of "Cinderella" continues to influence popular culture internationally, lending plot elements, allusions, and tropes to a wide variety of media.

The story was adapted by Disney into the 1950 theatrical release, Cinderella.

Characters Settings Objects Notable episodes

Fairy Godmother
Lady Tremaine
Prince Thomas
The King

Cinderella's House
Prince Thomas' Castle

Magic wand

"The Price of Gold" (1.04)

The Count of Monte Cristo

Don Juan

Don Quixote

Don Quixote, fully titled The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha (Spanish: El Ingenioso Don Quijote de la Mancha), is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. It follows the adventures of a nameless hidalgo (at the end of Part II given the name Alonso Quixano) who reads so many chivalric novels that he loses his anity and decides to set out to revive chivalry, undo wrongs, and bring justice to the world, under the name Don Quixote. He recruits a simple farmer, Sancho Panza, as his squire, who often employs a unique, earthy wit in dealing with Don Quixote's rhetorical orations on antiquated knighthood. Don Quixote, in the the first part of the book, does not see the world for what it is, and prefers to imagine that he is living out a knightly story. The Story implements various themes, such as intertexuality, realism, metatheatre, and literary representation.

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Fantasia is a 1940 American animated film produced by Walt Disney and released by Walt Disney Productions. The film consists of eight animated segments set to pieces of classical music conducted by Leopold Stokowski, seven of which are performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra. One of the segments, arguably the most popular one, is "The Sorcerer's Apprentice", starring Mickey Mouse.

Characters Settings Objects Notable episodes

Sorcerer's Apprentice
The Sorcerer

Bald Mountain

Magic broom
Sorcerer's hat

"The Apprentice" (4.04)
"Darkness on the Edge of Town" (4.12)

The Fox and the Hound

The Fox and the Hound is a 1981 American animated buddy drama film produced by Walt Disney Productions and loosely based on the novel of the same name by Daniel P. Mannix. The 24th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, the film tells the story of two unlikely friends, a red fox named Tod and a hound dog named Copper, who struggle to preserve their friendship despite their emerging instincts and the surrounding social pressures demanding them to be adversaries.

Characters Settings Objects Notable episodes

Amos Slade

Granny's Village


"Red's Untold Tale" (Novel)


Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by British author Mary Shelley about eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was eighteen, and the novel was published when she was twenty. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818. Shelley's name appears on the second edition, published in France in 1823.

The story was adapted by Disney into the 2012 theatrical release, Frankenweenie.

Characters Settings Objects Notable episodes

Alphonse Frankenstein
Gerhardt Frankenstein
Viktor Frankenstein

Frankenstein's Lair


"The Doctor" (2.05)
"In the Name of the Brother" (2.12)


Frozen is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale The Snow Queen, the film tells the story of a fearless princess who sets off on an epic journey alongside a rugged iceman, his loyal pet reindeer and a clueless snowman to find her estranged sister, whose icy powers have inadvertently trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.

Characters Settings Objects Notable episodes

Duke of Weselton
Grand Pabbie
King of Arendelle
Queen of Arendelle

Arendelle Castle
Arendelle Docks
Arendelle Royal Gravestones
Elsa’s Ice Palace
Southern Isles
Southern Mountains
Valley of the Living Rock
Wandering Oaken's Trading Post & Sauna

Magic gloves

Season 4A (4.01-4.11)

Greek Mythology

Cosmogony TBA

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King Poseidon

Poseidon's Boneyard

Poseidon's trident

"Dirty Little Secrets" (W.10)
"And They Lived..." (W.13)
"Poor Unfortunate Soul" (4.15)

Other Myths


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"The Price" (5.02)


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Mount Olympus

The Twelve Labors

"Labor of Love" (5.13)

King Midas is popularly remembered in Greek mythology for his ability to turn everything he touched with his hand into gold. This came to be called the "Golden touch", or the "Midas touch".

The story was adapted by Disney into the 1935 animated short film, The Golden Touch.

Characters Settings Objects Notable episodes

King Midas
Midas' daughter

Golden Castle


"The Shepherd" (1.06)
"What Happened to Frederick" (1.13)

The Works and Days is a didactic poem of some 800 lines written by the ancient Greek poet Hesiod around 700 BCE. At its center, the Works and Days is a farmer's almanac in which Hesiod instructs his brother Perseus in the agricultural arts. Scholars have seen this work against a background of agrarian crisis in mainland Greece, which inspired a wave of colonial expeditions in search of new land. In the poem Hesiod also offers his brother extensive moralizing advice on how he should live his life. The Works and Days is perhaps best known for its two mythological aetiologies for the toil and pain that define the human condition: the story of Prometheus and Pandora, and the so-called Myth of Five Ages.

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Pandora's Box

"Dark Hollow" (3.07)
"Think Lovely Thoughts" (3.08)
"Save Henry" (3.09)
"The New Neverland" (3.10)
"Out of the Past" (Graphic Novel)

Perseus and Medusa is a popularly remembered tale in Greek mythology. Medusa, a gorgon, has the ability to turn any man that looks into her eyes to stone. She is finally defeated by Perseus who uses the reflection of his shield to make the creature gaze upon herself and turn to stone.

Characters Settings Objects Notable episodes

Perseus (Snow White)

Medusa's Cave


"The New Neverland" (3.10)


Characters Settings Objects Notable episodes


Mount Olympus

Flame of Prometheus

"Nimue" (5.07)
"Birth" (5.08)


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"What Happened to Frederick" (1.13)

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5 Rivers


Season 5B

Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel (/ˈhænsəl/ or /ˈhɑːnsəl/ and /ˈɡrɛtəl/; German: Hänsel und Gretel) is a well-known fairy tale of German origin, recorded by the Brothers Grimm and published in 1812. Hansel and Gretel are a young brother and sister threatened by a cannibalistic witch living deep in the forest in a house constructed of cake and confectionery. The two children save their lives by outwitting her. The tale has been adapted to various media.

The story was adapted by Disney into the 1932 animated short film, Babes in the Woods.

Characters Settings Objects Notable episodes

Blind Witch

Gingerbread House


"True North" (1.09)

The Holy Bible

The Holy Bible (from Koine Greek τὰ βιβλία, tà biblía, "the books") is a collection of texts sacred in Judaism and Christianity. There is no single canonical "Bible": many Bibles have evolved, with overlapping and diverging contents. Various religious traditions have produced different recensions with different selections of texts. These do largely overlap however, creating a common core.

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Holy Grail
Unquenchable Flame

"Nimue" (5.07)

Jack Sprat

Jack Sprat is an English language nursery rhyme, with the most common modern version being:

Jack Sprat could eat no fat.
His wife could eat no lean.
And so between them both, you see,
They licked the platter clean.
Characters Settings Objects Notable episodes

Jack Sprat
Mrs. Sprat



"Dreamy" (1.14)

One Hundred and One Dalmatians

The Hundred and One Dalmatians, or The Great Dog Robbery, is a 1956 children's novel by Dodie Smith about the robbery of the titular family of 101 Dalmatian dogs.

At a dinner party attended by the Dearly couple, Cruella de Vil expresses her dislike for animals; subsequently, the couple's new Dalmatian puppies disappear. The Dearly dogs are now among 97 puppies who were kidnapped or legally purchased from various owners, with the intention of skinning them for their fur. Through the co-operation of animals and the "Twilight barking", the dogs are found in Suffolk, England, and a rescue ensues.

The story was adapted by Disney into the 1961 theatrical release, One Hundred and One Dalmatians.

Characters Settings Objects Notable episodes

Cruella De Vil

1920s England

Cruella's car

"Sympathy for the De Vil" (4.18)

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk is an English fairytale. The earliest known appearance in print is Benjamin Tabart's moralized 1807 version. Henry Cole popularized it in The Home Treasury (1842), and Joseph Jacobs rewrote it in English Fairy Tales (1890). Jacobs' version is most commonly reprinted today and it is believed to be closer to the oral versions than Tabart's because it lacks the moralizing.

Jack is a young boy living with his widowed mother and a milk cow who is their only source of income. When the cow stops giving milk, Jack's mother has him take her to the market to be sold. On the way, he meets an old man who offers "magic beans" in exchange for the cow and Jack makes the trade. When he arrives home without any money, his mother becomes furious, throws the beans to the ground and sends Jack to bed. A gigantic beanstalk grows overnight which Jack climbs to a land high in the sky. There he comes to a house (or, in some versions, a castle) that is the home of a giant. Jack steals from the giant and makes his escape down the beanstalk. However, the giant is woken when Jack leaves the house, and chases him down the beanstalk. Jack calls to his mother for an axe. Before the giant reaches the ground, Jack cuts down the beanstalk, causing the giant to fall to his death. Jack and his mother then live happily ever after with their riches that Jack stole from the giant.

The story was adapted by Disney into the 1947 theatrical release, Fun and Fancy Free.

Characters Settings Objects Notable episodes

Abraham (Giant)
Andre (Giant)
Anton (Giant)
Argyle (Giant)
Arlo (Giant)


Magic beans

"Tallahassee" (2.06)
"Tiny" (2.13)

Lady and the Tramp

Lady and the Tramp is a 1955 American animated romantic musical comedy film produced by Walt Disney and released to theaters by Buena Vista Distribution. The 15th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, it was the first animated feature filmed in the CinemaScope widescreen film process. Based on Happy Dan, The Whistling Dog by Ward Greene, the movie tells the story of a female American Cocker Spaniel named Lady who lives with a refined, upper-middle-class family, and a male stray mutt named Tramp. When the two dogs meet, they embark on many romantic adventures.

Characters Settings Objects Notable episodes

Bartender (Tony)
Spaghetti Man (Tramp)
Spaghetti Woman (Lady)



"The Apprentice" (4.04)


Leviathan is a sea monster referenced in the Tanakh, or the Old Testament. The word has become synonymous with any large sea monster or creature. In literature (e.g., Herman Melville's Moby-Dick) it refers to great whales, and in Modern Hebrew, it simply means "whale". It is described extensively in Job 41 and mentioned in Psalm 104:26 and Isaiah 27:1.

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Leviathan Shoals


"Out of the Past" (Graphic Novel)

Little Bo Peep

Little Bo Peep, or Little Bo Peep Has Lost Her Sheep, is a popular English language nursery rhyme. The earliest record of this rhyme is in a manuscript of around 1805, which contains only the first verse. There are references to a children's game called "Bo-Peep", from the 16th century. The rhyme usually goes as follows:

"Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep,
And doesn't know where to find them;
Leave them alone, and they'll come home,
Wagging their tails behind them."

Characters Settings Objects Notable episodes

Bo Peep


Bo Peep's crook

"White Out" (4.02)

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid is a well-known fairy tale by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen about a young mermaid willing to give up her life in the sea and her identity as a mermaid to gain a human soul and the love of a human prince.

The story was adapted by Disney into the 1989 theatrical release, The Little Mermaid.

Characters Settings Objects Notable episodes

Prince Eric
Ursula, the Sea Goddess
Ursula, the Sea Witch

Maritime Kingdom


"Ariel" (3.06)
"Poor Unfortunate Soul" (4.15)

Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood, or Little Red Cap, is an European fairy tale about a young girl and an evil wolf. The story has been changed considerably in its history and subject to numerous modern adaptations and readings. The story was first published by Charles Perrault.

The titular girl walks through the woods to deliver food to her sickly grandmother. A mean wolf wants to eat the girl and the food in the basket. He approaches her and she naively tells him where she is going. He suggests the girl pick some flowers, which she does. In the meantime, he goes to the grandmother's house and gains entry by pretending to be the girl. He swallows the grandmother whole and waits for the girl, disguised as the grandma. When the girl arrives, she notices that her grandmother looks very strange, and comments on that, and the wolf jumps out of bed and swallows her up too. She is usually rescued by a lumberjack who cuts into the wolf's stomach and gets her and the grandmother out.

The story was adapted by Disney into the 1934 animated short film, The Big Bad Wolf.

Characters Settings Objects Notable episodes

Red Riding Hood/Wolf

Granny's Village

Red's cloak

"Red-Handed" (1.15)
"Child of the Moon" (2.07)
"Shadow of the Queen" (Graphic Novel)
"Red's Untold Tale" (Novel)


Mulan, also known as The Ballad of Mulan and Mùlán Tzú, is an ancient Chinese poem written by an unknown author that was incorporated in the book Musical Records of Old and New in the 6th century. During a time of war in China, a young woman named Hua Mulan sees that her father has been conscripted into the army. Having no older brothers, she decides to dress as a man and goes to war in his place.

The story was adapted by Disney into the 1998 theatrical release, Mulan.

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Mulan's Village

Mulan's sword

"The Outsider" (2.11)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a novel written by Ken Kesey. Set in an Oregon psychiatric hospital, the narrative serves a study of the institutional processes and the human mind as well as a critique of behaviorism and a celebration of humanistic principles. Published in 1962, the novel was adapted into a Broadway play by Dale Wasserman in 1963. Bo Goldman adapted the novel for the 1975 film directed by Miloš Forman, which won five Academy Awards.

Characters Settings Objects Notable episodes

Nurse Ratched

Storybrooke General Hospital



Peter Pan

Peter Pan, also known as Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up and Peter and Wendy, is a play that was written by Scottish author J. M. Barrie as a 1904 play and 1911 novel. The story is that of a young boy named Peter Pan from a magical land named Neverland, where you never grow old. The story follows the adventures of Peter after he befriends a young girl named Wendy Darling from London, England and her two brothers. In Neverland, they interact with lost boys, fairies, mermaids and Peter's biggest enemy, Captain Hook, a dangerous pirate.

The story was adapted by Disney into the 1953 theatrical release, Peter Pan.

Characters Settings Objects Notable episodes

Captain Hook
George Darling
John Darling
Lost Boys
Mary Darling
Michael Darling
Peter Pan
Rumplestiltskin (Crocodile)
Tinker Bell
Wendy Darling
William Smee

Jolly Roger

Pixie Dust

"The Crocodile" (2.04)
"Second Star to the Right" (2.21)
"And Straight on 'Til Morning" (2.22)
Season 3A (3.01-3.11)

Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater

Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater is an English language nursery rhyme. There's multiple versions of the rhyme, one of which being:

Peter, Peter pumpkin eater,
Had a wife but couldn't keep her;
He put her in a pumpkin shell
And there he kept her very well.
Peter, Peter pumpkin eater,
Had another and didn't love her;
Peter learned to read and spell,
And then he loved her very well
Characters Settings Objects Notable episodes

Peter Peter



"Dreamcatcher" (5.05)

The Pied Piper

The Pied Piper of Hamelin, also known as Rattenfänger von Hameln a German legend that tells the tale of a town named Hamelin when it becomes infested with rats. A man dressed in pied clothing offers to attract the rats away with his musical pipe. However, despite his success, he was refused payment and thus swore to return to the town for revenge. The pied piper does just this and returns, playing his pipe, attracting all the children of Hamelin. They're taken to a nearby cave, never to be seen again.

This story was adapted by Disney into the 1933 animated short movie, The Pied Piper.

Characters Settings Objects Notable episodes

Baelfire (Attracted Child)
Lost Boys (Attracted Children)
Peter Pan (Pied Piper)


Pan's pipe

"Nasty Habits" (3.04)


The Adventures of Pinocchio is a novel for children by Italian author Carlo Collodi, written in Florence. The first half was originally a serial in 1881 and 1882, and then later completed as a book for children in February 1883. It is about the mischievous adventures of an animated marionette named Pinocchio and his father, a poor woodcarver named Geppetto. It is considered a canonical piece of children's literature and has inspired hundreds of new editions, stage plays, merchandising and movies.

The story was adapted by Disney into the 1940 theatrical release, Pinocchio.

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Blue Fairy
Jiminy Cricket

Geppetto's Hovel


"That Still Small Voice" (1.05)
"The Stranger" (1.20)

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice is a novel of manners by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character, Elizabeth Bennet, as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of the British Regency. Elizabeth is the second of five daughters of a country gentleman living near the fictional town of Meryton in Hertfordshire, near London.

Set in England in the early 19th century, Pride and Prejudice tells the story of Mr and Mrs Bennet's five unmarried daughters after the rich and eligible Mr Bingley and his status-conscious friend, Mr Darcy, have moved into their neighborhood. While Bingley takes an immediate liking to the eldest Bennet daughter, Jane, Darcy has difficulty adapting to local society and repeatedly clashes with the second-eldest Bennet daughter, Elizabeth.

Pride and Prejudice retains a fascination for modern readers, continuing near the top of lists of "most loved books." It has become one of the most popular novels in English literature, selling over 20 million copies, and receives considerable attention from literary scholars. Modern interest in the book has resulted in a number of dramatic adaptations and an abundance of novels and stories imitating Austen's memorable characters or themes.

Characters Settings Objects Notable episodes

Mr. Darcy

Victorian England


"Who's Alice?" (W.06)

The Prince and the Pauper

The Prince and the Pauper is a novel by American author Mark Twain. It was first published in 1881 in Canada, before its 1882 publication in the United States. The novel represents Twain's first attempt at historical fiction. Set in 1547, it tells the story of two young boys who are identical in appearance: Tom Canty, a pauper who lives with his abusive father in Offal Court off Pudding Lane in London, and Prince Edward, so of King Henry VIII.

The story was adapted by Disney into the 1990 animated short film, The Prince and the Pauper.

Characters Settings Objects Notable episodes

David (Pauper)
James (Prince)

Prince Charming's Castle


"The Shepherd" (1.06)


Rapunzel is a German fairy tale in the collection assembled by the Brothers Grimm, and first published in 1812 as part of Children's and Household Tales. The Grimm Brothers' story is an adaptation of the fairy tale Rapunzel by Friedrich Schulz published in 1790. The Schulz version is based on Persinette by Charlotte-Rose de Caumont de La Force originally published in 1698. Its plot has been used and parodied in various media and its best known line ("Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair") is an idiom of popular culture. In volume I of the 1812 annotations (Anhang), it is listed as coming from Friedrich Schulz Kleine Romane, Book 5, pp. 269–288, published in Leipzig 1790.

The story was adapted by Disney into the 2010 theatrical release, Tangled.

Characters Settings Objects Notable episodes

Prince Charming
Rapunzel's Father
Rapunzel's Mother

Rapunzel's Tower

Night Root (Witch)

"The Tower" (3.14)

Robin Hood

Robin Hood (spelled Robyn Hode in older sources) is a heroic outlaw found in English folklore who, according to legend, was also a highly skilled archer and swordsman. Traditionally depicted as being dressed in Lincoln green, he is often portrayed as "robbing from the rich and giving to the poor" alongside his band of "Merry Men". Robin Hood became a popular folk figure in the late-medieval period, and continues to be widely represented in modern literature, films and television.

The story was adapted by Disney into the 1973 theatrical release, Robin Hood.

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Friar Tuck
Little John
Robin Hood
Sheriff of Nottingham
Will Scarlet

Sherwood Forest

Enchanted bow

"Lacey" (2.19)
"Forget Me Not" (W.03)
"Heart of Gold" (4.17)


Rumpelstiltskin or Rumplestiltskin is the antagonist of a fairy tale that originated in Germany (where he is known as Rumpelstilzchen). The tale was collected by the Brothers Grimm in the 1812 edition of Children's and Household Tales. It was subsequently revised in later editions. Rumpelstiltskin inspired J. K. Rowling's Blast-Ended Skrewts in her Harry Potter series.

The story tells of a miller who, wanting to sound more important, lies to the King, claiming that his daughter has the ability to spin straw into gold. The King Locks the miller's daughter, threatening her life if she doesn't do as her father claims she can. Having lost almost all hope, an imp named Rumpelstiltskin shows up and solves her problem, all in exchange for her first born child.

Characters Settings Objects Notable episodes

Cora (Miller's Daughter)
Cora's father (Miller)
King Xavier
Queen Regina (Baby)

King Xavier's Castle

Spinning Wheels

"The Price of Gold" (1.04)
"Desperate Souls" (1.08)
"The Miller's Daughter" (2.16)
"Devil's Due" (5.14)

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty by Charles Perrault or Little Briar Rose by the Brothers Grimm is a classic fairy tale involving a beautiful princess, a sleeping enchantment, and a handsome prince. The version collected by the Grimms was an orally transmitted version of the originally literary tale published by Charles Perrault in Histoires ou contes du temps passé in 1697. This in turn was based on Sun, Moon, and Talia by Giambattista Basile (published posthumously in 1634), which was in turn based on one or more folk tales. The earliest known version of the story is Perceforest, composed between 1330 and 1344 and first printed in 1528.

The story was adapted by Disney into the 1959 theatrical release, Sleeping Beauty.

Characters Settings Objects Notable episodes

Briar Rose
King Stefan
Prince Phillip

Aurora's Palace
Forbidden Fortress

Maleficent's staff
Sleeping Curse

"Broken" (2.01)
"Enter the Dragon" (4.14)

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen (Danish: Snedronningen) is an original fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen (1805–1875). The tale was first published 21 December 1844 in New Fairy Tales. First Volume. Second Collection. 1845. (Danish: Nye Eventyr. Første Bind. Anden Samling. 1845.) The story centers on the struggle between good and evil as experienced by Gerda and her friend, Kai.

The story was adapted by Disney into the 2013 theatrical release, Frozen.

Characters Settings Objects Notable episodes

Ingrid (Snow Queen)

Snow Lair

Trolden Glass

"The Snow Queen" (4.07)
"Shattered Sight" (4.10)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White is a German fairy tale known across much of Europe and is today one of the most famous fairy tales worldwide. The Brothers Grimm published it in 1812 in the first edition of their collection Grimms' Fairy Tales. It was titled in German: Sneewittchen (in modern orthography Schneewittchen) and numbered as Tale 53. The Grimms completed their final revision of the story in 1854.

The fairy tale features such elements as the magic mirror, the poisoned apple, the glass coffin, and the characters of the evil queen/stepmother and the seven dwarfs. The seven dwarfs were first given individual names in the Broadway play Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1912) and then given different names in Walt Disney's 1937 film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The Grimm story, which is commonly referred to as "Snow White", should not be confused with the story of "Snow White and Rose Red" (in German Schneeweißchen und Rosenrot), another fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm.

Characters Settings Objects Notable episodes

King Leopold (Snow's father)
Magic Mirror
Prince Charming
Queen Eva (Snow's mother)
Queen Regina (Evil Queen)
Snow White

Dark Palace
Dwarf Mines
Dwarfs' Cottage

Glass coffin
Poisoned apple

Season 1 (1.01-1.22)
"The Cricket Game" (2.10)
"The Queen Is Dead" (2.15)
"The Evil Queen" (2.20)
"Shadow of the Queen" (Graphic Novel)

Snow-White and Rose-Red

Snow-White and Rose-Red (German: Schneeweißchen und Rosenrot) is a German fairy tale. The best-known version is the one collected by the Brothers Grimm as tale number 161. It was not written down in the seventeenth century by Charles Perrault as previously stated. An older, somewhat shorter version, The Ungrateful Dwarf, was written by Caroline Stahl; this in fact appears to be the oldest variant of the tale, as there are no known previous oral versions, although several have been collected since its publication. The oral variants of this tale are very limited in area.

It is not to be confused with the Grimm fairy tale Snow White (which is written Schneewittchen in German, rather than Schneeweißchen) that provided the basis for the Walt Disney film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. This is a completely different version of Snow White and she has nothing in common with the other one, other than sharing her name in English, and having an encounter with a dwarf.

Characters Settings Objects Notable episodes

Red Riding Hood (Rose-Red)
Snow White

Granny's Village


"Red-Handed" (1.15)
"Child of the Moon" (2.07)
"Shadow of the Queen" (Graphic Novel)

Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Three Billy Goats Gruff

Three Billy Goats Gruff (Norwegian: De tre bukkene Bruse) is a Norwegian fairy tale. The fairy tale was collected by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe in their Norske Folkeeventyr, first published between 1841 and 1844.

The tale tells of three billy goats wanting to cross of the bridge, but are each stopped by a hungry troll. The youngest two each suggest the troll wait for the biggest goat to feed on, but once the biggest goat arrives, the troll finds itself thrown over the bridge, thus allowing the goats to pass over whenever they please.

Characters Settings Objects Notable episodes

Head Troll

Troll Bridge


"Snow Falls" (1.03)
"There's No Place Like Home" (3.22)

Treasure Island

The Ugly Duckling

The Ugly Duckling (Danish: Den grimme ælling) is a literary fairy tale by Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen (1805 - 1875). It was first published 11 November 1843, with three other tales by Andersen in Copenhagen, Denmark to great critical acclaim. The tale has been adapted to various media including opera, musical, and animated film. The tale is completely Andersen's invention and owes no debt to fairy tales or folklore.

The story tells of a homely little bird born in a barnyard who suffers abuse from the others around him until, much to his delight (and to the surprise of others), he matures into a beautiful swan, the most beautiful bird of all. The story is beloved around the world as a tale about personal transformation for the better.

The story was adapted by Disney into the 1939 animated short film, The Ugly Duckling.

Characters Settings Objects Notable episodes

Emma Swan (Ugly Duckling)



"Snow Drifts" (3.21)

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a children's novel written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W. W. Denslow. Originally published by the George M. Hill Company in Chicago on May 17, 1900, it has since been reprinted numerous times, most often under the name The Wizard of Oz, which is the name of both the popular 1902 Broadway musical and the well-known 1939 film adaptation.

The story chronicles the adventures of a young girl named Dorothy Gale in the Land of Oz, after being swept away from her Kansas farm home in a cyclone. The novel is one of the best-known stories in American popular culture and has been widely translated. Its initial success, and the success of the 1902 Broadway musical which Baum adapted from his original story, led to Baum's writing thirteen additional Oz books. The original book has been in the public domain in the US since 1956.

Characters Settings Objects Notable episodes

Dorothy Gale
Flying Monkeys
Prince Charming (Cowardly Lion)
Queen Regina (Tin Man)
Rumplestiltskin (Scarecrow)
Tin Man
Wicked Witch of the West
Witch of the East
Witch of the North
Wizard of Oz

Emerald City

Great Book of Records
Silver slippers
Six Leaf Clover

Season 3B (3.12-3.22)
"Heart of Gold" (4.17)


Yaoguai (妖怪 pinyin yāoguài) or yaomo (妖魔 yāomó, literally, "demon") or yaojing (妖精 yāojīng, literally, "sprite" or "seductive") is a Chinese term that generally means "demon".

Yaoguai are mostly malevolent animal spirits or fallen celestial beings that have acquired magical powers through the practice of Taoism. The evil ones are usually referred to as guài (literally, "freak") or (literally, "demon") in Chinese. Their greatest goal is achieving immortality and thus deification.

Not all yaojing are actually demons; some others are of quite unusual origins. In the case of Baigujing, she was a skeleton that became such a demon. Many yaojing are fox spirits, or according to the Journey to the West, pets of the deities. There are also yaoguai kings (mówáng) that command a number of lesser demon minions.

In Chinese folklore, the Chinese hell (Diyu) is a place that is populated by various demonic spawns. Most of these demons are influenced by the Indian rakshasa or yaksha and therefore bear some similarity with the Japanese oni.

In Japanese, yaoguai are known as yōkai (actually, the term is a loanword from Chinese; the native Japanese equivalent, sometimes written with the same kanji, is mononoke).

Characters Settings Objects Notable episodes


Mulan's Village


"The Outsider" (2.11)