Back in 2004 or so, I started toying with the idea for a different kind of fairy tale retelling, one which went back to the original stories and put the princesses squarely in charge of their own stories, kicking ass and saving princes and all of that. This was, in part, a response to the princess phase my daughter went through, wherein the house was invaded by Disney princess merchandise.
I’m currently finishing up final revisions on the fourth book in my series, and I just learned that Disney is getting out of the fairy tale game.
I’m not sure, but I think this means I win!
ETA: Or maybe not. According to a quote from Ed Catmull on the Disney Animation Studios Facebook Page, the LA Times is wrong, and Disney has a number of (unnamed) projects in development. Hm … I think they’re bluffing. But hey, if anyone at Disney is looking for new fairy tale twists for upcoming movies, give my agent a call!