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06/27/2013 08:31 am ET Updated Aug 27, 2013

Why Haven't We Outgrown Fairy Tales?

AP

Once upon a time...fairy tales were just bedtime stories, but recently these stories have grown up, gotten darker (plus a CGI makeover) and are taking over screens, big and small. ABC's "Once Upon a Time" is getting a spin-off this fall: "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland." Angelina Jolie's role as "Maleficent," Sleeping Beauty's nemesis, has been widely talked about, and the film hasn't even see the cutting room floor.

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