20 Magical Facts About Fantasy Movies and TV Shows
If you think about it, every single piece of media is always about fantasy. But the fantasy genre is a whole other thing, a branch of speculative fiction with magic and dragons and, erm, roller coasters? Sure, anyway, we’re big fans of fantasy movies and TV shows, particularly when they’re done right. This means we’re mostly ignoring the trash (we’re looking straight at you, Gor, you’re the trash), but also the sexism. No, we like our women as we like our fantasy: erm, with epic final battles? Look, we might not know much about politics besides “don’t be a dick and just be cool”, but we do know our fantasy. That’s the point. Thus, we add another entry to our ongoing interest in the genre.
In this Pictofact, we’re picking a few classics of the fantasy genre and offering some fun facts about their productions, castings, or legacies. That being said, since we live in a civilization in which “fantasy” is almost synonymous with that lord with those rings, we’re leaving those two trilogies aside for now. At the same time, however, Peter Jacksons’ work is unavoidable, and so be on the lookout for a few times it’ll pop out. Here are, then, 20 fantastic facts about fantasy movies and TV shows. And for a bonus fact, did you know the writers of the classic 2022 Cracked Pictofact “20 Magical Facts About Fantasy Movies and TV Shows” completely forgot about the classic 1986 movie Labyrinth? One truly does learn something new every day.