Once upon a time (a few months ago, to be exact), a Poptropica fan named Perfect Crab had an idea for a fairy tale-themed island called… well, Fairy Tale Island. The Creators of Poptropica loved the idea so much that they selected it as one of the three winners of the Create Your Dream Island contest.
Many fans such as Perfect Crab awaited the arrival of the winning islands, yearning to go on more adventures in the great wide somewhere. Suddenly, the Creators shared some concept art for some of Fairy Tale Island’s many characters. Now let us take a look at what stories are awaiting us in this magical adventure!
The first image shows some character designs for the cast of Little Red Riding Hood. Our human characters are a modern Red Riding Hood(ie), a sweet grandma, and a hairy woodcutter. Of course, you cannot have Little Red Riding Hood without the Big Bad Wolf and his many expressive faces. While this isn’t the only modern adaptation of the story, this will definitely be an interesting take regardless.
Next, we have six of the seven dwarves from Snow White. It’s interesting that the dwarves are drawn in a different style from normal Poptropicans; they even have noses and fingers! Why are the dwarves drawn this way? Why are they wearing a human disguise like the gnomes from Gravity Falls? Where is the one other dwarf? Some of their secrets will be revealed shortly.
Moving along, here are some costumes fit for royalty. Amongst the kings and queens, we can easily spot Cinderella thanks to her iconic glass slippers. Interestingly, Cinderella also has a wild hairstyle and punk rocker outfit. Is that her normal attire before she goes to the ball, or perhaps her disguise at the ball?
There is also a lady dressed in purple accompanied with a note which says “Modify Kira scrub outfit and props”. We currently have a named character who is likely a medical professional. Could she be Cinderella’s fairy godmother?
Finally, here is concept art for the island’s possible villain: Rumpelstiltskin. His longer limbs and devilish features help him stand out from Poptropica villains of the past. Perhaps he has something to do with the fairy tales going awry? What is this sinister imp’s master plan, and is he working alone?
All of these character designs give us a lot to think about regarding the island’s story and tone. The modern takes on classic fairy tales are reminiscent to 2000’s fairy tale parody movies like Shrek, Hoodwinked, and Enchanted. Wouldn’t it be interesting to defeat Rumpelstiltskin and celebrate with a dance party?
Now these designs are a taste of what is to come. The full story of Fairy Tale Island is set to be told before this summer, so keep one eye on the Creators’ Blog and another on the Poptropica Help Blog. We cannot wait to see what Perfect Crab and the Creators have in store for us!
Thank you for reading, and have a good day!
—Gentle Dolphin 🐬
29 thoughts on “The magical designs of Fairy Tale Island 🧚♂️🎨”
Congratulations on making the first comment!
Can I friend you Gentle Dolphin?🐬
Sure! My username on Poptropica is magicalyre.
Congrats on being second!
im scared to do the one with the wolf
Don’t worry about the wolf! He’s friendly! All he wants is pizza 😉
Yay! New Island in progress is looking good!
Love this, hope the creators will release more sneak peaks soon!
Yep! More sneak peaks and plus…get back the islands removed too!!! Monster Carnival….
Emu….do you have a YouTube channel?
This is so cool! It reminds me so much of Twisted Thicket, one of my favorite islands!I can’t wait for it to come out 😁
ikr!! I thought the exact same thing!
I wonder why Cinderella looks weird… This is going to be such a cool island!
I’m loving the Rumpelstiltskin designs! But I’m really hesitant about the dwarves, for sure.
People with noses, ears, fingers, and no noodle arms?? What dimension are we entering????
Anyway, pretty cool designs. Really remind me of Twisted Thicket in a way.
yeah, but there are some islands like Big Nate and Wimpy Kid, so like animated ones sometimes do, so that is kinda strange ur right
Yeah, but at least those were just from other franchises (islands like Galactic Hot Dogs and Red Dragon I guess are flexible enough to be altered to fit the Pop style). Those nomes though are from an original island.
This doesn’t bother me too much FYI since the nomes aren’t necessarily human.
Wait where does Red Dragon have strange people with like noses or something
So… basically Poptropica was tired copied hoodwink with lots of Gravity falls references?
The dwarves may look similar to Gravity Falls gnomes, but otherwise, not really. They did include some new twists on classic fables, which you can read more about in our Fairytale Island Review.