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Fantasy

Fantasy media haha For other meanings see Fantasy (disambiguation) Fantasy is a genre of art that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, or setting. ...

Genre studies Fantastic art is a loosely defined art genre. ... Fantasy art is a genre of art that depicts magical or other supernatural themes, ideas, creatures or settings. ... The definition of a fantasy author is somewhat diffuse, and a matter of opinion - Jules Verne considered H. G. Wells to be a fantasy author - and there is considerable overlap with science fiction authors and horror fiction authors. ... Fantasy Comics A number of fantasy comics abound on the web. ... Fantasy fiction magazines Magazines which publish fantasy fiction primarily, as opposed to other sorts of fiction, or fantasy comics or other forms of visual art (though most have published poetry, illustration and other art, and some have published at least some kinds of cartoons. ... In theory fantasy films are films with fantastic themes, usually involving magic or exotic fantasy worlds, as distinct from science fiction films or horror films. ... For other definitions of fantasy see fantasy (psychology). ...

Fantasy subculture The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... The modern fantasy genre has spawned many new subgenres with no clear counterparts in the mythology or folklore upon which the tradition of fantasy storytelling is based, although inspiration from mythology and folklore remains a consistent theme. ... Fantastique is a French term for a literary and cinematic genre that overlaps with parts of science fiction, horror and fantasy. ... There are many elements that show up throughout the fantasy genre in different guises. ... This article is about the word, for other meanings see Quest (disambiguation) A quest is a journey towards a goal with great meaning and is used in mythology and literature as a plot device. ... This article is about artifacts in fantasy and roleplaying. ... Many fantasy stories and worlds call their main sapient humanoid species races rather than species. ... A fantasy world is a type of fictional universe in which magic or other similar powers work. ... A legendary creature is a mythical or fantastic creature (often known as fabulous creatures in historical literature). ...

Categories Lovecraftian horror is a sub-genre of horror which emphasizes the psychological horror of the unknown (in some cases, unknowable) over gore or other elements of shock which may still be present. ... Tolkien fandom is an international, informal community of fans of the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, especially of the Middle-earth legendarium which includes The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and The Silmarillion. ... Tolkienology is a term used by Tolkien fans to describe the study of the works of J. R. R. Tolkien treating Middle-earth as a real world and using academic techniques to determine if chronicler Tolkien has left enough clues to come to some fitting conclusions. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

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Fantasy television is a genre of television featuring elements of the fantastic, often including magic, supernatural forces, or exotic fantasy worlds. Fantasy television programs are often based on tales from mythology and folklore, or are adapted from fantasy stories in other media. There is no clear definition of the underlying literary genre, however, and as such the boundaries of fantasy television are also subject to interpretation. In particular, the genre often overlaps with Science Fiction and Horror. The Fantastic is a literary genre of writing or art which intrudes fantasy elements into a story (or picture) that is basically representational or real-feeling. ... Magic/magick and sorcery are the influencing of events, objects, people and physical phenomena by mystical or paranormal means. ... Look up Supernatural in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A fantasy world is a type of fictional universe in which magic or other similar powers work. ... // The word mythology (Greek: μυθολογία, from μυθος mythos, a story or legend, and λογος logos, an account or speech) literally means the (oral) retelling of myths – stories that a particular culture believes to be true and that use supernatural events or characters to explain the nature of the universe and humanity. ... Folklore is the body of verbal expressive culture, including tales, legends, oral history, proverbs, jokes, popular beliefs current among a particular population, comprising the oral tradition of that culture, subculture, or group. ... haha For other meanings see Fantasy (disambiguation) Fantasy is a genre of art that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, or setting. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Horror fiction is, broadly, fiction in any medium intended to scare, unsettle or horrify the reader. ...


Genre and subgenres

Similar to the difficulty faced by scholars of fantasy film, classifying a television program as fantasy can be somewhat problematic given the fluid boundaries of the genre. Not all programs with fantastic elements may qualify as fantasy. Children's programs in particular often feature fantastic elements that do not qualify the program as fantasy, such as the giant talking avian Big Bird of the popular PBS series Sesame Street. Nevertheless, some critics classify certain children's programs that feature traditional fantasy elements such as barbarian characters, wizards, and magic swords as part of the genre. See, for example, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. In theory fantasy films are films with fantastic themes, usually involving magic or exotic fantasy worlds, as distinct from science fiction films or horror films. ... Big Bird finds Ernie in a game of Journey to Ernie. ... PBS re-directs here; for alternate uses see PBS (disambiguation) PBS logo The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ... Sesame Street is an educational American childrens television series designed for preschoolers, and is recognized as a pioneer of the contemporary standard which combines education and entertainment in childrens television shows. ... // The word barbarian generally refers to an uncivilized, uncultured person, either in a general reference to a member of a nation or ethnos perceived as having an inferior level of civilization, or in an individual reference to a brutal, cruel, insensitive person whose behavior is unacceptable in a civilized society. ... Wizards can refer to several distinct topics: Wizards, a 1977 animated movie Wizards, a Brazilian power metal band Kansas City Wizards, a football team in the MLS Washington Wizards, a basketball team in the NBA Wizard, a practitioner of magic Wizards of the Coast, the producers of Magic: The Gathering... The term magic sword refers to any kind of mythological or fictional sword imbued with magical power to increase its strength or grant it other supernatural qualities. ... He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is an American animated television series produced by Filmation based on Mattels successful toy line Masters of the Universe. ...


Programs for general audiences may also be difficult to classify. The program The Twilight Zone presented a series of unrelated stories, some of which were works of science fiction and some of which were tales of fantasy. The more generic term "speculative fiction" might be appropriate for such shows. Other series blend the fantasy and horror genres, such as the fan favorites Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. And still other programs feature dream sequences or other surreal elements, yet would not be considered fantasy shows by most fans or critics. Some of these programs serve as examples of the magical realism genre rather than fantasy, such as HBO's Six Feet Under, which featured a realistic setting except for occasional scenes in which living and dead characters interact. In the United Kingdom, the term "telefantasy" is used as an umbrella term to collectively describe all types of programs that feature elements of the fantastic. The Twilight Zone original opening The Twilight Zone was an anthology series created (and often written) by its narrator and host Rod Serling. ... ... Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American television series based upon the 1992 film of the same name. ... The Annunciation - the Angel Gabriel announces to Mary that she will bear Jesus (El Greco, 1575) An angel is a supernatural being found in many religions. ... A cow standing on a pole. ... Magic Realism (or Magical Realism) is an illustrative or literary technique in which the laws of cause and effect seem not quite to apply in otherwise real world situations. ... HBO (Home Box Office) is a premium cable television network with headquarters in New York City. ... Six Feet Under was a popular and critically acclaimed American television drama produced by HBO. It first aired on June 3, 2001 and concluded its fifth and final season on August 21, 2005. ...


Some critics consider Superhero programs to be works of fantasy ("Superhero fantasy"), but others classify them as science fiction and still others consider them to be their own genre of programming. See, for example Wonder Woman (TV series) and Lois & Clark. Proper classification is similarly ambiguous for the Tokusatsu superhero programs from Japan, such as Magical Squadron Magic Ranger. Batman and Superman, two of the most recognizable and iconic superheroes. ... Lynda Carter in costume as Wonder Woman. ... Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman was a live-action television series based on the Superman comic books. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Mahou Sentai Magiranger Mahou Sentai Magiranger ), translated as Magic Squadron Magiranger, was Toeis 2005-2006 production of the Super Sentai television series. ...


A wide variety of fantasy subgenres have been represented on television, both as original series and as television broadcasts of fantasy films. Typical examples of original programming in various subgenres include: The modern fantasy genre has spawned many new subgenres with no clear counterparts in the mythology or folklore upon which the tradition of fantasy storytelling is based, although inspiration from mythology and folklore remains a consistent theme. ...

Bangsian fantasy is the school of fantasy writing that sets the plot wholly or partially in the afterlife. ... Dead Like Me is a Showtime television comedy-drama created by Bryan Fuller about a group of grim reapers in Seattle, Washington. ... Todd McFarlanes Spawn was a television series which aired on HBO from 1997 through 1999. ... Comic fantasy is a subgenre of Fantasy that is primarily humorous in intent and tone. ... Bewitched was an American situation comedy starring actress Elizabeth Montgomery, broadcast on ABC from 1964 to 1972. ... I Dream of Jeannie was a popular sitcom, filmed from 1965 to 1970 and produced by NBC. It was created by Sidney Sheldon in response to the great success of rival network ABCs Bewitched series, which had debuted in 1964 as the second most watched program in the United... Contemporary fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy, also known as modern-day fantasy, or indigenous fantasy. ... Fantasy Island refers to two separate but related American fantasy television series, both originally airing on the ABC television network. ... Twin Peaks was an American dramatic television series created by David Lynch and Mark Frost. ... High fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy fiction that is set in invented or parallel worlds. ... There are two television channels named Sci-Fi: a British satellite television channel; see Sci Fi channel (United Kingdom) a United States television channel; see Sci Fi channel (United States) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Earthsea DVD Cover The Legend of Earthsea miniseries (later shortened to Earthsea), adapted quite loosely from the award-winning Earthsea novels by Ursula K. Le Guin, premiered as a two-night television event on the Sci-Fi Channel in December 2004. ... Historical fantasy (sometimes referred to as fantahistorical), is a subgenre of fantasy, related to historical fiction. ... Turner Network Television, usually referred to as TNT, is a cable TV network created by media mogul Ted Turner and launched with a showing of his favorite film, Gone with the Wind, on October 3, 1988. ... The Mists of Avalon DVD cover The Mists of Avalon is a 2001 miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Marion Zimmer Bradley. ... The Lost World literary genre is a fantasy or science fiction genre that involves the discovery of a new world out of time, place, or both. ... Land of the Lost (1974–1976) is one in a variety of popular, uniquely produced childrens television series created and produced by Sid and Marty Krofft. ... Romantic fantasy can be considered a sub-genre of fantasy or of romance. ... It has been suggested that CBS evening news anchors be merged into this article or section. ... Beauty and the Beast is an American television series, originally broadcast in 1987, centered around the relationship between Catherine (Linda Hamilton), an attorney who lived in New York City, and Vincent (Ron Perlman), a gentle, but lion-faced beast who belongs to a society of misfits and outcasts (see mole... This article is about a fantasy sub-genre. ... Hercules: The Legendary Journeys was a television series produced from 1995 to 1999, very loosely based on the tales of the classical culture hero Hercules. ... Xena. ... Wizards and Warriors is a 1980s CBS television series. ...

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