Description: For Emma Swan, life has been anything but a happy ending. But when she’s reunited with Henry – the son she gave up for adoption ten years ago – on the night of her 28th birthday, everything changes. The now 10-year-old Henry is in desperate need of Emma’s help because he believes from reading a book of fairy-tales that she’s the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming – who sent her away from the Enchanted Forest to be protected from a curse that was enacted by the Evil Queen. Emma initially refuses to believe a word of Henry’s story but soon finds that his hometown of Storybrooke, Maine is more than it seems. Because it’s in Storybrooke that all of the classic characters we know are frozen in time with no memories of their former selves – except for the Evil Queen, who is Storybrooke’s mayor and Henry’s adoptive mother Regina Mills. Now, as the epic “Final Battle” for the future of both worlds approaches, Emma will have to accept her destiny and uncover the mystery behind a place …
Creators: Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis
Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla
Taglines: Magic is coming.
- Josh Dallas (Prince Charming) and Ginnifer Goodwin (Snow White) went on to marry in real life.
- The role of Rumplestiltskin was written specifically for Robert Carlyle.
- Most of the objects in Mr. Golds were brought in by the cast.
- Of all of the Prince and Princess couples that could have been the focal point of the series, Snow White and Prince Charming were chosen, because of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) being the first movie Disney produced.
- During one of the episodes, Prince Charming mentions to Snow White about falling through a portal to Asgard, a reference to Marvel’s Thor. Josh Dallas played Fandral in Thor (2011).
- The friendship between Snow White and Little Red Riding Hood is a nod to “Snow White and Rose Red”, another German fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm.
- At the 2014 Oz Comic Con, Jennifer Morrison confirmed that one of her favorite scenes was when Hook quoted the infamous “as you wish” to Emma, saying that it was her own “Buttercup moment”.
- The wardrobe that Emma was sent through when she’s born is a nod to The Chronicles of Narnia.
- There are multiple references to Walt Disney once being The Author. In season four, episode seventeen, “Best Laid Plans”, August (Pinocchio) makes reference to there being many authors, including “a man named Walt”, and in season four, episode twenty-two, “Operation Mongoose: Part 1”, the episode starts in December 1966, with reference to The Author recently passing away, and a new author needed. Walt Disney died on December 15, 1966.