Amy Poehler Releases “Once Upon a No” Series of Hilarious Fairy Tales


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In collaboration with Pure Leaf, actress, comedian and mom Amy Poehler has released a hilarious batch of rewritten fairy tales in the new Once Upon a No series. The short films take a new approach to the classic tales, showing what would happen if our beloved heroines said “no.”

While the stories are humorous in nature, they further the power of “no,” while also sharing Pure Leaf’s message that “no is beautiful.”

Catch up on the new version of The Princess and the Pea, where the moral of the story is “you don’t always have to be agreeable, and I agree with that.”


In the reimagined Rapunzel story, enjoy the moral of “do what’s best for you, and not what others are expecting.”


Enjoy Poehler’s telling of Hansel and Gretel, where the moral of the story is, “Don’t rush through life. Stop, and talk to the squirrels along the way. They’re fascinating characters and they love tea!”


We can’t help but love Poehler’s message that if people said “no” more often and to things that don’t make them them happy, we’d all have more time to say “yes” to things do.

––Karly Wood



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