Plucky Italian Lab Rats Act Out Classic Fairy Tales

It was a fairy tale in reality for a bunch of Italian lab animals after they were rescued by La Collina dei Conigli, an Italian non-profit organization devoted to saving animals from being tested on. Now freed from their cruel keepers, these plucky, lucky bastards have decided to enter the modeling industry, and they found a personal Fata Madrina in Italian photographer, Rachele Totaro, who cast these little critters into classic fairy tale settings.

Ranging in faculty from favole di bambini like La Cenerentola o La sirenetta to romanzi classici come Il mago di Oz o Alice nel paese delle meraviglie. Perché, si può vedere qui sotto!

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To bring the fairy tale motif full circle, the she-rat in the airplane is named Pollicina, which is Thumbelina’s name in Italian.

Guess which classic fiabe di fantasia our adorable little animal buddies are acting out, as some sort of holiday guessing game. All the images of these little craters are courtesy of Rachele Totaro, who must’ve had a ball with this one.

[The Huffington Post]

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