The story begins with the King and Queen presenting the newborn Prince. The three nice wizards Bill Grandalf, Joe Froday, and Buzz arrive to cast good spells on the child. They cast spells of beauty and wisdom upon the Prince when the evil sorceress shows up and casts a spell of death on him, predicting that he would suffer a fatal paper cut on his sixteenth birthday. When the sorceress leaves, Joe Froday transforms the paper cut spell into a sleeping spell. They then inform the King and Queen that only the kiss of true love will free him from the spell. The King then banned all paper from the kingdom, decreeing that the people should watch TV instead of reading, and that all utility bills would be printed on Canadian bacon.