Fairy Tale Adaptation by Disney

An interesting little snippet here about Disney’s recent spate of fairy tale adaptations–the Grimms’ ‘Rose Red and Snow White being the latest, but with an intertextual twist that aligns it with the better-known ‘Snow White’. The writer also describes some cinematic predecessors and speculates wryly about adaptations of other less well known tales.

Coincidentally, I read a very powerful YA adaptation of this tale not long ago: Margo Lanagan’s Tender Morsels, which I will try and review some time–it’s very good (and her selkie novel, The Brides of Rollrock Island is even better).

Lanagan blogs here, and there is a review of Tender Morsels here; plus two interesting interviews here and here. She is a YA author I’ll be watching out for.

About William the Bloody

Cat lover. 18C scholar on the dialogue and novel. Co-convenor OGOM Project
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