Tag Archives: Disney
Sam George, University of Hertfordshire When most people think about fairies, they perhaps picture the sparkling Tinker Bell from Peter Pan or the other heartwarming and cute fairies and fairy godmothers that populate many Disney movies and children’s cartoons. But … Continue reading
Sam and I have been posting on the theme of ‘Beauty and the Beast recently here and here (I am doing research on the tale and will be presenting a paper at the Damsels in Redress conference next month). I … Continue reading
The website Tor.com has published a very interesting article, ‘Ayesha, White as Snow: H. Rider Haggard’s She and Walt Disney’s Evil Queen’. As the title suggests, the author of the piece, Gilbert Colon, looks at the similarities between Haggard’s eponymous protagonist and … Continue reading
Witches and magical transformations are themes that OGOM will be pursuing over the next year or so. Disney’s wonderful adaptation of Walpurgisnacht in Fantasia (1941) makes full use of the potential of cinematic technology to depict the transformative powers of … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
Continuing the themes of fairy tales and Angela Carter, here’s an excellent interview with Neil Gaiman by Gaby Wood where they discuss his own intertextual adaptations of classic fairy tales (particularly his brilliant ‘Sleeping Beauty’/’Snow White’ mash-up, The Sleeper and the … Continue reading
The reinvention of fairy tale through literary and cinematic adaptation is a whole area of debate in itself. These three pieces look at different aspects of film versions of fairy tales: first, ‘The 25 Best Live-Action Fairy Tale Movies Ever, … Continue reading
I do like Disney, but it’s always fun to see its wholesomeness subverted. Here, classic Disney princesses have succumbed to the zombie state, their perfection decaying and their cuteness become horror. This is pure silliness, really, yet can raise interesting … Continue reading
More from the always-insightful Marina Warner on the fairy tale and its transformations and adaptations. Here, the essay revolves around Disney’s Frozen to encompass the many variations, dilutions, and intensifications of the original folk motifs through the ages.
Some witty and rather lovely pictorial reinterpretations of classic fairy tales.