Live-Action Faerytale Film Countdown

I have decided to do a countdown of my favorite live-action faerytale films for today’s post.    On this list, I am keeping it to one entry per tale and some will be modern faerytales.   I will only be featuring romantic faerytales.   That means that a romantic interaction is a plot point for…

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My Top 5 Favorite Disney Songs

For today’s post, I have decided to do a countdown of my favorite Disney songs.   I have narrowed it down to only songs from animated feature films.   Of course, all but one of these have been made (or is being made) into live-action versions, but I chose the version from the animated film…

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Megara, Hercule’s Sassy Bride

 For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have chosen to discuss Megara, wife of Hercules.   In particular, I will be looking at her Disney version!   The Disney film Hercules takes a variation on the traditional Greco-Roman myths.   In order to make the myths palatable for younger viewers, they had to make the…

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Esmeralda, Notre Dame Siren

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have chosen to write about the female lead of Victor Hugo’s Hunchback of Norte Dame.   Esmeralda was a Romani, more commonly referred to as Gypsy, who danced in the streets in order to gain enough money to live on.   She truly loves living amongst the Gypsies…

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The Villain Redeemed? Fairytale Origin Stories

The villains of fairytales have been being re-examined a lot as of late.    We get films from Disney like Maleficent and Cruella that give us a back story of the villains of their classic films.   I personally love to see the story from the perspective of the villain.   Many have complained that…

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Peter Pan

For today’s post I would like to discuss the character of Peter Pan.    He is the titular character in J.M. Barrie’s play, and has become one of the most recognizable modern fairytale characters!   Peter, Wendy, Tinkerbell, and the Lost Boys are all remembered fondly.     They have also inspired many further works…

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Enchanted

The Disney film Enchanted is an homage to all the great classic Disney animated features.   They even included cameos with some of the classic voice actors from those films.   For instance Robert’s assistant is played by Jodi Benson, the woman who voiced Ariel in The Little Mermaid!   The narrator is the incomparable…

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Barefoot Princesses

One of my favorite things in Sleeping Beauty is a very small detail.    I love that when Aurora (or at this point Briar Rose) is dancing and singing in the woods, and meets Phillip, she is barefoot!    I personally love being barefoot, both indoors and outdoors.   I even went barefoot for the…

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My Top Five Best Disney Villains

For today’s post I want to count down my top five favorite Disney villains.    I will only list villains in Disney films based on fairytales here, in order to keep it organized! Number 5: Lady Tremaine from Cinderella ~My number five pick is, in fact, the evil stepmother of all evil stepmothers!    I…

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Sleeping Curses in Fairytales

Sleeping curses are a popular topic in fairytales.    Obviously the important examples are my favorite fairytale Sleeping Beauty and Snow White.   Both of these tales have an evil female character cursing a young beautiful woman. The sleeping curse in Snow White was enacted by Snow taking a bite of a poisoned apple.  …

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