I am sure that my readers are aware of what the word “retelling” means. For those who do not, retelling simple to repeat or ‘retell’ a story you heard and you repeat. Sometimes with extreme accuracy or with little falsehoods hear and there, exaggerations if you will.
One of the funniest things I have been hearing lately, is how people are annoyed or bored with people retelling the Disney animated films. One person even went so far to say that Walt Disney would be turning in his grave with the unoriginal in Hollywood, because of the live action films.
Apart from Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy…Those characters. Walt Disney didn’t come up with a single original thought. He retold stories that were already in the atmosphere. Walt Disney would not have a single leg to stand on, even if he did not like them. Personally, I think he would have loved them.
What is your favourite Disney movie and is it the same as the original?
Who doesn’t love a good fairy-tale?
Fairy tales – Are stories that range from those originating in folklore to more modern stories.
Ancient Greece and Egyptian fairy tales are also known more commonly as “Myths” and to some these are still very good fairy tales. Usually fairy tales are based on some form of truth, or a collection of truths. A lot of the more modern Disney fairy tale movies are based on old stories by Hans Christen Anderson and the Grimm Brothers. And their stories are a lot darker than the Disney films we know today.
Behind the Stories: The true stories behind classic fairy tales – Huffington Post
Fairy tales are also good lessons for children (and some adults). They have basic life lessons behind them. It’s better not to look to deep into them, usually because the message is just very simple.
I just want to make my life magical…Adult magical though…Where I wont have to get chucked into a padded jacket though! I do have “adult” colouring books…But I want to live a life where it’s not weird to have Unicorns…Last year was too real for me…I want to make this year Magical!
I’ve heard of some many themed bars and club popping up all over the place, but I would love just one of them not be a bar or club…Have the drink, sure, but I would love to go to a place where you can dress in the theme!
Mary Poppins – Adelaide
Storyville – Melbourne
Button Bar – Sydney
Viscosity – Queensland (Facebook page)
Theme Bars in Canberra
This or That #36
Do you read graphic novels and/or comic books?
I used to read comic books all the time. When I was younger I used to read the series “The Archies” all the time, I used to have a really great collection. Somehow though I’ve lost a lot of them, people borrowed and never returned them, some would just disappear throughout moving. The ones I still do have I will reread every know and then.
However, as I have gotten older I have started to read graphic novels. I don’t know how that’s happened or if graphic novels are just more “grown up”, but that’s just what’s happened. I’ve been really enjoying a lot of well-known fairy tales as graphic novels, mainly Grimm Fairy tales.
This or That #30
Our topic this week is…
Do you prefer original fairy tales
Retellings of fairy tales
This is another really good one! It’s hard because some of my favourite fairy tales and their origin stories come from dark tales. So even just saying that one sentence I prefer the retellings. It’s mainly because I read fairy tales to escape the darkness, not to get involved with more. Some of the originals, as beautifully written as they are, they can be pretty dark and horrifying…I “recommend” looking up the original story of the Little Mermaid.
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To break this down the Grimms fairy tales were written many, many years ago by the Grimms brothers…brothers who wrote fairy-tales…Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm.
Now these fairy tales are not your average Disney fairy tales. They were not written for the faint of hearted. They were quiet gruesome and were more like your worst nightmare coming true rather than your favourite fantasy. The stories they wrote were ones like “Cinderella“, “Sleeping Beauty (Little Briar Rose)”“, ““Rumpelstiltskin”“…Just to name a few. Read about them if you dare!
So I am aware of these stories and volunteering at my local Library I had noticed in the young adults/teenage section that they have a “Graphic novel” section. This means pretty much it’s a section for “comic books”. In this bunch of was a whole group of “Grimm fairytales” but in manga/comic book form. I’ve checked out a few and they are fantastic! I would highly recommend it for young people or for those who really cannot get into reading.
They have the whole fairy tale in picture form. They do tell the whole story, true to form and some even still keep it in “old English”.
This week has definitely been feeling like it has a magical type feeling behind it. What if i was to tell some truths behind some of the most famous Disney fairy-tales?
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast is probably one of my most favourite Disney movies and Belle is my favourite Disney princess.
The “real life” is pretty accurate expect for a couple of little differences that don’t really make too much of a shocking difference. Belle’s father is actually extremely rich but is in extreme debt. The other major difference is that Belle has two stepsisters (not so much of a shocker in a fairytale)…The Beast allows Belle to go home as long as it is only for a week. Belle’s step-sisters try to keep Belle at home for longer than that in the hopes that the Beast will be so mad at her he will eat her alive!
The Lion King
It may not seem like such a stretch when you really think about it. “The Lion King” is apparently loosely based on the Williams Shakespeare play “Hamlet”. (The jealous brother wants to kill the King, comes up with a scrupulous plan and manages to unleash the plan, and the son wants revenge…Yeah…Think about it…).
This one you will not see coming!
Pinocchio runs away as soon as he can walk, Gepetto is arrested after police believe that he is abusing Pinocchio and Pinocchio kills a talking cricket! Gepetto is eventually released and insists that Pinocchio goes to school. Pinocchio sells his texts books to attend the Great Marionette Theatre, encounters a fox and cat who to try to hang him and steal from him. Pinocchio does eventaully end up shaping up and becoming a real boy though.
Check out these links below too see even more real life fairytale’s: