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Dismom+two
06-02-2012, 01:53 PM
A question to Pete, Kevin, John or anyone else...

Just saw Snow White and couldn't help but noticed it was put out by Universal!! I'm confused!! How can this be??

*NikkiBell*
06-02-2012, 02:52 PM
The story of Snow White is not owned by Disney; instead, it is a classic piece of literature written by the Grimm Brothers in the early 1800s. Anyone can take it, modify it, write a script, and shoot a film. This is what was done recently. With this being said, I think that most of associate the story with Disney's cartoon version.

zianha
06-02-2012, 04:04 PM
The story of Snow White is not owned by Disney; instead, it is a classic piece of literature written by the Grimm Brothers in the early 1800s. Anyone can take it, modify it, write a script, and shoot a film. This is what was done recently. With this being said, I think that most of associate the story with Disney's cartoon version.

Yep. Maybe Disney will change their minds and go ahead with the Order of Seven movie that they recently stopped production on! But I guess after John Carter they can't risk losing money on another box office flop. :sad2:

Dismom+two
06-02-2012, 04:32 PM
Thank you for the explanation. I guess you learn something new every day!! I actually enjoyed the movie if anyone is thinking of seeing it....I would recommend it.

roomthreeseventeen
06-02-2012, 05:05 PM
The Disney copyright on Snow White pertains only to the details they added to the story. If that stuff popped up in the Universal movie, then they'd have a right to sue.

Disney Anna
06-02-2012, 11:23 PM
Saw this film today and absolutely loved it!:cheer2:

DisFanJen
06-03-2012, 01:09 AM
The story of Snow White is not owned by Disney; instead, it is a classic piece of literature written by the Grimm Brothers in the early 1800s. Anyone can take it, modify it, write a script, and shoot a film. This is what was done recently. With this being said, I think that most of associate the story with Disney's cartoon version.

Yup. Most everyone associates Snow White with Disney but it's one of the tales by the brothers Grimm.

In fact, it's not the only of the early stories done this way. Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty are both Grimm fairy tales (and probably more but those are the ones I know off the top of my head).

sayhello
06-03-2012, 01:32 AM
A large number of Disney movies were not based on original stories. Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan, Pinocchio, Alice in Wonderland, The Jungle Book, The Rescuers, The Little Mermaid, the Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Bedknobs and Broomsticks just to name a few are all based on traditional fairy tales or books not written by Disney. They usually put some original spin on it, but the story is not Disney's.

Sayhello

GAN
06-03-2012, 05:33 AM
We saw the movie last night -I wasn't thrilled with it, but it was ok. It seemed like it was missing something to me, although fantasy-type films aren't usually my thing so maybe that was it. My wife thought it was good and liked the special effects.

lttlmc3
06-03-2012, 06:58 AM
A large number of Disney movies were not based on original stories. Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan, Pinocchio, Alice in Wonderland, The Jungle Book, The Rescuers, The Little Mermaid, the Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Bedknobs and Broomsticks just to name a few are all based on traditional fairy tales or books not written by Disney. They usually put some original spin on it, but the story is not Disney's.

Sayhello

And so many of the real versions of these stories have twisted endings. Anyone ever read the real Cinderella?

kim532
06-03-2012, 08:37 AM
And so many of the real versions of these stories have twisted endings. Anyone ever read the real Cinderella?

No, but now I want too. What was the twisted ending?

*NikkiBell*
06-03-2012, 09:56 AM
It reminds me of the scenario with Willy Wonka. I think most everyone would agree that, to us, the TRUE story is the one starring Gene Wilder from 1971. When the Johnny Depp version came out, a lot of people were surprised at how dark it was; some even denounced the film. Believe it or not, Roald Dahl's original storyline was followed more so in the Depp version than in the classic. Still, most prefer the older film. This is similar to a lot of the Brothers Grimm's fairytales.

sayhello
06-03-2012, 11:11 AM
It reminds me of the scenario with Willy Wonka. I think most everyone would agree that, to us, the TRUE story is the one starring Gene Wilder from 1971. When the Johnny Depp version came out, a lot of people were surprised at how dark it was; some even denounced the film. Believe it or not, Roald Dahl's original storyline was followed more so in the Depp version than in the classic. Still, most prefer the older film. This is similar to a lot of the Brothers Grimm's fairytales.The funniest thing I remember along those lines is when I went to the Ballet to see Beauty and the Beast. During the intermission, I heard people complaining that it wasn't accurate. Where was Mrs. Potts? Where was Lumiere? And what was with that Magic Peacock thing? :eek: They totally had no clue that the fairy tale has been around for centuries, and the ballet was written eons before Disney did a movie.

Sayhello

*NikkiBell*
06-03-2012, 12:30 PM
The funniest thing I remember along those lines is when I went to the Ballet to see Beauty and the Beast. During the intermission, I heard people complaining that it wasn't accurate. Where was Mrs. Potts? Where was Lumiere? And what was with that Magic Peacock thing? :eek: They totally had no clue that the fairy tale has been around for centuries, and the ballet was written eons before Disney did a movie.

Sayhello

Ugh! How depressing! :sad2:

Kimberle
06-03-2012, 06:24 PM
I enjoyed the movie. My 13yo was bored. It was very dark.

Agent555
06-04-2012, 11:51 AM
I just saw the movie and it was ok, I was happy that they didn't over do the love triangle and the special effects were great! But still Disney's version will always have a special place in my heart!

dgthree
06-04-2012, 03:03 PM
It reminds me of the scenario with Willy Wonka. I think most everyone would agree that, to us, the TRUE story is the one starring Gene Wilder from 1971. When the Johnny Depp version came out, a lot of people were surprised at how dark it was; some even denounced the film. Believe it or not, Roald Dahl's original storyline was followed more so in the Depp version than in the classic. Still, most prefer the older film. This is similar to a lot of the Brothers Grimm's fairytales.

I loved the original Roald Dahl book, so I preferred the Depp version. But the book still trumps the movie. =)

Cherinva
06-04-2012, 03:15 PM
I've been wanting to go see it....seems the reviews are mixed....