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Old 09-23-2010, 12:40 AM   #16
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I wouldn't waste my time on Disney's Once Upon a Mattress. It was pretty bad. If there is an original version out there with Carol Burnett as Winnifred I would watch that one instead.
And yeah I vote for Rumpelstiltskin. That would be a fun one!
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Old 09-25-2010, 09:29 AM   #17
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Does anyone else remember the old "Fairy Tale Theater" from the 80's?
It was on one of the pay channels, and featured (then) popular actors in live action fairy tales.
The one's I remember most were "Pinocchio" with Pee-Wee Herman, "Beauty and the Beast" with Susan Sarandon and the "Frog Prince" with Robin Williams and Terri Garr.

It was a descent show, but probably dated by now.
Sounds interesting. Never saw it but I'm in UK so doubt it ever showed here. But I do remember fondly a series narrated by Rik Mayall in the UK called Grim Tales. It was closer to the original Brothers Grimm fairytales and acted out with strange puppets so it was kind of creepy actually. But Rik Mayall was very funny with his way of telling the stories and seemed to get a real kick out of making the sound effects. Some of them are on Youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...ik+mayall&aq=f
There's also a Wikipedia article with a list of the Grimm stories they covered, relevant for this thread as there were quite a few that aren't well known.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grim_Tales
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Old 09-25-2010, 02:06 PM   #18
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I present to you Tangled, formerly known as Rapunzel. I'm still mad about the name change.

There are definitely plenty of stories left. -looks at her large book of Grimm Fairy Tales- There are so many that I want to see that I don't know what to pick!
Exactly! I'm mad about that too. Hmph!
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Old 09-28-2010, 08:42 PM   #19
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I think that theres alot of material for Disney to work with, but not necissarily with JUST fairy tales. They could do alot if they look into traditional myth, folklore, and works of literature. I'm an English major, and this happens to be my area of interest, so there's alot I'd like to see.

I know that we had the Sword and The Stone, but I'd like to see a movie that follows some other characters of Arthurian legend. Theres some big opportunity for Disney here. You have the hero, Lancelot, the princess, Gweneivere, and a cool villain with Mordred. Also, we could have sidekicks in Percival and Gallahad. It could be a really neat movie!

If Disney could find a way to pull off a movie based on Gilgamesh, I'd be really impressed, but even I can't find a way to "Disney-fy" that one.
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Old 09-29-2010, 06:11 PM   #20
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Here's some that havent been made into films by Disney:

Hansel and Gretel
Little Red Riding Hood
12 Dancing Princess
The Snow Queen
The Princess and the Pea
Rumplestilkin
Goldie Locks and the Three Bears
The Gingerbread man.
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Old 09-30-2010, 09:04 AM   #21
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Here's some that havent been made into films by Disney:

Hansel and Gretel
Little Red Riding Hood
12 Dancing Princess
The Snow Queen
The Princess and the Pea
Rumplestilkin
Goldie Locks and the Three Bears
The Gingerbread man.
The Princess and the Pea is Once Upon a Mattress, as some others have posted. (Not seen it personally) I am thinkingthat some of those might've been made into shorts. But not sure.
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Old 09-30-2010, 04:03 PM   #22
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The Princess and the Pea is Once Upon a Mattress, as some others have posted. (Not seen it personally) I am thinkingthat some of those might've been made into shorts. But not sure.
Okay Little Red Riding Hood was made into a short where she teamed up with the Three Little Pigs.

But Disney has been trying its best to get an adaption of the Snow Queen off the ground, I think the Snow Queen would be a nice addtion to the Villians.
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Okay Little Red Riding Hood was made into a short where she teamed up with the Three Little Pigs.

But Disney has been trying its best to get an adaption of the Snow Queen off the ground, I think the Snow Queen would be a nice addtion to the Villians.
I was thinking that perhaps little Red riding hood had been done, but couldn't remember for sure.
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:44 PM   #24
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i would love a hansel and gretal movie. disney made a little cartoon about it but i would love a movie or goldilocks and the three bears.
i have grimms books of fairy tales and it has TONS i mean atelast a hundred fairy tales disney could use.
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:51 AM   #25
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Puss in Boots

The Fisherman and His Wife-- well, maybe it wouldn't translate well into a Disney movie, but it's one fairy tale that amuses me greatly.

The Town Musicians of Bremen

The Goose Girl

The Story of the Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was

The Emperor's New Clothes
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Old 02-06-2011, 03:37 AM   #26
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I present to you Tangled, formerly known as Rapunzel. I'm still mad about the name change.

There are definitely plenty of stories left. -looks at her large book of Grimm Fairy Tales- There are so many that I want to see that I don't know what to pick!
Yep, except Rapunzel was originally Persinette, a French (Gallic?) fairy-tale that was adopted by some Germans pre-Grimm.

I too, would love to see Rumpelstiltskin or Puss in Boots. I think they're trying to avoid the ones that Dreamworks co-opted for Shrek though, so we won't see Puss anytime soon.

I love a PP's idea of using non-European fairy tales. So many that I grew up with Ushima Taro (basically ocean-going Pandora's box of time), Momotaro (Peach-boy warrior saves town from ogres), and Issunboshi (Thumbelina samurai-style), would make wonderful movies since the animal companions are built in, lots of great sidekicks and villains.

Lots of ideas left, just depends on what writers are willing to adapt... just hope they find some musicians/lyricists to improve the quality of the scores. Remember when the Aladdin & Lion King recordings made it to mainstream radio when covered by Peabo Bryson and Elton John? I think the last one was Tarzan's Phil Collins cover. They could have gotten some wonderful diva (I'm thinking Vanessa Williams?) to cover 'Almost There' and released that into the mainstream pop culture, but I can't think of any other songs they've built into recent movies that had the power of most of the movies from my childhood and my parents' generations childhood. Kinda
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:41 AM   #27
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DS has a book report due where he has to pick a fairy tale. He refuses to do one with princesses, or any that he has "seen." This is going to be tough, but that's another issue.

This has got me thinking. Are there any fairy tales left which Disney can use for a movie?

Which fairy tale would you like to see on the screen (animated or live action)?
How about Princess and the Pea....
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:46 PM   #28
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DS has a book report due where he has to pick a fairy tale. He refuses to do one with princesses, or any that he has "seen." This is going to be tough, but that's another issue.
Your son has been sorely misinformed about fairy tales, I am afraid. The Brothers Grimm collected around 250 folktales covering a bewildering array of genres. (Seriously, "The Juniper Tree" is a haunting tragedy and Steven King has named "Bluebeard" "the most horrible of horror stories".) The linked collection is excellent, inexpensive, and saw me through college; just whatever you do make sure you get an unabridged collection. All told, maybe a third of them involve princesses and most of them haven't even been considered by Disney.

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This has got me thinking. Are there any fairy tales left which Disney can use for a movie?
Tons. Loads and loads. The world of folklore is as rich and varied as all the cultures in the world.

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Does anyone else remember the old "Fairy Tale Theater" from the 80's? It was a descent show, but probably dated by now.
I remember that show. Having happened upon a few episodes recently, it's not so much dated as... strange. Really, really strange.

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Is Cleopatra really appropriate for my 7 year old?
We're talking Disney! They made The Once and Future King and The Jungle Book safe for the kiddies after all.
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:06 PM   #29
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The Little Mermaid with Pam Dawber was "Shelly Duvall"s (of "The Shining" fame) Fairy Tale Theater," which was an amazing series!!...The Emperors New Clothes, Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, etc. as well!

It would be nice to see one of the Fairy Tales we popularly know from a non-European culture, as many of the Fairy Tales as passed around to globe are popular picture books for children these days!...Lon Po Po, or Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters, etc..Maybe they would seem more like general cautionary tales than "girl movies."
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:29 PM   #30
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Love this anime show and regular watch it's latest episodes. I've enjoyed fairy tail all 85 episodes aired up to June 25th and now waiting for Next episode premeire on 2nd July! and after it's release one One episode left for us from it's current running season 2.
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