Sorry for the recent slight-neglect, guys! January turned out to be busier than I had anticipated. But not to fear, I am still going to be doing plenty of posts. Things should calm down this week and with any luck I’ll be able to get started pretty soon :)
Thank you to everyone who sent me suggestions so far, and please feel free to continue sending more!
theloveofmylifeee asked: Hi! I just wanted to ask your opinion on something to do with the movie Cinderella. You said in the original version that the Fairy Godmother appeared at the grave of her mother, sometimes through Cindy's tears. And I agree that that obviously did not happen, however, I think there is something important about Cinderella choosing the fountain as her crying spot and the Fairy Godmother appearing there as well. The only shot we, the audience, have of Cinderella's old life before her Stepmother TBC
and Stepsisters is at this fountain, with her father, who does love her enough to marry a woman he may or may not love simply because he didn’t want her to go without a mother figure in her life. The ripping dress scene was Cinderella’s breaking point. She can take their insults, she can do their laundry, their dishes, work all day while they barely lift a finger, but she finally breaks when they rip apart her mother’s old dress. After this scene, Cindy is show running through the house, out the house and to the fountain, where we first saw her, her old life and her father. She could have gone anywhere else in the house. She could have gone to her room, the kitchen, the stables where all her animal friends are, but instead she runs without hesitation to this fountain, the only place in the movie that also shows her life before the Steps. And that is why I think this spot, though may not be her mother’s grave, is still important and a clever way to bring in the Fairy Godmother.
Love this analysis! Cinderella was towards the beginning of my project, before I started thinking too hard about things like this, but the above is absolutely spot-on. The fountain is really the only place we get to see Cinderella in her “old life” and, to my memory, we don’t see the Stepmother or Stepsisters there at all. So her memories at the fountain don’t become tarnished in any way. It’s her safe place.
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I hope everybody had a wonderful New Year holiday, and now it’s back to business. My 2013 plans for this blog are a bit different from last year, so let’s get right to it.
Instead of devoting a full week to each movie consecutively, I’m going to pick a handful of films and, over the course of the year, talk about the original source material and the process of turning that source material into Disney’s end product. There’s no set time frame on anything, basically just “however long it takes” and the list of movies will go according to my whim – and your suggestions and requests. So please, make use of my ask box!
It ought to be fun, and I hope you will all stick around for it!
I’m only following 32 blogs so it’s time for a following spree! You must be an ONLY DISNEY blog to get my follow. Face characters get an automatic follow back! Mbf d-sneyprincess (I will check), reblogs only. I’ll be checking tomorrow night at 6 p.m. est. Good luck °o°
Actually I’m choosing today because I’m excited x3 I’ll be choosing at 6 p.m. est today!
As a way of saying THANK YOU to all my followers, let’s relive the posts that brought most of you here (plus a couple of other good ones that didn’t draw such a big crowd)
Mulan and the Theory of the Great Stone Dragon - This is the one that more than doubled my follower count… I’m still shocked at how many notes it has gotten - and continues to get!
Why Quasimodo Doesn’t Find Love - My second most popular post, even if half the notes are nothing more than people reblogging to comment on how depressing the book is.
The Princess and The Frog is Disney’s Most Referential Film - Some trivia about how the Princess and the Frog is full of callbacks to Disney’s back catalog.
Fantasia is Really Awesome and That Is All I Have To Say About That - Back when I used to have meaningful and symbolic commentary.
Mother Gothel and Her Scarily Human Villainy - And finally, a look at Mother Gothel’s relationship with Rapunzel, and why that makes her one of the scariest villains Disney has ever made.
And that’s it for this look back at five of my most popular posts! I hope you’ll all stay with me to usher in 2013 and all of the exciting things about to happen on this blog!
A very happy new year to you all :)
Phew! What a countdown!
If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time, the top few in each category should come as no surprise. And here they are, one last time:
2. The Little Mermaid
5. Tale As Old As Time (Beauty and the Beast)
4. Once Upon A Dream (Sleeping Beauty)
3. I Won’t Say I’m in Love (Hercules)
2. Part of That World/Part of Your World (The Little Mermaid)
1. When You Wish Upon A Star (Pinocchio)
5. Flynn Rider (Tangled)
4. Rapunzel (Tangled)
3. Ursula (The Little Mermaid)
2. Megara (Hercules)
1. Ariel (The Little Mermaid)