Posts Tagged ‘ Disney ’

Studio Ghibli’s Ponyo and Disney’s Little Mermaid

The first few seconds of Studio Ghibli’s Ponyo on The Cliff By The Sea immediately took me back to my all time favourite Disney Classic: The Little Mermaid. Do these two really have that many similarities or is it just my imagination?

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Disney Classics: Aladdin Part 1

The classical story of a poor boy acquiring the power of a genie, marrying the princess and becoming sultan of the kingdom is my favourite and ultimate Disney movie. Not only did I fall in love with the characters and the music, it also still fuels my fascination for fairy tales. I’m fascinated by the concept of Aladdin and own several different versions of this classical tale. Several versions of this story are extremely chauvinistic and discriminate against woman. In those versions Aladdin wasn’t the romantic, handsome hero, but a cruel, conniving and evil man that only wanted to use the princess to gain power. However, Disney, the master of telling tales, creates such a wonderful, childfriendly, swinging and romantic story that I wanted to do an in-depth analysis of this incredibly inspiring animated movie.

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Fairy Tales

Since forever I’ve been fascinated by fairy tales and given that I want to start on some small creative writing project, I have thought of this interesting idea. I want to start analysing all the fairy tales that I love, to break them down to their essential events and then put them together again but from different perspectives (for example: Aladdin from the perspective of the genie instead of that of Aladdin himself). I will also give my own twist to the fairy tales, but it’s more meant as a fun writing exercise. Once I’ve started this project, I’ll put some of them up on the site for you to read (I don’t know which language they’ll be in yet though).

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