Tag Archives: aesop

What’s Bugging Me

A Bug’s Life – I had seen Pixar’s second full-length animated feature before, but not until it was out on video. Beth, who was a fan of both Dave Foley and David Hyde Pierce, saw it a few times when … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Cartoons, Fairy Tales, Humor, Revisiting Disney, VoVat Goes to the Movies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Let’s Be Fair to Fairies

Fairies in the Zelda series are largely of the English variety of tiny people with wings and magical powers, but there are exceptions. The Great Fairies in Ocarina of Time can fly without wings and look kind of like drag … Continue reading

Posted in Animal Crossing, Cartoons, Comics, Fairy Tales, Final Fantasy, Magic, Super Mario Bros. Super Show, Television, Video Games, Zelda | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Further Adventures of Prometheus

Picture by Heinrich Fueger I know I’ve written about Prometheus (and his dim-witted brother Epimetheus) before, most notably here, but I can’t help but feel their role in Greek mythology deserves some more attention. The earlier post focused on Prometheus’ … Continue reading

Posted in Greek Mythology, Mythology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Rackham Up

I have to wonder why it’s generally only children’s fiction that has illustrations these days. I guess that’s part of why books marketed for younger audiences are often more impressive as far as appearance goes. Sure, there are plenty of … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Fairy Tales, Lewis Carroll, Mythology, Norse | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

You’re Everything a Big Bad Wolf Could Want

I doubt I’ll be seeing the upcoming Little Red Riding Hood movie, despite the general cuteness of Amanda Seyfried. The idea of making the classic fairy tale into a thriller is an interesting one, but I’m not sure I trust … Continue reading

Posted in Fairy Tales, Mythology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments