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Fairy Families

Although I can’t actually find a post where I do so, I believe I’ve written before about how The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus mentions near the beginning that “[a]ll the immortals are full-grown; there are no children among … Continue reading

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Stepping Out of the Story

The Crown of Ptolemy, by Rick Riordan – I actually read this a few months ago, if I recall correctly, but I never got around to reviewing it. It isn’t surprising that I liked it, though, is it? This is … Continue reading

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Foster Children in Fairyland

Time for some Oz-related reviews! First of all, the International Wizard of Oz Club (I need to renew my membership in that, don’t I?) is offering an insert for Gina Wickwar’s Toto of Oz. It involves Button-Bright accidentally bringing a … Continue reading

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The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway

Frozen – This was the highest-grossing animated film of all time, but Beth and I didn’t get around to watching it until last night.  The idea was originally to make a movie based on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen,” … Continue reading

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Not Your Granny’s Fantasia

Fantasia 2000 – The idea of updating Fantasia with new segments was thrown around ever since the first one came out, but it wasn’t until several decades later that they began to actually take form. This was actually my first … Continue reading

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The Little Maiden of the Sea

Ponyo – Originally known in Japanese as Gake no ue no Ponyo (literally “Ponyo on the Cliff”), this was a 2009 release from Studio Ghibli. Partially inspired by The Little Mermaid (both the original Andersen story and the Disney film), … Continue reading

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Where the Ballyhoos and the Tritons Are

In Hans Christian Andersen’s original tale of “The Little Mermaid,” the titular mermaid’s father is simply known as the Sea King, and is a widower with six daughters and a mother who tends his house. In Disney’s adaptation, they removed … Continue reading

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