Random Amusement: Fairy Tale Movies
Kel Friday, August 14, 2015 amusement
Disney has the lion's share of this market, usually for good reason. Has anyone else managed to perfect that combination of public domain stories with catchy songs and talking animals and/or inanimate objects that results in ridiculous amounts of money? And then successfully merchandise the heck out of it?
But that doesn't mean there aren't other entertaining movies out there based on our favorite Grimm, Anderson and Lang tales. Some of them entertain us for the wrong reasons, but we're all allowed our guilty pleasures. ;) With that, I give you some fairy tale inspired movies I enjoyed.
Most of these make me laugh and have some priceless dialogue. Example: "You should write a book: how to offend women in five syllables or less." And, of course, "Inconceivable!"
The one most people might not be familiar with is "Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theater." It's an older work with short adaptations of lots of tales and fables, but it has a lot of big names you'll recognize. Like Robin Williams in "The Frog Prince," and a very young Matthew Broderick is the prince in "Cinderella."
Have you seen any of these? Have any other fairy tale favorites?