In 2010 Disney Studios announced that they did not plan to produce any more animated fairy tale movies in the near future. This was a surprise move for a studio that made a good portion of it’s money from such classic movies as: Snow White, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and The Little Mermaid. Why, the main feature at the Disneyland Parks is Cinderella’s castle.Their logo even includes it in their icon.
I wondered at the time what would happen to fairy tales. Would they be pushed off to the side to be forgotten for years? Would we only find them in books that we shared with our children?
Hansel and Gretel- Witch Hunters
Snow White and the Huntsman
These movies, in addition to the television shows Once Upon a Time and Grimm have assured that these classic tales are not hidden in the corner.
As an author, I am fascinated by the changes and twists the writers have done to these classic tales. The creation of the fantasy worlds and how they portray them on the screen is amazing. But I can’t but miss the softness and humor of the old Disney versions.
It will be interesting to see what the future holds.
Writing on the Sidewalk