Whatever you do don’t call Moana a “princess!” Voiced by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and newcomer Auli’i Cravalho and with music composed by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, Moana is Disney’s latest creation. Read more on Moana on the Fairy Tale News Blog! And mark your calendars for Thanksgiving when Moana hits theaters!
Below is the Italian trailer for Il racconto dei racconti (Tale of Tales), an Italian fantasy horror film directed by Matteo Garrone and starring Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones and John C. Reilly. It is Garrone’s first English-language film. The movie is a screen adaptation of fairy tales by Neapolitan poet and courtier Giambattista Basile, including Pentamerone …
By: Rebekah Fitzsimmons Dear NPR: I am normally a big fan of your programming; if I weren’t a very poor graduate student, I would likely be a financial supporter as well. So, when I say that I was really really disappointed by your Wednesday, June 25th episode of the Diane Rehm Show, I want you to …
By: Swampish If you have not done so already, consider checking out Richard Linklater’s Boyhood. The film, starring Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater, and Ethan Hawke, is an American coming-of-age drama that was widely released in theaters on August 15, 2014. One of the qualities that makes Boyhood worthy of note is its unique mode of production. The film was …
Disney has released the first trailer for their movie adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s 1986 musical Into the Woods, opening this Christmas. The story features famed fairy tale characters Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack in the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, and Prince Charming, along with fairy tale archetypes like a baker, a baker’s wife, and a witch.
By: Rebekah Fitzsimmons
There are tons of reviews out there on the Internet this week turning a critical eye towards The Fault in our Stars, a film starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, based on the best-selling young adult novel of the same name by John Green.
Published a few months ago, Helen Oyeyemi’s novel, Boy, Snow, Bird, takes its inspiration from Snow White, reworking the tale’s celebration of “skin as white as snow” in relation to contemporary ideologies regarding race, gender, and identity. This spring also saw the opening of