09 – Tangled

 

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In this episode, we compare and contrast Disney’s “Tangled” with Giambattista Basile’s “Petrosinella”, “Persinette” by Charlotte Rose de Caumont de La Force, and “Rapunzel” by The Brothers Grimm. [Read more…]

07c – Alice in Wonderland Part 3

 

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Continuing the story of Alice in Wonderland as compared with Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There”, in this episode we discuss the The Jabbawock, The Griffon, Mock Turtle and Lobster Quadrille and compare Disney’s trial of Alice with  the original story’s the trial of The Knave of Hearts.

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07b – Alice in Wonderland Part 2

 

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Continuing the story of Alice in Wonderland as compared with Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There”, in this episode we discuss the hookah smoking caterpillar, the angry pigeon, Cheshire Cat and the Mad Tea Party.

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07a – Alice In Wonderland Part 1

 

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On July 4th, 1862 ten year old Alice Liddell and her sisters Ina and Edith set out from Folly Bridge in a row boat with the 30-year-old Charles Lutwidge Dodgeson.  During their trip, Alice asked him to tell them a story, and in his vast imagination, Dodgeson conjured up a whimsical tale about a young girl, named Alice, who followed a white rabbit down a rabbit hole.

Alice loved it so much she begged him to write it down for her. His improvised yarn would become “Alice’s Adventures Under Ground”, which would then become a classic of nonsense literature “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”.

Dive down the rabbit hole with me as I discuss the story origin of Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland”.

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Supplemental #04 – The True Origin of “Alice”

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The origin story of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, the story people tend to hear, about Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell rowing up the river while in improvises a story to entertain her is only half the story. Like past supplemental episodes, it’s a story I want to tell, but it just wanders too far away from the purpose of the main episode, so it is now a supplemental episode, that may lend you some extra insight, when the main episode drops.

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06b – The Little Mermaid Part 2

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 Produced By

Hayley

Jesse Johnson

Lee Witham

Princess King-Taylor

and Robert Torres

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06a – The Little Mermaid Part 1

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 Produced By

Hayley

Jesse Johnson

Lee Witham

Princess King-Taylor

and Robert Torres

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DSO 1 Year Anniversary Show

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Join me as I celebrate the 1st Anniversary of DSO, answer questions and discuss the story origins of The Disney Story Origins Podcast.

 

05c – Aladdin Part 3

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In the final episode of the Aladdin Series, we pick up where we left off in episode 5b, with Disney’s Aladdin trying to repair the damage of his first attempt to court Princess Jasmine, and Aladdin from the “One Thousand and One Nights” sabotaging Princess Badr Al-Badur’s marriage to the son of the Sultan’s grand vizier.  There is plenty of excitement left in this near two-hour series finale. [Read more…]

05b – Aladdin Part 2

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In our last episode, we left both Disney’s Aladdin and Shahdazad’s Aladdin sealed within a deep treasure trove. Disney called it The Cave of Wonders, and in the One Thousand and One Nights it is the Cave of Treasure.

To all appearances, that should’ve been the end of the story and there shouldn’t have been anything left to say about Aladdin. And if only the greedy and anxious villains in both Disney’s and Shahadazad’s stories, had been a little more even-tempered and patient, and helped Aladdin out of the cave, it would have been.
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