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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Supplemental #02 – Djinn

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I tried to squeeze the whole subject of Jinn into Aladdin Part 2, but to do so would kill the momentum of the Aladdin story, so I decided this should be another supplemental. And since you all like the first supplemental about Shahadazad so much, supplemental episodes may become a regular thing.

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05a – Aladdin Part 1

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The story of Aladdin is one of the most familiar narratives in all of literature, a classic ‘rags to riches’ tale featuring a young hero who has to learn an important lesson; an exotic setting; a good healthy dose of magic; a beautiful heroine; and an evil villain (or two, depending on which version of the story you follow). [Read more…]

Supplemental #01 – Scheherazade

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In Disney Story Origins Episode 5, I’ll be discussing the Disney Film “Aladdin” based on “Aladdin or his Magical Lamp”, which is one of many small stories within a large Middle Eastern story called “One Thousand and One Nights” better known us westerner as “The Arabian Nights”. [Read more…]

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03 – Sleeping Beauty

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“Sleeping Beauty” is one of the most popular fairy tales of all time. The story with its many varied renditions and adaptations has intrigued readers and audiences for centuries.  It has been told and retold continuously in movies, plays, novels and poetry, resonating with our ancestors as well as our own generations.

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02 – Frozen

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In this episode I tell the stories of both Disney’s “Frozen” and Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” to illustrate the vast difference between Disney’s movie and the source material.

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00 – Introduction

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This 6 minute episode introduces the podcast, what it’s about and how it’s going to work. :)