Changes insult to fairy why intentional competition

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Changes: Insult to fairy: -why intentional? -competition among fairies -women’s jealousy (oh you didn’t get invited? I did) 12 “Wise Women: -Why not fairies? -Downplay role of magic -reducing women’s power (rarely see good magic except for FGM in Cinderella ) 15-16 years old: -puberty? -onset of menstruation -Asleep until Mr. Right comes along Kiss While Asleep: -older versions have her give birth in her sleep -Is it more romantic for Prince to kiss her while she is asleep (dead)? Thorn Hedge: -Princes have to penetrate it -Why increased male competition -thorns.rose buds = Freudian symbols Perrault’s Ending: -ogress as mother in law -Prince lies to his parents -Is the Prince part ogre (compensating for ugliness by being valiant)? Walt Disney’s Sleepin Beauty Original Reception: -labor strikes in the 40s -The War so WD was sent to South America to try and tie relations to get people to volunteer for war. -War so couldn’t get his movies to Europe only in the U.S. (lost a lot of money) -Did Kotex, GE, Pepsi, and Coke commercials -Dumbo and Song of the South came out in 1940s -SB in production for over 10 years
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-cost 60 million -Disney raised box office prices but still lost $ -1/3 of people working on SB. -Others were working on Mickey animations or live action animations People Complained: -prices -animation quality sucked (a lot of the problem) -Compared unfavorably to SW (1937) and Cinderella (1950) -Disney didn’t supervise this film as he did all the others. (b/c of Disneyland) -hired avant-garde animator to inspire his animators -his style was very medieval -WD wanted the movements to be realistic and have the surfaces be flat -It was too hard and they were only making a second of animation per month -They did the artwork first and the story second -Disney fired the animators once he saw it. -“soulless” -“flat” -“Elaborate sub-plot (the dwarfs, mice) -“Much less frightening” -“Less sensitive” Lacked: -“Magical quality essential to a classic fairy story” -Where was the “Disney imagination” -“Disney imitating Disney” (and failing) -there was flat animation; no roundness or shading Aurora: -most passive princess -Is she a character or a catalyst for the plot? -Christened, lives to 16, falls in love, sleeps, is rescued Paradox: -King and Queen want baby so much but… -fairies take her away immediately for 16 years Aurora: -put under a spell -sleeps (for an hour)? -marries and goes to live with Prince Prince Phillip: -role = greatly expanded -betrothed to Aurora at christening -mystical “dream” link -meets Aurora in forest -defies father to marry “peasant girl” (supposed to be comic relief) -captured and tortured by Maleficent (scenes left over from Snow White) -freed by fairies -needs their assistance to defeat Maleficent -sword-bearer of truth, virtue, and true love 3 Fairies: -aligned with forces of nature -flora, Fauna, and Merryweather -comic relief
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-power is limited to doing good -Gifts: Beauty, song, and KOTL Good Fairy Stereotype: -plump -no nails -brown eyes -pastel/earth tones -hair pulled back under hood -double chins -sagging bosom -no teeth
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