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That's right! We're back to doing proper LEOGs (except for the fact that we're recording this episode on Friday and posting it Saturday morning) starting with a topic:
The League of Extremely Ordinary Gentlemen has been looking for an excuse to talk about Fables for years. And now with two major motion pictures about Snow White and two popular TV series with a fairytale theme, I'd say we have that opening.
The only thing we need to do this episode right is some good ol' audience participation. Hit me up with some good questions. You still remember how to do that, right?
So glad to see the questions back!!!!
Do you think it's time for Disney to re-boot films like Snow White, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. The art and animation is supurb, but the story lines are very weak to put it mildly. Their newer films show much stronger female leads, so is it time for them to re-thinks these films?
Gentlemen of the Extremely Ordinary Variety,
What's your favorite story arc in Bill Willingham's Fables? Mine is Bufkin's in Witches, as Willingham excels at taking small side characters you barely gave a second thought to, and giving them a wholly satisfying chapter in the overall story, much like he did with Flycatcher and Boy Blue.
Thanks and Long Live the League.
Fables and Fairy Tales once served to enforce morality lessons and to caution against perceived dangers. so League I ask you.... what tales from your own lives could be used to make cautionary tales for new fables? which one of you has an evil witch or nasty wolf in your past that would make the brothers Grimm happy to chronicle your exploits?
Glad the questions are back as thanks to twitter I can remember to ask them. Always wanted to but never remembered.
Do you prefer the straight adaptations of pre-existing fairy tales like the recent Snow White movies or the Fables series or do you gentlmen(and ladies) prefer the newer takes on the fairy tale Like Pan's Labarynth or Stardust? Also.....why?
Are there any modern day or new fantasy stories that you think will eventually turn into fairytales? Harry Potter comes to mind as a possibly being reinterpreted after the copyright ends, but what does the League think?
While not a true fairy tale, Game of Thrones, does have magic, swords, witches and a dwarf! Its close enough that I would love to hear your thoughts on last weeks episode, which i consider the best of the entire show!
Thanks and long live the league!
Dear LEOG, have any of you had some sort of fairy tale experience? An evil step-mother perhapse, or have you slain a metephorical dragon/beast?
We are shown a more kiddie version today then then the original telling of stories when they were written. If you can choose any story that you can create to be more true to the original what would it be.
Thanks for the laugh and LONG LIVE THE LEAGUE
Ps. Why don't you have a picture from the 10th kingdom in the question comments!
Dear League of the round table,
Besides the German fairy tales (Brothers Grimm Tales) are there any other fairy tales (single stories or a collection of books) you know of from Asia, South America, or Ireland?
Thanks for your time and Long Live The League!
What's a story (book, movie, or otherwise) that's not based on an old fairy tale, but you still consider to be a fairy tale of sorts?
For me it'd probably be "The Last Unicorn".