Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Fairy Tales Going To 82nd Oscars!

The Oscar nominations have been announced and you'll be glad to hear... *drum roll*
.. fairy tales are going to the Oscars!

So here are the movies that are fairy tale or fairy tale/myth based and which category they're nominated for:

Best Animated Feature Film:

(I know it's not a fairy tale exactly but it has a lot of fairy tale tropes and is often likened to Hansel & Gretel)

The Princess and the Frog

The Secret of Kells
(myth based and making much use of European/Celtic myths/tales - see HERE for interesting article written today about the film)

Also of interest is The Fantastic Mr. Fox - based on the Roald Dahl book, it has a definite Beatrix Potter feel to it.

Art Direction:

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
(see The Fairy Tale Cupboard's review for reasons why you should be aware of this film as a fairy tale enthusiast)

Costume Design:

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Music (Original Song):

The Princess and the Frog - twice

Short Film (Animated):

Granny O' Grimm's Sleeping Beauty

The Lady and the Reaper (La Dama y la Muerte)
(not officially a fairy tale adaptation but if you watch it - or an available excerpt, you'll see why I include it here)

You may also want to note that Up in the Air, nominated for Best Picture, gives The Velveteen Rabbit a little cameo too. Just a lovely extra for fairy tale people.

Congratulations to our friends at Brown Bag Films! Can't wait to see what Granny will be wearing. ;)
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