Monday, April 7, 2014

Just Sayin' Again

I finally got to see Frozen.  I really liked it.  That's not what I want to talk about though.  At the end I saw that Disney had based this movie on The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen.  VERY loosely based.
From what I remember the Snow Queen stole children. Well, at least one boy and his close friend had to look for him.  It was quite an adventure, all wrapped up in lessons for the little ones.
The Snow Queen had the boy trapped and he had to spell Eternity in ice pieces in order to get away.  Of course, the friend saves the boy with her love and the Snow Queen isn't around so they go home and live happily ever after.
Do you know the real story of The Little Mermaid?  Equally charming.  She gets legs but her feet feel like daggers and she is in constant pain.  In spite of saying he loves her, the prince marries another  and the little mermaid goes back to the sea and becomes foam.
Now, here is what I think.  I think old Hans was clinically depressed.
Really.  I'm just sayin'.

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