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The Original stories, fairytales, and legends that inspire the Disney films.

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The Original stories, fairytales, and legends that inspire the Disney films.

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OMG!!!! I love this

By thefunnycat - May 30 2019
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This is soo nice I love this podcosd s even tho I’m nine my favorite one is the little mirmad and forzen thank you for making this a great :)

Hilarious

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This podcast is awesome! It’s so funny, and full of really interesting information.

iTunes Ratings

425 Ratings
Average Ratings
364
24
18
9
10

OMG!!!! I love this

By thefunnycat - May 30 2019
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This is soo nice I love this podcosd s even tho I’m nine my favorite one is the little mirmad and forzen thank you for making this a great :)

Hilarious

By PVDB24 - Apr 22 2019
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This podcast is awesome! It’s so funny, and full of really interesting information.
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The Disney Story Origins Podcast

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The Original stories, fairytales, and legends that inspire the Disney films.

011b – Bambi Part 2

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Comparing and contrasting Disney’s “Bambi” with the novel “Bambi A Life in the Woods” by Felix Salten. 

This podcast contains certain copyrighted works that were not specifically authorized to be used by the copyright holder(s), but which we believe in good faith are protected by federal law and the fair use doctrine (Section 107 of the Copyright Act).

If you have any specific concerns about this podcast or our position on the fair use defense, please contact us at DSOPodcast@gmail.com so we can discuss amicably.  Thank you.

Produced By

Vaughn M. Dennis, Tracey Hansen, and Kathleen Hale

 Music

“Autumn” by PureComposition

“Cinematic Danger Background Music” by Royalty Free Music

Dark Tension Rising” composed by Mattia Cupelli

“Melody of my Dreams” composed by Whitesand

“Run” composed by Ross Bugden

Patreon Patrons and Donors

Aaron  ♥   Alexander  ♥  Annie Lilley 

Ariane Woods  ♥  Cass Morris 

Celeste Weinstien  ♥  Crystal Xavier-Cohen  ♥  Dan Cooney 

Dann Todd  ♥  Doug Fiehwheg  ♥  Erin Audley 

Eduarda Severo  ♥  Jace 101  ♥  Jennifer Clickenbeard

Jennifer Jones  ♥  Joseph Matthews  ♥  Josh Wells 

Kathleen Hale  ♥  Kathleen Kayembe  ♥  Kathrine 

Katie Melbourne  ♥  Kim Slusher  ♥  Kimberly Morrison  ♥  Kyle

Laura Snell  ♥  Lisa Rutledge  ♥  Mads Madsen 

Mark Montgomery  ♥  Matthew Nelson  ♥  Meghan Martin  

Michael Jacobs  ♥  Nicholas Barto  ♥  Patty McEfee 

Philip Joslin  ♥  Princess  ♥  Rachael Ward 

Renee Roub  ♥  Ronda Wilkes  ♥  Russell Dameron 

Ryan Luetzow  ♥  Sarah Garr  ♥  Scott Smith  ♥  

The Lord of Chaos :O  ♥  Tiffiany Vaisenen  ♥  Tracey Motika  

Trent Call  ♥  Vanessa Marrek  ♥  Vaughn M. Dennis

♥♥ Thank you all so much for your patronage. Without you, the show would have been over a long time ago. ♥♥ ~Paul 

Recommended Reading

Bambi A Life in the Woods by Felix Salten

Bibliography

Print

“Bambi and the Idea of Conservation.” The Idea of Nature in Disney Animation: from Snow White to WALL-E, by David Whitley, 2nd ed., Routledge, 2016, pp. 82–102.

Salten, Felix. Bambi: a Life in the Woods. Barton Press, 2011.

Film

Disney, Walt. Bambi. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, 2017.

Disney, Walt. Bambi. Inside Walt’s Story Meetings: Extended Edition, Bonus Features. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, 2017

World Wide Web

Abad-Santos, Alexander. “The ‘Bambi’s Mom’ Moment: When Pop Culture Taught Us About Death.” The Atlantic, Atlantic Media Company, 30 Oct. 2013, www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/08/bambi-moment-when-pop-culture-taught-us-about-death/324507/.

“Animating Nature: The Making of Bambi.” Oh My Disney, 12 Aug. 2016, ohmy.disney.com/movies/2016/08/12/animating-nature-making-bambi/.

“Bambi, a Life in the Woods.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 3 Aug. 2018, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bambi,_a_Life_in_the_Woods.

“Bambi’s Jewish Roots.” Jewish Review of Books, 23 Sept. 2015, jewishreviewofbooks.com/articles/618/bambis-jewish-roots/.

Demosthenes. “Disney’s Bambi.” Fleischer Studios, 1 Jan. 1970, norlinreelhistory.blogspot.com/2011/04/disneys-bambi.html.

“Feeding Wildlife.” National Parks Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, www.nps.gov/brca/learn/nature/feedingwildlife.htm.

Ferber, Alona. “The Man Who Wrote Bambi and Didn’t Make a Dime from the Movie Was Born.” Haaretz.com, Haaretz Com, 10 Apr. 2018, www.haaretz.com/jewish/.premium-this-day-bambi-s-father-is-born-1.5395430.

Gutenberg. “Eng.” The Story of an Hour | Project Gutenberg Self-Publishing – EBooks | Read EBooks Online, www.gutenberg.us/articles/eng/bambi,_a_life_in_the_woods.

“How Did Bambi Lead to the Creation of Smokey the Bear?” Entertainment Legends Revealed!, 21 Oct. 2015, legendsrevealed.com/entertainment/2015/10/16/how-did-bambi-lead-to-the-creation-of-smokey-the-bear/.

“How ‘Bambi’ Hoodwinked American Environmentalists.” What It Means to Be American, www.whatitmeanstobeamerican.org/ideas/how-bambi-hoodwinked-american-environmentalists/.

“Lutts: ‘The Trouble with Bambi.’” Smokey’s Revenge, www.history.vt.edu/Barrow/Hist2104/readings/bambi.html.

Ness, Mari. “Death and Survival: Felix Salten’s Bambi: A Life in the Woods.” Tor.com, 20 May 2015, www.tor.com/2015/05/07/the-disney-read-watch-bambi-a-life-in-the-woods/.

Villalobos, Ric. “The Problem With ‘Bambi’ The Rules And Knowledge Of Hunting Deer Are More Complicated Than The Film’s Fans Realize.” Spokesman.com, The Spokesman-Review, 28 Aug. 2011, www.spokesman.com/stories/1997/nov/02/the-problem-with-bambi-the-rules-and-knowledge-of/.

“Why Disney Movie Deaths Matter.” /Film, 25 Aug. 2017, www.slashfilm.com/why-disney-movie-deaths-matter/.

Oct 26 2018
2 hours 5 mins
Play

011a – Bambi Part 1

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Comparing and contrasting Disney’s “Bambi” with the novel “Bambi A Life in the Woods” by Felix Salten. 

This podcast contains certain copyrighted works that were not specifically authorized to be used by the copyright holder(s), but which we believe in good faith are protected by federal law and the fair use doctrine (Section 107 of the Copyright Act).

If you have any specific concerns about this podcast or our position on the fair use defense, please contact us at DSOPodcast@gmail.com so we can discuss amicably.  Thank you.

Produced By

Vaughn M. Dennis, Tracey Hansen, and Kathleen Hale

 Music

“Autumn” by PureComposition

“Cinematic Danger Background Music” by Royalty Free Music

Dark Tension Rising” composed by Mattia Cupelli

“Melody of my Dreams” composed by Whitesand

“Run” composed by Ross Bugden

Patreon Patrons and Donors

Aaron  ♥   Alexander  ♥  Annie Lilley 

Ariane Woods  ♥  Cass Morris 

Celeste Weinstien  ♥  Crystal Xavier-Cohen  ♥  Dan Cooney 

Dann Todd  ♥  Doug Fiehwheg  ♥  Erin Audley 

Eduarda Severo  ♥  Jace 101  ♥  Jennifer Clickenbeard

Jennifer Jones  ♥  Joseph Matthews  ♥  Josh Wells 

Kathleen Hale  ♥  Kathleen Kayembe  ♥  Kathrine 

Katie Melbourne  ♥  Kim Slusher  ♥  Kimberly Morrison  ♥  Kyle

Laura Snell  ♥  Lisa Rutledge  ♥  Mads Madsen 

Mark Montgomery  ♥  Matthew Nelson  ♥  Meghan Martin  

Michael Jacobs  ♥  Nicholas Barto  ♥  Patty McEfee 

Philip Joslin  ♥  Princess  ♥  Rachael Ward 

Renee Roub  ♥  Ronda Wilkes  ♥  Russell Dameron 

Ryan Luetzow  ♥  Sarah Garr  ♥  Scott Smith  ♥  

The Lord of Chaos :O  ♥  Tiffiany Vaisenen  ♥  Tracey Motika  

Trent Call  ♥  Vanessa Marrek  ♥  Vaughn M. Dennis

♥♥ Thank you all so much for your patronage. Without you, the show would have been over a long time ago. ♥♥ ~Paul 

Recommended Reading

Bambi A Life in the Woods by Felix Salten

Bibliography

Print

“Bambi and the Idea of Conservation.” The Idea of Nature in Disney Animation: from Snow White to WALL-E, by David Whitley, 2nd ed., Routledge, 2016, pp. 82–102.

Salten, Felix. Bambi: a Life in the Woods. Barton Press, 2011.

Film

Disney, Walt. Bambi. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, 2017.

Disney, Walt. Bambi. Inside Walt’s Story Meetings: Extended Edition, Bonus Features. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, 2017

World Wide Web

Abad-Santos, Alexander. “The ‘Bambi’s Mom’ Moment: When Pop Culture Taught Us About Death.” The Atlantic, Atlantic Media Company, 30 Oct. 2013, www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/08/bambi-moment-when-pop-culture-taught-us-about-death/324507/.

“Animating Nature: The Making of Bambi.” Oh My Disney, 12 Aug. 2016, ohmy.disney.com/movies/2016/08/12/animating-nature-making-bambi/.

“Bambi, a Life in the Woods.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 3 Aug. 2018, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bambi,_a_Life_in_the_Woods.

“Bambi’s Jewish Roots.” Jewish Review of Books, 23 Sept. 2015, jewishreviewofbooks.com/articles/618/bambis-jewish-roots/.

Demosthenes. “Disney’s Bambi.” Fleischer Studios, 1 Jan. 1970, norlinreelhistory.blogspot.com/2011/04/disneys-bambi.html.

“Feeding Wildlife.” National Parks Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, www.nps.gov/brca/learn/nature/feedingwildlife.htm.

Ferber, Alona. “The Man Who Wrote Bambi and Didn’t Make a Dime from the Movie Was Born.” Haaretz.com, Haaretz Com, 10 Apr. 2018, www.haaretz.com/jewish/.premium-this-day-bambi-s-father-is-born-1.5395430.

Gutenberg. “Eng.” The Story of an Hour | Project Gutenberg Self-Publishing – EBooks | Read EBooks Online, www.gutenberg.us/articles/eng/bambi,_a_life_in_the_woods.

“How Did Bambi Lead to the Creation of Smokey the Bear?” Entertainment Legends Revealed!, 21 Oct. 2015, legendsrevealed.com/entertainment/2015/10/16/how-did-bambi-lead-to-the-creation-of-smokey-the-bear/.

“How ‘Bambi’ Hoodwinked American Environmentalists.” What It Means to Be American, www.whatitmeanstobeamerican.org/ideas/how-bambi-hoodwinked-american-environmentalists/.

“Lutts: ‘The Trouble with Bambi.’” Smokey’s Revenge, www.history.vt.edu/Barrow/Hist2104/readings/bambi.html.

Ness, Mari. “Death and Survival: Felix Salten’s Bambi: A Life in the Woods.” Tor.com, 20 May 2015, www.tor.com/2015/05/07/the-disney-read-watch-bambi-a-life-in-the-woods/.

Villalobos, Ric. “The Problem With ‘Bambi’ The Rules And Knowledge Of Hunting Deer Are More Complicated Than The Film’s Fans Realize.” Spokesman.com, The Spokesman-Review, 28 Aug. 2011, www.spokesman.com/stories/1997/nov/02/the-problem-with-bambi-the-rules-and-knowledge-of/.

“Why Disney Movie Deaths Matter.” /Film, 25 Aug. 2017, www.slashfilm.com/why-disney-movie-deaths-matter/.

Sep 30 2018
2 hours 10 mins
Play

010c – The Black Cauldron Part 3

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DSO Prydain series finale, comparing and contrasting Disney’s “The Black Cauldron” with “The Black Cauldron” by Lloyd Alexander. 

This podcast contains certain copyrighted works that were not specifically authorized to be used by the copyright holder(s), but which we believe in good faith are protected by federal law and the fair use doctrine (Section 107 of the Copyright Act).

If you have any specific concerns about this podcast or our position on the fair use defense, please contact us at DSOPodcast@gmail.com so we can discuss amicably.  Thank you.

Produced By

Kyle, Vaughn M. Dennis and Vanessa Marek

Co-written By

Alicia Brown

 Music

“Chainsaw Symphony” composed by 2WEI

“Beauty and the Beast” by Alan Menken, Harp cover by Amy Turk

“Escalation” composed by Antti Martikainen

“Going Hollow” composed by Lucas King

“Guardian of the Forest” composed by Samuele Birolini

“How Far I’ll Go” by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Harp cover by Lizzie Peacock

“Lucid Dreaming” by Brainwave Power Music

“Myrdhin” composed by Tartalo Music (feat. Ian Fontova)

“Only Evil” composed by KingDiaboli

“The Rains of Castamere” by Ramin Djawadi, Harp cover by Marion Le Solliec

“Quest’s End” composed by Vindsvept

“Run” composed by Ross Bugden

“A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri, Harp cover by Amélie Guiboux

Recommended Reading

The Chronicles of Prydain (5 Volumes) by Lloyd Alexander

Bibliography

Print

Alexander, L. (2006). The Chronicles of Prydain #1: The Book of Three. New York: Henry Holt.

Alexander, L. (2006). The Chronicles of Prydain #2: The Black Cauldron. New York: Henry Holt.

Davies, Sioned. The Mabinogion, Oxford University Press, 2008.

Graves, Robert. The White Goddess: A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth. New York: Noon Day Press, 1966.

Lane, Elizabeth. “Lloyd Alexander’s Chronicles of Prydain and Welsh Tradition.” Orcrist 7, 1973, pp. 25-29.

Lines, H. H. “Quarterly Notes on Roman Britain.” The Antiquarian Vol. 31 , Jan. 1895, pp. 302.

Nash, D. W. “The Mythological Poems; The Chair of Kerridwen.” Taliesin, Or, The Bards and Druids of Britain: A Translation of the Remains of the Earliest Welsh Bards, and an Examination of the Bardic Mysteries, London: John Russel Smith, 1858, pp. 189–190.

Stephens, T. “British Anthropophagi.” Notes & Queries, vol. 20, no. 8, Dec. 1859, pp. 72–73.

Tunnell, Michael O., and Lloyd Alexander (2014). The Prydain Companion: a Reference Guide to Lloyd Alexander’s Prydain Chronicles. Henry Holt.

White, Donna R. “Lloyd Alexander’s Chronicles of Prydain.” A Century of Welsh Myth in Children’s Literature, Greenwood Press, 1998, pp. 97–104.

Film

The Black Cauldron [DVD]. (1985). Walt Disney Pictures.

World Wide Web

“The Black Cauldron / Disney.” TV Tropes, tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Disney/TheBlackCauldron.

“The Black Cauldron (Film).” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 1 Sept. 2017, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Black_Cauldron_(film).

“The Chronicles of Prydain.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 1 Sept. 2017, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chronicles_of_Prydain.

Crossley, Jared. “The Lloyd Alexander Blog.” lloydalexanderfilm.blogspot.com/.

Dallben.” Prydain Wiki, prydain.wikia.com/wiki/Dallben.

“Fflewddur Fflam.” Prydain Wiki, prydain.wikia.com/wiki/Fflewddur_Fflam.

Filmtracks: The Black Cauldron (Elmer Bernstein), www.filmtracks.com/titles/black_cauldron.html.

Fisher, Jason. “Welsh Mythological Underpinnings of Lloyd Alexander’s Prydain Cycle.” Journey to the Sea, 15 Oct. 2009, journeytothesea.com/welsh-alexander-prydain/.

“Gurgi.” Prydain Wiki, prydain.wikia.com/wiki/Gurgi.

“The Horned King.” Prydain Wiki, prydain.wikia.com/wiki/The_Horned_King.

Kois, Dan. “Revisiting The Black Cauldron, the Movie That Almost Killed Disney Animation.”Slate Magazine, 19 Oct. 2010, www.slate.com/articles/arts/dvdextras/2010/10/the_black_cauldron.html.

Ness, Mari. “A Demoralizing Disaster: Disney’s The Black Cauldron.” Tor.com, 8 Oct. 2015, www.tor.com/2015/10/08/a-demoralizing-disaster-disneys-the-black-cauldron/

“Prince Gwydion.” Prydain Wiki, prydain.wikia.com/wiki/Prince_Gwydion.

“Princess Eilonwy.” Prydain Wiki, prydain.wikia.com/wiki/Princess_Eilonwy.

“Prydain.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 27 July 2017, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prydain.

“Reel History.” Disney’s The Black Cauldron, norlinreelhistory.blogspot.com/2011/09/disneys-black-cauldron.html.

“Taran.” Prydain Wiki, prydain.wikia.com/wiki/Taran.

Toffee, John. “Mabinogion Astronomy.” Caer Gwydion, 1 Jan. 1970, mabinogionastronomy.blogspot.com/2013/08/caer-gwydion-hisresidence-was-among.html.

Toffee, John. “Mabinogion Astronomy.” Mabinogion Astronomy, 1 Jan. 1970, mabinogionastronomy.blogspot.com/.

Mar 28 2018
3 hours 28 mins
Play

010b – The Black Cauldron Part 2

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We continue our journey in Prydain while we compare and contrast Disney’s “The Black Cauldron” with “The Book of Three” and “The Black Cauldron” by Lloyd Alexander. 

This podcast contains certain copyrighted works that were not specifically authorized to be used by the copyright holder(s), but which we believe in good faith are protected by federal law and the fair use doctrine (Section 107 of the Copyright Act).

If you have any specific concerns about this podcast or our position on the fair use defense, please contact us at DSOPodcast@gmail.com so we can discuss amicably.  Thank you.

Co-written By

Alicia Brown

Produced By

Kyle, Vaughn M. Dennis and Vanessa Marek

 Music

“Blood Of The Heroes” by Peter Crowley

“Catrin Finch” by Lisa Lân

“Cinematic Danger Background Music” by Royalty Free Music

“The Fairy Tale” (DSO Theme) – by Roberto Ignis

“Firesong” by Kevin MacLeod

“Lake of Tears” by Derek & Brandon Flechter

“Run” composed by Ross Bugden

“Slip Jigs” performed by Calan

“Wytches Chant”  by Inkubus Sukkubus 

Recommended Reading

The Chronicles of Prydain (5 Volumes) by Lloyd Alexander

Bibliography

Print

Alexander, L. (2006). The Chronicles of Prydain #1: The Book of Three. New York: Henry Holt.

Alexander, L. (2006). The Chronicles of Prydain #2: The Black Cauldron. New York: Henry Holt.

Davies, Sioned. The Mabinogion, Oxford University Press, 2008.

Graves, Robert. The White Goddess: A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth. New York: Noon Day Press, 1966.

Lane, Elizabeth. “Lloyd Alexander’s Chronicles of Prydain and Welsh Tradition.” Orcrist 7, 1973, pp. 25-29.

Lines, H. H. “Quarterly Notes on Roman Britain.” The Antiquarian Vol. 31 , Jan. 1895, pp. 302.

Nash, D. W. “The Mythological Poems; The Chair of Kerridwen.” Taliesin, Or, The Bards and Druids of Britain: A Translation of the Remains of the Earliest Welsh Bards, and an Examination of the Bardic Mysteries, London: John Russel Smith, 1858, pp. 189–190.

Stephens, T. “British Anthropophagi.” Notes & Queries, vol. 20, no. 8, Dec. 1859, pp. 72–73.

Tunnell, Michael O., and Lloyd Alexander (2014). The Prydain Companion: a Reference Guide to Lloyd Alexander’s Prydain Chronicles. Henry Holt.

White, Donna R. “Lloyd Alexander’s Chronicles of Prydain.” A Century of Welsh Myth in Children’s Literature, Greenwood Press, 1998, pp. 97–104.

Film

The Black Cauldron [DVD]. (1985). Walt Disney Pictures.

World Wide Web

“The Black Cauldron / Disney.” TV Tropes, tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Disney/TheBlackCauldron.

“The Black Cauldron (Film).” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 1 Sept. 2017, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Black_Cauldron_(film).

“The Chronicles of Prydain.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 1 Sept. 2017, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chronicles_of_Prydain.

Crossley, Jared. “The Lloyd Alexander Blog.” lloydalexanderfilm.blogspot.com/.

Dallben.” Prydain Wiki, prydain.wikia.com/wiki/Dallben.

“Fflewddur Fflam.” Prydain Wiki, prydain.wikia.com/wiki/Fflewddur_Fflam.

Filmtracks: The Black Cauldron (Elmer Bernstein), www.filmtracks.com/titles/black_cauldron.html.

Fisher, Jason. “Welsh Mythological Underpinnings of Lloyd Alexander’s Prydain Cycle.” Journey to the Sea, 15 Oct. 2009, journeytothesea.com/welsh-alexander-prydain/.

“Gurgi.” Prydain Wiki, prydain.wikia.com/wiki/Gurgi.

“The Horned King.” Prydain Wiki, prydain.wikia.com/wiki/The_Horned_King.

Kois, Dan. “Revisiting The Black Cauldron, the Movie That Almost Killed Disney Animation.”Slate Magazine, 19 Oct. 2010, www.slate.com/articles/arts/dvdextras/2010/10/the_black_cauldron.html.

Ness, Mari. “A Demoralizing Disaster: Disney’s The Black Cauldron.” Tor.com, 8 Oct. 2015, www.tor.com/2015/10/08/a-demoralizing-disaster-disneys-the-black-cauldron/

“Prince Gwydion.” Prydain Wiki, prydain.wikia.com/wiki/Prince_Gwydion.

“Princess Eilonwy.” Prydain Wiki, prydain.wikia.com/wiki/Princess_Eilonwy.

“Prydain.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 27 July 2017, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prydain.

“Reel History.” Disney’s The Black Cauldron, norlinreelhistory.blogspot.com/2011/09/disneys-black-cauldron.html.

“Taran.” Prydain Wiki, prydain.wikia.com/wiki/Taran.

Toffee, John. “Mabinogion Astronomy.” Caer Gwydion, 1 Jan. 1970, mabinogionastronomy.blogspot.com/2013/08/caer-gwydion-hisresidence-was-among.html.

Toffee, John. “Mabinogion Astronomy.” Mabinogion Astronomy, 1 Jan. 1970, mabinogionastronomy.blogspot.com/.

Feb 28 2018
2 hours 53 mins
Play

010a – The Black Cauldron Part 1

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In this episode, we compare and contrast Disney’s “The Black Cauldron” with the two books it is based on, “The Book of Three” and “The Black Cauldron” by Lloyd Alexander.

This podcast contains certain copyrighted works that were not specifically authorized to be used by the copyright holder(s), but which we believe in good faith are protected by federal law and the fair use doctrine (Section 107 of the Copyright Act).

If you have any specific concerns about this podcast or our position on the fair use defense, please contact us at DSOPodcast@gmail.com so we can discuss amicably.  Thank you.

Produced By

Rachael Ward, Vaughn M. Dennis and Vanessa Marek

 Music

“Big Bad Villain” composed by: Kurt Tomlinson

“Dance of Life” composed by Peder B. Helland

“Druidic Dreams” composed by: Adrian Von Ziegler

“The Fairy Tale” (DSO Theme) composed by: Roberto Ignis

“Lords of Iron” composed by: Antti Martikainen

“Only Evil” composed by: KingDiaboli

“Run” composed by: Ross Bugden

Recommended Reading

The Chronicles of Prydain (5 Volumes) by Lloyd Alexander

Bibliography

Print

Alexander, L. (2006). The Chronicles of Prydain #1: The Book of Three. New York: Henry Holt.

Alexander, L. (2006). The Chronicles of Prydain #2: The Black Cauldron. New York: Henry Holt.

Davies, Sioned. The Mabinogion, Oxford University Press, 2008.

Graves, Robert. The White Goddess: A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth. New York: Noon Day Press, 1966.

Lane, Elizabeth. “Lloyd Alexander’s Chronicles of Prydain and Welsh Tradition.” Orcrist 7, 1973, pp. 25-29.

Lines, H. H. “Quarterly Notes on Roman Britain.” The Antiquarian Vol. 31 , Jan. 1895, pp. 302.

Nash, D. W. “The Mythological Poems; The Chair of Kerridwen.” Taliesin, Or, The Bards and Druids of Britain: A Translation of the Remains of the Earliest Welsh Bards, and an Examination of the Bardic Mysteries, London: John Russel Smith, 1858, pp. 189–190.

Stephens, T. “British Anthropophagi.” Notes & Queries, vol. 20, no. 8, Dec. 1859, pp. 72–73.

Tunnell, Michael O., and Lloyd Alexander (2014). The Prydain Companion: a Reference Guide to Lloyd Alexander’s Prydain Chronicles. Henry Holt.

White, Donna R. “Lloyd Alexander’s Chronicles of Prydain.” A Century of Welsh Myth in Children’s Literature, Greenwood Press, 1998, pp. 97–104.

Film

The Black Cauldron [DVD]. (1985). Walt Disney Pictures.

World Wide Web

“The Black Cauldron / Disney.” TV Tropes, tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Disney/TheBlackCauldron.

“The Black Cauldron (Film).” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 1 Sept. 2017, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Black_Cauldron_(film).

“The Chronicles of Prydain.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 1 Sept. 2017, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chronicles_of_Prydain.

Crossley, Jared. “The Lloyd Alexander Blog.” lloydalexanderfilm.blogspot.com/.

Dallben.” Prydain Wiki, prydain.wikia.com/wiki/Dallben.

“Fflewddur Fflam.” Prydain Wiki, prydain.wikia.com/wiki/Fflewddur_Fflam.

Filmtracks: The Black Cauldron (Elmer Bernstein), www.filmtracks.com/titles/black_cauldron.html.

Fisher, Jason. “Welsh Mythological Underpinnings of Lloyd Alexander’s Prydain Cycle.” Journey to the Sea, 15 Oct. 2009, journeytothesea.com/welsh-alexander-prydain/.

“Gurgi.” Prydain Wiki, prydain.wikia.com/wiki/Gurgi.

“The Horned King.” Prydain Wiki, prydain.wikia.com/wiki/The_Horned_King.

Kois, Dan. “Revisiting The Black Cauldron, the Movie That Almost Killed Disney Animation.”Slate Magazine, 19 Oct. 2010, www.slate.com/articles/arts/dvdextras/2010/10/the_black_cauldron.html.

Ness, Mari. “A Demoralizing Disaster: Disney’s The Black Cauldron.” Tor.com, 8 Oct. 2015, www.tor.com/2015/10/08/a-demoralizing-disaster-disneys-the-black-cauldron/

“Prince Gwydion.” Prydain Wiki, prydain.wikia.com/wiki/Prince_Gwydion.

“Princess Eilonwy.” Prydain Wiki, prydain.wikia.com/wiki/Princess_Eilonwy.

“Prydain.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 27 July 2017, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prydain.

“Reel History.” Disney’s The Black Cauldron, norlinreelhistory.blogspot.com/2011/09/disneys-black-cauldron.html.

“Taran.” Prydain Wiki, prydain.wikia.com/wiki/Taran.

Toffee, John. “Mabinogion Astronomy.” Caer Gwydion, 1 Jan. 1970, mabinogionastronomy.blogspot.com/2013/08/caer-gwydion-hisresidence-was-among.html.

Toffee, John. “Mabinogion Astronomy.” Mabinogion Astronomy, 1 Jan. 1970, mabinogionastronomy.blogspot.com/.

Jan 29 2018
1 hour 52 mins
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DSO Returns – New Episodes Announcement

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DSO is back! This brief announcement explains what’s been going on, and what’s next.

This podcast contains certain copyrighted works that were not specifically authorized to be used by the copyright holder(s), but which we believe in good faith are protected by federal law and the fair use doctrine (Section 107 of the Copyright Act).

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Jan 16 2018
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09 – Tangled

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In this episode, we compare and contrast Disney’s “Tangled” with Giambattista Basile’s “Petrosinella”, “Persinette” by Charlotte Rose de Caumont de La Force, and “Rapunzel” by The Brothers Grimm.

This podcast contains certain copyrighted works that were not specifically authorized to be used by the copyright holder(s), but which we believe in good faith are protected by federal law and the fair use doctrine (Section 107 of the Copyright Act).

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Produced By

Princess King Taylor and Vanessa Marek

 Music

Soliloquy by Matthew Pablo

Douce Dame Jolie performed by Annwn

Recommended Reading

Bibliography

Print

Grimm, Jacob, Wilhelm Grimm, and Maria Tatar. The Annotated Brothers Grimm. New York: Norton, 2004. Print.

Heiner, Heidi Anne. Rapunzel, and Other Maiden in the Tower Tales from around the World: Fairy Tales, Myths, Legends, and Other Tales about Maidens in Towers. Place of Publication Not Identified: SurLaLune, 2010. Print.

Kurtti, Jeff. The Art of Tangled. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle, 2010. Print

Film

Tangled. WaltDisney, 2010. DVD.

World Wide Web

“Rapunzel.” By the Grimm Brothers: A Comparison of the Versions of 1812 and 1857. N.p., n.d. Web.

“Rapunzel.” Disney Princess. N.p., n.d. Web.

In Brightest Day: The Emotional Abuse of Tangled.” Lady Geek Girl and Friends. N.p., 29 Oct. 2013

Jul 01 2016
2 hours 19 mins
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08 – The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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In this DSO Halloween Special, we compare and contrast Disney’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” with Washington Irving’s classic short story.

This podcast contains certain copyrighted works that were not specifically authorized to be used by the copyright holder(s), but which we believe in good faith are protected by federal law and the fair use doctrine (Section 107 of the Copyright Act).

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Produced By

Princess King Taylor, Kyle Allcorn, Amanda Urrutia and Frankie Dain

 Music

“The Witching Hour” by Peter Grundy

“Bonny Broom” by Hesperus Early Music Ensemble

Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 Op. 99 (I. Nocturne) By Hilary Hahn & The Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

Recommended Reading

The Historically Annotated Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (Author), Henry John Steiner

Bibliography

Print

Irving, Washington, and Henry John. Steiner. The Historically Annotated Legend of Sleepy Hollow: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Sleepy Hollow, NY: Millstone Productions, 2014. Print.

Irving, Washington. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon New Edition in Two Volumes. Ballinlough: Belser Wissenschaftlicher Dienst, 2009. Print.

Film

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad. Walt Disney, 1949. DVD.

World Wide Web

“Diedrich Knickerbocker | Fictional Character.” Encyclopedia Britannica Online. http://www.britannica.com/topic/Diedrich-Knickerbocker Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d. Web.

“Headless Horseman.” Headless Horseman. http://www.hudsonrivervalley.com/AboutUS/Trivia/HeadlessHorseman.aspx N.p., n.d. Web.

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Its Origins.” Suite. https://suite.io/john-k-davis/2df42tj N.p., n.d. Web

“Rare Halloween Videos: 1955 Disney’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow with Intro.” http://rarehalloweenvideos.blogspot.com/2011/10/1955-legend-of-sleepy-hollow-with-intro.html

Shmoop Editorial Team. “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Themes.”Shmoop.com. http://www.shmoop.com/legend-of-sleepy-hollow/themes.html Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web.

Oct 30 2015
1 hour 48 mins
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07c – Alice in Wonderland Part 3

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Continuing the story of Alice in Wonderland as compared with Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There”, in this episode we discuss the The Jabbawock, The Griffon, Mock Turtle and Lobster Quadrille and compare Disney’s trial of Alice with  the original story’s the trial of The Knave of Hearts.

This podcast contains certain copyrighted works that were not specifically authorized to be used by the copyright holder(s), but which we believe in good faith are protected by federal law and the fair use doctrine (Section 107 of the Copyright Act).

If you have any specific concerns about this podcast or our position on the fair use defense, please contact us at DSOPodcast@gmail.com so we can discuss amicably.  Thank you.

Produced By

Princess King Taylor, Kyle Allcorn and Amanda Urrutia

 Music

Quirky Toy maker by Phil Larson

Wonderland” by Doza

Recommended Reading

The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition By Lewis Carroll and Martin Gardner; John Tenniel (Illustrator)

Bibliography

Print

Carroll, Lewis. Alice’s Adventures under Ground. Guildford, Eng.: Genesis Publications in Association with Australia and New Zealand Book, 1979.

Carroll, Lewis (1999-11-17). The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition W. W. Norton & Company. Kindle Edition.

Douglas-Fairhurst, Robert. The Story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and the Secret History of Wonderland. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print.

Korkis, Jim (2012-12-05). The Revised Vault of Walt: Unofficial, Unauthorized, Uncensored Disney Stories Never Told. Theme Park Press. Kindle Edition

Woolf, Jenny (2010-03-04). The Mystery of Lewis Carroll: Discovering the Whimsical, Thoughtful, and Sometimes Lonely Man Who Created “Alice in Wonderland” St. Martin’s Press. Kindle Edition.

Film

Alice and the White Rabbit. Walt Disney Productions, 1951. DVD.

Alice in Wonderland. Prod. Walt Disney. Perf. Kathryn Beaumont. RKO Radio Pictures, 1951. DVD.

Initiation of Alice in Wonderland: The Looking Glass of Lewis Carroll. Dir. Philip Gardiner. Perf. Julie Dickson-Gardiner and Philip Gardiner. Reality Entertainment, 2010. DVD

World Wide Web

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. About. Web. http://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/a/alices-adventures-in-wonderland/about-alices-adventures-in-wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.  SparkNotes. SparkNotes, Web. http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/alice/

Alice in Wonderland. Disney Wiki. N.p., n.d. Web. 2015. http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Alice_in_Wonderland

The Alice In Wonderland Story First Told – http://www.historytoday.com/richard-cavendish/alice-wonderland-story-first-told

Curiouser and Curiouser: The Evolution of Wonderland. Lauren Millikan, 9 Feb. 2011. http://www.carleton.edu/departments/ENGL/Alice/index.html

Lenny’s Alice in Wonderland Site – http://www.alice-in-wonderland.net/

Lewis Carroll. (2015). The Biography.com website. http://www.biography.com/people/lewis-carroll-9239598.

Lewis Carroll’s “The Mouse’s Tale“ Web. http://bootless.net/mouse.html.

Magenta. “What Does the Glowing Red R in the Carpenter and the Walrus Story Mean, in Alice in Wonderland?” Yahoo! Answers. Yahoo!, Web. https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090717114831AAXhha3

Ness, Mari. “An Intriguing Failure: Disney’s Alice in Wonderland.” Tor.com, 11 June 2015. Web. http://www.tor.com/2015/06/11/an-intriguing-failure-disney-alice-in-wonderland/.

“The Secret World of Lewis Carroll.” YouTube. YouTube, 2 Feb. 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Irlpvtwu1Rs

SparkNotes. Through the Looking Glass. SparkNotes, Web. http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/through-the-looking-glass/

Oct 06 2015
1 hour 15 mins
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07b – Alice in Wonderland Part 2

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Continuing the story of Alice in Wonderland as compared with Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There”, in this episode we discuss the hookah smoking caterpillar, the angry pigeon, Cheshire Cat and the Mad Tea Party.

This podcast contains certain copyrighted works that were not specifically authorized to be used by the copyright holder(s), but which we believe in good faith are protected by federal law and the fair use doctrine (Section 107 of the Copyright Act).

If you have any specific concerns about this podcast or our position on the fair use defense, please contact us at DSOPodcast@gmail.com so we can discuss amicably.  Thank you.

Produced By

Princess King Taylor and Kyle Allcorn

 Music

“Fun Box 09″ by Fuby

Recommended Reading

The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition By Lewis Carroll and Martin Gardner; John Tenniel (Illustrator)

The Mystery of Lewis Carroll:

Discovering the Whimsical, Thoughtful, and Sometimes Lonely Man

Who Created “Alice in Wonderland” By Jenny Woolf

Bibliography

Print

Carroll, Lewis. Alice’s Adventures under Ground. Guildford, Eng.: Genesis Publications in Association with Australia and New Zealand Book, 1979.

Carroll, Lewis (1999-11-17). The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition W. W. Norton & Company. Kindle Edition.

Douglas-Fairhurst, Robert. The Story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and the Secret History of Wonderland. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print.

Korkis, Jim (2012-12-05). The Revised Vault of Walt: Unofficial, Unauthorized, Uncensored Disney Stories Never Told. Theme Park Press. Kindle Edition

Woolf, Jenny (2010-03-04). The Mystery of Lewis Carroll: Discovering the Whimsical, Thoughtful, and Sometimes Lonely Man Who Created “Alice in Wonderland” St. Martin’s Press. Kindle Edition.

Film

Alice and the White Rabbit. Walt Disney Productions, 1951. DVD.

Alice in Wonderland. Prod. Walt Disney. Perf. Kathryn Beaumont. RKO Radio Pictures, 1951. DVD.

Initiation of Alice in Wonderland: The Looking Glass of Lewis Carroll. Dir. Philip Gardiner. Perf. Julie Dickson-Gardiner and Philip Gardiner. Reality Entertainment, 2010. DVD

World Wide Web

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. About. Web. http://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/a/alices-adventures-in-wonderland/about-alices-adventures-in-wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.  SparkNotes. SparkNotes, Web. http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/alice/

Alice in Wonderland. Disney Wiki. N.p., n.d. Web. 2015. http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Alice_in_Wonderland

The Alice In Wonderland Story First Told – http://www.historytoday.com/richard-cavendish/alice-wonderland-story-first-told

Curiouser and Curiouser: The Evolution of Wonderland. Lauren Millikan, 9 Feb. 2011. http://www.carleton.edu/departments/ENGL/Alice/index.html

Lenny’s Alice in Wonderland Site – http://www.alice-in-wonderland.net/

Lewis Carroll. (2015). The Biography.com website. http://www.biography.com/people/lewis-carroll-9239598.

Lewis Carroll’s “The Mouse’s Tale“ Web. http://bootless.net/mouse.html.

Magenta. “What Does the Glowing Red R in the Carpenter and the Walrus Story Mean, in Alice in Wonderland?” Yahoo! Answers. Yahoo!, Web. https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090717114831AAXhha3

Ness, Mari. “An Intriguing Failure: Disney’s Alice in Wonderland.” Tor.com, 11 June 2015. Web. http://www.tor.com/2015/06/11/an-intriguing-failure-disney-alice-in-wonderland/.

“The Secret World of Lewis Carroll.” YouTube. YouTube, 2 Feb. 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Irlpvtwu1Rs

SparkNotes. Through the Looking Glass. SparkNotes, Web. http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/through-the-looking-glass/

Sep 30 2015
1 hour 22 mins
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