Vlog: The Phantom of the Opera Spotlight

Jenn spotlights the significant adaptations of Gaston Leroux’s The Phantom of the Opera

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Episode #199: Once Upon a Reset

Jenn and Kendyl discuss the ups and downs of the sixth season of Once Upon a Time, including brilliant sleeping curse vengeance, musical weddings, Rumple rants, and a soft reboot.

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Vlog: The Lie Tree Dreamcast

In which Jess dream casts the characters – and the director! – for Frances Hardinge’s Costa Award-winning book The Lie Tree!

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Episode #191: There’s Something There That Wasn’t There Before

The Adaptation hosts just can’t stop gabbing about the new live-action Beauty and the Beast (2017). Despite their previous doubts, they’re pretty happy with the extra backstories, songs, and details from the original fairytale.

Watch the 1991 animated film along with us in our commentary.

Question(s) of the Week: How did you feel about the balance of backstories between the Beast and Belle? Would you have liked more from one, the other, or both?

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Vlog: Musicals Based on Movies

In which Kendyl lists the many musicals that were inspired by movies.

‘Footloose’: The OKG true Hollywood story

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Commentary #16: Beauty and the Beast (1991)

commheader016The hosts prep for the live-action remake by watching Disney’s 1991 classic, Beauty and the Beast and recounting the well know fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont.

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Vlog: Once Upon a Marigold Dreamcast

Yet another dream cast by Jenn–this time of Once Upon a Marigold, by Jean Ferris!

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Episode #165: Once Upon a Test of True Love

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Adaptation covers the fifth season of ABC’s Once Upon a Time, which started off promisingly before it crashed and burned.

Question of the Week: How does True Love work in OUAT based on this past season? Do both parties need it to break a curse as we’d always believed, or can it be one-sided?

Check out our episodes on Season 2, Season 3, and Season 4.

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Vlog: Voiceovers Done Right

In which Kendyl goes over the best voiceovers in adaptations and why they were so well executed.

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Clips from:
Veronica Mars (2014) – (C)  Warner Bros. Digital Distribution,  Spondoolie Productions, Rob Thomas Productions
A Christmas Story (1983) – (C)  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Christmas Tree Films
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) – (C)  New Line Cinema, WingNut Films, The Saul Zaentz Company
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) – (C)  New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), WingNut Films
Rise of the Guardians (2012) – (C)  DreamWorks Animation
Stardust (2007) – (C)  Paramount Pictures, Marv Films, Vaughn Productions
The Princess Bride (1987) – (C)  Act III Communications, Buttercup Films Ltd., The Princess Bride Ltd.

Episode #157: The Huntsman and the Queen’s War

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The huntsman takes a back seat in this discussion as Jenn and Kendyl cannot get enough of the fierce fairytale queens in The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016).

Question of the Week: If the last shot of the movie is indeed setting up a sequel, what fairytale would you like to see incorporated in this world next?

Don’t forget to travel back to 2012 and listen to our episode on Snow White and the Huntsman.

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Vlog: Worst Animated Adaptations

In which Jenn might make some enemies by listing our choices for Worst Animated Adaptations!

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Vlog: Terrible Performances in Good Adaptations

In which Dorin lists the actors who almost ruined perfectly good adaptations.

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Vlog: Dream Cast: The Lunar Chronicles

In which Jess goes a little overboard in dream-casting not only Marissa Meyer’s Cinder, but her entire Lunar Chronicles series!

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Vlog: Stand Out Performances in Bad Adaptations

In which Kendyl lists the actors that did their best to shine, despite being in awful adaptations.

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Adaptation #125: Once Upon a Soap Opera

header125The gang gets out some pretty intense rants about the storylines in Once Upon a Time season 4 in this episode. They admire the best character arcs, despair over the worst and make predictions about season 5.

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Adaptation #121: Cinderella and Her Fairy Goose Mother

header121After our episode chalk-full of different versions of Cinderella, the hosts are slightly disappointed that the new live-action Disney version is twist-less. On the other-hand, they can’t deny that is was a gorgeous film, that it answered some questions they’d been asking and that Helena Bonham Carter can do no wrong.

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For a similar discussions, check out our episodes on Into the Woods, Maleficent, Once Upon a Time Season 3, All the Versions of Snow White, and our commentary on The Lion King.

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Adaptation #116: Cinderella, Dressed in Yellow

header116Our team geared up for the new live-action Cinderella by reading and watching an insanely large amount of versions of the classic tale, from the 7 BC Egyptian Rhodopis to the 2011 A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song. We get into themes of beauty and it’s worth, social status and neglect as well as why there are just SO many birds.

Make sure you let us know in the comments if there are any other versions we should pick up!

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For a similar discussions, check out our episodes on all the versions of Snow White, Into the Woods, Maleficent, Once Upon a Time, Starkid’s Twisted, and Frozen/The Snow Queen.

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Vlog: The Brothers Grimm

In which Kendyl gives a brief history of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm.

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Podcasts on fairytales:

#9 Snow White and the Stranger Danger

#11 Things Disney Taught Us

#37 Hansel and Gretel, So Hot Right Now

#40 Fee Fi Fo Fum

#53 Twice Upon a Fairytale

#70 What Frozen Things Do In Summer

#71 Two Sides to Every Twisted Tale

#83 OUAT’s Adventures in Wonderland

#88 Once Upon a Bratty Child

#90 Stefan Started the Maleficence

#111 Into the Woods of Deconstruction

Adaptation #111: Into the Woods of Deconstruction

header111As fairytale connoisseurs, the team has been looking forward to the film Into the Woods for a long while. Most are extremely pleased, but someone has some issues with the plot.

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For a similar discussions, check out our episodes on Once Upon a Time Season 3, Starkid’s Twisted, Frozen, and Jack the Giant Slayer.

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Vlog: Five Worst Fairy Tale Adaptations

In which new vlogger Dorin details our list of worst adapted fairy tales and bemoans their inadequacies.

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Related Podcasts:

#9: Snow White and the Stranger Danger

#11: Things Disney Taught Us

#53: Twice Upon a Fairytale

#83: OUAT’s Adventures in Wonderland

#88: Once Upon a Bratty Child