Sunday, November 3, 2013

Cinderella - Disney Storybook Favorites

 
 
 
 
 
Posted by PicasaLove these gorgeous illustrations by Retta Scott Worcester, an illustrator for Disney in the 1930's and 40's.  I learned an interesting fact - that Retta was best friends with Mary Blair! (another amazing Disney artist.)  So funny as I had been thinking that her style reminded me of Mary's.

As I was thinking about the topic of Disney, I am realizing that my 7 year old has actually not seen a lot of the Disney movies.  I think she may have seen parts of Cinderella but not the whole thing.  She recently got the re-issue of The Little Mermaid on blu-ray for her birthday so now she has finally seen that one.  Don't get me wrong, she watches more than her fair share of tv, but I just haven't had a lot of Disney movies around for her.  She does watch the Disney Junior channel a lot and she would definitely love to go to Disney World!  I would love to take the kids too - I did not go as a young child but I did go to Epcot Center when I was 16 and again when I was in my late twenties.  Some of my favourite Disney films are Robin Hood, Peter Pan, The Aristocats, 101 Dalmatians, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, Finding Nemo, and more.

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  1. I admit to not liking Disney as much as I did as a kid. Between the onslaught of straight-to-video "sequels" of classic films and the whole Disney princess thing, I just stopped caring. (And aside from Pixar, most of their late '90s/early '00s output was pretty mediocre.) I have to go back sometimes and remember what I liked about the movies I grew up with. I still love Dumbo, Lady and the Tramp, Sleeping Beauty, 101 Dalmations, The Aristocats... We watch them occasionally now. I think it was more fun back in the day when the older movies were still re-released in the theaters, before home video took over. This book looks beautiful, by the way! Gorgeous illustrations.

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    1. Yes, that's actually why I haven't had too many Disney movies around for Keira - didn't want to overdo the princess stuff! But I do love Pixar. The classics are definitely the best though.

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  2. OMG OMG OMG I loooove that book! It was my first Cinderella book and I gave it away when I moved to the USA. I was so sad that I couldn't show this to my daughter but I found the same book again on Amazon in the Little Golden Books :) I just love those illustrations! I don't have a log of Disney movie either but I have bought a few of the classic ones that I think my kids would like to watch.

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    1. So cool that this book has so many good memories for you!

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  3. Did I ever own this book??? I think I might have owned it long long ago! These illustrations are SO familiar! Oh my they are gorgeous. I want one!!! So beautiful!

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    1. I know, these illustrations just grab you, don't they? And I don't you love it when you have deja vu when you come across a special book!

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  4. Wow. I don't think this art could be any cuter.

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