Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What's Your Favorite Fairy Tale?

Anyone who reads this blog knows I am a romance junkie. So it's probably no surprise that one of my favorite movies ever - EVER is Sleeping Beauty. (Thank you, Twitter pal JadePhoenix28 for inspiring this post!)

Sleeping Beauty has all the elements of a great fairy tale: A castle. A beautiful princess. A handsome prince. Magic and spells. Good vs. evil. Singing.

Okay, so maybe singing is only a prerequisite in the Disney version of fairy tales, but it's one of my favorite parts. (Luckily my husband likes my singing voice, or his only other option would be to pray for hearing loss.)

But I think one of the main reasons I love this movie so much is the characters.

Think about it - is there a badder mofo than the original evil bitch, Maleficent? This chick seriously creeps me out. From her weird horns to her skeezy bird to her creeptastic walking stick - and oh yeah, the fact that she TURNS INTO A DRAGON - she oozes evil. I love to hate her. Or, I'm scared crapless of her. Take your pick. (Probably a little of both)

Then, of course, on the other end of the spectrum is one of my absolute favorite good characters: the blue fairy godmother, Merryweather.

How freaking cute is she?! She's chubby and spunky and she loves her some blue. She makes me smile.

But Aurora and Prince Philip? Now they make me swoon.

Ooooohhhhhh the meeting in the forest! When she's singing Once Upon a Dream, and he falls in love the minute he lays eyes on her.

If I know you
I know what you'll do
You'll love me at once
The way you did once
Upon a dream


Make fun of me if you want to, knock romance if you must. But deep down, I think every girl would love to believe there's a man out there who'd be willing to slay a dragon and run through flames just to kiss her, despite her having 100 years worth of morning breath.

And that is why I'll forever be in love with Sleeping Beauty.

Your turn, peeps. Tell me what you love about your favorite fairy tale - and swoon along with me to Once Upon a Dream!


  1. Ha Ha. I love the one hundred years of morning breath. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Sleeping Beauty is a classic, but I still love Cinderella. The older versions that are darker are my favorite.
    I'm singing the song right now, btw. *sigh*

  3. Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Rapunzel. (Only the new Disney version though.) Weird mother-daughter dynamic, MAGIC, long-held dreams (that don't include boys or getting married,) tough-as-nails heroine, and *sigh* the HERO. Love it all.

  4. Merryweather may be my fave Disney character ever. Love her!

  5. Beauty and the Beast is my favorite fairy tale. And Beauty by Robin McKinnely is my favorite version. I like how Beauty has to look past the beast and learn to love the man. And how falling in love helps the beast become a better person.

  6. AWWW this made me smile big! I love Merryweather too!

  7. In Western fairy tales, Beauty and the Beast will always be my favorite -- because Beast is really the only hero I like. But world-wide, my favorite is Mulan.

  8. I don't really think of Disney as my fairy tale source. But of the Disney movies...I too like Sleeping Beauty. It's one of the few I remember seeing for the first time in the theater! It was a big deal.