Twelve Dancing Princesses

Faerie Tale Theatre Presents!

Mari and Meg watch another episode of Faerie Tale Theatre! Meg tries to convince Mari that it's star-studded, but maybe she just likes weird movies from the 80s and early 90s? There's the best invisibility cloak, and they also squee a little bit more about Speak Easy. Watch the episode of Faerie Tale Theatre! Follow… Continue reading Faerie Tale Theatre Presents!

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Barbie in the Twelve Dancing Princesses

Somehow, Marilag and Meghan found a way to talk about the 2006 Barbie movie. It might be mostly chatter of how awful the animation is, or perhaps about how we cannot tell the difference in 11/12 of these princesses. Also, Fableulous is going to switch over to Wednesdays for Meghan's sanity! Join us again next… Continue reading Barbie in the Twelve Dancing Princesses

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Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier

Mari and Meg return with their first "12 Dancing Princesses" adaptation, an Australian YA novel Wildwood Dancing. This book adapts and expands on the fairy tale, adding in actual fairies and vampires and a truly evil antagonist. We also briefly discuss Baba Yaga, and how this book reads better when you don't think of distant… Continue reading Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier

Twelve Dancing Princesses

12 Dancing Princesses

Mari and Meg are back for a new season in the new year! The listeners chose 12 Dancing Princesses for this season, so we did our first Brothers Grimm episode. There is a little bit of discussion of the Brothers, plus a lot of discussion of what the heck this story means or where it… Continue reading 12 Dancing Princesses


Season 3, Episode 6: Wolf Among Us

Marilag and Meghan round out their third season with a Fables video game: Wolf Among Us! This is less of an adaptation but more of "what happened to Donkeyskin after the Happily Ever After? We're a bit sad to see Donkeyskin go, but also will be happy to do a happier tale.  Don't Forget To Vote for… Continue reading Season 3, Episode 6: Wolf Among Us


Season 5: Which Retelling Next?

Before we get into the nitty gritty of polling, we just wanted to announce the winning fairy tale to be retold in the last poll: The Twelve Dancing Princesses! This may very well be a good segue away from creepy dark tales, but then again, Grimm fairy tales aren't exactly very child-friendly either. So...we'll see. Again,… Continue reading Season 5: Which Retelling Next?


Season 3, Episode 5: Peau d’Ane

Mari and Meg watch one of the most bonker movies they have ever seen ? Peau d'Âne, the French 1970 Donkeyskin adaptation! This movie is SURPRISINGLY a musical ? what?! And has such great songs as "Daughters shouldn't marry their fathers." We will also be putting up our poll for season 5 this week ? go… Continue reading Season 3, Episode 5: Peau d’Ane