12.08.10

Hello Kitty’s Furry Tale Theater: “Cat Wars/Tar-Sam of the Jungle” (1987): Thoughts

Posted in Television at 1:00 am by Rosepixie

The retelling of Star Wars was actually pretty cute. The little reimagined versions of the characters were adorable (I loved the droids!). “The Fur” (the force) was used well too and overall the story was recognizable and adorably retold.

The retelling of Tarzan was cute, too. It didn’t work quite as well as the Star Wars retelling, but it was still fun and recognizable. They kept the core of the story the same and it actually worked reasonably well. I enjoyed this episode a lot!

The Road to Oz: First Post (First Impressions)

Posted in Childrens, Fiction at 12:50 am by Rosepixie

This book helpfully tells us why Dorothy has been summoned to Oz again right at the beginning when King Dox tells Dorothy that it is almost Ozma’s birthday. Of course Dorothy would be invited to Ozma’s birthday celebration and the fairy princess can’t exactly send a printed invitation through the mail! I like the Shaggy Man and Button-Bright, too, so this is already a fun adventure.

12.07.10

Hello Kitty’s Furry Tale Theater: “Kittylocks and the Three Bears/Paws – The Great White Dog-Shark” (1987): Thoughts

Posted in Television at 3:32 am by Rosepixie

These were not friendly bears. Still, I think that it might have been the cat villain’s least nasty role yet. Still, other than the pizza, this was a pretty faithful adaption of the fairy tale “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”.

This was a retelling of the movie Jaws and it very much verged on the silly side. The ways that they tried to catch Paws were entertaining, but the way that they actually stopped his rampage was just weird.

“Batman” (1966): Thoughts

Posted in Movie at 2:42 am by Rosepixie

This was a very silly story, but it totally fit with the style and themes of the show. I was disappointed in just how very un-Catwoman-like this Catwoman was. It’s really too bad that they didn’t use one of the Catwoman actresses from the show. Strangely, even though this was clearly an extended story, I felt like we got less of some of the fun elements that made the show fun. Less time investigating in the Batcave, less Alfred, etc. It just wasn’t as much fun as I wanted it to be!

Hello Kitty’s Furry Tale Theater: “K.T. – The Kitty Terrestrial/Peter Penguin” (1987): Thoughts

Posted in Television at 1:17 am by Rosepixie

I wasn’t that impressed with the retelling of E.T. The story was almost unrecognizable. I’m glad that they kept the scientists who wanted to study the alien and the goal of “phoning home”, however they didn’t keep much else!

The retelling of Peter Pan was better. Peter and the kids had to rescue Dinglebell the fairy from Captain Claw the pirate who had a mechanical tale to replace the one eaten by the crocodile. They even kept the concept of the fairy dying and needing children to believe her back to life!

“Jason and the Argonauts” (1963): Thoughts

Posted in Movie at 12:53 am by Rosepixie

This was an exciting, although odd, retelling of this legend. There were lots of exciting adventures along the way to getting the golden fleece. Somehow Medea turned out to be an awful lot more sweet and innocent (drugged guards notwithstanding) than she usually comes across in this story. She was also awfully fashionable for the period. Personally, I found the tinsel fleece pretty funny. Magic tinsel!

12.06.10

Hello Kitty’s Furry Tale Theater: “Cinderkitty/The Pawed Piper” (1987): Thoughts

Posted in Television at 4:25 am by Rosepixie

The retelling of “Cinderella” turned the ball into a football game with cheerleading try-outs before it! Cinderkitty first impressed the prince-quarterback as a masked cheerleader and then helped win the game as a receiver, even though girls aren’t supposed to play! And he found her again with her tennis shoe!

The retelling of “The Pied Piper” was cute too. It replaced the rats of the original story with flees, but the piper still musically saved the town. I found the ending especially interesting. The children weren’t kidnapped, but rather rewarded for being the only ones with a sense of fair play. It was an extremely fitting ending and worked surprisingly well.

VeggieTales: “Lord of the Beans” (2005)

Posted in Television at 3:38 am by Rosepixie

This was a very strange retelling of The Lord of the Rings. The puns were pretty cute, especially the sporks who played the parts of the orcs. Unfortunately, somehow the story just didn’t work. The journey didn’t feel very perilous and the cookie-making elf was just pointless. Making Bilbo into a Scrooge-like miser at the beginning was odd too (especially since he suddenly completely changed with no explanation). Basically, this story just didn’t translate that well.

Hello Kitty’s Furry Tale Theater: “The Wizard of Paws/Pinocchio Penguin” (1987): Thoughts

Posted in Television at 2:31 am by Rosepixie

Hello Kitty’s retelling of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was entertaining. The wicked witch was turned into a toad instead of melted. The silver shoes became a magic cat collar and the journey was truncated much like it was in the 1939 movie. It was cute. Far less toothless than I feared it would be.

The retelling of Pinocchio was surprisingly cute too. Pinocchio got a companion, something the character doesn’t normally have, and somehow it actually worked. Some of this was a little bit too softened (like the friendly whale), but it really could have been much worse in that respect as well. I enjoyed it.

The Amaranth Enchantment: Eighth Post (Final Thoughts)

Posted in Fiction, Teen at 1:48 am by Rosepixie

Well, I got at least some answers about Peter (his earlier fascination with Beatrix is still something of a mystery). There wasn’t much resolution for the romance between Lucinda and Gregor either. So I guess that I found the ending kind of unsatisfying, but I did enjoy the rest of the story. I almost wonder if she was trying to set this up for a sequel or something.

« Previous entries Next Page » Next Page »