Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The International Fairy-Tale Filmography

Nikki Pilgrim/George Melies

This great new fairy tale resource was introduced to me via the comments! Lauren Bosc says:

"We introduce the International Fairy-Tale Filmography, iftf.uwinnipeg.ca, created by Jack Zipes, Pauline Greenhill, and Kendra Magnus-Johnston. It is available free of charge, open access to all users. 

This database is currently searchable by title, director, person, company, country, language, or origin (Aarne-Thompon-Uther tale-type names and numbers and/or literary fairy-tale titles and authors). It was funded by grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). 

As this project is ongoing, we encourage users to suggest films under "Contribute." There is also a "How-To Video" and further information on fairy tales and fairy-tale films."

This is a great resource and I can't wait to explore it further! Now, the films themselves can't be viewed via the site, but many of the older films can be found with a quick search on youtube. It's still a great tool for finding fairy tale-related films-everything from old silent films to classic Looney Toons to Disney to films that just came out in the last year! Here's the how-to video they include:

1 comment:

  1. I got an e-mail from these people asking me to put up a link on my site, which I'll do in time. This might be handy for my "Fairy Tale Media Fix" posts.