While researching fairy tales at my library some time ago I came across the word wonder tales for the first time. An alternative name for fairy tales, wonder tales is another way to reminds us that these ancient fantasy stories involve more than fairies. What I love about the name is the idea of what these tales invoke; wonder. Disney’s recent retake on Maleficent captured some of that wonder for me. With its beautiful, magical world, it created a “fairy” world that was lavish and lush and ethereal. There are a lot of moments/elements I loved in the movie. I decided pictures would be the easiest way to explain… worth a thousand words right?
The World and the Creatures/Beings that live there
(I also adore the fairy names; Flittle, Knotgrass, Thistlewit!)
Maleficent's Arrival at the castle
The costumes are just stunning
Maleficent and Diaval's relationship
Aurora's relationship with Maleficent and Diaval
Aurora Meeting Prince Philip