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The Disney Story Origins Podcast, discusses what Disney left out, forgot to mention, changed and some might say subverted to tell a Disney-style story. This is a podcast for Disney fans to hear the real stories, shake our heads, to smile and say, "Wow, I never knew that."






09 – Tangled

In this episode, we compare and contrast Disney’s “Tangled” with Giambattista Basile’s “Petrosinella”, “Persinette” by Charlotte Rose de Caumont de La Force, and “Rapunzel” by The Brothers Grimm. Produced By Princess King Taylor and Vanessa Marek Music Soliloquy by Matthew Pablo Douce Dame Jolie performed by Annwn Recommended […]

Duration: 02:19:10

08 – The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

In this DSO Halloween Special, we compare and contrast Disney’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” with Washington Irving’s classic short story. Produced By Princess King Taylor, Kyle Allcorn, Amanda Urrutia and Frankie Dain Music “The Witching Hour”byPeter Grundy “Bonny Broom”byHesperus Early Music Ensemble Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 Op. 99 (I. […]

Duration: 01:48:05

07c – Alice in Wonderland Part 3

Continuing the story of Alice in Wonderland as compared with Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There”, in this episode we discuss the The Jabbawock, The Griffon, Mock Turtle and Lobster Quadrille and compare Disney’strial of Alice with the original story’s the trial of […]

Duration: 01:15:24

07b – Alice in Wonderland Part 2

Continuing the story of Alice in Wonderland as compared with Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There”, in this episode we discuss the hookah smoking caterpillar, the angry pigeon, Cheshire Cat and the Mad Tea Party. Produced By Princess King Taylor and Kyle […]

Duration: 01:22:08

07a – Alice In Wonderland Part 1

Produced By Princess King Taylor and Kyle Allcorn Music “Welcome to Wonderland” by TheStoryShop “Alice’s Wonderland” byAlexander Rannie Recommended Reading The Annotated Alice: The Definitive EditionByLewis Carroll and Martin Gardner; John Tenniel (Illustrator) […]

Duration: 01:32:03

Supplemental #04 – The True Origin of “Alice”

The origin story of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, the story people tend to hear, about Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell rowing up the river while in improvises a story to entertain her is only half the story. Like past supplemental episodes, it’s a story I want to tell, but it just wanders too far […]

Duration: 00:25:51

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Duration: 00:04:05

Episode 06b – The Little Mermaid Part 2

Produced By Hayley Jesse Johnson Lee Witham Princess King-Taylor andRobert Torres Music “Belicha” by Ensemble Unicorn “The Farmer’s Frolic” by Gaelic Storm “Manaus (Word of Incantation)” By Tellu “Over The Ocean” By idanyi Recommended Reading The Little Mermaid by: Hans Christian Andersen Mermaid and Other Water Spirit Tales From Around the World […]

Duration: 01:05:42

Episode 06a – The Little Mermaid Part 1

Produced By Hayley Jesse Johnson Lee Witham Princess King-Taylor andRobert Torres Music “The Danish Immigrant” By: Andreas Tophøj & Rune Barslund “A Moment To Reflect” By Liam Bradbury “The Last Dance” By: Reuben Ch’ng “Lygtemanden” By:Markando Folkemusik “The Hidden” By JM Scherf “Over The Ocean” By idanyi “Svevende Jord” By:Tone Hulbækmo “Vallåtar från […]

Duration: 01:11:13

Supplemental #03 – The Tangled, Frozen, Mermaid Theory

In this short Supplemental, I address the fan theory which alleges a connection between Disney’s “Tangled”, “Frozen” and “The Little Mermaid”. Post by HuffPost Live.

Duration: 00:09:08

DSO 1 Year Anniversary Show

Art by: Brianna Garcia Join me as I celebrate the 1st Anniversary of DSO, answer questions and discuss the story origins of The Disney Story Origins Podcast.

Duration: 00:35:10

Episode 05c – Aladdin Part 3

In the final episode of the Aladdin Series, we pick up where we left off in episode 5b, with Disney’s Aladdin trying to repair the damage of his first attempt to court Princess Jasmine, and Aladdin from the “One Thousand and One Nights” sabotaging Princess Badr Al-Badur’s marriage to the son of the Sultan’s grand […]

Duration: 01:53:35

Episode 05b – Aladdin Part 2

In our last episode, we left both Disney’s Aladdin and Shahdazad’s Aladdin sealed within a deep treasure trove. Disney called it The Cave of Wonders, and in the One Thousand and One Nights it is the Cave of Treasure. To all appearances, that should’ve been the end of the story and there shouldn’t have been […]

Duration: 01:00:41

Supplemental #02 – Djinn

I tried to squeeze the whole subject of Jinn into Aladdin Part 2, but to do so would kill the momentum of the Aladdin story, so I decided this should be another supplemental. And since you all like the first supplemental about Shahadazad so much, supplemental episodes may become a regular thing. When you do […]

Duration: 00:39:24

Episode 5a – Aladdin Part 1

The story of Aladdin is one of the most familiar narratives in all of literature, a classic ‘rags to riches’ tale featuring a young hero who has to learn an important lesson; an exotic setting; a good healthy dose of magic; a beautiful heroine; and an evil villain (or two, depending on which version of […]

Duration: 00:57:22

DSO Supplemental – The Story of Scheherazade

In Disney Story Origins Episode 5, I’ll be discussing the Disney Film “Aladdin” based on “Aladdin or his Magical Lamp”, which is one of many small stories within a large Middle Eastern story called “One Thousand and One Nights” better known us westerner as “The Arabian Nights”. It is the story of a young woman […]

Duration: 00:15:10

Episode 04b – Mulan Part 2

We start where we left of in Episode 4a – Mulan Part 1, Mulan has joined the army. How does Mulan from the old tales prevent from ever being discovered to be a woman? We the origins of Mushu, Li Shang and what makes Chi […]

Duration: 01:07:57

Episode 4a – Mulan Part 1

The story of Mulan is one of the most mundane of all Chinese folktales. In Ancient China, with folklore rife with magic, Gods, Demons, Dragons and all kinds of supernatural influences, it was the plausibility of Mulan that made it such a compelling story. Though her story has changed through the centuries, its core elements […]

Duration: 00:50:17

Episode 03 – Sleeping Beauty

“Sleeping Beauty” is one of the most popular fairy tales of all time. The story with its many varied renditions and adaptations has intrigued readers and audiences for centuries. It has been told and retold continuously in movies, plays, novels and poetry, resonating with our ancestors as well as our own generations. In this episode […]

Duration: 01:08:01

Episode 02 – Frozen

SPOILER ALERT! This episode contains spoilers. Usually I don’t care, but since this film is still in theaters, it behooves me to issue the warning. In this episode I tell the stories of both Disney’s “Frozen” and Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” to illustrate the vast difference between Disney’s movie and the source material. […]

Duration: 01:17:49

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