Random Thursday

I have an extra special treat to share with you all today! Awhile back I found this article and related video on Yahoo and found it to be quite intriguing! It depicts what was practically the "real" first Disney princess, only she wasn't so much a princess but demigod, you would say!

Apparently, Disney made a short film called Persephone. This was wayyy back in the day Disney did their own cartoon shows. Think Looney Tunes, but with Mickey, Goofy, Donald and all the rest! Only this one doesn't have the iconic characters, but instead tells a glorified story of Persephone and Hades.

Though I did find the short to be grossly inaccurate with the actual myth, but I suppose that's expected. I mean the movie Hercules pretty much depicts all the characters in the opposite form. Or at least with the whole subject of Zeus and Hera and even Hercules birth itself. But that's a rant for another day!

Despite there being gross inaccuracies to this little cartoon, it was still pretty entertaining. I found the lack of Demeter a little odd though. At least in the myth version that I remember reading, she was very much there and being the advocate to getting Persephone back to her and such.

Here you will find the full article written by Anna Gragert and below is the video itself that depicts the entire cartoon. It's around 10 minutes long and it actually gets a little dark in some bits, but like the article says, in a true Disney fashion, all endings are happy!


3 comments:

  1. very interesting. Oh an Disney changes alot of myths and fairytales. so that part is not surprising to me. I will need to watch this later after work.

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  2. Thanks for sharing!! I never would have known :D

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