June 13, 2013

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Gabriela Mirensky

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The Happy Prince, Animated

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t57Cg5j6EPc I learnt on Open Culture a few days ago, that some of Oscar Wilde’s best works as a moralist are his children’s stories, such as the 1888 book of fairy stories The Happy Prince and Other Tales. In the title story, a prince is transformed into a glittering statue on a pedestal high above …

I learnt on Open Culture a few days ago, that some of Oscar Wilde’s best works as a moralist are his children’s stories, such as the 1888 book of fairy stories The Happy Prince and Other Tales. In the title story, a prince is transformed into a glittering statue on a pedestal high above a city, where residents look up to him as an example of human perfection. But the prince, we learn, spends his time weeping in compassion for the poverty and suffering he sees below him.

Just like the ‘princes’ of today…!

Made in 1974 by Canadian company Potterton Productions, of Yellow Submarine fame, the animated short film above is not only delightful, but a faithful rendering of Wilde’s story as well. Guess it’s time to go back to those fairy tales of our childhood, albeit our cynical eyes of today…

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