Fairy tales in prime time
Fairy Tales are often used as the basis for modern day story lines. But recently we've seen a real upsurge in the number of television and movie projects based on these favorite story lines. Why are these historic tales making such a comeback now? And are the re-tellings any good?
- Jack Zipes: Professor Emeritus of German and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota. Author of the recent book "The Enchanted Screen" and his next book "The Irresistible Fairy Tale" is scheduled for release this April.
- Eric Deggans: Media Critic for the St. Petersburg Times.
- David Kaplan: Writer/director of several films based on fairy tales, including the 2008 film Year of the Fish.