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Five mothers talk about feminism and the fairytale conundrum.
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The latest adaptation of The Jungle Book is due for release next month, but it's not the only film out in 2016 with links to fairytales, animated classics, Disney and children's books. Here's a look at the most eagerly awaited ones.
In the original versions, everything happens seemingly by chance, whereas "cause and effect" are an integral part of our current reinterpretations. There are far and few deliciously bad characters, characters evil for the sake of evil and the love of power and dominion. In our current mindset, there is a need to humanise many of the villains, to make us feel sympathy for their plight.