2019

Pinocchio Review

Many of us know the character of Pinocchio, the wooden puppet who wanted to be a real boy, from the 1940 award-winning Disney animation. Unlike other Disney animated features such as SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937) or CINDERELLA (1950) the story wasn’t based on a folk tale adapted by the Brothers Grimm. Pinocchio comes from an 1883 children’s book by Italian writer Carlo Collodi. The origin...

Storm Boy Review

South Australian author Colin Thiele published his popular children’s novel Storm Boy in 1964. Since then, it has been made into an audio dramatisation, a stage play and a 1976 award-winning feature film. Now it has been adapted to film for a second time. There is definitely something about this fifty-year-old tale that attracts reimagining and retelling. The story at the centre is set somewhere i...