The Horror Honeys: Honey Buzz ~ Adaptation of NIGHT ON BALD MOUNTAIN

Honey Buzz ~ Adaptation of NIGHT ON BALD MOUNTAIN

There are many news items that flood my inbox every day that get no more notice than maybe a snort laugh or an eyeroll, but this morning, one piece of news actually made my face get hot. And not in a good way. Once again, I'm climbing up on that old "when I was a kid" soapboxes, but this time it feels personal, and as I'm writing this I'm actually feeling super conflicted about it, which also pains me. UGH.
Pictured: Me when I read this news. 
When I growing up, the CBC used to play a Disney montage show for each "special" holiday. The only ones I remember are the Valentines and Halloween montages, no idea why. However, out of all the things we watched on Halloween night, the Disney special was the best thing. I didn't care that it was the same talking pumpkin year after year, I didn't care that it was the same parade of evil stepmothers, witches and villains - I was in it for Night on Bald Mountain. It's still the only reason I keep re-watching Fantasia (ok, and the evolution/dinosaur part). It was scary, it was beautiful, and in the end (much to my childish dismay) good won out over evil because the demon had spent way too long playing with his toys and the dawn was breaking. Talk about a bummer.

Best toys ever. Jealous.

As a side note, the video below isn't actually synched up properly - I've watched the original Fantasia enough to know that the timing of the music isn't correct... Mildly frustrating, but whatever, I'm probably the only one that's annoyed.

 Did I want to know all about this demon and what he was preparing for? Of course I did, I used to make up stories about it. I drew pictures of it, my mother was mildly annoyed by my obsession with it. Did I need someone to make it into a live action film to explain it all? Not really, no. 

As THR reported this morning, Disney is working on an adaptation of the now iconic segment of Fantasia. Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless will write the script for the project, and are also on board to executive produce the project.
"Sazama and Sharpless are a good fit for a dark fantasy tale as they've been building up a solid career based on work that fits into this genre, and have recently grown into a go-to team for this sort of world creation."  

I find it really adorable when sources who have no idea WTF they're talking about try to appeal to a certain genre. According to THR, Disney is looking for this project to take a similar direction to last year's Maleficent, which I'm oddly ok with. Previous projects that have been written by the duo include Dracula Untold, The Last Witch Hunter, and Gods of Egypt... and that's where they've lost me.

I'll be watching for more news about this, but for now, I'm going to dig out my copy of Fantasia and sulk a bit.

If you need me, I'll be over here pouting.

(Source: THR)