So I watched Disney's Sleeping Beauty this morning, and noticed a lot of parallels between it and Zelda. Some of the more interesting ones:
There's a lot of green fire seen around the enemies in both. Maleficent's henchmen look almost identical to early Moblins. During the final scenes of the movie the Prince has a sheld with the same design as NES Link's. Also during a lot of those scenes, the fairies are drawn as little glowing orbs, just like OoT fairies. And... y'know... sleeping Zelda.
Interesting coincidence, or influence on Zelda's art? YOU DECIDE.
Last Edit: Jul 25, 2010 8:28:52 GMT -5 by kirbychu
Post by Shrikeswind on Jul 27, 2010 1:13:03 GMT -5
Now that's an interesting thing to point out, even though it doesn't actually negate Fry's point. Though Link's not being Kokiri does complicate matters on Peter Pan, since Peter Pan could be called a Lost Boy just as much as any of the rest of 'em, albeit only when you try to define a Lost Boy, as there's no way to make an exception for Peter Pan when you define it, since he fits literally any description of a Lost Boy you could throw at him.
Of course there are parallels with Peter Pan, but it doesn't mean the Legend of Hyrule has to follow it word for word. Link is protected by the Kokiri Woods and the Deku Tree, remaining young so long as the Deku Tree remains alive... so in that regards he remains young, like Peter Pan, until he leaves his "Neverland".
The only difference with the other Kokiri is that they cant leave, unlike the Lost Boys. That's not a problem... it's just an alteration to the story to fit the Legend of Hyrule.
And then there are the parallels between Majora's Mask and Alice in Wonderland. I wonder if Tingle is supposed to be the Mad Hatter! ;D
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