While some carry a folk-tale
thread, they're more about sharing a sense of feisty, flirtatious, and infectious exuberance.
Masterfully spicing this contemporary urban tale with ancient folk-tale
standards, Villeneuve conjures an absurd yet heartfelt vision of revenge and redemption.
Knight, on the folk-tale
motif of magical transformation in French farces; J.
But its plot is based on chronicle histories of earliest Britain, fusing "myth, recorded fact, legend, folk-tale
, romance, [Shakespeare's] own earlier plays and poems, and miracle" (24).
Disney's animated entries for next year are Chinese folk-tale
``Mulan'' and its computer-generated ``A Bug's Life'' and DreamWorks is planning ``Antz'' and ``Shrek'' for 1999.