Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty

Once upon a time there was a granny who dreamt of being the best granny in the whole world.  Unfortunately, this granny was tormented by a lifetime of rage against the world and everyone in it. Luckily, nobody noticed what an angry old woman she had become because they took no notice of her one way or another.  But there’s only so much anger one old woman can repress before it BURSTS OUT FROM THE DEPTHS OF HER SOUL IN A SCREAMING FIREBALL OF BITTERNESS AND RESENTMENT!

...or a bedtime story, as Granny herself likes to call it.

Granny O’Grimm is an animated series. Each episode features Granny O’Grimm’s desperate attempts to be the perfect granny to her three grandchildren, before the  fairytales unleash her demons.

On top you have the short film Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty , a multi-awarded six-minute-long satirical black comedy short film, directed by Nicky Phelan and produced by Darragh O’Connell of Brown Bag Films in 2008. It was written by Kathleen O’Rourke. The plot centres on Granny O’Grimm, a seemingly sweet old lady, who loses the plotline as she tells her own version of Sleeping Beauty to her terrified granddaughter.

If you click here you will read the fairy tales: Hansel and Gretel, The Little Mermaid and Goldilocks and the nursery rhymes Eency Weency Spider, Jack and Jill and Humpty Dumpty retold by Granny O’Grimm.

Finally, click here for a fill-in-the-gaps exercise to be done while watching the short film Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty.


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