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The Truth About Mother Goose (1957)

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We learn the true stories behind various nursery rhymes. Little Jack Horner: a servant to a city official was delivering a present to King Henry VIII, baked, as was the custom of the time, in a pie. The present was the deed to a valuable estate, which Horner stole. Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary: Mary Stuart brought "quite contrary" French style to the Scottish court. After a series of disastrous romances, she was jailed; the jailer's son, captivated by her, helped her escape. After a brief but disastrous attempted coup, she fled to England, where her sister, Queen Elizabeth, soon grew jealous and had her imprisoned. London Bridge: The bridge, finished in 1209, was soon lined by shops with luxury apartments upstairs, turning into a popular commercial and cultural zone. The Great Fire that broke out in 1666 spread to the bridge, but the houses were rebuilt. Over the ages, things decayed. In 1823, things finally got bad enough that the bridge was demolished and replaced. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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2 June 2009 | by (Hialeah, Florida) – See all my reviews

Another of my favorite Disney rarities. And this was a very informative one. Who knew that there were connections to these nursery rhymes that were inspired directly or indirectly by real events, like I heard somewhere that Ring Around The Rosey has something to do with the black plague. I had two books on the nursery rhymes when I was little, one of them was a Disney read-along. Before watching this short months ago on Youtube, I had no idea that there really was more to them than the basics of which I know. One of the most interesting shorts ever made by Disney I think. I recommend this to anybody who'd like to learn more about how the nursery rhymes originated and their history, and how they're linked to their inspirations. By the way, the version that I first saw was a Wonderful World Of Color episode featuring Ludwig Von Drake as narrator and Herman in intervals, which I like more than the original.


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