Wow. We have been so excited about all the episodes this “season”. We can’t believe that we are finally releasing the last episode! And it feels like a grand finale–and in typical Olive Us fashion, a pretty big departure from everything else.
I suppose it sounds redundant now, but we are so thrilled to release Le Petit Chaperon Rouge! It’s another narrated episode, like Kish, but this time Betty narrates in French. So It’s our first episode narrated by a child, and our first episode in French. It’s a familiar story, so you should be able to follow along (and we know you’ll love the visuals no matter what). If you are interested, we have also posted the text in English and French here. It is based on a version Grandpa Blair tells. (We think this might be the most enjoyable way to study French).
We have been so excited about this episode for many reasons. Betty has learned the story at her school here in France. One of the first comments people make when they see the woods near our home is “they look like the woods where all the fairy tales take place!” It was such a treat to watch Tiger in a Jar “attack” the forest with their camera-work. We also loved making use of some gorgeous half-timber houses at La Galotiere (the place where we filmed Cider Farm), and: The Wardrobes! A huge thank you to Miranda Anderson’s genius behind the whole ensemble–including re-fashioning a ladies red dress coat into the perfect red riding hood. We drooled over every character wardrobe: Little Red! The Mother! The Wolf! The Grandma! The Woodsman!
But wait! There’s more! The last piece was the title by Merrilee Liddiard! Oh my! We are crying it is so beautiful, right? Don’t you want a poster of that title?
With all that, we hope you love Le Petit Chaperon Rouge!