More Clever Than I Gave Them Credit For

By | Wednesday, August 16, 2006 Leave a Comment
There was an oblique reference I caught in The Oz/Wonderland Chronicles about how one might find a dimensioal gateway in a wardrobe: on obvious allusion to C.S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. And it occurred to me that we've seen Alice and Dorothy together relatively frequently, but never with Peter Pan or Christopher Robin or any other characters from classic children's literature. So I did some digging, and discovered that Oz/Wonderland's character Dee is actually Wendy Darling from Peter Pan who's date, Barry, is named after the original author, James M. Barrie, and there seems to be a point of contention in their relative difference in ages. Further, the characters Polly and Suellen seem to be Polly Plummer and Susan Pevensie from C.S. Lewis' Narnia novels.

Oh, and kudos, by the way, to Casey Heying for giving Dorothy silver slippers like the original books instead of ruby ones.

I'll be seriously impressed if one of the "lions, and tiger, and bears" turns out to be Winnipeg the Bear, who was the partial basis for A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-pooh.
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