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Top 20 Famous Public Domain Characters Commonly Used As Masterplots

Top 20 Famous Public Domain Characters Commonly Used As Masterplots

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With the recent controversy surrounding the GMA Network series Alyas Robin Hood, the term “public domain characters/story” has been brought to people’s consciousness. After the recently concluded Kapuso action drama series was highly criticized for allegedly being a rip-off of hit American TV series Arrow, its creative consultant and developer was quick to defend their story as an original spin-off of public domain character Robin Hood.

In an interview with an entertainment website and also through her clarification on her Facebook page, GMA Network’s Suzette Doctolero said Alyas Robin Hood is not a copy cat nor a rip-off of American TV drama Arrow because it was taken out of the story of Robin Hood which is a master plot or a public domain character.

This story has prompted The Dailypedia to look for characters or stories that fit the description “public domain characters/stories.” Here are 20 of the most famous public domain characters and or stories that we gathered.

1. Robin Hood

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An English folklore, the earliest story of Robin Hood was dated back in the 1400s. His story is famous as the man who robs the rich to give to the poor. Known Pinoy-related stories include Titong Robin Hood (Movie) – 1965, Robin Good (Movie) – 1991, Robin Dude (TV Series – TV5) – 2013, Alyas Robin Hood (TV Series – GMA Network) – 2016

2. Zorro

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The secret identity of Don Diego de la Vega, a fictional character created in 1919 by Johnston McCulley. Known Pinoy-related stories include Tulume Alyas Zorro (Movie) – 1983, Zorro (TV Series – GMA Network) – 2009

3. Dracula

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Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker about the Vampire Count Dracula written in 1897. Known Pinoy-related stories include Darakula (Movie) – 1982, Huwag mong buhayin ang bangkay (Movie) – 1987

4. Quasimodo (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

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The fictional character and protagonist in Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. Known Pinoy-related stories include 12 Kuba (Movie) – 1963, Kampanerang Kuba (Movie) – 1974,Kampanerang Kuba (TV Series – ABS-CBN) – 2005

5. Sleeping Beauty

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One of the oldest fairy tales written by Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm, it involves a beautiful princess, a sleeping enchantment, and a handsome prince. Earliest version of the story is dated back to 1330 – 1344. Known Pinoy-related stories include “Nahihimbing na Kagandahan” – Mga Kwento Ni Lola Basyang (movie) – 1985.

6. The Little Mermaid

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Story of Danish author Hans Christian Andersen about a young mermaid willing to give up her life in the sea and her mermaid identity to gain a human soul. It was first published in 1837. Known Pinoy-related stories include Marina (TV Series – ABS-CBN) – 2004, Marinara (TV Series – GMA Network) – 2004, Mutya (TV Series – ABS-CBN) – 2011, Aryana (TV Series – ABS-CBN) – 2012.

7. King Arthur

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A lengendary British King who got into possession of a magical sword known as Excalibur. The story was said to be written by Geoffrey of Monmouth in 1130’s. Known Pinoy-related stories include Panday (TV Series – ABS-CBN) -2005, Panday (TV Series – TV5) -2016, Panday (Movies) – 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1993, 1998, 2009.

8. Aladdin

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A middle eastern tale about an impoverished man who got his fortune from a genie inside a magic lamp. It is one of the most popular tales in The Book of One Thousand and One Nights (“The Arabian Nights”), as was actually added to the collection in the 18th century by Frenchman Antoine Galland. Known Pinoy-related stories include Inday Bote (TV Series – ABS-CBN) – 2006, Inday Bote (TV Series – ABS-CBN) – 2015.

9. Romeo and Juliet

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A tragic romance about two young lovers who belong to feuding families. It is one of the most popular works of William Shakespeare betweek 1591-1595. Known Pinoy-related stories include Got To Believe (TV Series – ABS-CBN) – 2013, Pangako Sa’yo (TV Series – ABS-CBN) – 2000, 2015, Villa Quintana (TV Series – GMA Network) – 1994, 2002 and 2013, Romeo and Juliet (Movie 2006), Imortal (TV Series – ABS-CBN) – 2010, Walang Hanggan (TV Series – ABS-CBN) – 2012.

10. Pinocchio

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One of the most celebrated children’s story, it is about the mischievous adventures of an animated marionette named Pinocchio created by his woodcarver “father”. Pinocchio is popular as the kid whose nose become longer whenever he lies. It was written in 1883 by Italian writer Carlo Collodi. Known Pinoy-related story includes Honesto (TV Series – ABS-CBN) – 2013.

11. Lupin

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A fictional gentleman thief, also a master of disguise created by French writer Maurice Leblanc in 1905. Known Pinoy-related stories include Lupin (TV Series – GMA Network) – 2007

12. Cinderella

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One of the most popular fairy tales, it tells the story of an young girl who was oppressed by her step mother and step sisters and found her fortune with the glass slipper. The most popular version was first published by Charles Perrault in 1697. Known Pinoy-related stories include Tasya Fantasya (Movie) – 1994, Prinsesa ng Banyera (TV Series – ABS-CBN) – 2007, Tasya Fantasya (TV Series – GMA Network) – 2008, Grazilda (TV Series – GMA Network) – 2010, Be Careful with My Heart (TV Series – ABS-CBN) – 2012, Tasya Fantasya (TV Series – TV5) – 2016.

13. Beauty and the Beast

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Another traditional fairy tale, it was written by French novelist Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve in 1740. It is a story of a young beautiful lady who fall in love with a beast. Known Pinoy-related stories include The Last Prince (TV Series – GMA Network) – 2010, Moon of Desire (TV Series – ABS-CBN) – 2014.

14. Tarzan

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A fictional character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, first appeared in the novel Tarzan of the Apes in 1912. It’s about a man who grew up in the jungle under the care of apes. Known Pinoy-related stories include Starzan (Movie) – 1989.

15. Mowgli (The Jungle Book)

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A fictional character in The Jungle Book story by Rudyard Kipling in 1894. The story focus on a child left by his parents in the jungle after a tiger attack. The kid was then taken care of by a family of wolf. Known Pinoy-related stories include Ula ang Batang Gubat (TV Series – IBC13) – 1990, Noah (TV Series – ABS-CBN) – 2010.

16. Snowhite

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A German fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm published in 1812. A story of a young girl who fall into sleep under the curse of an evil witch. It is also known for characters like the seven dwarfs and the magic mirror. Known Pinoy-related stories include Pinokyo and Little Snow White (Movie)- 1972, Snow White Lady and the Seven Ghosts (TV Series – GMA Network) – 2011.

17. Sarah (A Little Princess)

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A children’s novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett published in 1905. It is the story of Sarah Crewe, daughter of a wealthy widower who was enrolled in a boarding house in London under the care of Miss Minchin. Known Pinoy-related stories include Sarah Ang Munting Prinsesa (Movie) – 1995, Sarah Ang Munting Prinsesa (TV Series – ABS-CBN) – 2007

18. Rapunzel

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A German fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm first published in 1812. It is the story of a lady with long hair trapped in a tower. That long hair is the one she let down to let her lover climb.

19. Thor

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A character based on the Norse mythology God Thor. He’s known for his magical hammer which he used in fighting his enemies. He also has the ability of flight and weather manipulation.

20. Frankenstein’s Monster

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An English novel by Mary Shelley in 1818 about a young scientist Victor Frankenstein who created a grotesque but sapient creature/monster.

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Pinoy Celebrities and their cartoon lookalikes, Version 2.0

Pinoy Celebrities and their cartoon lookalikes, Version 2.0

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It’s not the first time The Dailypedia featured celebrities and their cartoon character lookalikes.

Are you ready for another round?

1.) Ruby Rodriguez and Meg Griffin

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Ruby Rodriguez is a Filipino actress and host of the longest running variety show Eat Bulaga. Meg Griffin is the tritagonist of the Family Guy franchise.

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‘Cause we can’t get enough with Cinderella’s movie quotes

‘Cause we can’t get enough with Cinderella’s movie quotes

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From the studio that brought you Alice in Wonderland and Frozen, now comes up with a live-action retelling form of Cinderella pictures, a special offering from Disney World!

Aside from avant-garde dresses, golden coach horseback rides, and perfect glass shoes, here comes the list of quotes and exchanges that brought the legend alive, making the film number 1 in the world.

Getting into Cinderella’s life would make every girls feel like living as princess in real life. Look upon and behold that there was a time, when all girls expect to be like Princess Cinderella.

Get a piece of its life through words muttered in the film. Here we go!

1.) Lady Tremaine: Wouldn’t you prefer to eat when all the work is done,  Ella? Or should I say Cinderella?

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2.)  Ella’s Mother: I want to tell you a secret that will see you through all the trials that life can offer. Have courage and be kind.

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3.) Prince: I made sure that everyone could come — because I hoped to see you again.

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4.) Cinderella: Midnight? That will be more than enough time!

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5.)Prince: Someone like that doesn’t just vanish. I have to see her again.

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6.) Ella’s mother: Where there is goodness, there is magic.

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7.) Captain: Wake up, Your Royal Highness. You’re in a daze.

Prince Charming: It’s that wonderful girl. I can’t stop thinking about her.

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8.) Drisella: I’ve got a new name for her: Cinder-Wench! 

Anastasia suggests “Dirty-Ella.

Drisella: Cinderella! That’s what we’ll call you!

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9). Fairy Godmother: Remember the magic will only last so long. At a loss streak of midnight, spell will be broken.

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10.) Prince: They are all looking at you. Believe me, they’re all looking at you.

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Meanwhile, Frozen fever fannatics should just watch it as a short featured Frozen film will precede just before the Cinderella live action takes in.

Did the magic stay with you? Blow off your favorite lines below!

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WATCH: Rachelle Ann Go sings Cinderella’s ‘A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes’

WATCH: Rachelle Ann Go sings Cinderella’s ‘A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes’

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Disney Channel Asia has released online the full music video of Rachelle Ann Go’s rendition of “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes,” five days before the showing of “Cinderella” in the Philippines (Opens on March 12). The two-minute video, shows the award-winning West End actress recording the theme song of the Disney Princess franchise, intercut with scenes from the live-action movie.

In the 1950 animated film, Cinderella sang “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” as she encouraged her animal friends to never stop dreaming. This theme of “never stop dreaming” continues throughout the entire classic fairy-tale. The ballad was written and composed by Mack David, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston.

Disney is reviving the song with a new arrangement and music video to deliver the inspirational and positive message of the new “Cinderella” movie, which is to believe in your dreams, be positive and most importantly “Have Courage and Be Kind.”

The song was originally performed by Ilene Woods in Walt Disney 1950 film “Cinderella”.

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Kenneth Branagh’s live-action re-imagining of “Cinderella” releases a teaser poster and trailer

Kenneth Branagh’s live-action re-imagining of “Cinderella” releases a teaser poster and trailer

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The film stars Lily James (TV’s “Downton Abbey,” “Wrath of the Titans”) in the title role, Richard Madden (TV’s “Game of Thrones”) as the Prince, Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine”) as the infamous stepmother Lady Tremaine, and Academy Award-nominee Helena Bonham Carter (“Alice in Wonderland”) as the Fairy Godmother. Holliday Grainger (“Anna Karenina”) and Sophie McShera (“Downton Abbey”) play Ella’s stepsisters Anastasia and Drisella, respectively. Stellan Skarsgard (“Marvel’s The Avengers”) and Nonso Anozie (“Game of Thrones”) play the Arch Grand Duke and the Prince’s loyal friend, the Captain. Tony-Award-winner Derek Jacobi portrays the King.

PR PHOTO: Walt Disney Pictures has launched its marketing campaign for director Kenneth Branagh’s live-action re-imagining of “Cinderella” with the release of a teaser poster.
PR PHOTO: Walt Disney Pictures has launched its marketing campaign for director Kenneth Branagh’s live-action re-imagining of “Cinderella” with the release of a teaser poster.

The timeless story of “Cinderella” dates back to 1697 when first created by Charles Perrault, although it truly came to life for millions all over the world in 1950 with Walt Disney’s celebrated animated feature.

The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella whose merchant father remarries following the tragic death of her mother. Keen to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother Lady Tremaine and her daughters Anastasia and Drisella into the family home. But, when Ella’s father suddenly and unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.” She will not give in to despair nor despise those who abuse her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an employee at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears as if her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella’s hopes of once again encountering the charming “Kit.” Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand as a kindly beggar woman steps forward and, armed with a pumpkin and a few mice, changes Cinderella’s life forever.

“Cinderella” will be released in the Philippines on March 11, 2015 through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International.

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