Today, most people are familiar with fairy tales thanks to Walt Disney’s animated feature films. Almost everyone knows the stories of “Cinderella”, “Snow White”, “Sleeping Beauty”, and so forth.
What many people don’t know is that these animated features are only based on the stories and do not represent the “original” fairy tale versions. This is because, one, fairy tales have been modifying since before the 1600s. So they’re basically retellings, of retellings, of retellings, and many of the stories don’t even have an original version found yet. And two, it’s because Walt Disney’s primary audience are children. Hence, they sugarcoat the famous fairytales in order to make them more suitable for all audiences.
Therefore, for my seven day project, my goal is to share these famous stories as many storytellers have published them throughout the years, putting aside Disney’s famous sugarcoating. These blogs will be addressed to all those who are fond of fairy tales and are interested in knowing a little more about the famous stories other than the Disney versions. Not only fairytale fans, but Disney fans also might probably be interested in knowing one or two things about the fairy tales behind Walt Disney’s famous movies.
So, do you think you know the actual published versions that have been recorded of our famous fairy tales?
Do you know what really happens to Little Red Riding hood after meeting the wolf or to the Little Mermaid after meeting her prince?
I’ll let you know along the way. 😉