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Disney Fairy Tales Vs. Classic Faery Tales
Fables and Fairy Tales
"You think you know your Faery Tales? I'm not talking about those censored, for your viewing pleasure Disney cartoons you're thinking of, NO! I'm talking about the literature BEHIND the cartoons...So go ahead...enter the land of Snow White...If you dare."
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The name 'Cinderella' is actually a kinder version of what original 'title.'
In the original tale of 'The Little Mermaid,' mermaids do not have souls, but they become foam upon the water. Because she took her life instead of the prince's, she is given the chance to enter heaven. What must she do in order to gain this admittance?
She can never be admitted, but this is better than being foam
Convert to christianity
300 years of good deeds
Kill the Sea Witch
In 'Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp', Aladdin's wishes are never given a limit. Not only that, there are two objects which house wish-granting genies: a lamp and what else?
a golden apple
a pair of slippers
The 'Sleeping Beauty' that we all know and love ends with the Prince's kiss and the two living happily ever after. Charles Perrault adapted the French tale even further. The Prince did not announce his new bride to his parents until they had already had two children, the eldest of which was about 4. Why did he wait so long?
His mother was an ogress and loved to eat children
His mother planned on marrying him herself
His father had already promised him to another
The family was cursed, and he wanted to save them from it
In 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,' we are given the death of the Queen as her falling off a cliff. But originally Snow ordered shoes to be put on her mother as a punishment. What kind of shoes were they?
Red-hot iron shoes
Really ugly loafers
So small that her feet shriveled up and fell off
Leaden shoes accompanied by a swim in the moat
In a story similar to Cinderella, 'Donkey Skin' is the story of a beautiful girl who tends to the animals of a small farm. But she's actually a princess who has run away from home. Yadda, yadda, yadda, there's a ring instead of a slipper, they live happily ever after. But why did Donkey Skin run away from home in the first place?
Her sister was jealous of her beauty and wanted her dead
Her father wanted to marry her
She wanted to live outside the world within the castle
An evil sorceress casts a spell on her, making her unknown to her family
In the animated film version of the tale of the Greek God Hercules, he is said to have been born to Zeus and his wife Hera then drained of most of his 'powers' by a jealous Hades. But the real legend of Hercules gives a different excuse for his dual mortal and immortal being.
Zeus beat Hera so to exact revenge she cursed the child
Zeus bedded a mortal, who then gave birth to Hercules
Just kidding, that actually is how the legend goes
Hercules was the result of Hera bedding a mortal man
In the original tale of Pinocchio, we see him as an ungrateful little brat from the beginning. Not shown in the film, what does Pinocchio do to Geppetto as he is being carved?
Ran through the house and break all of Geppetto's things
Kicked him and ran away
Calls him nasty names and laughs at him
Tripped him so he fell out the door into the streets, then locked the door
In the original tale of Beauty and the Beast Beauty had several brothers and sisters. When she returned after residing with the beast for some time, they tried to persuade her not to go back. She does return, but what does she find when she arrives?
She returns too late and the Beast is already dead
He's almost dead, but he recovers now that she's home
She returns late and he is so angry he kills her
He has taken his own life out of grief
In the movie, Pinnochio saves Geppetto from the belly of a whale. How was Geppetto 'caged' in the Faery Tale?
On a pirate ship
In a shark
A sea dragon
A desert island
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