Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Fairy Tales

I looked up Fairy Tales in wikipedia tonight for some odd reason and read some synopsis. Some were just as I remembered them. Others I had no heard of. I don't know what I'm looking for exactly, just an example to use in my head I guess.

I've never actually read the compilation of Grimm fairy tales although some of you might be surprised at the list of fairy tales they have written. For example Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping  Beauty, Rumpelstiltskin, and Snow White are all some of their works.

So what are your favorite fairy tales? Are you a fan of the Brothers Grimm? Do you prefer Hans Christian Andersen who wrote the Ugly Duckling, Thumbelina, and the Little Mermaid to name a few?

4 comments:

Just me said...

Not sure if it counts as a "fairy tale," but I always liked Pinocchio...at least the Disney version. Jiminy Cricket was my hero. In the actual story, written in the 1880s, the Pinocchio character smashes the cricket with a hammer, which sort of spoiled it for me. It's still my favorite animated Disney film, though.

Leslee said...

Pinocchio smashes the cricket with a hammer? Yeah, I can see why Disney chose to change that. It's been a while since I've seen that movie.

Sassy Girl said...

From what I understand, the Grimms tale of Snow White was done into a movie starring Sigourney Weaver and Sam Neill. It is supposed to hold more true to their writing than the Disney cartoon. It's called..."Snow White - A Tale of Terror." I keep forgetting to get hold of this. I really want to see it. I wouldn't advise letting Peanut or Butter watch though.

Leslee said...

I wonder if it's on Netflix...