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(Guardian)   500 "new" fairy tales discovered in Germany. Disney corporation stocks rocket on news of new mother lode of Public Domain property to exploit mercilessly   ( divider line
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2013-08-08 02:02:22 PM  
4 votes:
The Stinkiest Princess
The Tortoise and the Whore
The Boy who Picked his Pimples too much
The Little Pervert who Could
The Old Woman and the Very High-Fiber Breakfast
Goldilocks and the Three Twinks
Jack and the Really Sticky Booger
Snow White and the Seven Samurai
Prince Brown Eye and his Magical Lance
The Crack Whore's Apprentice
Hansel and Grendel
The Goblin who Never Changed his Underpants
2013-08-08 02:49:27 PM  
3 votes:
LOVED that show as a kid
2013-08-08 02:16:25 PM  
2 votes:
The article is dated March 5, 2012. Updates?
2013-08-08 02:14:28 PM  
2 votes:
Maybe now I will get to see a Disney princess in a Dirdl
2013-08-08 02:50:52 PM  
1 vote:
2013-08-08 02:40:54 PM  
1 vote:

ReverendJynxed: J. Frank Parnell: German fairy tales tend to be pretty dark. Like Grimms'. I'd love to see Disney try.

Alice's adventure through the looking glass were pretty damn dark yet Disney took it and ran. Sleepy Hollow, The Black Cauldron, and a lot of their earlier stuff had a dark streak as well.

pretty much all fairie tales are dark.  then disney takes all the horror out of the tale and gives it a happy ending.
2013-08-08 02:23:45 PM  
1 vote:
 there is the tale of a maiden who escapes a witch by transforming herself into a pond. The witch then lies on her stomach and drinks all the water, swallowing the young girl, who uses a knife to cut her way out of the witch

How did the maiden get the knife?  Otherwise, I find the tale highly believable.
2013-08-08 02:20:50 PM  
1 vote:
Fairy tales can't be locked away and become standards purely because they've been locked away. It takes centuries of nonverbal and verbal interpretations and misinterpretations for them to become lore.
2013-08-08 02:16:56 PM  
1 vote:

KimNorth: Well when do we get to get our hands on them???!!! Did I miss that part?!

It's here but only available in German right now.
2013-08-08 02:14:06 PM  
1 vote:
It's not like Disney were faithful to the originals.
2013-08-08 02:10:33 PM  
1 vote:
I've always wondered why Disney hasn't tried to adapt "East of the Sun and West of the Moon" or "The Twelve Dancing Princesses" for their media stable. Maybe the odd talking dead horse's head, red-hot iron shoes or people eaten by wolves has put them off. But who wouldn't want to see a evil stepsister with a nose and chin three ells long?
2013-08-08 02:09:35 PM  
1 vote:
Exploit, and  then claim copyright on.  You missed one bit  Subby.
2013-08-08 11:57:51 AM  
1 vote:
Wolves in the Netherlands, fairy tales in Germany, ghost thieves in Sweden--the folklore weirdness trifecta is now complete and it isn't even Friday yet.
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