Howdy and welcome back to your favorite fairy tale podcast, Fairy Tell-Tales! It’s your host Delilah and I’m very excited for our discussion about one of my favorite tales. But first, let me remind you of a couple of things:
- As I learned in my fairy tale class, older versions of fairy tales were not intended for children. This means that there is often material that is violent or inappropriate for children.
- Some tales have more versions than others and therefore have more media and material about them.
Today’s episode will be featuring a tale that has a violent backstory. While it is not anywhere near the most violent or graphic of fairy tales I’ve read, it might have the ability to change your perspective on a nostalgic movie.
Fairy Tell-Tales, Episode 3 Breakdown:
In this episode, we’re talking about one of my favorite movies as a kid, Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses from Mattel Entertainment. It came out in 2006 and I could not get enough of it. I remember getting the doll from the movie and I was sooo excited.
So, I understand that not everyone will have the time to sit down and watch a full length movie. I don’t technically have the time but because of this project I get to call it homework, which is amazing. Instead of asking you to watch the movie, I’ll include a quick run down of the plot within the podcast and include where you can find the movie below in the “Links” section.
Like I stated earlier, some fairy tales have a lot more written about them than others. This one in particular has very little and what I could find mostly did not seem credible. What I have been able to figure out is that the older version we will be discussing is from Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. There is a link to the story below. According to the Sur La Lune website, that is the oldest written (and maybe only written) version of the tale. I will also have that webpage linked below for you to read if you want to get more insight on to what history about the tale is known.
Can’t wait to dive into the story with you on the newest episode of the Fairy Tell-Tales podcast!
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