Saturday, February 18, 2012

~ What Is A Fairy Tale? ~

Laurel Brown from BuddyTV recently did an article about what counts as a fairy tale. It was announced that an upcoming episode would feature characters from Alice in Wonderland, however Brown states that Alice’s story isn’t a fairy tale. Being that this blog is about the fairy tales from Once Upon A Time, I thought it was something to think about.

So, what counts as a fairy tale?
Logic then implies that somehow the Walt Disney company -- and only the Walt Disney company -- has the inside line on the fairy-tale word.
From Alicia Blogs 
Brown does bring up a good point here. And I’ll be honest. For a long time I thought the stories of Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, and others were created by Disney. Disney was a big part of my childhood. But of course some of the stories have been around longer than The Walt Disney Company itself. All Disney did was made the stories simpler and marketed it towards children. I actually prefer the Disney versions rather than the original stories. I think that for the most part we are use to the Disney versions because they are more familiar to us and easy to identify in popular culture.

According to Wikipedia, fairy tales are stories that feature fantasy characters such as fairies, goblins, elves, dwarves, mermaids, and magic. And I agree.

What do you think?   

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