334.9 #724 (DL Qual #1298

Apr 17, 2012 8:11 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Hey guys! Doing this for people who are interested in Fairytale histories or for people who would like to know. As you may know, Tangled is from the Fairytale story of Rapunzel from the Brothers Grimm. The story originates in Germany and despite the fact that its a children's story, the story itself had contained themes that parents today would not deem appropriate and has had certain parts changed. The name Rapunzel is in fact a plant, though not specified (although its an edible vegetable in the story). The reason why the main protagonist was given this name was because while her mother was expecting her, she had craved a certain plant ( Rapunzel) and had her husband steal some from a neighbor's garden. An old woman had owned the garden and was mad that her plants had been attempted to be stolen. Rapunzel's parents were refused of having the plant and as a deal for obtaining it, they had to give their baby to the old woman after it was born. Her parents had accepted the deal and after the baby had been born, the old woman had named it Rapunzel because of the plant. Today, it has been adapted into Disney's 50th motion picture due to the story's popularity and altered a bit to make a great movie! I hope this may be of use to some of you :)

Interesting! It's funny that food is stolen in the original story, but the child is actually stolen in the movie! Not really a better message necessarily, but kids dont care about that stuff (: - SSTMClimber  222.3 #1705 8:28PM
True :) I think it was meant to teach a message - Ain1derland  334.9 #724 8:33PM
I know right!!! - vickythedisneylover  1.3 #64840 8:49PM
how interesting! id forgotten all about that version of the story. thank you for sharing. - akeleh  293.5 #957 8:31PM
No problem! Maybe I'll do this with other movies - Ain1derland  334.9 #724 8:34PM
I love the back stories of the Disney movies. Thank you! I really love this!!! ☺ - gigibunny2  242.8 #1447 8:37PM
No problem :) - Ain1derland  334.9 #724 9:27PM
Ohh I didn't know this. Cool. - TikiJOSEsWingman  332.4 #733 8:38PM
If you watched Rocky and Bullwinkle, there was this segment called Fractured Fairy Tales. I remember they did the Rapunzel story - Starr  550.3 #370 8:40PM
Oh cool! - Ain1derland  334.9 #724 9:29PM
Are you in class? - mine_mine_mine  44.4 #5015 8:41PM
We were taking a break - Ain1derland  334.9 #724 9:30PM
I've noticed that many old fairy tales are not quite appropriate. Such as Cinderella,where the stepsisters cut off bits of their feet to try and fit their feet in the slipper. Or the little mermaid, where the prince marries someone else and her sisters try to get her to kill the prince. Sometimes i wonder what was wrong with those old time fairy tale writers - theRealDisneygirlforevr  175.3 #2312 8:56PM
Yes exactly. I did not know that about Cinderella though O.o but one story I knew in particular that the ending had been changed was Snow White. Kind of disturbs me when I think about it though. And Rapunzel was testing the limits of innocence in the original - Ain1derland  334.9 #724 9:29PM
When I was a kid (back in the totally rad 80s), I used to LOVE this series of videos (yes, VHS) of live-action fairy tales with pretty famous actors of the time called Shelly Duval's Faerie Tale Theater...does anyone remember these? My favorite was Cinderella with Matthew Broderick as the prince, Jennifer Beals as Cinderella. The only reason I mention this is because those were pretty true to the real fairy tales...and were usually pretty messed up! Haha! The Rapunzel one followed the actual fairy tale very closely! - BreadAndButterfly  505.4 #420 9:07PM
those were awesome! - Starr  550.3 #370 9:09PM
YES! Someone remembers!! Lol! - BreadAndButterfly  505.4 #420 9:10PM
They play some on netflix...or last I saw. Those brought back memories - Starr  550.3 #370 9:14PM
I remember those, I have the whole set on DVD! Reading this story reminded me of their depiction of Rapunzel which was very good! Some of them were a tad weird or even scary (I thought as a child) but some were great! I really liked Hansel and Gretel! - jalensmommy  154.4 #2651 9:17PM
OMG, they have them in a DVD set?! Amazing!! And yes, some of them were very creepy! But I was still so into them as a kid! - BreadAndButterfly  505.4 #420 9:18PM
I loved that series as well. I need these DVDs!! - Nesabell  157.7 #2599 9:50PM
In the little red riding hood one, did they end up putting stones inside the wolf? I feel like I watched these when I was little. Gramps would rent them for us. - ZeeAlice  621.7 #328 11:31PM
Very interesting! Thank you for sharing :) - SarahLovesDisney  85.2 #3837 10:17PM

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