Source Material of Cinderella

22nd July, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Source Material of Cinderella

Cinderella’s roots come from a fairytale, of course. You probably knew this, but you might not have known how deep and far-reaching those roots actually are. Cinderella-type stories have appeared in ancient Egypt and Greece (perhaps the Disney version is nodding to that by the inclusion of the book by Plato and Homer that the […] Read More

Time and Place of Snow White

14th February, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Time and Place of Snow White

Snow White is a hard one to place both chronologically or spatially. There are no direct references at all. At first look, it would appear that the only thing that can be positively surmised is that the story takes place in medieval Europe. Different elements draw very strongly on this, such as the castle. There […] Read More

Source Material of Snow White

11th February, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Source Material of Snow White

The film attributes the source material to the Brothers Grimm. While it is likely true that their version popularized the story, they merely gathered it from others. Their book was published in 1857, and it is hard to say exactly when the folktale began (in fact, one of the elements of the definition of a […] Read More