Original Fairy Tales
Disney is extremely proud to tell everyone that
The Lion King was their first
original story (althoug this is not completely true). This means that
all their previous stories depended on existing stories, tales or books.
Here are some of the original tales, read and compare them to the
There are also some links to
an electronic Library for everyone.
If you have other texts in some kind of electronic form, please tell
me about it, I'd love to include them here.
The following tales are available:
Most fairy tales are quite old, and have been passed by word of mouth
by centuries. Therefore, many fairy tales exist in many different
versions, depending on where and when they have been written down. The
"best" source for them are the German Grimm brothers, who collected a
lot of fairty tales and were the first to publish them in a book. This
book can be thought of the "canonical" version, because these versions
are the ones with the largest print volume.
Still, other versions continue to circulate as everybody can tell who
has seen the recent live-action movie of Snow White starring Sigourney
Weaver, which is much more cruel than the one above.
Exceptions of this are stories with a definitive source, such as
Lewis Carrol's Alice in Wonderland, James Barrie's Peter Pan, or
Hans-Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid.
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