This week I’m debuting a new series called “Princess Origin Stories.” These special episodes will delve into the fairy tales behind the Disney princess movies and examine how and why they differ. I’ll explore the symbolism of the original fairy tales and talk about how it affects — or doesn’t affect — the movies we know and love.
Each episode will focus on one fairy tale, beginning with Snow White and moving chronologically through the Disney princesses. Whenever possible, I will read these fairy tales aloud in their entirety. Most of us think we have a sense of what’s in these stories, but a lot of us haven’t actually read them in a long time — or at all. (You’re welcome to skip that part of the video if you want, but I hope you won’t.)
Today, I’m very pleased to present the first episode of Princess Origin Stories: Snow White. I hope you’ll take a look and let me know what you think. And, if you like it, share it with your friends!
Princess Origin Stories, Episode 1: Snow White