Fun Facts about Snow White:
– The very first tale of Cinderella was recorded in China at around AD 850.
– The story of the Little Red Riding Hood was used to warn children of the dangerous wild animals.
– The original title of Sleeping Beauty is La Belle Au BoisDormant in French, which means The Beauty in the Sleeping Wood.
– More than 700 versions of Cinderella have been collected from around the world and it has appeared in almost every language.
– The term ‘fairy tale’ or ‘conte de fée’ was coined by French writer Marie-Catherine d’Aulnoy in the late 17th century.
– The opening words ‘Once upon a time’ has been dated back to Chaucer in the 14th century.
– Fairy tales were originally written as much for adults as children.
– Snow White’s dwarfs had no names until Disney came along.
– “Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale,” Hans Christian Andersen.
– Research claimed Beauty And The Beast and Rumpelstiltskin may be 4,000 years old.
– In the seventh edition of the Grimm collection (1857), Cinderella’s stepsisters are beautiful but evil.
– The brothers Grimm were criticized because the early editions of their “fairy tales” were not considered suitable for children.
– Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premiered 80 years ago, on Dec. 21, 1937.
– Walt Disney came up with the idea bring Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to the big screen when he was 15 years old.
– Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is the first feature-length animated film in U.S. history.
– Deemed too scary for children in England, people under 16 had to be accompanied by a parent.
– The Brothers Grimm published more than one version of the tale.
– Brothers Grimm published a total of seven editions of the fairy tales.
– In the 1857 version of Snow White, the step-mother does not ask the Huntsman to bring back the girl’s heart, but lungs and liver.
– The queen comes to the dwarfs’ house not once, but three times, and each time she leaves with Snow White apparently dead.
– It was not a kiss that woke the Snow White in the Grimm’s tale, but a chunk of poison apple that came out from her mouth.
– In the 1812 version of Snow White, the evil queen was HER MOM!
– Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm didn’t intend their collection of fairy tales to be for children at all.
– Grimm brothers kept adding to and editing the collection of tales, publishing a final, seventh edition in 1857.
– Once they saw their collection would become popular family reading, the brothers made them more suitable for middle-class audience.
– Snow White fairy tale is based on the tragic life of Margarete von Waldeck, a 16th century Bavarian noblewoman.
– In one of the first editions of Snow White, the Evil Queen had to dance in hot iron shoes until her death.