We are not Disney princesses or characters, we are storybook and folktale characters and Princesses. Folk tales and stories about Princesses have been around for hundreds of years. The colors of our costumes may have been inspired by Disney but they are not Disney dresses or costumes.
Below you will find a list of characters and who wrote their story or where the folktale originated.
Cinderella, brown hair Gold Shoes
Cinderella, blonde hair, glass slippers original story by Charles Perreault in 1697.
And in 1812 by the Brothers Grimm, that version was portrayed in the stage play and movie Into The Woods. All in all more than 345 versions have been found.
Beauty And The Beast originally written by Madame De Villeneuve 1740
Originally written by Hans Christian Anderson in 1837
STATUE OF THE LITTLE MERMAID IN COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
The Snow Queen (Elsa)
Originally written by Hans Christian Anderson in 1844
Rapunzel" (//; German pronunciation: [ʁaˈpʊnt͡səl]) is a German fairy tale in the collection assembled by the Brothers Grimm, and first published in 1812 as part of Children's and Household Tales. The Grimm Brothers' story is an adaptation of the fairy tale Rapunzel by Friedrich Schulz published in 1790. The Schulz version is based on Persinette by Charlotte-Rose de Caumont de La Force originally published in 1698 which in turn was influenced by an even earlier tale, Petrosinella by Giambattista Basile, published in 1634. Its plot has been used and parodied in various media and its best known line ("Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair") is an idiom of popular culture. In volume I of the 1812 annotations (Anhang), it is listed as coming from Friedrich Schulz Kleine Romane, Book 5, pp. 269–288, published in Leipzig 1790.
In the Aarne–Thompson classification system for folktales it is type 310, "The Maiden in The Tower".
Andrew Lang included it in The Red Fairy Book. Other versions of the tale also appear in A Book of Witches by Ruth Manning-Sanders and in Paul O. Zelinsky's 1997 Caldecott Medal-winning picture book, Rapunzel and the Disney movie Tangled.
Rapunzel's story has striking similarities to the 11th-century Persian tale of Rudāba, included in the epic poem Shahnameh by Ferdowsi. Rudāba offers to let down her hair from her tower so that her lover Zāl can climb up to her. Some elements of the fairy tale might also have originally been based upon the tale of Saint Barbara, who was said to have been locked in a tower by her father.
Little Red Riding Hood
Originally written by Charles Perreault and Trina Scharf Hyman in 1697
|Little Red Riding Hood|
Little Red Riding Hood (1881) by Carl Larsson
|Name||Little Red Riding Hood|
|Also known as||Little Red Ridinghood|
"Little Red Riding Hood", or "Little Red Ridinghood", also known as "Little Red Cap" or simply "Red Riding Hood", is a European fairy tale about a young girl and a Big Bad Wolf. Its origins can be traced back to the 10th century by several European folk tales, including one from Italy called The False Grandmother (Italian: La finta nonna), later written among others by Italo Calvino in the Italian Folktales collection; the best known versions were written by Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm. The story has been changed considerably in various retellings and subjected to numerous modern adaptations and readings. It is number 333 in the Aarne-Thompson classification system for folktales. Variations of the story have developed, incorporating various cultural beliefs and regional dialects into the story. An example of this is "Kawoni's Journey Across the Mountain: A Cherokee Little Red Riding Hood", which introduces Cherokee myths and language into the traditional story. Another such example is "Petite Rouge Riding Hood", which approaches the story from a Cajun perspective.
Alice in Wonderland
Originally written by Lewis Carol
The Beatles used parts of the story of Alice in Wonderland in their song
" Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds"
John Lennon loved the book and the imagery of Wonderland.
Carroll in 1855
|Born||Charles Lutwidge Dodgson|
27 January 1832
Daresbury, Cheshire, England
|Died||14 January 1898 (aged 65)|
Guildford, Surrey, England
|Occupation||Writer, mathematician, Anglicancleric, photographer, artist|
|Genre||Children's literature, fantasy literature, mathematical logic, poetry, literary nonsense, linear algebra, voting theory|
|Notable works||Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,|
Through the Looking-Glass,
The Hunting of the Snark,
Curiosa Mathematica, Part I: A New Theory of Parallels,
Curiosa Mathematica, Part II: Pillow Problems,
"The Principles of Parliamentary Representation"
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (/ /; 27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), better known by his pen nameLewis Carroll (//), was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon, and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, which includes the poem "Jabberwocky", and the poem The Hunting of the Snark, all examples of the genre of literary nonsense. He is noted for his facility at word play, logic and fantasy. There are societies in many parts of the world dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of his works and the investigation of his life.
Wizard of OZ
L. Frank Baum 1900
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens 1906
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