5 Fairy Tales Disney Should Adapt

5 Fairy Tales Disney Should Adapt

These childhood favorites deserve a big screen spotlight.

With Disney’s most recent fairy tale adaptation, Frozen (which was based on Hans Christian Anderson’s tale, The Snow Queen) having been a huge success, and a sequel being in the making, it seems that there are still a lot of classic fairy tales that Disney can work their magic on. Here is a list of 5 childhood favorites that would make perfect Disney adaptations.

1. Hansel and Gretel

The story of two siblings who nearly escape a child-eating witch taught a very important lesson about trusting strangers. But beyond teaching young kids stranger-danger, the fairy tale offers a whole cast of characters (the brother and sister hero duo and a larger-than-life villain) as well as a magical setting (the iconic gingerbread house) that will give Disney a whole lot to work with.

2. Little Red Riding Hood

Another tale about stranger danger, this one features the titular character, Little Red Riding Hood (perhaps Disney will give her a real name!) who finds out that her grandma has been eaten by the wolf. The setting in a forest is one that Disney is familiar: a friendly and peaceful sanctuary. But with an evil wolf sneaking about, it has the potential to be a dark and frightening place just like it was for Snow White when she ran through the woods as she tried to escape her evil stepmother.

3. Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Not too boring, not too long, this fairy tale is just like the porridge that Goldilocks tried when she broke into the unattended house of a bear family: it’s just right. It gives Disney the potential to put a twist on an old scenario: when Snow White went into a house uninvited it caused some trouble for the dwarfs but this time around, Disney can really turn the tables and make Goldilocks the villain (personally, I always had more sympathy for the three bears anyway).

4. Rumpelstiltskin

A women forced to spin straw into gold is in tears until a mysterious man offers to help her – on the grounds she give him her first-born child. She agrees but when the time comes to give her child away, she refuses and is allowed three days to guess the man’s name which, due to his arrogance and carelessness, she finds out. This beautiful story offers a lot of plot and suspense build-up potential and if Disney fills in all the gaps, they’ve got a perfect fairy tale on their hands.

5. The Princess and the Pea

This is a much lesser known fairy tale but one that has the perfect princess movie formula: a women is chosen to marry a prince after she proves to be sensitive enough to be a princess because she notices the bump of a pea hidden under a stack of mattresses. This fairy tale is much more of a throwback to the earlier Disney princess movies, such as Cinderella, with the whole average-girl- gets- chosen-by-a-prince story line, but in the hands of the Disney studios, it can definitely be modernized for the new generation.

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I'm The Girl Without A 'Friend Group'

And here's why I'm OK with it


Little things remind me all the time.

For example, I'll be sitting in the lounge with the people on my floor, just talking about how everyone's days went. Someone will turn to someone else and ask something along the lines of, "When are we going to so-and-so's place tonight?" Sometimes it'll even be, "Are you ready to go to so-and-so's place now? Okay, we'll see you later, Taylor!"

It's little things like that, little things that remind me I don't have a "friend group." And it's been like that forever. I don't have the same people to keep me company 24 hours of the day, the same people to do absolutely everything with, and the same people to cling to like glue. I don't have a whole cast of characters to entertain me and care for me and support me. Sometimes, especially when it feels obvious to me, not having a "friend group" makes me feel like a waste of space. If I don't have more friends than I can count, what's the point in trying to make friends at all?

I can tell you that there is a point. As a matter of fact, just because I don't have a close-knit clique doesn't mean I don't have any friends. The friends I have come from all different walks of life, some are from my town back home and some are from across the country. I've known some of my friends for years, and others I've only known for a few months. It doesn't really matter where they come from, though. What matters is that the friends I have all entertain me, care for me, and support me. Just because I'm not in that "friend group" with all of them together doesn't mean that we can't be friends to each other.

Still, I hate avoiding sticking myself in a box, and I'm not afraid to seek out friendships. I've noticed that a lot of the people I see who consider themselves to be in a "friend group" don't really venture outside the pack very often. I've never had a pack to venture outside of, so I don't mind reaching out to new people whenever.

I'm not going to lie, when I hear people talking about all the fun they're going to have with their "friend group" over the weekend, part of me wishes I could be included in something like that. I do sometimes want to have the personality type that allows me to mesh perfectly into a clique. I couldn't tell you what it is about me, but there is some part of me that just happens to function better one-on-one with people.

I hated it all my life up until very recently, and that's because I've finally learned that not having a "friend group" is never going to be the same as not having friends.

SEE ALSO: To The Girls Who Float Between Friend Groups

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