I've been noticing the resurgence of fairy tale remakes of late--Beast and Little Red Riding Hood are both roaring into theaters soon (bad pun unavoidable--sorry!), and it got me thinking about other fairy tales I knew and loved as a kid. Maybe some of them are even ripe for a redux?
Unsurprisingly, maybe, since I was a serious dancer into my teens, my favorite fairy tales involved dancing, like the Red Shoes (about a girl who is forced to dance herself to death--or, in one version, cut off her own feet so she DOESN'T dance herself to death) and a Grimm's story whose name I've forgotten, which features twelve princesses who descend every night into a subterranean world to attend a ball, and end up dancing off the soles of their shoes--literally. (I'm pretty sure my shoe obsession grew out of this story. I was just as enthralled by the idea of daily shoe replacements as I was by nighly dancing.)
What about you guys? What are some of your favorite fairy tales? Which ones would you like to see updated and reloaded?
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