How Cinderella Could Have Been CREEPIER (Disney)

How Cinderella Could Have Been CREEPIER (Disney)

Cinderella! Wash this. Clean that! You? Go to the BALL? PSht As if. You probably know the tale, but did you know
our sweet, unfortunate, too-trusting cindery girl had much worse trials and ordeals in
her older incarnations? Things (of course) get really gory in the
Brother’s Grimm tale, (so, you know, be warned), and in other tales, Cinderella has
to overcome the near-impossible. As always, it’s so interesting to see what
has changed over the years and tellings with different agendas and whatnot. So, find a comfy spot, a comfy pair of slippers
(that aren’t “too” tight!) and follow me to uncover… Cinderella’s Gruesome (and Grimm!) Past (Now, I have to say that there have been soo
many modern retellings of this tale, like “Ella Enchanted,” or “Ever After”
games, etc. I use Disney’s as a reference point because
a lot of people recognize it at a glance or are familiar with it enough through osmosis.) Disney’s animated story is based on the
story by Charles Perrault, and for the most part it’s very similar to that tale, with
some exceptions. There are also elements of the Brothers Grimm,
who when they got ahold of the Perrault’s tale (because Perrault’s tale predates theirs),
of course changed things to more suit their… well, very Grimm tastes. Disney’s tale starts off with a well-to-do
girl widower and his young beautiful daughter, named “Cinderella:” that’s her given
name right off the rip. This is different than in the older tales. In Perrault, she has a name but is teasingly
re-named “Cinderbum” by her meanest oldest stepsister, because after her chores are all
done, she sits by the hearth, in the ash, to warm up and ends up getting cinders on
her bum. (The younger, less mean one calls her instead
“Cinderella”… like that’s any better?). Anyway, Disney’s father, apparently only
wanting to do right by his daughter, marries so that she might have a maternal figure in
her life. And, of course, because it’s a Disney story,
the good father dies within 2:30 of the animation, leaving Cinderella at the mercy of her new
stepmother and two stepsisters (and their really mean cat? This thing is HUGE?). They don’t immediately put her to work,
but they all constantly abuse and humiliate her as they squander the fortune on selfish
fancies, eventually forcing her to take on the household chores. In good old Grimm, not only does Cinderella
inherit a carpy step-family, but is put to work right away. Her father does NOT die, but is also shockingly
vile towards her as well?! Anyway, backtracking to the beginning. This Grimm tale starts off with Cinderella’s
mother on her deathbed. She tells her daughter to be “good and pious”
so “God will always protect her.” (This reminds me how Disney’s Cinderella
remains “ever gentle and kind” despite all her step family’s abuse) Then the mother
dies, and Cinderella visits her grave everyday and cries. The rich father marries a widow with two daughters,
who were all “beautiful” but “vile of heart,” the following spring. (He does not wait long!) We know the story. Not only does she now have to “earn her
keep” by doing every chore, they also strip her of all her beautiful things. This stepmother goes further and dumps the
lentils into ashes so that Cinderella has to pick them out before she can eat. Yuck. (Remember this detail – it is KEY for later
tales!) Disney’s Cinderella always has a “wish”
in her heart to guide her through the muck of life. Grimm’s has no such dream, but just sort
of resigns herself to her chore-filled life. When the rich father has to go on a business
trip and asks each daughter what she’d like as a gift, the step-sisters predictably ask
for fine dresses and jewelry, but Cinderella asks (too piously and sweetly) “father,
break off for me the first branch that knocks against your hat on your way home.” Cool. He brings home the fancy things and… a Hazel
twig. Cinderella thanks him profusely and then rushes
to plant it on her mother’s grave, and then cries so much on it that it grows into a handsome
tree. She visits it three times a day to weep (poor
sad girl! But this weeping under a tree does look familiar…),
and finds there is a little bird who always sits on the tree too, ready to grant wishes,
should she have any (for all this miserable time, she doesn’t?). Anyway, this tree and bird are not a fairy
godmother per-say, but are at least some friendly respite and perhaps her mother’s spirit
from “beyond.” (I dunno… that’s just my take…) Like in every other tale, the King is holding
a festival to find a bride for his son. In both Perrault and Grimm, this is a three
day ordeal, and Cinderella is not allowed to attend (of course) because she is “dusty
and dirty” – I mean, why not let her shower too, like her sisters? But then, like in Disney, the stepmother is
prevailed upon – Cinderella can go to the ball IF she gets all her work done. But just the same, the stepfamily makes an
impossible situation – says the stepmom: “I have emptied a dish of lentils into the ashes
for thee, if thou hast picked them out again in two hours, thou shalt go with us.” (At least Disney’s Stepmother’s task made
sense? Even if they were a bit asinine and redundant
and terrible) Grimms’ Cinderella is hopeful and calls out for the aid of her animal friends
(kinda like in Disney!): “the good into the pot, the bad into the crop.” Two pigeons, followed by turtle-doves, and
finally all the birds in the sky fly inside to help. Cinderella shows her stepmother the fruits
of her labor, but unsurprisingly, the stepmother goes back on her word, and gives her another
task – separate 2 dishes of lentils from ash in 1 hour, then maybe you can come. Same thing happens with the birds, and same
thing happens with the stepmother, only this time the rationale for excluding Cinderella
is that Cinderella 1.) cannot dance and 2.) has no dress. It’s not like those grow on trees, afterall! Oh, wait. But they DO! Cinderella goes to visit her mother’s grave/hazel
tree/wishing bird and asks for a beautiful gown. “Shiver and quiver, little tree, Silver
and gold throw down over me.” and the little bird throws down a silver and gold embroidered
dress with matching slippers. They are gold, not glass, and she looks stunning
in this getup and rushes to the “wedding.” How she gets there, I’m unsure – there is
no Fairy Godmother or pumpkin magic coach in this tale! Although there is in the Perrault, and it
is worth mentioning that the “Fairy Godmother” in Perrault does offer similar aid to Cinderella
in the way of a Carriage (which she makes out of a scooped out pumpkin) 6 grey dappled
horses (transformed mice) finest-mustached Coachman (transformed rat with the finest
whiskers), 6 footmen (transformed 6 lizards), dresses made of silver, gold and jewels, and
of course, glass slippers. So, same-ish materials, same-ish results between
Disney and Perrault. Like in Disney, Perrault Fairy also gives
Cinderella a midnight curfew. However, in Perrault, CInderella does interact
with her terrible sisters at the ball – after she has gained the prince’s favor and attention,
she sits between them, making polite conversation, and even shares her citrus treats that the
prince gave her as a “special gift.” They are in awe of this kind, elegant, beautiful
woman and make absolutely no connection that it is their stepsister. In fact, they rave about this gracious mystery
lady to Cinderella at home in the following days. She plays it very cool. Oh yeah, and she also picks out their dresses
and does their hair, for, of all things, she is a “noted stylist with excellent tastes?” Ok, right. Back in Grimm, once she arrives at this wedding,
the prince sees her, dances only with her, says “she is my partner.” And that’s that. There is no midnight magic curfew for this
Cinderella, she just decides she has had enough of the festivities for one night and books
it. He tries to follow her home to see where she
lives, but she hides in a pigeon-house, which her father promptly hacks apart with an ax
to try to see who this mystery woman was. She escapes out the back, visits her mother’s
grave and deposits the dress there, and is sleeping by the firepit by the time the family
returns home. This same exact scenario, with a new wishing
tree outfit, and the prince dancing with her, happens the next night, (only the dress is
even more beautiful, and she runs and hides up a pear tree like a squirrel) Her father
hacks down the beautiful tree, but no lady is hiding there! She is, again, sleeping in the ashes. On the third and final night of the festival,
she has on the most stunning gown yet, and this time, the prince has devised a way to
find out who she truly is: When she escapes to go home, she loses a golden slipper (familiar?!)
on the stairway, because HE HAS COVERED IT IN PITCH. The shoe sticks, she runs home without it,
and he now has the key to finding her. (I wonder how many other people’s nice shoes
were ruined with this plan?) He is not the brightest bulb, as we see when
he is fooled not once, but TWICE when looking for Cinderella. He brings the ruined shoe to the Stepmother
and asks if there is anyone home who could fit this shoe? The mother and daughters are delighted by
this, for both girls have “beautiful feet.” Problem is, they are too big. And as painful as this looks, it’s nothing
to what the Grimms have in store. The first daughter tries it on, finds it wont
go over her toe (how is she putting that thing on?) so her mother hands her a knife and advises
her to “Cut the toe off; when thou art Queen thou wilt have no more need to go on foot.” So, she cuts the toe off, swallows her pain,
and goes to the King’s son, who takes her for his bride and they ride away. Only when they pass the helpful Hazel tree
and two pigeons cry: “Turn and peep, turn and peep, there’s blood within the shoe,
the shoe it is too small for her, the true bride waits for you.” Does the prince bother to actually look at
the shoe and sees HOW MUCH BLOOD is streaming from it. Whoops! lil’ mistake. Maybe we’ll learn? PSht. He takes her back home and the other sister
tries on the now bloody and pitchy shoe. It’s still too small, so same thing, the
mother advises her to “Cut off a bit of thy heel.” She does, and fools the prince AGAIN. (I will say these girls are DEDICATED). Anyway, the birds AGAIN have to remind him
(with the same song, which varies translation to translation) to actually look at the foot
and check out that bloody stump and river of blood! That’s not right! Like, how dense is this guy, and is he actually
someone anyone wanted to marry? (Survivalism back in the day aside!) Now, I’ve always understood where the stepmother
was coming from: she was doing the best she could to survive and ensure her and her daughters’
future survival, but the terribly cruel abuse of Cinderella is absolutely NOT acceptable! And while this foot thing is on a whole NEW
level, and makes her a little TOO desperate in my eyes in this tale, what I REALLY want
to show you is HOW NOT MUCH BETTER THE FATHER IS. Where in Disney and in some more modern tellings,
he is deceased, but his paternal love is still strong, in Grimms’, HE IS THERE THE WHOLE
TIME, letting his daughter be abused and misused, and occasionally, helping – with an ax. But here’s where the jerko really shines:
when the prince asks “is there anyone else” who can try on the shoe, HE DISOWNS HIS OWN
DAUGHTER, saying “No. There is a little stunted kitchen-wench which
my late wife left behind her, but she cannot possibly be the bride.” (note, in other translations he comments on
how ugly and malformed she is too.) Excuse me? And does that even matter?! What a vile man! GET THE HECK OUT OF THIS HOUSE, CINDERELLA! FINALLY CInderella gets to try on the bloody,
pitchy, crusty shoe, and, SHOCKER, it FITS! They set off for the palace, and as the prince
and she pass the Hazel tree, the pigeons sing about how he has finally found the right lady,
and two of them fly down and land on each of her shoulders, never to leave. (wouldn’t that be kinda awkward?) I guess all Cinderella’s animal friends DO
attend the wedding in Disney though too, and look! Two Birds! Popping back to Grimms’ wedding, to which
the two “false sisters” show up in order to get in Cinderella’s favor: each one sits
on either side of Cinderella, who herself is too nice, but her guard pigeons are not,
and each pecks out a sister’s eye. “And thus, for their wickedness and falsehood,
they were punished with blindness as long as they lived.” The End. Happily Ever After. Come ON! They already lost a toe and heel! Are THEY really the worst in this story? (I mean, they certainly didn’t help matters.) In Disney, of course no one loses partial
limbs or eyes, but the cat Lucifer gets more of a comeuppance than any other of the stepfamily. Cinderella and her Prince just sort of peace
out. Perrault, too, spares the stepsisters from
gruesome fates, and does them one better – “Cinderella, who was as good-natured as she was beautiful,
arranged for her two sisters to live in the palace, and married them on the same day to
two great lords at the Court.” She looks out for them, after all the muck
they put her through! I do see a lot of themes in this that Disney
(based on Perrault) and Grimm’s share, like the animal friends and helpers, the shoe as
the key, the super fancy dresses, etc. I will say one of my favorite Disney parts
is where the shoe breaks, but then Cinderella is just like: “oh, you mean THIS glass slipper!? I got this fam.” Classic, and, actually, literally a classic,
as it’s very nearly straight from Perrault! (although there is no broken shoe in that
tale, Cinderella pulling the exact matching shoe from her pocket pretty much melts her
stepsisters’ brains). But can we talk about how Disneyella’s foot
is half the size of the Duke’s hand?! Also, these yellow eyes? Why? But, some differences between Grimm’s and
Perrault – in Grimms’, there is no time limit of midnight, Cinderella is just like
“Dude I gotta go HOME. Leave me ALONE,” and scurries up a tree. Grimm’s is full of gory details, and while
there is no fairy godmother, there is constant contact with the deceased mother (you know,
the grave and Hazel tree) and a disowning horrible father. But speaking of beyond-the-grave assistance,
… do I have something special for you! …in our next video. (We totally ran out of time in this one – sorry!) Trust me you won’t want to miss part two – it
also just so happens to be one of my favorite fiery fairy tales EVER. So, Be sure to keep as many of these juicy
details in your head for our next adventure. Friends and fiends, as always, thank you for
joining me here! If you like what I do, please subscribe and
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David Anderson

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100 thoughts on “How Cinderella Could Have Been CREEPIER (Disney)

  1. 12 Raben says:

    I love your videos about fairytales. I think, you would make a great narrator. Just plain old stories (like the twelve brothers) with your lovely voice <3

  2. Ravuun says:

    Please do Little Red Riding Hood and Snow White! I am really enjoying these.

  3. RockyHorrorFreakShow says:

    Man, your thumbnails are great, man

  4. Nightfire-613 says:

    I always liked Grimm’s version better because the visual of Cinderella and the Prince having their wedding while birds (I believe the version I read had crows, probably because crows seem scarrier than pigeons) pecked and tore out the stepsister’s eyes made for a very amusing bit of irony. They were both beautiful and vain, but now they are mutilated and blind so they cannot look upon their own disfigured faces. Also, a slipper made of gold just seemed to make more sense than a slipper made of glass, since gold can be made into threads and fabrics, and I can’t imagine glass would be very comfortable.

  5. Random artist on the internet says:

    I’m thoroughly horrified.. I knew about the cutting of feet but nothing else😖😖

  6. kuramomotaro1 says:

    Love your voice dear! is like sweet velvet

  7. Saints Row says:

    Love this channel and I rather chill with friends than go to a stuck up ball

  8. iiMEiii says:

    Have you got any stories that you read or watched as a kid that you find a hundred times worse as a adult but seemed completely normal as a kid?
    I asked because I watched Matilda and remember as a kid it was fun and what the adults did seemed bad but not really really bad if that makes sense.
    On the rewatch everyone is basically doing illegal stuff like smashing glass plates over kids heads and locking children in torture device's and mental and physical child abuse everywhere.

  9. Val Westwood says:

    I'm so so so glad that you're uploading again!

  10. Polymorphic Black Steve says:

    Me after hearing they cut off their toes and heels
    Gory but I can handle it
    Me after hearing there eyes were pecked out by birds blinding them
    Jesus Christ

  11. Polymelodic Sayon says:

    Remember: if somebody tells you to always be nice and pious, they just want you to not retaliate when they abuse you.

  12. Subliminal Storm says:


  13. Indigo Wendigo says:

    It's crazy how brutally vindictive people were back then. :p

  14. zack McMaster says:

    isn't there a version where she kills her step sisters and feeds them to her step mother and she finds out because she finds bones at the bottom of the thing she eats from.

  15. Ana says:

    The frase in the thumbnail just made me think you may be English, and probably angry…

  16. Fee says:

    I already knew the grim story. I remember my little self watching a real-life movie about it. Okay they didn't show the cutting part, but still: its a movie for kids. And if your reaction to this is just: yes…so..? you know your from germany.

  17. Ashley Panzica says:

    Me before watching the video: I think I'll look up the Grimm versions of disney stories and read them, that way I can see what actually happened.
    Me after watching video: horrified/traumatized by the fact that the step-sisters went to drastic measures and by the father Never mind!

  18. Octavia Hawkins says:

    talk about into the woods. it basically took the original story versions for that movie

  19. Ravendoesntreallywantto says:

    I just realise that in almost every Disney movie the one or both parents die. Like in basically every movie.

  20. Rose-chan says:

    I remember reading old stories instead of watching Disney versions, that might be a reason why I'm not scared of bloody stories

  21. Darlene Lique says:

    I know grimm version of cinderella but i like ur eerie and cool drawings, and other versions, love ur vids 😍😍😍

  22. MarsBar says:

    The stepsisters: Awful.

    Cinderella: come live with us in the palace-

  23. N3RDYG0GGLES says:

    Out of the oven? OVEN? Immediately checking if you’ve already done Hansel and Gretel!

  24. Isabella Ramirez Milan says:

    You have earned a new sub

  25. applesnappleXD says:

    The Disney’s Live action version of Cinderella is closer to these versions of the tale

  26. Thalia says:

    Wait, didn’t they force the stepmother to dance in iron hot shoes?

  27. madestmadhatter says:

    I know this isn't relevant, but I thought it was nifty and couldn't think of another place where people might be interested to hear it, but I just had a dream this morning in which the original concept for nightmare before Christmas was that Dr. Finklestein was the antagonist, who in a graveyard steals a small child for his experiments, Jack and Sally having witnessed this development go about inserting themselves as private detectives for the family, presumably to keep them away from Halloween Town, while they go about recovering the child. At one point in the dream they go to meet with the father while he's at an emotional support group and it was just the most surreal non experience I've ever imagined, the guy looked so worn out and is just talking to talk while he fills a cup of water at a fountain, and all the while you know he's talking to a corpse who knows everything and he doesn't, it was just really weird and I needed to share that.

  28. ArodTheDog says:

    I was so glad to see you talk about this because I vividly remember reading a modified Grimm version in 1st grade and feeling super cool because I knew that version. I have so much nostalgia for this.

  29. Vindictus Succubus says:

    In French Cinderella = ash ass

  30. Liya Moås says:

    And let's not forget when Cinderella's mom's ghost shows up to help her three thursdays in a row

  31. Lalander 101 says:

    i saw the disney then read teh grimm version after…


  32. Devika Das says:

    Is the next one phantom of the opera? Because the flaming heads-

  33. The-Nina-Beans says:

    I remember theirs one telling where Cinderella refuses to tell her father about the abuse she’s put through

  34. Oonagh72 says:

    Punishing the daughters is the same as punishing the parents too. Since girls couldn’t inherit they needed to marry for the mother to keep her stuff and the father couldn’t use the daughters to build alliances. Blind and disfigured those daughters couldn’t even be sold to a work house. They were literally worthless.

  35. Avery Young says:

    Thank you AbitFrank, can you do Snow White and Beauty and the Beast please?

  36. SheDemon214 says:

    The Grimm version that I read said that the birds pecked out both their eyes just for showing up, and the stepmother was forced to dance on hot iron heels until she died. The father also died on his way home, so only the hazel branch was sent back to Cinderella, where she buried it at her mother's, and I think now father's, grave.

  37. Sleepy ravenclaw says:

    So almost in the woods the musical!

  38. Leah Lively says:

    Why cant kids watch this?

  39. Fell _ says:

    Does anyone find it weird that the shoe only fits one person? I guess Cinderella could have really small feet but I still think it's weird. :

  40. QueenLux says:

    I got the grimm story told when i was little XD. I dont even know the other.

  41. Lost Love says:

    I miss your videos I'm was happy getting your notifications

  42. Witch Wannabe says:

    Also remember that in Disney’s “Cinderella 2: dreams come true” and “Cinderella 3: a twist in time” Anastasia is presented as a good girl who was just following her mother’s orders.

    Just thought I mention it.

  43. Max Reimi says:

    Another nice video! I just love listening to your voice, very relaxing, very cool, tyty 🥦

  44. J Valencia says:

    I vaguely remember reading a similar story when I was little about a girl who wore a fur cloak and while I don't think there was a wicked family, the story plays out mostly the same with her marrying the prince. Looking forward to the next one!

  45. Disaster_Rae says:

    “How dense is this guy?”
    Prince Charming is a himbo, we all know this.
    (It’s a joke guys please don’t kill me)

  46. Bobbert says:

    You sure the step mother isn’t a Sith Lord? (the whole yellow eyes thing)

  47. Dragon Art64 says:

    Ever after is reilly good btw

  48. kyle long says:

    I'm atheist

  49. PheenixGryphon says:

    I remember reading one version of Cinderella where her name is changed to Ashputtel. Found the name change rather amusing.

  50. Crusader Von Yeeter says:

    For the record, I think you're better than John Solo (another youtuber who does something similar with fairy tale stories on his channel).

  51. Mewmacree says:

    In second grade my teacher read one of the stories and how her sisters cut off their feet. So yeah that was a thing that happened. The father was also dead, so I know it wasn’t grim though.


  52. Fionna_ Cool_Girl says:

    Fun fact, in Cinderella 2 and 3 a Twist in time, they both give Anastasia a happy ending, so it’s even more faithful to the book by Perrault. Seriously if you’ve never watched Cinderella 2 and especially 3, you need to watch them. Cinderella 3 is by far one of the best Disney sequels that has ever been produced

  53. Ariel Ruh says:

    I have heard of the original but I didn't care but the original is a little bit disturbing with cutting off the heel and the toes off, but the father going in on the abuse, oh boy this is why I love Disney's version but the cat lives

  54. Alena Dingeldein says:

    You might have forgotten the Vietnamese version of this tale. You know, the one that involves cannibalism.

  55. Ghoulwhip 97 says:

    I'm looking forward to part 2

  56. Foxic Kuricakes says:

    I really like the Grimm's version how sweet it is
    with the mom! (Even though she had passed)

  57. Kai Vaughn says:

    Have u seen Into The Woods Musical w/Meryl Streep & Johnny Depp? It follows this same tale almost to a T. At least the Peraultt tale

  58. NAVEMAN3 says:

    my favorite version, book-wise, is Ye Xian aka Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story From China.

  59. pxppet says:

    “of course things get really gory in the brothers Grimm tale”
    i finally know why they’re called that

  60. Pasci K says:

    Actually in Perrault’s version the slippers were made of fur. It was written in French, the type of fur was vair which is pronounced the same as verre which is glass. It was lost in translation.

  61. i cantsleep says:

    if you’d like to read a redemption tale about the stepsisters, read Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly!

  62. Ghenesa Paulma says:


  63. KathyLovesArt says:

    Okay I was prepared for The feet thing but OH MY GOD WHY DID THE BIRDS DO THAT TO THEIR EYES?

  64. hamnerheads says:

    im doing a production of into the woods, and its really interesting to see how similar to grimms tale the play is, its super cool!

  65. CalliQuit says:

    Me being the geek I am knows a bit about this fairytale dark past, because my mom did a into the woods play and she was one of the step sisters and in a scene they grabbed a knife and chopped off there toes aka (Painted apples and sausages) also the dark side of each fairytale did not phase me I was a odd child plus we also had this Faery tale theater {I think it was called that} with The Littlest mermaid being told kill your crush or become seafoam and they're was many more in it each is like a 50 minute movie so it's good to end a day on . . . A lot of the tales you mentioned so far I know a bit about and there dark brutal past

  66. Alexia Ivan says:

    Could you please review Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children? I really loved the books, but the movie left me utterly disappointed.

  67. r o s y says:

    Grimm's tales are really scary, man..

  68. 0sammm0 says:

    I’m so happy to see a new post! I really enjoy your videos, so thank you for being you!

  69. Emi C says:

    I prefer the original story because the Disney one just gives you a materialistic sad morale. As many other simplistic stories. Like. Yes sure Marry off like nothing happened. Sigh.. values

  70. Drswag 007 says:

    the original story was written in France, meaning that the story takes place in the land of the Franks.

  71. The Moka Clones says:

    Cinderella: throw on me silver and gold

    Bird: I got you homie

  72. Gacha Storm says:

    I waited for this:3!!!!!

  73. Unknown Person says:

    My country has a familiar tale which is kinda dark and long called Tam Cam and it goes like this:
    There’s a girl called Tam who is very kind, lives with her mother and father. It was a very simple life until her mom died. After that, her father marries again.
    Tam’s stepmother has a daughter named Cam. After a couple of years, Tam’s father died and her stepmother and Cam started to abuse her just like in Cinderella. Couple of years later, the stepmother told the two sisters to go search for small shrimps. Tam caught a lot of them while Cam slept. After realizing that she didn’t caught any, Cam decided to trick Tam. She told Tam that her hair was dirty and she should go wash her hair in the lake nearby. Tam decided to do that and Cam took all of her small shrimps.Tam quickly realized that her small shrimps were gone and she cried. A Bụt suddenly appeared and asked why she was crying. She explained everything and Bụt told her to look closely. There’s a big fish in there and Bụt told her to take care of it. But not long after, her stepmother and Cam knew about the fish and made it for lunch. Tam cried again and Bụt appeared asking why she was crying she explained everything and Bụt
    told her to bury her fish’s bones into some jars for future use. After more years, the prince needed a wife. Tam wanted to go to the ball but her stepmother forced her to solve the mixed suger and salt, if she completed the task, she can go and then they left. Once again, Tam cried and Bụt appeared. Bụt told her to take out the jars and it changed into her dress to go to the ball. She thanked him and went to the ball. The prince saw her, quickly fall in love with her and married her. Couple of years later, Tam had to go home and stay there for 4 days. One day,Tam had to climb up a tree to get some fruit. Out of jealousy and the obsession of her real daughter to be the prince’s wife, her stepmother grabbed an axe and chopped the tree Tam was climbing on and Tam died. The prince was devastated and Cam became the prince’s wife. Tam was reincarnated by Bụt into a bird. The prince discovered the bird and really liked it. Cam was jealous of the bird and decided to kill it. The prince was sad and something something Tam was alive again as a human, and the prince and she lived happily ever after. Oh and the stepmother received a “gift” from a crow which was sauce (mắm) and some meat. She was halfway eating the meal when the crow said it’s your daughter over and over again. The stepmother realized that she was eating her own daughter and committed suicide. THE END WOW what a great story.

  74. GPReeds says:

    I love this series so much… 🙂

  75. Luna Royal Games says:

    It could of been worst. There was one tale in which Cinderella was convinced by her future step-mother (who wanted to marry the father but he took someone else prior hand) to murder her current step-mother and convince her father to marry the other woman (who have idk 7 or more kids already), which she does by slamming the lid of a chest over her former step-mom's neck. In one story I read called "Mossycoat", the Cinderella character received her name from her magical mother who made her a magic coat of moss that will teleport her wherever she wishes to go when worn. Not only does our girl have magic powers and no dead mom, but she gets her dresses and slippers from a tailor who was previously courting her whom her mother decided he wasn't good enough for her but wanted to use his talent for she foresees her daughter marry a Nobleman's son. Mossycoat comes to the noble's household and works in the kitchen with three mean cooks who would beat her on the head with a wooden spoon (they're the evil siblings this time). The ball lasts two nights, she uses her mossy coat which she hid under her dresses to make her getaway but lost her shoe because the guy held her so tightly when escorting her that he stepped on her foot. The only reason she was the only one who fit the slipper wasn't her magic, but because she have the tiniest feet in the world.

  76. Elisabet Klara says:


  77. Fire Bird says:

    Wasn't there a version were instead of a fairy godmother or magical tree and bird, it was a magical cow?

  78. TaoStars309 says:

    Cinderella is kinda like the story of Psyche and Eros

  79. Baz & Boudgie says:

    Do another Coraline video except do a theory on the beldam

  80. Kai Fox says:

    Tbh i wish they used the Brothers Grimm😅
    Edit again:Perrault should've been used lmao😂

  81. Jackeline Frost says:

    I wear a size 3 to 4 depending on the shoe I still wouldn't be able to fit it the Disney sequel says she wears a size 4 1/2

  82. Cool Candy! says:

    Yay Happy After Valentines Still Spooky Day

  83. Mei Chip says:


  84. Sierra_ Sue says:

    Can you do bambi if it has a creepy original story please

  85. Eclipse 6344 says:

    You’re pronouncing Perrault wrong (sorry… I couldn’t help myself)

  86. LunetteFox says:

    "They lost a toe and a heel are they really the worst thing in this story…?" No but if you show up to the wedding after that and still expect compensation of some sort then yeah, you deserve to have your eyes pecked out.

  87. Emi Cv says:

    I guess this is the origin of "men are dumb"

  88. Emi Cv says:

    Yellow eyes? Jaundice

  89. Il Y Aura Du Soleil says:

    Yep. This is gonna go viral.

  90. Mốc Cục Bơ says:

    in my country there's a folktale similar to cinderella but much darker. the main character is killed multiple times by her step sister and in the end, she killed her step sister by pourring boiling hot water over the step sister's head.

  91. Andries Oliviier says:

    I remember one of the many Slavic versions of this story where the protagonist was tricked by her stepmother into putting on a feather cloak that transformed her into a bird. She had to transform back by having a fox rip all the feathers out of her wings. Anybody out there feel me or did I just dream this?

  92. CC Lewis says:

    With the new Hansel and gretel movie, I’d love to see the Grimm versions turned into a series

  93. 16moons says:

    I know it's small. But the mother's yellow eyes. I feel was other than a obvi styled choice for fear, it does have some basis in reality. As the whites of a person's eyes can yellow with liver damage. Like cancers or excessive drinking. I liked to imagine it sort of served a duel purpose.

  94. lawnmower says:

    as a kid i watched some russian version where cinderella gets these 3 nuts and they are like 3 wishes lol

  95. 月太陽 unclassified[]imbecile 太陽月 says:

    Wait a second I thought she made her step mother go —- oooh it was in the Snow White my mistake

  96. Über Kirbeeh says:

    you kept saying the word wedding over the ball lol

  97. Alicia Wicklund says:

    I clicked right away when I saw this!!! I love this channel!

  98. Christina The Idiot Alien says:

    What I’ve learned: The prince is dumb and he should just look at their faces.

  99. PinayGrl926 says:

    I know that most of your videos compare the movie to the original books, but I was wondering if you could do a comparison for Pocahontas. I heard that she was actually 10 years old when she met John Smith.

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