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Why were the Grimm fairy tales sanitized?

The wiki article is not all that helpful. It says the volumes were criticized because adults did not think they were suitable for children. The rest of the paragraph, unfortunately, is all ...
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"I know you're there. I can smell you!"

I'm looking for a movie that scared the bejesus out of me as a kid. It was either a direct adaptation of the Grimm fairy tale, "Hansel and Gretel", or something with a similar story. Kids ...
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Rumplestiltskin: The Dwarf with a Bad Rap [closed]

Rumplestiltskin played a major role in making the daughter of a miller become a queen, by spinning the straw into gold for the king. The first time, the miller's daughter gave him her necklace in ...
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Is there a shared inspiration for the 7 Dwarfs of Snow White and the 7 Dwarves (that received rings of power) from Tolkien's writings?

In The Lord of the Rings Tolkien writes that 7 Dwarves were given rings. I know that Tolkien took a lot of inspiration from different sources including ancient fables and stories, tales of the Pagan ...
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Did Rapunzel ever ask who her adopted father was?

This also applies to the original fairy tale as well. Did Rapunzel ask who her father was and what he looked like? Did Gothel tell her he died?