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"I know you're there. I can smell you!"

Sounds like Hansel and Gretel (1987). Based on the fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm. Hansel and Gretel are abandoned after the famine strike in the village and where Hansel and Gretel are later ...
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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?

It is possible, but doubtful. Tolkien based his dwarves on Norse mythology (the names are taken from the Edda), whereas the dwarves of the Brothers Grimm seem to be based on Germanic tales. The number ...
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"I know you're there. I can smell you!"

Could be Hocus Pocus: A curious youngster moves to Salem, where he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches that were executed in the 17th century. "I can smell ...
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Did Rapunzel ever ask who her adopted father was?

No, in the original Grimm's fairy tale (which is very short; a full English translation is here), Rapunzel never asks about her father. Nor, for that matter, does she ask about her mother in the ...
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Why were the Grimm fairy tales sanitized?

An excerpt from the "1810 Grimm Manuscripts" by Oliver Loo pg 285: "For the Brothers Grimm, the Runge Märchen were the theoretical and practical ideals after which they tried to model their ...
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Rumplestiltskin: The Dwarf with a Bad Rap

Because, as ever with these stories, he tried to claim the firstborn child as his final reward from the deal. That is, after all, the deal the girl had agreed to in exchange for spinning the straw. ...
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