Disney’s ‘Frozen’ isn’t the first fairy tale to go global | WBEZ
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Disney's 'Frozen' isn't the first fairy tale to go global

Disney’s Frozen has been translated into 41 languages, but it’s not the first fairy tale to go global. There are at least 300 versions of Cinderella that have been told around the world. Most of these stories weren’t even meant for children, when they first began to be told. Ruth Bottigheimer, author of Fairy Tales: A New History, explains how Cinderella made its way to America via Italy and France. (Photo: Flickr/eilidhbee)

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