Fables and Folktales: The Snow Queen

15 ian. 2021
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Welcome to 2021! It's cold, it's been a hell of a journey, and sometimes it feels like we're being pelted by shattered glass. What story could've possibly fit the bill so perfectly?
Disney really missed an opportunity when they decided Frozen was going to have exactly nothing in common with the original story. Honestly that kind of analysis could be worth a video all on its own…
It's myth-y enough I'm still gonna put it in the same playlist, but it would've felt disingenuous calling it a myth, soooooo
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  • Reminds me of the Yūki Onna though. Wouldn’t be surprised if that’s where he got the idea from.

    Digiking1992Digiking1992Acum 10 ore
  • Hmmm... I feel like one of those shards hit me in my heart, lel.

    Gojifan54 GamingGojifan54 GamingAcum 10 ore
  • I'd be more inclined to make a tfs reference about the snow queen being like Alucard, what with "kind of wandering off".

    AtkaWolf615AtkaWolf615Acum 19 ore
  • this story really suffers from "and then THIS happened" syndrome. Like most of it was entirely unnecessary and added nothing.

    Skaboodly DooSkaboodly DooAcum 20 ore
  • wheres my turkish delight?

    mike boycemike boyceAcum 21 oră
  • That reminds me of the Frost Spirit in the Tower Delay Simulator

    hei yiuhei yiuAcum o Zi
  • After… like… a few minutes of this video, I constantly thought about Narnia. Pretty sure this was the story it was based on on.

    Tecwyn JonesTecwyn JonesAcum o Zi
  • Wow! I can definitely relate to that kid who can't see goodness, and who ends up nearly freezing to death while trying to piece together "Eternity." That metaphor doesn't get enough press in this comment section. I wish I had had a Gerda then. I think that^ is probably a good lesson to teach kids.

    Jack HJack HAcum 2 Zile
  • One of few old stories where everyone isn't a dick, quite the opposite really

    A DoorA DoorAcum 3 Zile
  • Perhaps this is a difference in translations, but in the Russian-language version of this tale, Gerda's main strength was not purity, but a strong character and perseverance. Damn, she said to the face of the little robber, who at that moment was holding a knife at her throat, that even if she had to go to the North without warm clothes or food, barefoot and all alone, she would still do it, because she had to protect Kai. We even have a film based on this fairy tale called "The Snow Queen's Mystery", where the general idea with a distorted outlook on things is tied to the crisis of adolescence, and Gerda's whole journey is seasoned with a good number of metaphors on the topic of growing up, responsibility and priorities. For example, Gerda is gifted with a magic match, which can fulfill one wish, but for this, it must burn out in the girl's hand to the very end and burn her fingers. Because for miracles you need not just pay, but pay consciously, realizing that most likely you will feel pain.

    Lokhi WilderLokhi WilderAcum 4 Zile
  • Hey can u make a video on kalki avatar

    Amit RajAmit RajAcum 4 Zile
  • Jesus loves you

    free headdfree headdAcum 4 Zile
  • A young boy getting into a sleigh with a queen of winter? I half expected him to ask her for some Turkish Delight.

    Buck HunterBuck HunterAcum 4 Zile
  • After watching this, that one season of once upon a time makes more sense

    kirby warpstarkirby warpstarAcum 5 Zile
  • Disney is not Hans Christian Anderson's fault. It's just his leach.

    Meghan HendersonMeghan HendersonAcum 5 Zile
  • Year like, 3 of trying to find the song at 7:48. It's in so many videos, and I still haven't found it

    Niccoraven4Niccoraven4Acum 5 Zile
  • Universe please let RED guest Drawfee and assign them the tropes that would be most entertaining to see them draw.

    Jacob cronsheyJacob cronsheyAcum 6 Zile
  • "It's like Santa, but backwards, and also a crime." I mean technically Santa is breaking and entering sooo...

    Robbie HydrawolfRobbie HydrawolfAcum 6 Zile
  • santa is also a crime :)

    Al-ice cubeAl-ice cubeAcum 6 Zile
  • 8:01 - huh...when I first heard this tale in a Japanese version, he was trying to spell out “Love”

    Jinhunter SlayJinhunter SlayAcum 6 Zile
  • Sooo... The mirror is pu...ber..ty......?

    Trinka BTrinka BAcum 6 Zile
  • "Its like santa but backwards,and also a crime" thats the overly sarcastic spirit

    Mihai Ciprian DragosMihai Ciprian DragosAcum 6 Zile
  • So like the snow queen, didnt do anything bad. Seriously like yeah she is kinda disconnected, but she is basically that person who adopted a pet without doing the proper research but stil taking care of it

    Marion S.Marion S.Acum 6 Zile
  • Gurta is supposed to be Anna. Why couldn’t Anna be able to talk to plants and animals? That would have been so cool

    Storm CreatorStorm CreatorAcum 6 Zile
  • "like Santa, but backwards, and a crime" so just Santa then, cause ya know, breaking and entering is a crime.

    Andreas HampelAndreas HampelAcum 7 Zile
  • The Snow Queen is basically "That frosty bitch stole my man, and I'm on a quest to get him back."

    kira64kira64Acum 7 Zile
  • The Snow Queen was CGI. Like the wolves in Game of Thrones. They spent all the CGI money on Dragons, so by the end of the show, they just had the wolves stand there looking pretty for 3 seconds. So, yeah, the Snow Queen is off screen.

    LisaLisaAcum 7 Zile
  • Wow this is pretty good, they should make this into a movie wich is not frozen or something, only with a bit more sense and less deus ex machina.

    Gergő KunGergő KunAcum 7 Zile
  • Wait so she can cure frostbite with kisses, her tears can break a curse of sorts, she can break free of witch spells just by looking at roses, her breath creates angelic warriors, she can talk to animals, and she’s so innocent and pure anyone who she meets are magically influenced to help her....okay sure that makes sense. Also for a story called The Snow Queen we never actually really see the Snow Queen which is BS

    Lucas GrayLucas GrayAcum 8 Zile
  • Screw Frozen, this is _way_ more of a ride than what Disney can ever make

    Ysabelle CapiliYsabelle CapiliAcum 8 Zile
  • "Mabey the birds are on to something" is never a sane thought to have

    Fendrik DrakeFendrik DrakeAcum 8 Zile
  • Greda literally has the power of God and anime on her side

    Titus Aurelius Fulvus Boionius Arrius AntoninusTitus Aurelius Fulvus Boionius Arrius AntoninusAcum 8 Zile
  • There is a Russian cartoon adaptation that is pretty close to the original. You should check it out.

    Oleksandr StashchenkoOleksandr StashchenkoAcum 8 Zile
  • You know, that hypothetical "retrieving broken shards" plot Red mantioned during the credits reminded me a bit of this old anime called Princess Tutu. The entire first season does revolve around the main character retrieving magical shards of a supernatural thing that has been broken and scattered all over the world and those shards have been messing with people's emotions. It is a little different than the fairytale, since the thing in question is not an evil mirror but a heart of a prince. And something about Mytho does remind me of Kay... Given the various fairy tale motifs and references in the anime, including to Andersen, I can't help but wonder if it was intentional.

    Daydreamer15Daydreamer15Acum 8 Zile
  • The moral: Remember to call your grandma or she may make you forget you have an asshole boyfriend

    KerosinKerosinAcum 8 Zile
  • “It’s like Santa but backwards, and also a crime”

    Just MonikaJust MonikaAcum 8 Zile
  • They actually made a movie series about this. (Don't bother, it's bad) Honestly, the girl isn't that off, but there's no mention of the mirror. The boy is her crush and has the heart of something or other that the ice queen apparently hates. So. She kidnapps the boy and almost freezes him to death for being an artist. Meanwhile the girl is going to find him (basically her entire story) except for the robbers and princess parts. But what I hated most was the fact this ICE QUEEN WAS A MISUNDERSTOOD SCARED LITTLE GIRL WHO THE MAIN MC JUST HAD TO SLAP. It was honestly a dumb movie I watched because I was bored. :/ and doesn't really make much sense at all really.

    Samiittaaii KatudoSamiittaaii KatudoAcum 9 Zile
  • the ice queen played by the rock

    Chloe SibillaChloe SibillaAcum 9 Zile
  • "if you're have problems, try crying." Ah yes the Steven Universe Method

    ashton khanashton khanAcum 9 Zile
  • 0:05 My name is Ozymandias etc. etc.

    Jekyllstein GrayJekyllstein GrayAcum 9 Zile
  • How did I casually read this story as a child?

    ZUnknownZUnknownAcum 10 Zile
  • Why is your art so charming? 🥰

    Corsair CarusoCorsair CarusoAcum 10 Zile
  • wen i was listening i thought i know this story and i doo know this

    cy- takucy- takuAcum 10 Zile
  • I’d love if Disney made a movie of this instead of Frozen

    DougtheDonkeyDougtheDonkeyAcum 10 Zile
  • Actually, yes. Try crying... Feels good sometimes

    Sara NeumeyerSara NeumeyerAcum 10 Zile
  • Whenever I see the 🦌 I say “SVEN”

    Eamon RussoEamon RussoAcum 10 Zile
  • What is different about that mirror & any other mirror I look into? Nothing. Nevermind. Most mirrors will hopefully kill me if that happens

    DarkFlameDarkFlameAcum 11 Zile
  • "It's like santa but backwards and also a crime" - Red

    Jesse WardJesse WardAcum 11 Zile
  • I never read the sidebar thing until just now. Yeah, the plot literally sounded like InuYasha.

    Seth MojicaSeth MojicaAcum 11 Zile
  • This is way more interesting then frozen what we’re they thinking

    kai backkai backAcum 11 Zile
  • "it's like santa, but backwards, and also a crime!!" huh. child robbery.

    mushroomfrogemushroomfrogeAcum 12 Zile
  • Disney is so unoriginal they didn't even come up with Disney Princesses.

    Renato CorvaroRenato CorvaroAcum 12 Zile
  • I hope you could create one on Pied Piper.

    Krishna ThejaKrishna ThejaAcum 12 Zile
  • Anyone else reminded of Kirby: The Crystal Shard?

    Garrett CantrellGarrett CantrellAcum 14 Zile
  • I was instantly saddened when I heard the word "grandma" for some reason...

    The Overpreparer, Lamenters 3rdThe Overpreparer, Lamenters 3rdAcum 14 Zile
  • Gerda is actually a high level life domain cleric.

    Federico CarbiniFederico CarbiniAcum 14 Zile
  • Please cover 2 females of great prominence. Hera and Baba Yaga.

    Gina BerryGina BerryAcum 15 Zile
  • 2:32 i feel this dog in an emotional level

    Cupcake JackCupcake JackAcum 15 Zile
  • “It’s like Santa but backwards and a crime” Pretty sure Santa commits the crime of break and enter and trespass, billions of times each year.

    blindoutlawblindoutlawAcum 16 Zile
  • 2:24 I feel this in my soul and my eye socket. The pain! Also this story is something strange. Like, very happy I'm not Kay. I'd freeze to death in five minutes or something.

    The KingThe KingAcum 16 Zile
  • Red : "Our buddy Hans is responsible for a ton of classic fairy tales, like The Emperor's New..." Me, in my mind, immediately : *"GROOVE!!"*

    LegoFan246LegoFan246Acum 16 Zile
  • Boy accidently runs into snow queen, she takes him for a ride *HEY don't be so dirty minded!* on her magic sleigh Narnia................. I know where Narnia got some of it's material now

    Gold WolfGold WolfAcum 18 Zile
  • When I was young, I loved this story. When I grew older, I started to hate it. Thanks to this Video, and the fact that I really like the Name Kai, I might give it another chance. Thank you 💙

    Artemis NightflameArtemis NightflameAcum 19 Zile
  • The Soviet animated film from 1950s was more accurate from the Disney version

    Zain MudassirZain MudassirAcum 19 Zile
  • 1: i see no glaringly obvious plot holes here 2: hwat drugs was the guy on when he wrote this story?

    R8ch3l91R8ch3l91Acum 19 Zile
  • Is it just me or do I kind of want some kind of relationship to blossom between these two but this never happened in the book

    That one theater kid :3That one theater kid :3Acum 20 Zile
  • I heard in some tales the Snow Queen was a fae, and it's why they got older when they got back. As time moves differently in the veil vs our world

    EveryThingGirl238EveryThingGirl238Acum 20 Zile
  • Oh, I actually heard this one recently I guess that's what happens when any random video talking about myths and folklore 'n stuff gets my attention :^ Always good to get a new perspective!

    Kat the Fandom ExplorerKat the Fandom ExplorerAcum 21 o Zi
  • Really makes me wish Frozen had been more loyal to the original. Honestly a fun story that doesnt follow the typical prince charming format as is

    kamionerokamioneroAcum 21 o Zi
  • So thats the one fairytale i loved as a kid and somehow completely forgot of

    Bread LordBread LordAcum 21 o Zi
  • Plot twist: the snow queen is cliff jumper in disguise

    Nuclear HawkNuclear HawkAcum 21 o Zi
  • Bandit's Castles are a weird trope in scandinavian stories. It shows up in Astrid Lindgren's Ronja Robber's Daughter too. Presumably they just move into whatever castle is unoccupied nearby.

    Sana NaryonSana NaryonAcum 21 o Zi
  • Why this is so familiar to sailor moon stars first part? (Neherenia breaking the Mirror, a shard in mamoru eye, she kidnaps him, sailor moon getting him back, she induced in dreams and remembering back of Makoto rose pendant, and at last trying to make him come out of the shard in the eye)

    Raul Ignacio Marquez CarbajalRaul Ignacio Marquez CarbajalAcum 22 Zile
  • 3:33 ARA ARA

    ** Ornithorhynchusanatinus69 **** Ornithorhynchusanatinus69 **Acum 22 Zile
  • A less known story of his is klods hans which i think you should review.

    CosmicCosmicAcum 22 Zile
  • I’d follow any beautiful older women anywhere.

    Flynn HarrisonFlynn HarrisonAcum 23 Zile
  • Red: “You’ve already made that connection, you clever viewer you!” Me, who was just thinking of Kid Icarus: “uhhhh yeah I totally got the metaphor”

    SupersonicspinattackSupersonicspinattackAcum 24 Zile
  • "The bandit's castle, which is apparently a thing bandits can have now." I mean, if they're VERY good at their job, sure. Everything's for sale if you can afford the asking price.

    cheezemonkeyeatercheezemonkeyeaterAcum 24 Zile
  • Isn't there a bit where the prince and princess also try to convince Gerda to stay with them forever? I remember the story having a running theme of "infatuation: bad" with the helper characters.

    IndybotIndybotAcum 24 Zile
  • *”The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” noises intensify*

    Ryuno di Angelo-SolaceRyuno di Angelo-SolaceAcum 24 Zile
  • Disney's The Little Mermaid was better than the original tale; well, this version was better than Disney's Frozen. They definitely should've turned this into a film.

    Derek BatesDerek BatesAcum 25 Zile
  • Maybe you should just _let it go_

    BruhhifyBruhhifyAcum 25 Zile
  • Some stories tho have their origin from around 2000/3000 years ago, they’re just a bit changed

    Richard MängelmannRichard MängelmannAcum 26 Zile
  • Ah yes. The forgotten route

    Fire puppiesFire puppiesAcum 27 Zile
  • /danny kaye nerd mode activated I'm Hans Christian Andersen! My pen's like a babbling brook. Pemit me to show you, dear sir, My very latest book. Now, here's a tale of a simple fool: Just glance at a page or two. You laugh, "haha," but you blush a bit For you realize while you're reading it That it's also reading you! I'm Hans Christian Andersen, Andersen, that's who!

    SynallaSynallaAcum 27 Zile
  • C.s. Lewis you little theif

    WhatTheFridge 1o1WhatTheFridge 1o1Acum 27 Zile
  • 3:31 santa breaks into people's houses, yes, he does it to do nice things but it's still a crime

    Keke DavisKeke DavisAcum lună
  • oh wow i cant believe the childhood friend won the romantic rivalry

    james jayawarajames jayawaraAcum lună
  • As a someone who is captivated by Yuki-onna story I just have to say this: Maybe Snow queen wasn't that bad at all? As in, if the shards make you ignore all the good things in someone and he still appeared beautiful and amazing, perhaps he was up to something?

    MrReyMrReyAcum lună
  • I can't escape it. I go to watch a folklore video, hexagon in snow. Bees? Hexagon in honeycombs.

    E030E03E030E03Acum lună
  • 6:20 The snow queen but make it gay

    Kitsuna ArtKitsuna ArtAcum lună
  • Whoa, wait... this episode about the SNOW QUEEN?! Aw, poo. I thought this was the Little Mermaid!!!

    Aboc StarkAboc StarkAcum lună
  • Who are those little old ladles, and why are they so scattered

    Jordan KalmovJordan KalmovAcum lună
  • The whole kidnapping thing sounds suspiciously similar to another movie... not Frozen

    EthanEthanAcum lună
  • Ah yes, the well known tale of Key and Gürda.

    Robert The WiseRobert The WiseAcum lună
  • ...She’s an Literal personification Of *Plot armor*

    ธนาเดช ศุภนัทนพรธนาเดช ศุภนัทนพรAcum lună
  • "If you're having problems, try crying." I know you're joking, but like... it does help clear the mind.

    Beck PhillipsBeck PhillipsAcum lună
  • R: "It's like Santa, but backwards!" ... "and also a crime" best line of 2021

    Arika BArika BAcum lună
  • All stories need organized magic grandmas to help the heroes

    Chad RiggsChad RiggsAcum lună
  • Make more of these videos please

    Queen CeceEllaQueen CeceEllaAcum lună