Fables and Folktales: The Snow Queen

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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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  1. DiaKorrus 18
    DiaKorrus 18
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    Native American mythology is super underrated it’s like an anime But I also really like this one it’s like that new dragon Disney movie but better

  2. Skittle Barf
    Skittle Barf
    9 ժամ առաջ

    The snow queen kidnapping Kay reminds me of the Witch from Narnia

  3. Alkis05
    9 ժամ առաջ

    I love red's songs. They are awesome

  4. Phobia Hell Hotline
    Phobia Hell Hotline
    11 ժամ առաջ


  5. nod my head
    nod my head
    12 ժամ առաջ

    When I was little, I watched a live action movie about the Snow queen and thought it was great and got very dissapointed by Frozen. However, I didn't know the original story was so different from the live action movie. Still, I would highly recommend the movie to people. :) And I love the original story too.

  6. Transuranic Elements
    Transuranic Elements
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    Love this new series...more please❣

  7. Stephan Brun
    Stephan Brun
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    Suddenly I get where the inspiration for _The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe_ came from.

  8. Windja
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    Imagine having someone as devoted to you as Gerda, couldn’t be me... 😭😭couldn’t be me 😭😭

  9. Sam Munn
    Sam Munn
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    I want to see a live action version of Frozen with Elsa played by the Rock

  10. Vincent Torrijos
    Vincent Torrijos
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    This story is written by the same dude who once cried on the lawn of Charles Dickens for like, 2 days (or something, not sure on the length) after receiving a single bad review, which was more like constructive criticism

    1. Lionstar16
      23 ժամ առաջ

      And Charles Dickens thinking "What did I do to deserve this?! 😠"

  11. Nevaeh Osorio
    Nevaeh Osorio
    2 օր առաջ

    Loved the moral message at the end

  12. Lydia
    2 օր առաջ

    So anyway this is my all-time favorite fairy tale from when I was young and hearing it again has been so fun. also the old lady buried the roses so Gerda wouldn't see them. It was the old lady's hat that set her off. I liked it mostly because of how l o n g it took. most fairy tales didn't have the aspect of time very relevant, and the fact that it took all their teenage years to save her friend made me happy.

  13. Isabel Fayer
    Isabel Fayer
    2 օր առաջ

    This feels like narnia with less plot and characters

  14. TheSchultinator
    2 օր առաջ

    Playing Red at half-speed makes her sound drunk and it's hilarious

  15. wizzaroot
    2 օր առաջ

    Wow I had no idea Frozen is pretty much NOTHING like the original tale. Damn 😂

    1. wizzaroot
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      @Lionstar16 yeah, good point 😂 It just feels like Frozen is even LESS like the original than the other Disney movies, and that's saying something. Lol

    2. Lionstar16
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      To be fair, many Disney films take A LOT of liberties with the original source material - for example, in the original Little Mermaid story, she fails to win the Prince's love and instead turns into sea foam

  16. Mr. McPhoenix
    Mr. McPhoenix
    3 օր առաջ

    Ok but he solved the eternity puzzle. So is he gonna become king of the world or?

  17. Furret
    3 օր առաջ

    That puberty part of them not knowing they got older because of being busy is what I call, "early puberty"

  18. Lunar_ArchangelSKeTcH qwq
    Lunar_ArchangelSKeTcH qwq
    3 օր առաջ

    "Its like Santa. But backwards. And a straight up crime." Me: Santa breaks into our houses and steals our cookies, your point?

  19. Inari
    3 օր առաջ

    This actually ended pretty good for being a Hans Christian Andersen story

  20. MegaFafnir
    3 օր առաջ

    "Kay decides that being kidnapped is pretty cool, actually!"

  21. Purplepoint
    3 օր առաջ

    I love that demon!! They have a GOOD attitude

  22. Quack Talk
    Quack Talk
    4 օր առաջ

    "and also a crime" I'm pretty sure an old man entering your home to eat some cookies is a crime too

  23. Idk
    4 օր առաջ


  24. Austin Hoover
    Austin Hoover
    4 օր առաջ

    Ok real shit, red mentions the mirror and I go ‘huh kinda like how people get pushed on to be nice, wonder if she- oh nvm I have a brain cell’

  25. Ginger Legend
    Ginger Legend
    4 օր առաջ

    wait, isn't there also a whole part of the story that talks about the snow queen kidnapping other children and turning them into ice sculptures...? i could have sworn there was a whole thing about that in this story

  26. MG
    4 օր առաջ

    Reading the original is an absolute trip, and this sums it up so nicely! Kudos

  27. I don't want to use my name you dick.
    I don't want to use my name you dick.
    4 օր առաջ

    3:26 soooo good

  28. wolfboy ya boi
    wolfboy ya boi
    4 օր առաջ

    mm, yes, my favorite fairy tale.... that one PaTD! song...

  29. pedro campos
    pedro campos
    5 օր առաջ

    more like john cena because by the end nobody could see her

  30. Reel Humerus Productions
    Reel Humerus Productions
    5 օր առաջ

    2002 Snow Queen for those of you who thought you imagined it as kids and are now having a weird sense of Deja Vu.

  31. Obadijah Parks
    Obadijah Parks
    5 օր առաջ

    Watch the polarbear King. It is inspired by this story.

  32. Jeremiah Case
    Jeremiah Case
    5 օր առաջ

    7:23 I choked on my coffee

  33. Austin Morris
    Austin Morris
    5 օր առաջ

    So hear me out: Frozen 3 - Only Elsa is basically a cameo and the original Snow Queen story plays out. The thing is that Elsa is not villainous, but instead takes Kay to her ice castle to use her magic to slow down the mirror shard from going further into him (because he as one more thing he still loves, snow, and if that goes away, it will be irreversible) but it appears like he is being kidnapped to Gurda. Anna takes the place of the woman that helps Gurda because Gurda cuts through her kingdom. The reindeer, of course, is Sven. Some changes, of course, to make it fit. Gurda’s powers probably need to be defined too. 😂

  34. Hippity Hoppity fuck you
    Hippity Hoppity fuck you
    5 օր առաջ

    Simping for red till dead

  35. cantbeleveitsnotnaru
    5 օր առաջ

    I haven't heard that song in so long.. so I ended up just listening to all the Everly Brothers hits for like 2 hours 😅 still know all the words.

  36. AngelBunnyruBy
    5 օր առաջ

    I noticed you didn’t mention that the snow queen had some shards in her eye and heart as well

    6 օր առաջ

    Kay dickifed and toxic me: hey that’s me but also Depression and Anxiety also 8 years old and also almost died 11 times and the smartest person in my class

  38. SA/AS Productions
    SA/AS Productions
    6 օր առաջ

    This is nice, very different Hans' normal tragic endings with his tales.

  39. Leonard Newton
    Leonard Newton
    6 օր առաջ

    why ... why the heck i keep seeing this story as a different re-telling of the persephone myth .... someone got kidnap, the kidnaper is not the focus of the story but is the title hook anyway, the character who seek the other character have multiple links to nature itself and have load-some of other nature-theme characters either helping or assist with detective arc, .....Oh and the thing that end up responsible for the whole thing are only briefly mention at the start of the story (zeus and the demon). And Oh the frost queen story happen across a whole year so there's the season theme too .... it can't be that much of the coincidence can it? The only different is that they swapped who got the ice-making superpower from the seeker side to the kidnaper side PS: I have a great time imagine which character in this story linked to which greek deity, totally recommended

  40. Selina Stos
    Selina Stos
    6 օր առաջ

    Is this a Saami folktale? Reindeer and santa-esque mythology are part of Saami culture, along with the aurora borealis/elder shamans being able to communicate with animals. Lapland is way north and winter was often a very dark and sad time, even driving people to suicide. Great video, just want to know the origin of the folklore!

  41. Luna Equinox
    Luna Equinox
    6 օր առաջ

    “If your having problems, try crying” Can confirm this works

  42. Beagle 102
    Beagle 102
    6 օր առաջ

    7:13 So... that's not how Thermodynamics work, old lady.

  43. RantingwithRishabh
    6 օր առաջ

    Let this be a lesson to all you Resident Evil Vampire Lady Simps

  44. Beth Bayless
    Beth Bayless
    7 օր առաջ

    I clicked on the video because it said OSP

  45. A. G
    A. G
    7 օր առաջ

    Hans Christian Andersen was not 17th century he was 19th century

  46. Sock Puppet
    Sock Puppet
    7 օր առաջ

    To be honest, here, the snow queen doesn't even look all that antagonistic, she was just kinda "Oh you're cool, you can come with me" and besides, who doesn't have an army of monsters living and guarding their house?

  47. Artrysa
    7 օր առաջ

    Teehee, I am a clever viewer. :3

  48. colonel bipiy
    colonel bipiy
    7 օր առաջ

    red: “don’t follow beautiful women into blizzards” me, nblw: ;-;

  49. Certain Death Awaits
    Certain Death Awaits
    7 օր առաջ

    So! I'm named after Kay. Kay is actually an anglicised version of Kaj, and because in Danish 'j' makes and 'y' sounds, and the 'a' is like the 'a' in 'fall', the correct pronunciation is Kai.

  50. Wolfy kunchan
    Wolfy kunchan
    7 օր առաջ

    I remember reading this story in school!

  51. Edward Red Mendoza
    Edward Red Mendoza
    8 օր առաջ

    Me who watched snow queen:😃

  52. Rosethorn
    8 օր առաջ

    " Cold & Deadly Snow Queen" who's in a sled Narnia:

  53. Fallenblackangel
    8 օր առաջ

    I remember a movie about this I loved as a kid. But I can't remember if it was animated, stop motion or live-action. All I do know is I remember this story very vividly!

  54. Elizabeth Streit
    Elizabeth Streit
    8 օր առաջ

    crying is how I solve all of my problems

  55. Colin Hayes-Freeman
    Colin Hayes-Freeman
    8 օր առաջ

    I hope this becomes a regular series

  56. TheAnnaShowUk
    8 օր առաջ

    Important to remember not to eat the fish the directions were written on.

  57. RazorGames
    8 օր առաջ

    Jokes on you I actually didn't ever click on this video for either the thumbnail or the title I was watching the playlist and this eventually played

  58. ;3
    9 օր առաջ

    I’d actually LOVE to see a Disney movie with this. Specially so I could see a happy “talking object” singing sess where it’s just gerta trying to get closure for Kai’s death but everyone super cheery. It’d be hysterical

  59. Jazz Milsom
    Jazz Milsom
    9 օր առաջ

    Uh -oh zone I am dying

  60. Toborn the Great
    Toborn the Great
    9 օր առաջ

    I forgot about the gold carriage before actually seeing a gold BMW in the wild and thinking "Dude, you are gonna get trashed"

  61. Sara Lavriša
    Sara Lavriša
    9 օր առաջ

    This was my favorite story when I was little💙

  62. #27 Phua, Nathan Marcus S.
    #27 Phua, Nathan Marcus S.
    10 օր առաջ

    "Are there no parents in this town?" In typical Disney/Fairytail fashion it's pretty logical to assume they are dead

  63. Lucas Miller
    Lucas Miller
    10 օր առաջ

    I always stay to the end of the videos just to hear red singing, such a beautiful voice

  64. Dragon Luvver
    Dragon Luvver
    10 օր առաջ

    I feel like this would've been a much better Frozen Like just imagine the Snow queen and Gerta are like sisters somehow or something I dunno. Like and it's so cool

  65. Zofia Viridis
    Zofia Viridis
    10 օր առաջ

    Huh, for some reason I always thought they were brother and sister

  66. Wishing Dove
    Wishing Dove
    10 օր առաջ

    This reminded me of Narnia when Lucy's brother edmond is kidnapped by the Ice queen, so I'm pretty sure that's based off of this

  67. Andy Hunjan
    Andy Hunjan
    10 օր առաջ

    Love connecting this to Once Upon a Time

  68. Gabriella Wrasse
    Gabriella Wrasse
    10 օր առաջ

    I have that book! Yea... That’s all I have to say...

  69. Neo E
    Neo E
    10 օր առաջ

    My grandma named my mom Gerda because this was her favorite fairy tale

    10 օր առաջ

    Everyone was letting themselves get kidnapped

  71. imtryingto draw
    imtryingto draw
    10 օր առաջ

    That would be a wayyy better story than frozen! It would have been badass to see the heroine just casually breath out a light army destroying big golems of snow🙏

  72. Nocturnal Nightingale
    Nocturnal Nightingale
    11 օր առաջ

    I want this to be a movie with Dwayne the Rock Johnson as the Snow Queen now

  73. cl0vvntiem
    11 օր առաջ

    1:58 gold

  74. Lizabeth Malky
    Lizabeth Malky
    11 օր առաջ

    This is one of my favorite fairy tales and I’m so glad you’re covering it! I have a beautiful pop-up story book version with illustrations almost as gorgeous as Red’s art.

  75. Judy Wu
    Judy Wu
    11 օր առաջ

    I want some of this plot armor what the heck?

  76. Nina Simpson
    Nina Simpson
    11 օր առաջ

    This story is unironically one of my favorite stories

  77. Emma Clarke
    Emma Clarke
    11 օր առաջ

    It's like Santa... but backwards

  78. Zachariah Kindle
    Zachariah Kindle
    11 օր առաջ

    "If I wanted to read about an insufferable child mistaking math skills for a personality I'd just read the early life section of the wikipedia page I dont have" ......... Me too red 😔 me too

  79. Sleep is Ok
    Sleep is Ok
    11 օր առաջ

    At first I had thought that I had never heard this fairytale but as it progressed I remember there was a whole movie on Netflix. Can’t remember the name but had basically the same events

  80. Assault Trooper
    Assault Trooper
    11 օր առաջ

    so gurta has simp powers

  81. chybick G
    chybick G
    11 օր առաջ

    Oh, my favourite fairy tale for childhood! Although the audioplay recording that I listened to didn't have any angels or mentions of them growing up

  82. GuyWho WatchesStuff
    GuyWho WatchesStuff
    11 օր առաջ

    Yo persona 1 lookin cool

  83. STE7EN 77
    STE7EN 77
    11 օր առաջ

    my main goal is to annoy jesus

  84. STE7EN 77
    STE7EN 77
    11 օր առաջ

    i'm going to kill all the people somehow

  85. STE7EN 77
    STE7EN 77
    11 օր առաջ

    i feel like ruining something

  86. gxfan039
    11 օր առաջ

    Are you gonna do Sleeping Beauty next?

  87. Jeff Benton
    Jeff Benton
    11 օր առաջ

    I would love to see someone turn this into a movie, but everyone would say it's a rip on Frozen...

    1. David Clark
      David Clark
      11 օր առաջ

      That happened back in 2015, I think. Some Russian studio. It didn’t look great, but it was still less of a narrative disaster than the Frozen movies.

  88. Jeff Benton
    Jeff Benton
    11 օր առաջ

    "It's like Santa, but backwards... and also a crime."

  89. Nicole Sands
    Nicole Sands
    11 օր առաջ

    I don’t actually consider the Snow Queen to be the main antagonist, since Kai went willingly, and she said he could ‘have the world’ when the puzzle was solved. The puzzle could only be solved when his heart and eye ‘unfroze’, and he could be happy again in a place that wasn’t her snow palace. I see her as more of a true neutral figure.

  90. Melon eating Wolf
    Melon eating Wolf
    12 օր առաջ

    The mirror sounds like it was created just as a party joke. “Who wants to look in the mirror!” “Me!”

    1. Jacob Behnke
      Jacob Behnke
      3 օր առաջ

      I mean, they were DEMONS, so yeah...

  91. Lazy_Lea
    12 օր առաջ

    "Gerda, why can't I feel my butt?" Wow- just golden😭🤣

  92. ONI employee #343
    ONI employee #343
    12 օր առաջ

    "Are there no parents in this town?" We all know that parenthood holds back adventure. Every adventurous story begins with the loss of parents, or doesn't even have them in there to begin with.

  93. STE7EN 77
    STE7EN 77
    12 օր առաջ

    quick he's getting away

  94. STE7EN 77
    STE7EN 77
    12 օր առաջ

    everybody kill jesus

  95. STE7EN 77
    STE7EN 77
    12 օր առաջ

    oh look he's hideous

  96. STE7EN 77
    STE7EN 77
    12 օր առաջ

    get back here jesus

  97. STE7EN 77
    STE7EN 77
    12 օր առաջ

    the problem is that now you've pissed me off

  98. STE7EN 77
    STE7EN 77
    12 օր առաջ

    and take your stupid bibles

  99. STE7EN 77
    STE7EN 77
    12 օր առաջ

    there's only one king of the hill

  100. STE7EN 77
    STE7EN 77
    12 օր առաջ

    i would like to personally see to the demise of jesus