Fables and Folktales: The Snow Queen

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. Nicholas Schaller

    Nicholas Schaller

    Цагийн өмнө

    This is where the frozen heart and mind from frozen!!! Whoa

  2. Kinia Daniel

    Kinia Daniel

    5 цагийн өмнө

    I've seen the snow queen on DVD and I was fucking scared of that one scene, where the queen has the drawing of Gerda and makes it horrbile.

  3. The Silent Minority

    The Silent Minority

    7 цагийн өмнө

    Have problems try crying lol...

  4. koskot owl

    koskot owl

    14 цагийн өмнө

    I come from Denmark, so the story is drilled into my brain. (Also with every other story from H.C Andersen.) So when i got told that Frozen was based on the story, w I was like.. nooooooo really?

  5. DiaKorrus 18

    DiaKorrus 18

    Өдрийн өмнө

    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

  6. Skittle Barf

    Skittle Barf

    Өдрийн өмнө

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

  7. Alkis05


    Өдрийн өмнө

    I love red's songs. They are awesome

  8. Phobia Hell Hotline

    Phobia Hell Hotline

    Өдрийн өмнө


  9. nod my head

    nod my head

    Өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  10. Transuranic Elements

    Transuranic Elements

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Love this new series...more please❣

  11. Stephan Brun

    Stephan Brun

    Өдрийн өмнө

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

  12. Windja


    Өдрийн өмнө

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

  13. Sam Munn

    Sam Munn

    Өдрийн өмнө

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

  14. Vincent Torrijos

    Vincent Torrijos

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    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

    • Lionstar16


      Өдрийн өмнө

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

  15. Nevaeh Osorio

    Nevaeh Osorio

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Loved the moral message at the end

  16. Lydia


    3 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  17. Isabel Fayer

    Isabel Fayer

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    This feels like narnia with less plot and characters

  18. TheSchultinator


    3 өдрийн өмнө

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

  19. wizzaroot


    3 өдрийн өмнө

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

    • wizzaroot


      Өдрийн өмнө

      @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

    • Lionstar16


      Өдрийн өмнө

      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

  20. Mr. McPhoenix

    Mr. McPhoenix

    3 өдрийн өмнө

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

  21. Furret


    3 өдрийн өмнө

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

  22. Lunar_ArchangelSKeTcH qwq

    Lunar_ArchangelSKeTcH qwq

    3 өдрийн өмнө

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

  23. Inari


    3 өдрийн өмнө

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

  24. MegaFafnir


    4 өдрийн өмнө

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

  25. Purplepoint


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    I love that demon!! They have a GOOD attitude

  26. Quack Talk

    Quack Talk

    4 өдрийн өмнө

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

  27. Idk


    5 өдрийн өмнө


  28. Austin Hoover

    Austin Hoover

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    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’

  29. Ginger Legend

    Ginger Legend

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  30. MG


    5 өдрийн өмнө

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

  31. I don't want to use my name you dick.

    I don't want to use my name you dick.

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    3:26 soooo good

  32. wolfboy ya boi

    wolfboy ya boi

    5 өдрийн өмнө

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

  33. pedro campos

    pedro campos

    5 өдрийн өмнө

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

  34. Reel Humerus Productions

    Reel Humerus Productions

    6 өдрийн өмнө

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

  35. Obadijah Parks

    Obadijah Parks

    6 өдрийн өмнө

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

  36. Jeremiah Case

    Jeremiah Case

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    7:23 I choked on my coffee

  37. Austin Morris

    Austin Morris

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    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. 😂

  38. Hippity Hoppity fuck you

    Hippity Hoppity fuck you

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Simping for red till dead

  39. cantbeleveitsnotnaru


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  40. AngelBunnyruBy


    6 өдрийн өмнө

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



    6 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  42. SA/AS Productions

    SA/AS Productions

    6 өдрийн өмнө

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

  43. Leonard Newton

    Leonard Newton

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  44. Selina Stos

    Selina Stos

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    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!

  45. Luna Equinox

    Luna Equinox

    7 өдрийн өмнө

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

  46. Beagle 102

    Beagle 102

    7 өдрийн өмнө

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

  47. RantingwithRishabh


    7 өдрийн өмнө

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

  48. Beth Bayless

    Beth Bayless

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    I clicked on the video because it said OSP

  49. A. G

    A. G

    7 өдрийн өмнө

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

  50. Sock Puppet

    Sock Puppet

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    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?

  51. Artrysa


    8 өдрийн өмнө

    Teehee, I am a clever viewer. :3

  52. colonel bipiy

    colonel bipiy

    8 өдрийн өмнө

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

  53. Certain Death Awaits

    Certain Death Awaits

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  54. Wolfy kunchan

    Wolfy kunchan

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    I remember reading this story in school!

  55. Edward Red Mendoza

    Edward Red Mendoza

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    Me who watched snow queen:😃

  56. Rosethorn


    8 өдрийн өмнө

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

  57. Fallenblackangel


    9 өдрийн өмнө

    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!

  58. Elizabeth Streit

    Elizabeth Streit

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    crying is how I solve all of my problems

  59. Colin Hayes-Freeman

    Colin Hayes-Freeman

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    I hope this becomes a regular series

  60. TheAnnaShowUk


    9 өдрийн өмнө

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

  61. RazorGames


    9 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  62. ;3


    9 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  63. Jazz Milsom

    Jazz Milsom

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Uh -oh zone I am dying

  64. Toborn the Great

    Toborn the Great

    10 өдрийн өмнө

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

  65. Sara Lavriša

    Sara Lavriša

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    This was my favorite story when I was little💙

  66. #27 Phua, Nathan Marcus S.

    #27 Phua, Nathan Marcus S.

    10 өдрийн өмнө

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

  67. Lucas Miller

    Lucas Miller

    10 өдрийн өмнө

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

  68. Dragon Luvver

    Dragon Luvver

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  69. Zofia Viridis

    Zofia Viridis

    11 өдрийн өмнө

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

  70. Wishing Dove

    Wishing Dove

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  71. Andy Hunjan

    Andy Hunjan

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    Love connecting this to Once Upon a Time

  72. Gabriella Wrasse

    Gabriella Wrasse

    11 өдрийн өмнө

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

  73. Neo E

    Neo E

    11 өдрийн өмнө

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



    11 өдрийн өмнө

    Everyone was letting themselves get kidnapped

  75. imtryingto draw

    imtryingto draw

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    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🙏

  76. Nocturnal Nightingale

    Nocturnal Nightingale

    11 өдрийн өмнө

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

  77. cl0vvntiem


    11 өдрийн өмнө

    1:58 gold

  78. Lizabeth Malky

    Lizabeth Malky

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  79. Judy Wu

    Judy Wu

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    I want some of this plot armor what the heck?

  80. Nina Simpson

    Nina Simpson

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    This story is unironically one of my favorite stories

  81. Emma Clarke

    Emma Clarke

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    It's like Santa... but backwards

  82. Zachariah Kindle

    Zachariah Kindle

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    "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

  83. Sleep is Ok

    Sleep is Ok

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  84. Assault Trooper

    Assault Trooper

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    so gurta has simp powers

  85. chybick G

    chybick G

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  86. GuyWho WatchesStuff

    GuyWho WatchesStuff

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Yo persona 1 lookin cool

  87. STE7EN 77

    STE7EN 77

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    my main goal is to annoy jesus

  88. STE7EN 77

    STE7EN 77

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    i'm going to kill all the people somehow

  89. STE7EN 77

    STE7EN 77

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    i feel like ruining something

  90. gxfan039


    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Are you gonna do Sleeping Beauty next?

  91. Jeff Benton

    Jeff Benton

    12 өдрийн өмнө

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

    • David Clark

      David Clark

      12 өдрийн өмнө

      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.

  92. Jeff Benton

    Jeff Benton

    12 өдрийн өмнө

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

  93. Nicole Sands

    Nicole Sands

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  94. Melon eating Wolf

    Melon eating Wolf

    12 өдрийн өмнө

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

    • Jacob Behnke

      Jacob Behnke

      3 өдрийн өмнө

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

  95. Lazy_Lea


    12 өдрийн өмнө

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

  96. ONI employee #343

    ONI employee #343

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    "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.

  97. STE7EN 77

    STE7EN 77

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    quick he's getting away

  98. STE7EN 77

    STE7EN 77

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    everybody kill jesus

  99. STE7EN 77

    STE7EN 77

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    oh look he's hideous

  100. STE7EN 77

    STE7EN 77

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    get back here jesus