Tag: Germany

  • The Elves and the Shoemaker Fairy Tale Analysis

    The Elves and the Shoemaker Little Golden Book

    Read a modern re-telling of “The Elves and the Shoemaker” and you might conclude it’s a tale in praise of gratitude: Gratitude is noble. If someone does you a kind turn, be nice in return.

  • The Influence of Lotte Reiniger

    Lotte Reiniger (1899 – 1981) was a German animator who should be more widely remembered for her influence on art and animation. Reiniger was a pioneer of silhouette animation. She made over sixty films. Eleven are considered lost and fifty have survived.

  • The Gingerbread House In Hansel And Gretel

    Kubel Gingerbread House

    When artists choose to illustrate a single narrative moment, they make a choice of lasting importance, because their illustration creates a memorable impression for an entire story, one that visually anchors an impression of that story in its reader’s memory. Illustration history is full of such memorable moments. In the illustration history of Grimm’s Tales, […]

  • The Pied Piper of Hamelin: Legend Or Fairytale? Analysis

    A version of The Pied Piper cover by Monico Chavez

    The Pied Piper is not technically a fairytale. It is at least part legend. Hamelin was a real place, and it is believed that once, in this German town, all of the children really did disappear in a short space of time.