Since “Brave,” “Tangled,” and “Frozen” were such great successes, it’s not an entirely crazy idea that Disney will continue this trend of Fairy Tale movies with very simplified titles.
1. “Red Riding Hood” becomes “Caped”
Disney will have to make this story more child friendly in a modern sense by giving Red Riding Hood’s cape magic powers. Or have the wolf actually turn out to be a good guy who just wanted to make sure Red Riding Hood got to her Grandmother’s house safely.
2. “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” becomes “Ignored”
I can see Disney try to make the shepherd boy sympathetic from the beginning. They would probably make it that the village people never believe anything he says because he’s somehow considered an outcast.
Disney loves their outcasts. He then ends up saving the village from some great disaster and earns his membership and lives happily ever after. And there’s a love interest, of course, because there’s always a love interest.
3. “Hansel and Gretel” becomes “Hungry”
What if the witch and the step mother turned out to be the same person?
I think that would be a really good twist.
4. “The Twelve Dancing Princesses” becomes “Stalked”
Disney will cross out eleven princesses and make it just about the one who sneaks out to a ballet dance in the forest because she is strong and independent and doesn’t want to get married.
That’s what Disney Princesses are doing now, but she’ll ultimately fall in love and get married as long she can still do what she wants.
She’ll basically be another Jasmine.
5. “Rumpelstiltskin” becomes “Nameless”
That’s the twist, turns out he doesn’t have a name and gets to keep the baby and gobbles it up.
I think Disney should have at least one dark fairy tale movie where the bad guy wins just to shake things up.
6. “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” becomes “Burglarized”
Goldilocks is a princess who is kicked out of the castle by her evil step-mother. In order to survive she turns to a life of burglary.
She then meets the family of the three little Bears and they help her redeem her ways. They all live happily ever after.
7. “Jack and the Beanstalk” becomes “Squashed”
As it turns out, chopping down a giant beanstalk isn’t as easy as it looks when the stalk ends up falling on Jack and squashing him.
It is then up to the cow he traded for the magic beans to save the day!
8. “The Fisherman and the Magic Fish” becomes “Whipped”
The Fisherman finally realizes how greedy and horrible his wife is and leaves her for that nice, personality-less love interest that Disney threw in for no reason.
9. “The Pied Piper” becomes “Cheap”
The townsfolk are too cheap to pay “The Pied Piper” for taking care of their rat problem so he takes away their children, and instead of leading them off of a cliff, he instead takes them to a Never Land-like place and they all live happily ever after.
10. “The Princess and the Pea” becomes “Exhausted”
The Disney retelling would be about a princess who is cursed with insomnia, so it would basically be a reversed version of “Sleeping Beauty.”