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* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Briar Rose is an amateur composer in her spare time.
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* VoluntaryShapeshifter: The evil witch from "Briar Rose" is able to take on multiple different forms. Her most frequently used is a bat, but she also tricks Briar by turning herself into a seemingly harmless textile spinner.

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* VoluntaryShapeshifter: VoluntaryShapeshifting: The evil witch from "Briar Rose" is able to take on multiple different forms. Her most frequently used is a bat, but she also tricks Briar Rose by turning herself into a seemingly harmless textile spinner.
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* {{Sizeshifter}}: The thirteenth witch from "Briar Rose" is able to grow to gigantic sizes.


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* VoluntaryShapeshifter: The evil witch from "Briar Rose" is able to take on multiple different forms. Her most frequently used is a bat, but she also tricks Briar by turning herself into a seemingly harmless textile spinner.
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* GirlInTheTower: "Briar Rose" features the titular princess being locked away [[GildedCage in a luxurious tower of her palace]] to protect her from the curse.

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* GirlInTheTower: GirlInTheTower:
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"Briar Rose" features the titular princess being locked away [[GildedCage in a luxurious tower of her palace]] to protect her from the curse.curse.
** Rapunzel spends the first sixteen years of her life trapped in a tower with no doors or stairs, and only one window at the very top.
17th Mar '18 8:19:29 AM Julia1984
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* TakeAThirdOption: Gretchen in "Rumplestiltskin" either has to guess the nymph's name or hand over her child. The last night she has to guess, her husband proposes another solution: "If the name my men gave me today is not correct, [[PapaWolf I'm going to protect our child from that nymph]] [[CuttingTheKnot with my sword]]."
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* NamedByTheAdaptation: Some of the episodes give the characters names they didn't have in the original stories. Examples include: Elise (the Princess of "The Six Swans" [[note]](apparently inspired by the "Elisa" name that she was given in Andersen's version)[[/note]]), Josephine (Bluebeard's last wife), Franz and Joseph (the princes of "The Water of Life"), Phoebe and Griselda (Cinderella's stepsisters), Leonora (the princess in "The Frog Prince"), Rudolf and Rose (the siblings from "Brother and Sister"), Lily (the cat maid in "The Marriage of Mrs. Fox"), Helena (the princess from "King Grizzlebeard"), among others who are unnamed in the original stories.

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* NamedByTheAdaptation: Some of the episodes give the characters names they didn't have in the original stories.stories (though this depends on which language you're watching the show in). Examples include: Elise (the Princess of "The Six Swans" [[note]](apparently inspired by the "Elisa" name that she was given in Andersen's version)[[/note]]), Josephine (Bluebeard's last wife), Franz and Joseph (the princes of "The Water of Life"), Phoebe and Griselda (Cinderella's stepsisters), Leonora (the princess in "The Frog Prince"), Rudolf and Rose (the siblings from "Brother and Sister"), Lily (the cat maid in "The Marriage of Mrs. Fox"), Helena (the princess from "King Grizzlebeard"), among others who are unnamed in the original stories.



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Their version of Bluebeard is resemblant to UsefulNotes/HenryVIII.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: Their version of Bluebeard is resemblant to UsefulNotes/HenryVIII.



* TheNotLoveInterest: Klaus from "Snow White" is very close to Snow White and aids her as much as he can, but he never shows any signs of being romantically attracted to her and they're pretty much LiekBrotherAnsSister. She marries Klaus' friend the Prince, and Klaus is nothing but happy for them.

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* TheNotLoveInterest: Klaus from "Snow White" is very close to Snow White and aids her as much as he can, but he never shows any signs of being romantically attracted to her and they're pretty much LiekBrotherAnsSister.LikeBrotherAndSister. She marries Klaus' friend the Prince, and Klaus is nothing but happy for them.



** Elise from "The Six Swans" never ever falters in her decision to save her beloved brothers, even when it brings her enormous difficulties. The most she does is cry in complete silence when she's about to die, and yet she still thinks of her brothers rather than of herself

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** Elise from "The Six Swans" never ever falters in her decision to save her beloved brothers, even when it brings her enormous difficulties. The most she does is cry in complete silence when she's about to die, and yet she still thinks of her brothers and son rather than of herself
25th Jan '18 5:10:12 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** Lisbeth from "The Magic Heart" helped her evil mother the Witch to trick the huntsman Frederick. When Frederick [[TheDogBitesBack turned the tables on them]], she got turned into a donkey... [[Spoiler:The witch lived the rest of her life as a donkey while Frederick took pity on Lisbeth and helped reverse the spell, and ended up marrying her.]]

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** Lisbeth from "The Magic Heart" helped her evil mother the Witch to trick the huntsman Frederick. When Frederick [[TheDogBitesBack turned the tables on them]], she got turned into a donkey... [[Spoiler:The [[spoiler:The witch lived the rest of her life as a donkey while Frederick took pity on Lisbeth Lisbeth, defended her from her cruel caretaker and helped reverse decided to undo the spell, spell on her, and ended up marrying her.the two got married. It's similar to what happened in the original, only the witch died before Frederick's return.]]



** The mad king in "The Coat of Many Colors," the show's version of "Allerleirauh," is heavily implied to die in a fire he set by accident. In the original it's never mentioned what happened to him [[note]](Perrault's own version of the tale, ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkeyskin Donkey Skin]]'', has the King surviving, recovering his sanity, marrying a WidowWoman and apologizing to his daughter.)[[/note]]

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** The mad king in "The Coat of Many Colors," the show's version of "Allerleirauh," is heavily implied to die in a fire he set by accident. In the original it's never mentioned what happened to him [[note]](Perrault's own version of the tale, ''[[https://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkeyskin Donkey Skin]]'', own version of the tale]] has the King surviving, recovering his sanity, marrying a WidowWoman and apologizing to his daughter.)[[/note]]



* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The soldier character in "The Six Who Went Far" is always referred to as Hero. Also, in "King Grizzle Beard," Helena calls her husband, who is a musician, "Musician" (before [[spoiler: she learns that he is in fact King Grizzle Beard]]).

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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The soldier character in "The Six Who Went Far" is always referred to as Hero. Also, in "King Grizzle Beard," Grizzlebeard," Helena calls her husband, who is a musician, "Musician" (before [[spoiler: she learns that he is in fact King Grizzle Beard]]).Grizzlebeard]]).



** The "Rapunzel and the Prince" thing; the writers didn't show them doing anything graphic, but managed to sneak some [[GRatedSex very suspicious scenes and details]]. One scene has them embracing few after deciding that they'll escape together someday, [[SexyDiscretionShot and there's a shot of Rapunzel's tower in a night environment... and the light on her window goes out]]. The following one has them waking up ''in the same bed'' the next morning (fully clothed, but that's probably how the animators managed to sneak this in), with the Prince acting like a sneaky lover who's about to be caught in his lady's bed ''and'' Rapunzel telling him to leave before the Witch comes to check on her. And as a plus, some dubs have the narrators saying that [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything the Prince would come each sunset and stay with Rapunzel all night long]], which pretty much cements them as lovers... [[spoiler: The existence of their son, a CheerfulChild who [[StrongFamilyResemblance has the Prince's features and Rapunzel's eye/hair color scheme]], [[SexEqualsLove officially confirms all of this]].]]

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** The "Rapunzel and the Prince" thing; the writers didn't show them doing anything graphic, but managed to sneak some [[GRatedSex very suspicious scenes and details]]. One scene has them embracing few after deciding that they'll escape together someday, [[SexyDiscretionShot and there's a shot of Rapunzel's tower in a night environment... and the light on her window goes out]]. The following one has them waking up ''in the same bed'' the next morning (fully clothed, but that's probably how the animators managed to sneak this in), with the Prince acting like a sneaky lover who's about to be caught in his lady's bed ''and'' Rapunzel telling him to leave before the Witch comes to check on her. And as a plus, some dubs have the narrators saying that [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything the Prince would come each sunset and stay with Rapunzel all night long]], which pretty much cements them as lovers... [[spoiler: The existence of their son, a CheerfulChild who [[StrongFamilyResemblance has the Prince's features and Rapunzel's eye/hair color scheme]], [[SexEqualsLove officially confirms all of this]].]]



** Plenty of characters in the English dub have moments of this. Then again, this wasn't exactly uncommon in English anime dubs of the time. The Japanese language can say a lot with relatively few words, so attempting to get the information out in the same amount of time would often result in rapid-fire dialogue.
* NamedByTheAdaptation: Some of the episodes give the characters names they didn't have in the original stories. Examples include: Elise (the Princess of "The Six Swans" [[note]]inspired by the "Elisa" name that she was given in Andersen's version of the same tale)[[/note]]), Josephine (Bluebeard's last wife), Franz and Joseph (the princes of "The Water of Life"), Phoebe and Griselda (Cinderella's stepsisters), Leonora (the princess in "The Frog Prince"), Rudolf and Rose (the siblings from "Brother and Sister"), Lily (the cat maid in "The Marriage of Mrs. Fox"), Helena (the princess from "King Grizzlebeard"), among others who are unnamed in the original stories.

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** Plenty of characters in the English dub have moments of this. Then again, this wasn't exactly uncommon in English anime dubs of the time. The Japanese language can say a lot with relatively few words, so attempting to get the information out in the same amount of time would often result in rapid-fire dialogue.
dialogue. The Latin-American Spanish dub manages to mostly avert it.
* NamedByTheAdaptation: Some of the episodes give the characters names they didn't have in the original stories. Examples include: Elise (the Princess of "The Six Swans" [[note]]inspired [[note]](apparently inspired by the "Elisa" name that she was given in Andersen's version of the same tale)[[/note]]), version)[[/note]]), Josephine (Bluebeard's last wife), Franz and Joseph (the princes of "The Water of Life"), Phoebe and Griselda (Cinderella's stepsisters), Leonora (the princess in "The Frog Prince"), Rudolf and Rose (the siblings from "Brother and Sister"), Lily (the cat maid in "The Marriage of Mrs. Fox"), Helena (the princess from "King Grizzlebeard"), among others who are unnamed in the original stories.



* TheNotLoveInterest: Klaus from "Snow White" is very close to Snow White and aids her as much as he can, but he never shows any signs of being romantically attracted to her, and she ends up marrying Klaus' friend the Prince.

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* TheNotLoveInterest: Klaus from "Snow White" is very close to Snow White and aids her as much as he can, but he never shows any signs of being romantically attracted to her, her and she ends up marrying they're pretty much LiekBrotherAnsSister. She marries Klaus' friend the Prince.Prince, and Klaus is nothing but happy for them.



** Elise from "The Six Swans" never ever falters in her decision to save her beloved brothers, even when it brings her enormous difficulties.

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** Elise from "The Six Swans" never ever falters in her decision to save her beloved brothers, even when it brings her enormous difficulties. The most she does is cry in complete silence when she's about to die, and yet she still thinks of her brothers rather than of herself



** In "Bluebeard", two of Josephine's three brothers look ''notoriously'' older than her and their parents aren't mentioned. This means they probably raised her and their youngest bro.

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** In "Bluebeard", two of Josephine's three brothers look ''notoriously'' older than her and the youngest, plus their parents aren't mentioned. This means they probably raised her and their youngest bro.



* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter:
** The HotWitch from "The Six Swans", Lisbeth from "The Magic Heart" and Rapunzel are all much, much prettier than the {{wicked witch}}es that are either their mothers or their {{Parental Substitute}}s.
** In a sibling version, "Bluebeard" has Friederich and Josephine looking much younger and prettier than their two eldest brothers.
** The King from "The Six Swans" is as much plain-looking, but his seven children look adorable in one way or another.



* UndignifiedDeath: In "The Six Swans" not only the HotWitch fatally catches fire, but as she's running around while burning, the huge cross that Elise was bound to ''falls on her'' and definitely kills her.

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* UndignifiedDeath: In "The Six Swans" not only the HotWitch fatally catches fire, fire but as she's running around while burning, the huge cross that Elise was bound to ''falls on her'' and definitely kills her.



* VainSorceress: "The Crystal Ball" has an evil witch murdered a beautiful woman and stole her identity. To keep herself young and beautiful, she keeps a beautiful princess trapped in her castle, and performs a ghastly and unholy ritual every night where she bites into her neck and drains her of her lifeforce, and leaves her a rotting corpse. For reasons unexplained, the princess revives within a matter of seconds after the ritual is performed. When the murdered woman's sons find out what is going on, she turns two of them into animals, but the youngest escapes and is able to destroy her.

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* VainSorceress: "The Crystal Ball" has an evil witch murdered murdering a beautiful woman and stole stealing her identity. To keep herself young and beautiful, she keeps a beautiful princess trapped in her castle, and performs a ghastly and unholy ritual every night where she bites into her neck and drains her of her lifeforce, and leaves her a rotting corpse. For reasons unexplained, the princess revives within a matter of seconds after the ritual is performed. When the murdered woman's sons find out what is going on, she turns two of them into animals, but the youngest escapes and is able to destroy her.
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** The Princess from "The Iron Stove" mixes this with some sprinkles of ActionGirlfriend, going through lots of risk to save her Prince from the Witch despite not being an ActionGirl.

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** The Princess from "The Iron Stove" mixes is both this with some sprinkles of and an ActionGirlfriend, going through lots of risk to save her Prince from the Witch despite not being an ActionGirl.



* AdaptationalAttractiveness: While nothing is said about the specific looks of the soldier from [[Literature/TheTwelveDancingPrincesses "The worn-out Dancing Shoes"]], it ''is'' mentioned that he's not a young man. The Soldier from the episode featuring the tale is a young man who's a bit of an UnkemptBeauty and even has a NiceHat.
* AdaptationalBadass: The WickedStepmother from ''Literature/TheSixSwans'' has some spells at her disposal that the original did ''not'' have, like the capacity of [[SummonMagic summoning large animals]] and create huge wind currents. [[KarmicDeath The last one backfires on her, however]].

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: While nothing is said about the specific looks of the soldier from [[Literature/TheTwelveDancingPrincesses "The worn-out Dancing Shoes"]], it ''is'' mentioned that he's not a young man.''not'' young. The Soldier from the episode featuring the tale is a young man who's a bit of an UnkemptBeauty and even has a NiceHat.
* AdaptationalBadass: The WickedStepmother from ''Literature/TheSixSwans'' has some spells at her disposal that the original did ''not'' have, like the capacity of [[SummonMagic summoning large animals]] and [[BlowYouAway create huge wind currents.currents]]. [[KarmicDeath The last one backfires on her, however]].



** To a smaller degree, Elise's husband in "The Six Swans" was also a victim of this. In the original the King openly defended her from the mother-in-law's [[spoiler: infanticide]] accusations, and it wasn't until the ''third'' one that the mother-in-law could override his authority and get Elise near executed. In the episode he ''does'' desperately ask Elise what happened but doesn't openly defend her from the WickedStepmother's claims, which led some viewers to (mistakenly) believe that he ''also'' wanted her to die.

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** To a smaller degree, Elise's husband in "The Six Swans" was also a victim of this. In the original the King openly defended her from rebuked the mother-in-law's [[spoiler: infanticide]] accusations, and it wasn't until the ''third'' one that the mother-in-law could override his authority and get Elise the protagonist near executed. In the episode he ''does'' desperately ask Elise what happened but doesn't openly defend her from the WickedStepmother's claims, which led some viewers to (mistakenly) believe that he ''also'' wanted her to die.



** Likewise there is no [[ObnoxiousInLaws jealous Mother-In-Law]] in "The Six Swans". Her role is instead handed to the witch. [[note]](The Witch's [[TheUglyGuysHotDaughter much uglier mother]] IS seen at the start, but she disappears from the story almost immediately)[[/note]] Moreover, Elise had ''[[RuleOfThree three]]'' children in the original story; she only has one here (though it's possible that she had more after the episode ended).

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** Likewise there is no [[ObnoxiousInLaws jealous Mother-In-Law]] in "The Six Swans". Her role is instead handed to the witch. [[note]](The Witch's [[TheUglyGuysHotDaughter much uglier mother]] IS seen at the start, but she disappears from the story almost immediately)[[/note]] Moreover, Elise had ''[[RuleOfThree three]]'' children in the original story; she only has one here (though it's possible nothing says that she had and her beloved didn't have more after the episode ended).



** Rudolf in "Brother and Sister" was turned into a Deer when he drinks water from a pond that was enchanted by his evil Step-Mother.

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** Rudolf in "Brother and Sister" was turned into a Deer when he drinks drank water from a pond that was enchanted by his and Rose's evil Step-Mother.



** In "The Magic Heart", a huntsman finds a cabbage garden of two different types. One kind of cabbage turns those who eat them into donkeys, the other kind returns the donkeys to their human forms. He used these cabbages to [[TheDogBitesBack get revenge on an old witch and her daughter for treating him like crap]], [[spoiler: though later he uses another to return the daughter to her human form]].

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** In "The Magic Heart", a huntsman finds a cabbage garden of two different types. One kind of cabbage turns those who eat them into donkeys, the other kind returns the donkeys to their human forms. He used these cabbages to [[TheDogBitesBack get revenge on an old witch and her daughter Lisbeth for treating him like crap]], [[spoiler: though later he uses another to return the daughter Lisbeth to her human form]].



** In "Snow-White and Rose Red", Snow-White and the Bear's [[LuminescentBlush very blushy and shy reactions]] to their AccidentalKiss implies that [[InterspeciesRomance they may have developed mutual feelings]]
''before'' she learned [[BalefulPolymorph that he was a human under a curse.]]

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** In "Snow-White and Rose Red", Snow-White and the Bear's [[LuminescentBlush very blushy and shy reactions]] to their above-mentioned AccidentalKiss implies that [[InterspeciesRomance they may have developed mutual feelings]]
feelings]] ''before'' she learned [[BalefulPolymorph that he was a human under a curse.]]
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** In "Snow-White and Rose Red", Snow-White and the Bear's [[LuminescentBlush reactions]] to their AccidentalKiss implies that [[InterspeciesRomance they may have developed mutual feelings]]

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** In "Snow-White and Rose Red", Snow-White and the Bear's [[LuminescentBlush very blushy and shy reactions]] to their AccidentalKiss implies that [[InterspeciesRomance they may have developed mutual feelings]]



* GirlyGirlWithATomboyStreak:
** Snow White from, well, ''Snow White'' is a very feminine-looking girl who is the TeamMom for the dwarves, but is first seen happily getting up trees with Klaus to get [[TrademarkFavoriteFood her beloved apples]] and being scolded by her nanny for doing such "un-ladylike" things.
** In "Snow White and Rose Red", Rose-Red is a very cheerful and no-nosense tomboy who wears pink clothes, has long reddish hair and sometimes ThinksLikeARomanceNovel (especially if the Bear Prince's brother is around).

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* GirlyGirlWithATomboyStreak:
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GirlyGirlWithATomboyStreak: Snow White from, well, ''Snow White'' is a very feminine-looking girl who is the TeamMom for the dwarves, but is first seen happily getting up trees with Klaus to get [[TrademarkFavoriteFood her beloved apples]] and being scolded by her nanny for doing such "un-ladylike" things.
** In "Snow White and Rose Red", Rose-Red is a very cheerful and no-nosense tomboy who wears pink clothes, has long reddish hair and sometimes ThinksLikeARomanceNovel (especially if the Bear Prince's brother is around).
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* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: In "Snow White and Rose Red", Rose-Red is a very cheerful and no-nosense tomboy who wears pink clothes, has long reddish hair and sometimes ThinksLikeARomanceNovel (especially when the Bear Prince's brother is around).
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''Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics'' (グリム名作劇場, Gurimu Meisaku Gekijō) was an anime series produced by Nippon Animation. It was originally aired from 1987 to 1989 on Creator/TVAsahi.

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''Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics'' (グリム名作劇場, Gurimu Meisaku Gekijō) was an anime series produced by Nippon Animation. It was originally aired from 1987 to 1989 on Creator/TVAsahi.
Creator/TVAsahi. It actually consists of two separate series, the original Gurimu Meisaku Gekijō (October 1987-March 1988) and Shin (New) Gurimu Meisaku Gekijō (October 1988-March 1989).



* BlatantLies: Despite what the (English) theme song tells you, not every story "ends so happily."

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* BlatantLies: Despite what the (English) theme song tells you, not every story "ends so happily." Although one could be forgiven for not knowing this if familiar only with the Nickelodeon cuts.



*** The OP sequence itself wasn't immune to this, as scenes of demons dancing around a cauldron in the forest were cut. It was done so seamlessly that the average viewer watching on Nickelodeon wouldn't have even suspected. (Actually, that Saban kept the original OP animation at all is remarkable considering they typically replaced it in their anime dubs with montages of scenes from the series.)

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*** The OP sequence itself wasn't immune to this, as scenes of demons dancing around a cauldron in the forest were cut. It was done so seamlessly that the average viewer watching on Nickelodeon wouldn't have even suspected. (Actually, that Saban kept the original OP animation at all is remarkable considering they typically replaced it in their anime dubs with montages of scenes from the series.) Also cut (though presumably not for potentially offensive content) in the English version is the episode introduction featuring the series mascot (the cute little pixie from the OP animation), replaced by a generic title card pasted over the introduction of the episode.



* {{Gasshole}}: The witch in "Jorinde and Joringel" farts in Joringel's face while disguised as a cat. This was cut from the English dub.
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