''Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics'' was an anime series produced by Nippon Animation. It was originally aired from 1987 to 1989.

The anime was based on the stories by Creator/TheBrothersGrimm and a number of other authors. Each story was told in a half-hour format. Some stories, like "Cinderella" and "Puss in Boots" were aired in two parts. "Snow White" was aired in four parts. Most episodes were somewhat faithful to the original stories, with various changes made to suit the half-hour episode run.

Can be seen as a SpiritualSuccesor to ''Anime/AndersenMonogatari''
* AdaptationalVillainy: The Huntsman in Snow White. Originally, he was unable to kill Snow White and spared her. In this version, he didn't, and he got a DisneyVillainDeath.
* {{Bowdlerization}}: Played with, for some of the episodes. For example, Cinderella's stepmother and stepsisters do not end up blind and mutiltated, nor does her magic tree have any connection to Cinderella's dead mother. Of course, in a subversion, we also get [[spoiler: the stepmother having the poor tree destroyed.]] "Brother and Sister" also bordered on this. The witch merely kidnaps the Queen, rather than killing her, and the subplot with the stepsister is omitted entirely.
** The Nickelodeon dub also went a bit further. Infamously, "The Coat Of Many Colors" had to be redubbed to omit references to incest. Strangely enough, the original dub is the only version available online.
* DrunkOnMilk: In ''The Town Musicians Of Bremen'', the donkey acts giddy and walks on his hind legs after eating strange flowers. The narration even says that people make some kinds of wine from certain flowers.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The Rapunzel and the Prince thing. The writers didn't show them doing anything graphic, but she got pregnant of him and the prince and Rapunzel awoke in the SAME BED.
* {{Grimmification}}: The Crystal Ball. For all that is pure and decent in the world, The Crystal Ball.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Their version of Bluebeard is resemblant to Henry VIII.
* PimpedOutDress: There are several, given the nature of its stories, most based on 18th century styles.
** Josephine in "Bluebeard" is offered lots of dresses, including a white one with several layers of ruffling on the skirt, and a pink on with several ribbons and ruffles.
** The dress made for "Cinderella" is pale pink with plenty of frills and ruffles, and a yellow flounced petticoat. Even the queen wears an orange dress with golden trimming, white ruffles and petticoat, and giant poofy sleeves. The stepmother and stepsisters have their own fancy dresses as well.
** Leonora in "The Frog Prince" wears a pink and white dress, complete with poofy sleeves and fur-trimmed neckline.
** The princess in "The Water of Life" wears a yellow dress with a pink petticoat of several layers of frills, and a fur-trimmed neckline.
** The princesses in "The Worn-Out Dancing Shoes" wear several dresses, with the eldest wearing a Fairytale Wedding Dress at the end.
* ShoutOut: A lot to Disney. The most obvious being in the Mother Holle episode, where Hildegarde meets a [[Disney/AliceInWonderland white rabbit]]. Cinderella and Snow White also resemble their Disney counterparts.
* ShownTheirWork: Not only did the show feature many obscure fairy tales, it also included Literature/PussInBoots and Literature/{{Bluebeard}}, despite only appearing in the Grimm's first collection (Perrault's earlier versions are why those stories are otherwise known today).
* VillainousGlutton: The wolf from "The Fox And The Wolf", who's always complaining about wanting to eat. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard It costs him in the end]].