I've actually considered writing a sequel to Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
that would draw on another classic Grimm tale: "Snow White and Rose Red." I know it's not the same Snow White
in the original tales, but I see no reason why it couldn't be in the Disney version. Obviously, in this one they wouldn't be sisters. Instead, Rose Red would be an active, outdoorsy princess from a neighboring kingdom whom Snow meets one day while traveling through the woods to visit her old friends the Dwarfs. Despite their differences, they get along well, because they complement each other—Rose teaches Snow some woodcraft, and Snow teaches Rose how to dance and about court etiquette—which she'll need to know because she's engaged and waiting for her fiance to return from a journey so they can hold the wedding.
Of course, unbeknownst to either of them, the fiance is late coming home because he ran afoul of a wicked Dwarf (a distant cousin of Snow's friends, perhaps?) while traveling and has been transformed into a bear...
My biggest concern at this point is that it would seem to be riffing too much on Brave
, what with a tomboyish redheaded princess and a bear transformation. I'll have to wait and see Brave
before I can figure out how to avoid too many similarities. I might even change the animal—a wolf instead of a bear, perhaps? I just think it would be a neat twist on the usual—a Disney Princess
sequel that actually focuses on developing one of the classic Princesses into a stronger character while still drawing on the body of traditional fairytales.