From the minds of the Brothers Grimm comes Grimm’s Fairy Tale Classics, a lighthearted and compelling look at some of the most famous fairy tales. From Snow White to Hansel and Gretel, from the tale of beauty and the beast to the ballad of the wolf and the fox, there’s always a lesson or moral to be found in these classic stories. Watch our heroes and heroines struggle to succeed, laugh, and love in each of Grimm’s fairy tales.
Cinderella lives happily with her family; she has a loving father, a stepmother, two new sisters, and a fairy godmother who watches over her. However, everything changes when her father leaves for business. Cinderella quickly becomes a slave to her new family, carrying out every chore and satisfying every whim of her tormentors. Luckily though, Cinderella has a kind heart and, with the help of her fairy godmother, is able to communicate with birds, mice, and a dog – all of whom become her fast friends. Soon, Cinderella meets a commoner and the two become best friends; but little does she know that he’s actually a fairytale prince in disguise!
In AD 2008, mankind developed deadly weapons and eradicated most of the Earth and its people. 20 years later, a young boy named Conan and his 'grandpa', one of the last survivors of the devastation, live a peaceful life on Remnant Island. One day Conan rescues a girl on the beach named Lana and learns the true nature of the rest of the world. After Lana is kidnapped, Conan's good nature propels him into the biggest adventure of his life: to find Lana, High Harbor, Dr. Lao, and a way to crush the evil and oppressive city of Industria.
I used to love watching Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics on TV as a child and then when I grew up I discovered Studio Ghibli through that series. It appears that Ghibli were involved in the making of my childhood favourite film. It came out Studio Ghibli was much better than them, so I recommend every Studio Ghbli film to those who appreciate Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics, and Futire Boy Conan is Ghibli's own animated series.
In the sixteenth century, Esteban is a Spanish orphan who travels the seas with Mendoza - the man who saved him from dying in the midst of a storm, when Esteban was just a child. With Esteban in tow, Mendoza has set forth to the new world in search of the Mysterious Cities of Gold and riches beyond his wildest dreams - but all Esteban really wants is to search for the location of his father. The duo is also joined by the Incan girl Zia, as only she can translate the writings that will help lead them to the treasure. Mendoza, while seemingly caring, has ambiguous motives; though the intentions of Commander Gomez and Captain Gaspard are clear: find all of the gold that they can, and step on anyone that gets in their way...
Both animes are from the same epoch and for me they have a nostalgic 90's sweetnes. I would recommend every Studio Ghibli film to those who enjoyed The Mysterious Cities of Gold - one of my childhood favourites.
When the loveable Perro was banished from the kingdom of cats (for the treacherous crime of saving a mouse!), his wanderings led him to the house of Pierre, a young lad who was mistreated by his greedy brothers. Thrown out in the cold, the duo then traveled to a great kingdom where they laid eyes on the princess Rosa, who soon would be wed to a wealthy suitor. Who best to marry her but ... the son of a poor farmer?! With Perro's help, Pierre might just stand a chance -- that is, if he can fool the royal family and defeat the evil Lucifer, who wants Rosa all for himself!
If you like classic fairy tales, Puss in Boots and Grimm's Fairy Tales are for you. In fact, Puss in Boots is also one of the stories in Grimm's. If you liked one, I can't see why you wouldn't like the other.