There are many different variations of All Fur and even slightly different versions interpreted from this version of the tale. Some retellings water it down a bit. For instance, the Grimm’s Fairy Tale Classics animated series had the beginning tell that the princess had to flee her kingdom because it was under attack. Don’t get me wrong, I just LOVE that series and have all the episodes in my collection.
We chose the version from The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm which takes the tale from the version published in 1812. One of the things we are trying to do with Erstwhile is tell the stories as purely as possible. Of course, we are going to interpret them and put our own touch on them, but we’re not changing the facts of the stories. We’re telling the grim reality of Grimm’s fairy tales.