The Frog Princess

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The Frog Princess is a fairy tale that has multiple versions with various origins.wikipedia
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Italian Folktales

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Italo Calvino included another Italian variant from Piedmont, The Prince Who Married a Frog, in Italian Folktales, where he noted that the tale was common throughout Europe.
14) The Prince Who Married a Frog (Montferrat)

Doll i' the Grass

Another tale of this type is Doll i' the Grass.
Another tale of this type is The Frog Princess.

Andrew Lang's Fairy Books

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Andrew Lang included an Italian variant titled The Frog in The Violet Fairy Book.
''The Frog

Puddocky

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This tale is closely related to Puddocky and its variants, in which a king sets three tasks to his sons to determine which is best suited to rule the country, and a transformed frog helps the youngest prince.
This story is closely related to The Frog Princess, wherein a transformed frog, the bride of the youngest son, performs better at three tasks to test the brides than the other sons' human brides.

Vasilisa the Beautiful (1939 film)

Vasilisa the Beautiful
Vasilisa the Beautiful, a 1939 Soviet film directed by Aleksandr Rou, is based on this plot. It was the first large-budget feature in the Soviet Union to use fantasy elements, as opposed to the realistic style long favored politically.
It was based on a traditional Russian fairy tale The Frog Tsarevna.

Vasilisa the Beautiful (1977 film)

Vasilisa the Beautiful
Vasilisa the Beautiful, a 1977 Soviet animated film is also based on this fairy tale.
The story is based on the Russian folk tale The Frog Princess.

Shapeshifting

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However, when he is sent to the third sister, he catches her and no transformations can break her free again.
In some variants of the fairy tales, both The Frog Prince or more commonly The Frog Princess and Beast, of Beauty and the Beast, are transformed as a form of punishment for some transgression. Both are restored to their true forms after earning a human's love despite their appearance.

The Frog Prince

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The Frog Prince
A Russian folk version "Tsarevna Lyagushka" (The Frog Princess) has the male and female roles reversed: the male prince Ivan Tsarevich discovers the enchanted female frog who becomes Vasilisa the Wise, a female sorceress.

Soyuzmultfilm

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In 1953 the director Mikhail Tsekhanovsky had the idea of animating this popular national fairy tale. Production took two years, and the premiere took place in December, 1954. At present the film is included in the gold classics of "Soyuzmultfilm".
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Hellboy: Darkness Calls

Darkness Calls
Taking inspiration from the Russian story, Vasilisa appears to assist Hellboy against Koschei in the 2007 comic book Hellboy: Darkness Calls.
At that moment Vasilisa, appearing at the cottage's door, subdues Koschei with light from the skull she received from Baba Yaga in her legend.

Mikhail Tsekhanovsky

In 1953 the director Mikhail Tsekhanovsky had the idea of animating this popular national fairy tale. Production took two years, and the premiere took place in December, 1954. At present the film is included in the gold classics of "Soyuzmultfilm".
His films of that time received numerous awards at the international film festivals, including the 1949 Czech Film Festival at Mariánské Lázně (Best Children's Film for Rainbow-Flower), the 1951 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Best Animatied Film for The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish) and the 1960 Mar del Plata International Film Festival (The Silver Oak Leaf for The Frog Princess).

Greg Kinnear

The Frog Princess was featured in Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child, where it was depicted in a country setting. The episode features the voice talents of Jasmine Guy as Frog Princess Lylah, Greg Kinnear as Prince Gavin, Wallace Langham as Prince Bobby, Mary Gross as Elise, and Beau Bridges as King Big Daddy.

Mary Gross

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The Frog Princess was featured in Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child, where it was depicted in a country setting. The episode features the voice talents of Jasmine Guy as Frog Princess Lylah, Greg Kinnear as Prince Gavin, Wallace Langham as Prince Bobby, Mary Gross as Elise, and Beau Bridges as King Big Daddy.

Vasilisa (name)

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Vasilisa (name)
The princess Vasilisa the Beautiful or Vasilisa the Wise is a stock character in Russian fairy tales, including The Frog Tsarevna and Vasilisa the Beautiful.

Fairy tale

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The Frog Princess is a fairy tale that has multiple versions with various origins.

Aarne–Thompson classification systems

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It is classified as type 402, the animal bride, in the Aarne–Thompson index.

Russian language

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Russian variants include the Frog Princess or Tsarevna Frog (Царевна Лягушка, Tsarevna Lyagushka) and also Vasilisa the Wise (Василиса Премудрая, Vasilisa Premudraya); Alexander Afanasyev collected variants in his Narodnye russkie skazki.

Tsarevna

Russian variants include the Frog Princess or Tsarevna Frog (Царевна Лягушка, Tsarevna Lyagushka) and also Vasilisa the Wise (Василиса Премудрая, Vasilisa Premudraya); Alexander Afanasyev collected variants in his Narodnye russkie skazki.

Alexander Afanasyev

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Russian variants include the Frog Princess or Tsarevna Frog (Царевна Лягушка, Tsarevna Lyagushka) and also Vasilisa the Wise (Василиса Премудрая, Vasilisa Premudraya); Alexander Afanasyev collected variants in his Narodnye russkie skazki.

Andrew Lang

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Andrew Lang included an Italian variant titled The Frog in The Violet Fairy Book.

Italo Calvino

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Italo Calvino included another Italian variant from Piedmont, The Prince Who Married a Frog, in Italian Folktales, where he noted that the tale was common throughout Europe.

Monarch

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The king (or an old peasant woman, in Lang's version) wants his three sons to marry.

Frog

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The youngest son's arrow is picked up by a frog.

Merchant

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The other brothers' arrows land in the houses of the daughters of an aristocratic and wealthy merchant.

Koschei

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The Frog Princess, named Vasilisa the Wise, is a beautiful, intelligent, friendly, skilled girl who was forced to spend 3 years in a frog's skin for disobeying Koschei.