In 1998, the brothers, played by Andy Henderson and Joerg Stadler, made an appearance in in its second season and shown on Western television under various titles such as "Grimms Fairy Tale Classics") was produced in 1987-1988."Sleeping Beauty" and "Little Red Riding Hood" also appeared first in Perrault, but the Grimms' versions ("Dornröschen" and "Rotkäppchen") are better known.
(Though they notably did not tone down the violence, even for the children.)Standards of child-friendliness have shifted in the past 200 years; some of the Grimms' stories are now considered shockingly violent—and at least one of them, "The Jew in the Thorns", notoriously religiously insensitive.(Similar stories appear in the Grimms' other, more adult, story collection, nature of many of the original stories have made the Grimm Brothers the Trope Namer for Grimmification.Jacob Ludwig Carl and Wilhelm Carl Grimm, known collectively as The Brothers Grimm, were German linguists born in the late 18th century, who, in an effort to preserve Germany's heritage and promote cultural unity in a period of political disunity, collected a vast array of folk tales from their fellow Germans (mostly middle- and upper-class friends).The brothers eventually published these stories in the famous collection which they called .
It should be noted, however, that some of the tales included by the Grimms were not intended for children in the first place—hence the distinction made in the name of their popular collection.
Although many of the Grimms' fairy tales now languish in obscurity, a significant chunk of these stories remain in the popular consciousness.