I hate seeing the extent to which people don’t realize that fairy tales belong to them, and that they always have. Fairy tales are, at their core, the ultimate communal property, usually based in oral tradition and possessing a universality that means many cultures have birthed similar versions of the same stories. They can be pillaged and respun anew by anyone with the slightest inclination, which has led, over the centuries, to a culture in which fairy tales are virtually inescapable. They belong to everyone and no one.
Cue a discussion over archetypes. Jung.