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  • Once upon a time, there was an eccentric king who ruled a vast kingdom.

  • He had a beautiful wife and a lovely little daughter.

  • Has my magic donkey just laid another gold coin? Bring it to me right away! Ha

  • You there, with the long facebring me that coin at once!

  • Do as the king says.

  • The king owned a very special donkey who laid gold coins for him every day.

  • Be very careful with my donkey, you know how temperamental he is

  • Of course, Your Majesty.

  • The miraculous donkey made the king very wealthy.

  • When he had acquired all the riches he could want, he grew restless,

  • and began to use the gold to buy weapons and invade other kingdoms.

  • Charge!

  • We are lost! Retreat!

  • At that moment, the king received a tragic message

  • Your Majesty, the queen is very ill

  • What? I must go to her!

  • Your Majesty, I feel my end is near

  • Don’t say that! You must be strong

  • Your Majesty, when I am gone, you may wish to remarry

  • Promise me that you will marry until you find a woman wiser and more beautiful than me

  • No! Don’t leave me!

  • Forgive me

  • No! Come back to me

  • After the Queen’s death, the king felt miserable and alone.

  • As he had been promised,

  • he began the search for a woman even more wise and beautiful

  • than she had been to take as his new wife.

  • Your Majesty, we are unable to find a lady more radiant and clever than the late queen was. We are sorry...

  • As he glanced out the window, the King’s eye fell on the lovely young princess.

  • Why, my daughter is already a woman grown

  • The princess is old enough to choose a suitor indeed.

  • The king considered for a moment.

  • Of courseThere is no other woman in the kingdom as beautiful as my daughter.

  • Only she is worthy to be my queen!

  • ButYour Majesty

  • Silence! I shall marry the Princess.

  • This isn’t right

  • The King’s sudden decision shocked his servants, but they had no choice but to obey him.

  • Oh, what shall I do!? I cannot accept my father’s preposterous offer!

  • But how can I reject him?

  • Do not weep, Princess, I have an idea.

  • Have you heard of the fairy who lives in a cave in the forest?

  • A fairy?

  • I have heard it said that she can resolve any situation.

  • Can she really help me?

  • The princess rode into the forest, and soon reached the fairy’s colorfully ornamented cave.

  • Welcome Princess, I know why you have come.

  • Your father wants to marry you, but I know a way you can avoid your father’s proposal.

  • Oh tell me, please!

  • Go at once to the King and ask him to order a dress for you, as blue as the sky.

  • Thank you, I will try.

  • Returning to the palace the Princess asked to speak to her father.

  • Father, I have a request to make before I marry you.

  • I want you to make me a dress the color of the sky.

  • If that is what you wantSeek out the most skilled tailor in the kingdom,

  • and order him to create a gown the color of the sky.

  • Yes, Your Majesty.

  • May I come in? / What is it?

  • Look at this, Princess!

  • Ohhe really made the gown. What do I do now?

  • You should go back to the fairy and ask her.

  • The fairy advised the princess to demand a dress the color of moonlight.

  • The king agreed and sent her the completed dress once more. The Princess rushed back to the fairy.

  • What should I ask him now?

  • This time, you must ask him for the skin of his precious donkey, the one that lays golden coins.

  • When he gives it to you, take the skin and the gowns and leave at once for a far away kingdom.

  • Very well.

  • Father, I will marry you. but only if you give me the skin of your donkey.

  • That is an easy request to grant. Servants! Bring me that donkey’s skin at once!

  • Yes, Your Majesty!

  • The King gave the Princess the skin as she had requested.

  • The Princess put it on and left the palace that very day taking the gowns with her.

  • The fairy gave her a magic wand and an enchanted jewelry box.

  • Exhausted by her long journey, the Princess stopped at a humble farmhouse.

  • Begone! I need no paupers here!

  • Please…I will do any kind of work you give mejust let me stay here.

  • Very well, I can use an extra pair of hands. You can go clean the pigsty. How about that?

  • Thank you.

  • Sunday will be your day off. You can stay in the shed in the woods.

  • You are too filthy to sleep over here.

  • Thank you.

  • From that day, the Princess worked in the kitchen and around the farm and always wore her donkey skin.

  • Every Sunday, she would wash all of the dirt

  • and dress herself in one of the magnificent gowns she kept in the enchanted jewelry box.

  • I miss the luxuries of the palace. I wonder how my father is now

  • The Princess waited all week for Sunday to come, when she could wear her sky-blue dress,

  • or the one that shimmered like moonlight and remember how it felt to be a princess again.

  • One day, a young prince from a near-by kingdom got lost in the woods while hunting rabbits.

  • Where am I? How do I find my way back?

  • Ohwhy would there be a shed in a place like this? Could someone be living there?

  • Peeking through the keyhole, he saw the beautiful Princess in one of her gorgeous gowns.

  • He fell in love with her at once.

  • I have never seen anyone so lovelyshe must be a fairy!

  • After that day, the Prince could not stop thinking about the vision he saw in the forest

  • and could not eat or sleep.

  • You haven’t eaten anything. Are you ill? Is something the matter?

  • I just can’t forget the fairy I saw in the woods

  • Is this about your fantasies again? I have already sent someone to investigate.

  • They say that shed belongs to a filthy girl who wears a donkey’s skin. What you saw was a dream!

  • But it wasn’t! I must have some of those delicious cookies she makes

  • O wellIf there is the other way...

  • The queen could not watch her son lose any more weight

  • so she called Donkey Skin and told her to make cookies for the prince.

  • Naturally nobody knew that she was a princess herself.

  • What happened to my ring?

  • What’s taking you so long? Why are you not done yet?

  • I will be done in a second! I will! Just...

  • Finally the prince got a chance to enjoy the cookies.

  • Do not eat so fast, you will get a stomachache.

  • How can I? They are so light and airy! I feel much better already!

  • I am so happy to hear it!

  • What is this? A ring in a cookie?

  • The ring gave the prince a brilliant idea.

  • Mother, there is something I need you to promise me.

  • What is it? You sound so mysterious...

  • Let me marry the girl who can put this ring on.

  • What? Anything that can save you from your illness.

  • True to her word, the queen invited all the princesses from the neighboring countries to try the ring.

  • Now the princess who can put this ring on will marry my son.

  • I am sure it is my size! It does not fit!

  • It is impossible! It is too small!

  • Careful! Do not damage the ring. Next one! Nobody?

  • There are no more princesses left in the neighborhood.

  • It does not have to be a princess. Anyone can try it on.

  • You Majesty, I brought all the maids of the palace.

  • I cannot help it. Let them try the ring on.

  • Maybe not this one. She is so filthy, and stinky! All right, all right.

  • Thank you, Your Majesty!

  • I cannot believe it!

  • She is the Fairy I have been telling you about! Yes, it's her!

  • The Princess had no choice but to tell the Prince and Queen her tragic story.

  • I am a Princess from the neighboring kingdom.

  • I had to run away because my father proposed to me after my mother’s death.

  • How horrible! Shall we invite him to the wedding?

  • I want him to know that you under my protection now!

  • Thank you!

  • The people cheered for the Prince and Princess and were amazed by their magnificent wedding.

  • At that moment, the King’s carriage arrived.

  • My daughter! / Father!

  • My child! You are alive! I almost went mad with grief! Please forgive me!

  • Let us forget the past.

  • The King found himself a beautiful and clever wife.

  • The Prince and Princess were soon crowned King and Queen.

  • They lived long and happily, and their kingdom was peaceful and prosperous.

Once upon a time, there was an eccentric king who ruled a vast kingdom.

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Donkeyskin - Bedtime Story Animation | Best Children Classics HD

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    Amy Lin posted on 2014/09/27
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