SurLaLune frequently receives inquiries about Disney and fairy tales. Here is a summary of some of the most frequently recommended sources for researching the topic as well as links to archived discussions on the SurLaLune Discussion Board.
O'Brien, Pamela Colby. "The happiest films on earth: a textual and contextual analysis of Walt Disney's 'Cinderella' and 'The Little Mermaid." Women's Studies in Communication. vol. 19.2 (Summer 1996): 155-.
Panttaja, Elizabeth. "Going up in the world: class in "Cinderella." (Perspectives on the Innocent Persecuted Heroine in Fairy Tales)." Western Folklore. vol. 52.1 (Jan 1993): 85-.