Most Helpful Guys
It was a Japanese one involving tsuru (crane). My father liked to tell that one a lot when I was a little boy. My memory of it is a bit hazy but it went like this:
There was a weaver who made fine clothing and he saw a crane outside with an injured wing and he took care of the crane and nursed it back to health and set it free. Much later a beautiful woman came to him and talked to him and he married her.
To help with the business, the wife often offered him the most beautiful feathered robes to sell, and that made him very prosperous in his job with such high demands for those feathered robes. Yet she asked him never to ask how she created those robes, and never to disturb her when she was creating them.
One day his curiosity got the better of him when he was wondering about what she might be doing so privately and secretly in her room. He opened a door and found a crane painfully plucking its feathers to create a robe. When it caught him noticing, it flew away and never returned, and neither did his wife.
Most Helpful Girls
Snow White and Cinderella.
Oops... is 2 ok? ... lol
The Sovjet versions of Pinocchio (Buratino) and of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (The Wizard of the Emerald city) with all its following books.