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Has anyone but me wondered?


Why in the Kelly version is the last name for Fiona "Campbell" and in the TV version, it's McClaren? Never could figure that one out.

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MacLaren is Fiona's surname in the original stage musical. I don't know why they changed it for the first movie. Maybe they thought silly Americans would relate to "Campbell" more than "MacLaren"? :-P

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Well, this "silly American" at least knows that this is actually A German fable that was transplanted to Scotland.
I don't think Americans have any problems with Scottish names. The Scots make up quite a percentage of American heritage as emmigrants.

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