10 Disney Fairy Tales’ Dark Origins that You Should Know

Disney fairy tale stories have been entertaining great numbers of young children all over the globe, specially those little girls out there. As a matter of fact, these little girls wish to also experience how is it going to become a princess like what they hear and watch in Disney channels. Even so, did you know that these Disney fairy tales have dark origins? Yes, you read it right. In order to give you some proofs, here are 10 Disney fairy tales’ dark origins that you should know:

10. The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

Th original story of The Little Mermaid was written by Hans Christian Anderson. What being told to the young ones is that Princess Ariel, who happens to be the mermaid, and his prince charming got married and live happily ever after. However, the real flow of the story is that Princess Ariel’s prince charming got married to another princess, causing her to commit suicide.

9. Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood

The original writer of theLittle Red Riding Hood was Charles Perrault, and the original story is quite different to what is being told by the Brothers Grimm, which is the basis of Disney fairy tale movies. According to Brothers Grimm, Red Riding Hood and her granny were saved by the lumberjack from the bad wolf. But according to the original story, they were both eaten by the wolf.

8. Rapunzel


Rapunzel was abducted by a witch and put in a tall tower. One day, she invited a prince to come to her tower. After some months, Rapunzel got pregnant. After the witch found out her situation, she chopped the very long hair of Rapunzel and throw her away to a far place. The prince who was lured by the witch on the other hand, was locked in the tower and then later on, thrown into a far place.

7. Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

The earlier version of the Disney’s Sleeping Beauty was written by Giambattista Basile. To his story, Sleeping Beauty was cursed to sleep for 100 years. While she was asleep, he was raped causing her to give birth to a twin baby. She only woke up when one of the twins sucked the flax on Sleeping Beauty’s finger. This is completely different to what is being followed by Disney, right?

6. Frozen


Hans Christian Anderson was the original writer of the Disney’s Frozen. Based on his story, Elsa, who happened to be the Snow Queen abducted a boy and made him as her slave. She promised to free the boy when the time comes that he is already able to spell the word “Eternity” and solve the puzzle that she gave to him.

5. Cinderella


The original story of Cinderella told that Cinderella’s step sisters cut their toes and heels in order to fit the shoes found by the prince. Other earlier versions of the story also told that Cinderella killed her step mother. This is different to what is being shown in the Disney movies in which Cinderella became a princess upon marrying the prince.

4. Snow White and the 7 Dwarves

Snow White and the 7 Dwarves

According to Disney’s story, the evil Queen wanted to get Snow White’s heart and served as her dinner. However, the original story was a bit different. It said that the Queen wanted her lungs and liver, and not her heart. Moreover, Snow White wasn’t awaken due to the prince’s kiss but because of the jostling of his horse.

3. The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Victor Hugo was the original writer of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The original story’s climax went on when Quasimodo, the hunchback, framed his love interest Esmerelda to kill Phoebus, causing her to be sentenced to death. Quasimodo starved himself on the grave of Esmerelda until he died.

2. Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

According to the earlier versions of Beauty and the Beast, Beauty cut her hands off so that her father and brother will no longer get attracted into her. Other stories said that Beast forced Beauty to cut her hands, or else, he will kill her father.

1. The Frog and the Princess

The Frog and the Princess

In the original story, the princess was very disgusted to the frog, who was actually a cursed prince. Because she felt so disgusted with the frog, she throw it away and bounced on the wall followed by the breaking of the spell.

These are the 10 Disney fairy tales’ dark origins that you should know. The original stories are not that desirable, are they?

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