8 Disney Movies with Backstories That Will Give You Nightmares for Days
When I was growing up, I was, like most people my age, totally obsessed with Disney movies.
I loved Disney movies so much, in fact, that one day my grandma — who is a librarian — thought that the logical thing to do would be to bring me a big-ass, leather-bound book of “authentic” fairy tales. Authentic as in, like, the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen. Not Walt Disney. The stories in it — like Cinderella, Snow White and The Little Mermaid were all pretty much the same as the versions I knew, more or less — just significantly sadder. And bloodier. Much, much bloodier.
I’m pretty sure that I cried a lot when I was reading this book (I was 7, after all), but it was all worth it because now, I get to tell you all what’s really up with your favorite Disney movies. Enjoy?