10 fairy tales from which Disney saved us
Disney cartoons-fairy tales brought to our childhood a lot of joy and magic. But little is known that before removing a cartoon from a fairy tale, the creators had to change it greatly, because the originals of fairy tales were often very scary and unexpected. And now imagine what our childhood would be like if Disney strictly adhered to sources.
1. At Disney, the film about the Little Mermaid ends with Ariel and Eric’s magnificent wedding, where not only people have fun, but also sea inhabitants. But in the original version, which was invented by Hans Christian Andersen, the prince marries a completely different princess, and the grieving Little Mermaid is offered a knife, which she must plunge into the prince’s heart to escape. Instead, the poor child jumps into the sea and dies, becoming a sea foam.
2. As for the fairy tale about Snow White, then the changes from Disney were not so dramatic. Just a couple of details: in the original, the Queen ordered to bring Liver and Light Snow White - they were prepared and served for dinner that evening! And in the first version, Snow White doesn’t wake up at all from a magical kiss, but fromthat on the way to the palace her coffin shook so much. And it is not surprising, I suppose, in the Middle Ages the roads in the forests were not ice at all.
3. The original of the Sleeping Beauty tale is also very nice. In the old version, he was not woken up by a kiss — the prince, upon seeing a sleeping and unsuspecting beauty, was unable to cope with his base inclinations. After nine months, the still sleeping beauty had two children. After some time, she still wakes up and, apparently, is shocked, but not for long. The prince returns and acts like a decent man.
4. The modern tale of Cinderella ends with the industrious girl receiving a real prince as a reward, and the evil sisters marry two noble gentlemen - and everyone is happy. But there is a much more brutal variation: the evil sisters cut off their own fingers in order to somehow pull on a crystal shoe. The trick fails and, in the end, the sisters end their days with blind beggars, while Cinderella enjoys luxury and serene happiness in the royal castle.
5. In the very first version of the fairy tale, Pinocchio was punished for his disobedience by death.The wooden boy disgustingly behaved with his father and constantly misused him. The old man began to pursue Pinocchio, in order to fairly punish, but thanks to the medieval juvenile justice he himself went to prison for offending a child. Thanks to the efforts of Walt Disney, after numerous misadventures that Pinocchio endured through his own fault, he returned to the old father and became a good boy.
6. Disney's film about a beautiful Indian girl, Pocahontas was based on recordings by English travelers. History covers the period of early colonization. Actions take place in the colony of Virginia. When Pocahontas was very young, the British killed her husband and kidnapped her, married John Smith and sent to England, where a few years later John decided to marry another and poisoned the unfortunate
7. In the original fairy tale "The Princess and the Frog," the girl completely refused to kiss the nasty toad. But the frog tricked a deal with the princess, followed her to the palace, and lay down next to her on a silk pillow, waiting for love games. The princess, barely restraining her nausea, grabbed the amphibian and slammed against the wall with all the dope.After this, the little frog turned into a beautiful, albeit slightly inclined prince.
8. Rapunzel, Rapunzel, dissolve your sponges! In the old version of the tale, the prince climbed into the tower through the hair of the beauty and seduced with sweet speeches. The mother witch, of course, came from this in extreme indignation, therefore, cutting off her daughter's hair, she waylaid the insolent, when he dared to appear again, allowed him to go upstairs through his hair and threw him down, for the edification of all future stray guys.
9. Do you remember the fairy tale "Three Little Pigs"? The wolf blew, blew, blew, blew, but was never able to blow away the stone house of the third pig. In modern adaptation, happy pigs quietly healed under the shelter of safe walls, singing “We are not afraid of the gray wolf!” In the original, the wolf, very angry and hungry, decided to get into the house through the chimney, but fell into a boiling vegetable soup. Naturally, he cooked, adding additional soup to the soup, and was eaten with pigs.
10. In the fairy tale "Beauty and the Beast" is also a catch. The Disney Story is based on a French fairy tale. But on this similarity with the original story ends.In the original, Belle was the youngest daughter, and she had two sisters. What is terrible? In fact, the beauty was sent to die without food and help in a dense forest. The sisters hoped that a terrible monster would devour her there. Well, that Disney once again intervened and saved all.