Messed Up Disney Origin Stories You Need To Know About

  • Published on May 21, 2019
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    Today, Disney’s animated movies are beloved by young and old alike. Many of them didn’t start out that way, though. The original stories Disney’s movies are based on are anything but family friendly. In this video, we’re taking a look at Disney movies whose stories were adapted from far darker material.
    We’re covering everything from the original Grimm fairy tale that inspired the very first Disney full-length animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to the Hans Christian Andersen story that became the blockbuster, The Little Mermaid. In between we’re looking at other princess movies like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Tangled, and Beauty and the Beast. We’ll also delve into the true story of the historical figure Pocahontas, what really happens in the Victor Hugo novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Carlo Collodi’s original conception of the puppet Pinocchio.
    These stories have more than a few troubling elements that didn’t make it onto the big screen. After learning about them, you’ll be amazed at how they evolved in Disney’s hands.
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  • TheBinger
    TheBinger  26 days ago +647

    What is your favorite origin story?!

  • Lucie Youd
    Lucie Youd Hour ago

    prinses:your rich lessgo

    me as a prinses:PERVERT SHOO OR SANDAL

  • lookin TaeTae
    lookin TaeTae Day ago

    Ok seriously,I just had a weird ass ad about and Asian and Asian dating app

  • twolf05
    twolf05 2 days ago

    Rip Quasimodo because his cathedral was burned down

  • Raven
    Raven 2 days ago

    U wake up and be like oh mai god I had twins 😬😬😬 WHO DA baby daddy!!!

  • Grace P
    Grace P 3 days ago

    Peter pan is really disturbing

  • P.S. Kim
    P.S. Kim 3 days ago

    Has anyone read Jim C. Hines' books? He writes his books based off these original stories so it's obviously not child-friendly reading but it's a great read. Plenty of action and great plot. Also his Talia (sleeping beauty) is in love with Snow (snow white) and I shipped them so hard lol.

  • P.S. Kim
    P.S. Kim 3 days ago

    Sleeping beauty is the most fucked up imo. Rape by a necrophiliac results in twins and marriage to the rapist? Okay then. Also I think in one of the first versions of the story, she's awakened by the pains of childbirth.

  • The Hen Club
    The Hen Club 3 days ago

    The snowhite one is weird a creepy prince says I'll take her I can't stop looking at her 🔙off dude

  • Summer Skye
    Summer Skye 4 days ago

    the little mermade

  • Madelaine Rouse
    Madelaine Rouse 5 days ago

    Yeah i forgot how MESSED UP cinderella is

  • Bounlam Ponevilai
    Bounlam Ponevilai 6 days ago

    This is all in Into the woods

  • Leo 46 Deatg
    Leo 46 Deatg 6 days ago

    Pinocchio has been torture but why didnt u include it btw the ppl hates pinocchio and burn him in the end,what a cruel world

  • phoebe davison
    phoebe davison 6 days ago

    it is crows not pigens

  • RavenVlogs
    RavenVlogs 6 days ago

    I have the book that has the dark story versions of these fairy tails :') Its kinda fucked that my parents gave it to me when I was still a kid .-.

  • Vasant Nelson
    Vasant Nelson 6 days ago

    I found the last one most disturbing.

  • heheh bwoi
    heheh bwoi 6 days ago

    Prince: im just gonna kiss a dead corpse in the forest today

  • Gbedard2022
    Gbedard2022 6 days ago

    Sooo there’s this one about Snow White, well... another one. She doesn’t ever wake up, and she never met her prince

  • Lily Land
    Lily Land 7 days ago

    This is AMAZING

  • Ultra Spiderman2018
    Ultra Spiderman2018 8 days ago

    Snow White
    Prince finds a random corpse in the woods.
    Kisses the corpse.

  • Ultra Spiderman2018
    Ultra Spiderman2018 8 days ago

    The little mermaid was very disturbing

  • Thomas Ayoub
    Thomas Ayoub 8 days ago

    You couldv'e used clips from Disney's Into the Woods because it uses elements from the Brother Grimm' s adaptation.

  • Totally not meh Potato

    The little mermaid. It’s a sad case.

  • Layla DeLaGarzaMartinez

    I actually read the original Rapunzel book

  • Ellie's Derpy Channel

    I have a.lot of Grimm stories and I had the snow white one and.. yep, that's a little too far
    Edit: I have the little mermaid original too

  • Ostricher Mangrove
    Ostricher Mangrove 9 days ago

    The story of rapunzel is shown in the movie "Into the woods".And Cinderella

  • Runu Gogoi
    Runu Gogoi 9 days ago

    I already knew Snow White 's story of the Brothers Grimm

  • Cookie Pals
    Cookie Pals 9 days ago

    I've actually read this very same Rapunzel story in a storybook that my little brother (Age.3) owned. So much for "Parents would be horrified to be shared with their children." xd

    No offense, I enjoyed the video.

  • Aida
    Aida 10 days ago

    Never really like sleeping beauty

  • Anime obsessed Loser
    Anime obsessed Loser 10 days ago +1

    Here’s another cool original story!
    Peter Pan kills the lost boys gruesomely when they are to old for him.

  • zebra 12325
    zebra 12325 10 days ago +1

    Some of these remind me of into the woods

  • Skylie Watson
    Skylie Watson 10 days ago +1

    Mickey Mouse was Walt’s first I think

  • Rissay
    Rissay 10 days ago

    U gotta wonder sometimes what the heck is going on in these story writters head🤷🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️

  • Desirae Wallis
    Desirae Wallis 10 days ago

    Well, in the original The Little Mermaid, mermaids don't go to heaven, and when Ariel jumps into the sea and becomes foam, she gets to go to heaven for being so selfless. So the story has a somewhat happy ending.

  • Wolfie Pack
    Wolfie Pack 10 days ago +1

    The sleeping beauty one

  • MyLife NalaRe'AnnHunter
    MyLife NalaRe'AnnHunter 11 days ago +1


  • Lizzie__
    Lizzie__ 11 days ago

    when i get 10+ likes on my comment:
    OmG I Am sO PoPuLaR

  • Nilsa Torres
    Nilsa Torres 11 days ago

    Rapunzel has so many plot twists lmao

  • Yankho Ching'amba
    Yankho Ching'amba 11 days ago +1

    Thanks for ruining my childhood

  • Poké Peace
    Poké Peace 11 days ago

    give credit to jefftoon for the still image you use to advertise your video! He designed the twisted princess series on DeviantArt.

  • katie Jang
    katie Jang 12 days ago

    I thought Pinocchio was hanged in the original.

  • JESSICA Miralles
    JESSICA Miralles 12 days ago

    I've read Rapunzel's original story when I was a kid.

  • liam vlogs
    liam vlogs 12 days ago +1

    Yyaass lol i luv this

  • Hi Meh
    Hi Meh 12 days ago

    I like anime better :p

  • Cookie Sans147
    Cookie Sans147 12 days ago


  • Mary Jassen Bartoline
    Mary Jassen Bartoline 12 days ago

    You ruined my childhood!!

  • Hello darkness Ok I’m done

    The way he said Notre Dame tho sounded to funny( I know French so this is normal for me )
    Fun fact: it translates to Our Woman

  • Gh0stie
    Gh0stie 12 days ago

    8:22 he has sex with her corpse.

  • ツツSaffy
    ツツSaffy 12 days ago +1

    *Why did you have to ruin my childhood like thaaaaat 😢*

  • Marlie Smith
    Marlie Smith 12 days ago

    Little mermaid nowadays: Ariel texts Prince telling him she needs a kiss to be human forever
    Prince: ya, well, see, I don't know if I'm ready for a relationship yet... 😑😑😑

  • Inkstars Art
    Inkstars Art 12 days ago

    I saw the actual anime film based on Hans Christian Anderson's film... I *loved* The Little Mermaid as a kid, so I thought it was just an anime retelling. I was SO WRONG. I cried so much at the end, and I've never watched it again.
    I really love the Grimm's fairytales though, I love how dark they are. The origins are really cool though, even if they're really dark.

  • alex isn't here right now, please try again later

    um i knew all of these, my parents having read them to me at a young age.

  • Wolf Wilder
    Wolf Wilder 12 days ago

    none of them were that disturbing

  • Jacob Haven
    Jacob Haven 12 days ago


  • buttercup and Friends
    buttercup and Friends 12 days ago

    Pocahontas also gave birth to a son but when she was 21 she died when he was the 1

  • Noo Noo Vids
    Noo Noo Vids 12 days ago

    Why would Cinderella's shoe fall off when it fits her perfectly?

  • buttercup and Friends
    buttercup and Friends 12 days ago

    Doesn't Bell have a little brother

  • buttercup and Friends
    buttercup and Friends 12 days ago

    Bell doesn't care about beast and beasters himself then Bill cares how do fairy tales work

  • buttercup and Friends
    buttercup and Friends 12 days ago

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs wasn't the very first movie there was other ones like for example the one with Pete and Mickey the very first one when Mickey Mouse was in that was practically a short film that was also a movie about this one but Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs their first long movie not their first movie

  • Samantha Nelson
    Samantha Nelson 12 days ago

    Not true

  • Catlin Serra
    Catlin Serra 12 days ago

    my childhood is ruined

  • Ayesha Wahab
    Ayesha Wahab 13 days ago

    I know the repanzel one my uncle bought me the book he thought it was a good book

  • Kana -Irene
    Kana -Irene 13 days ago

    The origin of Ariel I already know is deeply evil,

  • Charlotte Grant Logan
    Charlotte Grant Logan 13 days ago

    Malificint is not evil

  • grace tomadachi
    grace tomadachi 13 days ago +1

    I mean the beast is horrid who turns girls into stachus

  • kate
    kate 13 days ago

    The reason I forget these is because my mind gets rid of it so my childhood isn't ruined, plus I'm just ten

  • Michael bohli
    Michael bohli 13 days ago

    You missed some of the little mermaid story. She doesn't just dissolve in the water... Read the rest: The Little Mermaid cannot bring herself to kill the sleeping prince lying with his bride and as dawn breaks she throws herself into the sea. Her body dissolves into foam, but instead of ceasing to exist, she feels the warmth of the sun; she has turned into a spirit, a daughter of the air. The other daughters of the air tell her she has become like them because she strove with all her heart to gain an eternal soul. She will earn her own soul by doing good deeds for 300 years; for each good child she found, she would obtain one year less while, for each bad child, she would cry, and each tear would mean one month more and she will eventually rise up into the kingdom of God.”

  • CicaCelly
    CicaCelly 13 days ago

    Since the Grimm brothers were German most of the German kids get to know the original stories. It kinda confused me when I heard the Disney versions.

  • mercedes corral
    mercedes corral 13 days ago

    So sleeping beauty just basically got raped in her sleep?

  • Compo Sition
    Compo Sition 13 days ago

    So pinnochhio is basically Slappy

  • xX Moon Of The Gacha Galaxy Xx

    This not dark.... Bc i watched the vid where somebody said the full orgin stories its more scary I could say :/

  • Yuta is My Favorite State VwV

    The cinderella one when she cut off her toe (or foot)

    *i felt that*

  • Gacha _GOAT_
    Gacha _GOAT_ 13 days ago

    I know what you mean by “he appreciates her dead body in..other ways...” in the Sleeping Beauty about disgusting

  • Kristin Opperman
    Kristin Opperman 13 days ago

    But there's more to the ending of the Little Mermaid. God was so moved by the mermaid's love for the prince he made her an angel. And if she is able to do 100 good deeds she will be allowed to be reincarnated.

  • Katelyn Savage
    Katelyn Savage 13 days ago

    Who else has been scrolling for hours 😆

  • Cray-Cray Chloe
    Cray-Cray Chloe 13 days ago

    You ruined my childhood and it’s not over yet

  • John Hatchett
    John Hatchett 13 days ago

    He got all of them wrong except for Snow White

  • Hanan Kabbanii
    Hanan Kabbanii 13 days ago

    The most disturbing story was the sleeping beauty😖

  • Lizzie Ellement
    Lizzie Ellement 14 days ago +1

    If you’ve not seen into the woods you should it’s soo good and it like all the real/original fairy tales merged together some how

  • Grace Rosa
    Grace Rosa 14 days ago +1

    The real tangled plot line is the same as the into the woods one

  • Lee’s vlog
    Lee’s vlog 14 days ago



    Pinnochio got hung also.

  • Siara's World
    Siara's World 14 days ago +1

    OMG I knew some of these real stories

  • rxse
    rxse 14 days ago

    i’m sorry to pinnochio movie lovers but i was scared of it and hated it ever since i watched it.

  • Lily Raeken
    Lily Raeken 14 days ago

    The princess and the frog

  • Queen Xi
    Queen Xi 14 days ago +3

    The story of cinderella is actually the plot of Cinderella's into the woods! How amazing 😍

  • Isabella Yundt
    Isabella Yundt 14 days ago

    One of the step sisters in cinderella fell in love with a baker

  • Isabella Yundt
    Isabella Yundt 14 days ago

    Pinocchio was also hanged because he killed Jiminy cricket

  • Uni Girl
    Uni Girl 14 days ago

    Dude... this is a weird video xD

  • Abbigail  Vivian
    Abbigail Vivian 14 days ago +1

    My childhood is officially ruined...

  • Cookie
    Cookie 14 days ago

    Some of the orgies are like in
    “Into the woods” like the rapunzel orgin

  • Джейд Эппл
    Джейд Эппл 14 days ago

    Не понимаю Англиский

  • Sunshine
    Sunshine 14 days ago

    My nane is esmeralda

  • xBlue Moonx
    xBlue Moonx 14 days ago

    The little mermaid: *stays young for like ten minutes*
    Rest of the movie: *I'm a woman-fish now*

  • Ashleigh
    Ashleigh 14 days ago

    8:20 um wtf

  • Aussie Bogan Memes
    Aussie Bogan Memes 14 days ago

    8:50 wait... WHAT??? cooking Taliah, AND THE KING EATS HER TWINS???

  • Xx_Violetcat_xX :3
    Xx_Violetcat_xX :3 14 days ago

    what should really happen in cinderella:
    prince: oh wow! this shoe is gonna help me find her!
    (more then one woman in the kingdom have the same shoe size)
    prince again: oh, i thought this would be easier i guess imma just pick the most attractive :>
    and then he got the complete opposite of cinderella! xD

  • Artsy Mulan
    Artsy Mulan 14 days ago +1

    You forgot one....

    *The gingerbread man*

  • Urawsum
    Urawsum 14 days ago

    The little mermaid one I always knew about cos thats what my mom read me to sleep😂

  • Vigdis Islandi
    Vigdis Islandi 14 days ago

    I grew up with all of the origin story's