12 Disney Movies That Have Horrifying Origin Stories

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1. Cinderella contained blood and mutilation.

In Disney’s version:

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A princess who was mistreated by her stepmother goes to a ball and meets a prince, but has to escape before midnight and loses a slipper in her haste. Then the prince takes the slipper and has young ladies in the realm try it on to see if it fits. He finds Cinderella, whom it fits perfectly, and they live happily ever after.

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In the original story:

In the Charles Perrault version, when the prince arrives at Cinderella’s house, the stepmother orders her two daughters to cut off their toes and put on their slippers. Her plan does not work, and Cinderella gets the prince and a happy ending. To add insult to injury, during the wedding, some pigeons devour the eyes of her already mutilated stepsisters.

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