Disturbing Origins Of Your Favorite Childhood Movies You Didn’t Know!

'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs'

As children, you have loved these movies. On the surface, they have a beautiful story with a beautiful ending of good wins over evil.
But the sinister origins they are adapted from are altered. Reasonably to make it a children’s movie.

Here are two such movies and their disturbing origin.

‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’

“Snow White” was written by the Grimm brothers in 1812. You all must be familiar with the popular story.
The story has the young and beautiful princess, Snow White.

She has a stepmother who gets jealous of her beauty and to remain the most beautiful woman, she attempts to kill her.
She casts a spell on herself to transform into an old lady and goes to Snow White to feed her a poisonous apple.
Snow White eats the apple but is not buried and is laid in a glass casket. The handsome prince kisses her and breaks the spell, and they live happily ever after.

Now the original story doesn’t end here. The story goes on, and a grand wedding is hosted for Snow White and the Prince. The stepmother is also invited to the wedding.

During the wedding, her stepmother, as a punishment, is made to wear glowing red hot shoes and dance until she drops dead.


“Pinocchio” was released in 1940 and is a celebrated Disney movie.
The story is shown from the view of Jimmy cricket. The story shows the lonely woodcarver Gepetto. Gepetto carves a young boy and names him Pinocchio. He wishes to see a shooting star that was a real boy, and the wish is granted.

A puppet master kidnaps Pinocchio. He ventures into the sea to help his father but drowns. He manages to escape and finds out that a whale swallows Gepetto. He is brought back to life by a fairy who makes him a real boy without any puppet strings.

The real story written by Carlo Collodi was featured as an episode series in a magazine. That story shows Pinocchio as a wretched and disobedient boy. He troubles Gepetto and kills Jimmy Cricket.

He is constantly tortured and kidnapped by people. His legs are burned down, and he is ultimately hanged.
But the writer was forced to change the end. Pinocchio is brought back to life but still endures torture.

The writer’s mishaps happening to Pinocchio were an attempt to make children obedient and show what happens otherwise.

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