Sure, Disney movies are full of cute talking animals, upbeat songs, and happily-ever-afters. But it's no secret that the fairy tales they're based on are often much darker, more violent, and more sinister. If you want to know what really happened in the original stories, we've got you covered.
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5 Fairy Tales That Were Way Darker Than You Realized as a Kid
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Key Facts In This Video
In the original “Cinderella,” the step-sisters also saw off parts of their feet to attempt to fit into the glass slipper. 00:45
In the original “Snow White,” the step-mother is forced to put on hot-iron shoes at Snow White's wedding and dance until she dies. 01:18
In the original “Rapunzel,” the prince is forced to jump from the tower and gets his eyes gauged out by thorns upon landing. 02:27
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