For many Disney movies, the heroes meet their happily-ever-afters, finding their true loves or learning their way in life after being subject to evil witches, dragon slaying princes and fairy godmothers through their story.
With a magical Mickey Mouse coating, these tales are soothingly familiar, and have become much loved children's classics over the years.
But many of these original stories came from old fables and texts, depicting a far worse off (and in some cases very disturbing) narrative in which the characters often are killed off, tortured, abused or subject to terrible fates. These narratives were made to teach those who read them to stick to the right path in life, and not make the bad decisions that might endanger you.
Some date back to Brothers Grimm tales in the eighteen century, or as far as Chinese ballads from the fourth century AD, all of which tell these short stories in ways that will leave you with significantly less nostalgia.
Here is a list of just a few of those disturbing and dark origins from the classic Disney movies you'll be glad the studios changed for their release!