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The Secrets Behind Disney Movies

Things Disney Do Not Want You To Know

By Nicholas MosesPublished 9 months ago 2 min read

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs:

The 1937 film "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" was a tremendous success, marking the beginning of Disney's iconic princess lineup. We all know the story well: Snow White lives with her jealous stepmother, who orders the Huntsman to kill her. Instead, he sets her free in the forest, where she finds refuge with the Seven Dwarfs. The Evil Queen discovers Snow White's survival and uses a poisoned apple to try and kill her. However, a prince finds her and, with a kiss, brings her back to life, and they live happily ever after. The original tale by the Brothers Grimm was even darker, where Snow White was revived by the jostling caused by a fall and later, the Wicked Queen was punished by dancing to her death in red-hot shoes.


Disney's "Pocahontas" faced controversy as it took historical liberties with the true story of Pocahontas. In the film, Pocahontas falls in love with a British captain, while her true story is about her interactions with Captain John Smith, which lacked any romantic involvement. The real Pocahontas was a Native American, who later married a tobacco planter named John Rolfe, becoming Rebecca, symbolizing peace between Native Americans and the English. Tragically, she died in England at the age of 21 under suspicious circumstances.

Tangled (Rapunzel)

The Disney film "Tangled" tells the story of Rapunzel, a princess with magical hair, who escapes her tower with the help of a thief she falls in love with. In the original "Rapunzel" tale by the Brothers Grimm, she also has long hair, but after the prince discovers her, the wicked witch cuts it off and banishes her to the wilderness. The prince is deceived into climbing up the cut hair, resulting in him losing his sight after falling into thorns. Eventually, he is reunited with Rapunzel and regains his sight.


The beloved Disney film "Pinocchio" follows the adventures of a wooden puppet who wishes to be a real boy. However, the original tale by Carlo Collodi depicts Pinocchio as a misbehaved and disobedient boy who brings harm to others, including killing Jiminy Cricket. The story is much darker and filled with hardship for Pinocchio.

Winnie the Pooh:

The lovable character Winnie the Pooh was inspired by a real bear named Winnie, and the character Christopher Robin was based on A. A. Milne's son, Christopher Robin Milne. While the Disney version is known for its lightheartedness, some people speculate that the characters represent various psychological disorders, although this is not confirmed.

Alice in Wonderland:

"Alice in Wonderland" has often been linked to a drug trip due to its surreal and imaginative elements, but this connection is not officially confirmed by the creators. Nonetheless, the story takes Alice on a fantastical journey through a world of absurdity and eccentric characters.


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