The Stories That Inspired Famous Disney Movies

If you spent your daily time on the internet, it will likely come as no surprise to you that the Disney animated classics we grew up with aren’t really telling the whole story. Whether they’re a creation of the Brothers Grimm or the dark, twisted mind of Hans Christian Andersen, the fairy tales we know and love came from much darker original stories.

Although these far-darker original stories probably won’t be making it onto Disney’s slate in their full gory glory anytime soon, some fan artists have imagined what these stories would look like in different styles and forms.

Snow White

In the original ending of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, it wasn’t a quick tumble off of a cliff that ended the life of the Evil Queen but some sweet revenge acted out by Snow herself.

After her Prince helped dislodge the poison apple from Snow White’s throat, the two had their quickie wedding ceremony.

The Evil Queen is invited, and not to be one to miss a good party, she attends. As an act of punishment, they made the witch dance in red hot iron shoes until she burned herself to death. She was forced to dance in uncomfortably tight, and red hot shoes until it killed her.


As many of you already know about the sad(ish) story of Cinderella’s evil stepsisters. After hearing that the prince was looking for someone to fit his mystery woman’s shoe, one sister cuts off her toes, and the other her heel in an effort to try to fit into the tiny slipper. Obviously, the prince finds out about their plan and realizes that Cinderelly is the true owner of the shoe.

When both sister’s plans didn’t work, they attempted to take the spotlight during the wedding and got their eyes plucked out by birds as a consequence.