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  • Have you ever wondered where some of the Disney movie stories

  • came from? Or the real story

  • behind our favorite fairy tales?

  • They're not as glamorous as we remember them

  • to be.

  • Mirror, Mirror, on the wall.

  • Who is

  • fairest

  • of them all?

  • I have those true stories coming right up.

  • Hey guys,

  • and welcome back to daily list.

  • I'm Azalea Hart.

  • What are your favorite fairy tales?

  • And did you ever find out the true meaning behind them?

  • Not only the true meaning, but did it creep you out?

  • Well I have some creepy stories for you coming right up.

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  • With that said, let's get right into the list.

  • Twelve real stories behind our favorite Disney movies:

  • [clock chimes]

  • So we all know the story behind Cinderella, right?

  • Her mom dies, but then her dad remarries a wicked woman

  • with wicked daughters

  • [rips] [gasps]

  • You shall not go to the ball

  • [sobs]

  • Then her father dies and then she becomes

  • the house maid

  • The way we know the movie to end

  • is that Cinderella gets the prince,

  • they get married,

  • and live happily ever after.

  • It's truly a story that warms our hearts.

  • But do you know how it really ends

  • according to Grimm's fairy tales?

  • While the step sisters don't get to live happily ever after and go about their lives,

  • you know, except being jealous forever

  • they actually meet a pretty gross and bloody end.

  • One of the step sisters wanted to fit into the slipper so bad,

  • that she cut off her toes.

  • The other one,

  • sliced off her heel.

  • How do you even do that?

  • That's not all either.

  • They attend the wedding

  • and doves flew down from heaven.

  • Aw so sweet

  • Doves at a wedding right?

  • Except these doves

  • pecked the eyes out of the sisters

  • Ow

  • In The Little Mermaid

  • we know that Ariel's father, King Triton

  • turned her into a permanent human being and gave her her legs.

  • Then she was able to live happily ever after

  • with her husband, Prince Eric.

  • Romantic right?

  • [choir singing]

  • But according to story teller Hans Christian Andersen,

  • his mermaid not only wished for legs to get the prince,

  • she wished for legs because mermaids don't get to go to heaven

  • like humans do.

  • Also in this version of the story,

  • every time our Ariel took a step,

  • it felt like she was stepping on knives.

  • Also in this version, the prince didn't fall in love with her.

  • ♪♪

  • I mean that does happen sometimes ya know

  • like everyone you love is not going to love you back.

  • But if he had,

  • his kiss would breathe part of his soul into her body

  • allowing her to have an afterlife

  • but anyway, on the day of his wedding,

  • she threw herself into the sea

  • and died.

  • At the end of the version of Snow White that we know,

  • the prince kisses her,

  • wakes her up from the poison from the apple,

  • and the evil queen dies by falling off of a cliff.

  • [Screams]

  • But in the Brother's Grimm version,

  • the queen died a more brutal death than that.

  • I know. What can be worse than falling off of a cliff?

  • Well the queen was invited to Snow and her prince's wedding

  • -which was nice-

  • but when she arrived, she was given a pair of hot iron shoes

  • and forced to dance to death in front of the wedding party.

  • Now that is twisted.

  • Death by dancing.

  • In the Sleeping Beauty that we know,

  • they also live happily ever after.

  • After the prince slays the dragon

  • he kisses Aurora to wake her up,

  • and then dances with her as her dress changes color.

  • But in another 17th-century tale called

  • Sun, Moon, and Talia

  • the prince was actually a king

  • who's married by the way,

  • and he didn't kiss Talia when he found her sleeping,

  • he raped her.

  • She woke up months later with twin babies,

  • Sun and Moon.

  • And then she was reunited with the king

  • Whoo was still married

  • This story still somewhat has a happily ever after.

  • Kind of

  • I don't know

  • how

  • but

  • But anyway the queen found out

  • and tried to make the king eat the twin babies.

  • So he threw her in the fire,

  • and then married Talia as punishment

  • It's hard to tell who the punishment was for though.

  • Was it for the queen who he already killed by throwing her in the fire

  • or was it for the woman that he raped and had twins with,

  • Talia?

  • ♪ I got now strings to hold me do- ♪

  • [laughter]

  • At the end of the Pinnochio, we know,

  • he was turned into a real boy.

  • I'm a real boy!

  • You're alive?!

  • But in the real Pinocchio, from Carlo Collodi's story,

  • Pinocchio was not a nice boy at all.

  • He murdered this story's version of Jiminy Cricket

  • in the first act.

  • So he didn't even make it through the entire play

  • and Geppetto, that sweet old man,

  • he goes to jail for negligence.

  • When Geppetto gets out of jail,

  • he sold his only coat that he had

  • so that he could send Pinnochio to school

  • and buy him his school books.

  • I'm going to school!

  • But Pinnochio bought theatre tickets with the money instead.

  • Apparently the Pinnochio in this story,

  • does much worse things than that.

  • And then he met his death when two other characters

  • hung him by a tree and he died by suffocation.

  • A boy who won't be good, might just as well be made of wood.

  • In The Hunchback of Notre Dame,

  • of course, we would've loved if Quasimodo

  • won the love of Esmeralda

  • but he just ended up accepting that she likes him for who he is

  • but, ya know, just doesn't love him like that.

  • but his happily ever after came when he defeated

  • the villain of the movie, Fro;lo.

  • Then he was accepted into society

  • and the people of the town loved him.

  • Yay for Quasimodo!

  • The real story though,

  • was written by Victor Hugo

  • and by his account, Frollo actually ends up killing Esmerelda

  • by hanging her

  • and then Quasimodo kills Frollo

  • and then cries by Esmerelda corpse

  • and eventually, starves to death.

  • I mean, that escalated quickly.

  • In Fox and the Hound,

  • it ended out with Todd living out his life happy, as a fox

  • and Copper living out his life as a hound

  • and then they just remember their years of friendship fondly.

  • Super sweet.

  • But in Daniel P Mannix's version

  • Copper the hound, chases the fox until he dies of exhaustion

  • then Copper's master shoots Copper with a shotgun,

  • kills him,

  • [two gunshots]

  • and then moves away.

  • You want to go outside?

  • [scoffs] Why Rapunzel.

  • [window shuts]

  • In Tangled, we know that Rapunzel lives in the tower with Mother Gothel

  • and then Flynn Ryder, AKA Eugene,

  • saves her and helps her escape.

  • Rapunzel falls in love with Flynn,

  • finds out that she's a princess

  • and then they get rid of Mother Gothel

  • and live happily ever after.

  • In the real story though,

  • Rapunzel and the prince have a secret signal

  • which is dangling her hair out the window for him to climb up

  • to come see her.

  • In this version, Mother Gothel's character,

  • finds out, and decides to lure the prince to the tower by

  • cutting off Rapunzel's hair herself

  • and then she uses the hair to get our prince to climb up.

  • When the prince does climb up and realized it wasn't Rapunzel calling him,

  • he jumps from the tower and lands in the thorn bushes below

  • and pokes his eyes out.

  • Ouch

  • Pocahontas is a love story that everybody should hear

  • Well...

  • The story that we know at least

  • The Native American Princess falls in love with a British colonist, John Smith

  • even though they should be sworn enemies

  • When she saves John's life,

  • Remember the scene where they were going to smash his head in?

  • ♪♪

  • No!

  • If you kill him, you'll have to kill me too.

  • It ends up bringing peace between the British and the natives.

  • In the real story though, this story, is actually a true story.

  • After John Smith returned to England,

  • Pochohantas was actually kidnapped and forced to

  • convert to Christianity.

  • She ended up marrying a man by the name of John Rolfe.

  • Years later, she was put on show as a civilized Native American

  • in London

  • Like how disgusting is that?

  • So they really believed that Native Americans were savages

  • Barely even human?

  • Savages, savages, barely even human

  • Savages, savages, drive them from our shore

  • Anyway, before she could actually return home,

  • she ended up dying by causes unknown.

  • We know that Mulan was super courageous and brave.

  • She disguised herself as a man

  • and enlisted in the army in place of her elderly father.

  • She becomes a strong warrior with the help of her dragon friend, Mushu.

  • She makes her family so proud,

  • falls in love with her general,

  • and lived happily ever after.

  • The original story, though is called Hua Mulan

  • In it, Mulan does return home happy and safe,

  • but her family has fallen apart.

  • Then, her only option, was to become a sex slave

  • and she couldn't live like that

  • so she ended up committing suicide

  • In The Jungle Book, we know that Mowgli was raised by wolves

  • and while he was being raised, became the target

  • of the tiger of the jungle, Shere Khan.

  • [roars]

  • so his wolf mom sent him to a human village

  • to be safe but ended up living in the jungle still

  • and fought Shere Khan.

  • In Rudyard Kipling's version of The Jungle Book,

  • Mowgli never adjusts to human life,

  • and it's insinuated that he's actually attracted to wolves.

  • not humans.

  • Also when Mowgli fought the tiger, Shere Khan

  • and in this story, he fought him when he was eleven years old

  • and completely naked.

  • I mean that's not safe at all.

  • We all know the story of Frozen.

  • Should I really go over it?