Yes. This is comparatively tame if you consider the original ending of *'The Little Mermaid'*. Poor mermaid lost her long life, her voice, her love. Her sisters paid their hair to the sea witch and asked her to pierce the heart of the prince with the dagger they bought. Little mermaid could not bring about to kill him and she was became one of the daughters of the air.
God I love the Grimm versions so much. People complain about censorship now? They should see just how ridiculous we censored those tales for Disney movies
The original Cinderella had the ugly stepsisters mutilating their feet to try and fit into the slipper.
This is from Little Red Riding Hood: "He seized Little Red Riding Hood, and she screamed. Suddenly a loud rap was heard at the door. Again she screamed—and in rushed her father and some other faggot makers, who, seeing the wolf, killed him at once, and released Little Red Riding Hood. These were the faggot makers (firewood gatherers) she had met in the wood. They, thinking she was not quite safe with a wolf, went and told her father, and they all followed her to her grandmother's house and thus saved her life."
The Neil Gaiman version, 'Snow, Glass, Apples' is the one I prefer. Told from the perspective of the Evil Queen.
The Grimm brothers were so savage. Love the originals.
I mean if someone tried to eat my organs...
You all should check out the original Thomas the Train stories. They are incredibly dark.
Disney get working on this!
Someone published a collection of original brother Grimm tales in my native Bulgarian language. I believe that was the first release of the original version in that language.
A small scandal ensued - the publisher was called "sick" and "sadist" for publishing children's tales that could harm the kiddos...
So when people are complaining about censorship and all that nonsense - society just don't care about the originals so publisher publish what sells. I would read those to my 3 year old for sure...
My parents gave me the translated collection of Grimm's tales as a young kid.
If I remember right, Cinderella's stepmother is shoved into a cask that has nails hammered into it, and rolled into the harbour.
The stepsisters are permanently blinded by birds.
In the movie, the queen has the huntsman go after her for her heart, makes sense she would try to eat it, i mean she IS evil...