If you're familiar with the origins of most fairy tales, you know that many of them have bloody, heinous origins. You might know about Cinderella's stepsisters' feet being mutilated in order to fit the glass slipper, or Snow White's stepmother being forced to dance in red hot shoes until she died at her wedding.
This list of fairy tale origins will help you find out more about these gory stories and what makes them so inappropriate for kids. Beauty and the Beast really isn't that different, but there are some pretty big variations when it comes to the Disney versions of these stories, which were originally intended for adults to begin with.
Which is your favorite original story? Do you know of any others? Share them in the chat below.
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