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This Fan Art Shows the Original Grimm Brothers' Endings To Disney Classics

This Fan Art Shows the Original Grimm Brothers' Endings To Disney Classics

by Ezra Zydan

Anyone that has been on the internet long enough and loves Disney has definitely looked into where the cult classics originated: The Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen. The stories created by these phenomenal writers were then taken by Walt E. Disney and company and transformed into a global empire that is still going stronger than ever after more than 90 years, and given a lighter tone to appeal to the nature of children. As these children grew up, they became more interested in the darker aspect of the origins of these characters, and that's how we came upon some of this fan art. 


Snow White

Now, we know that in the animated release of 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs', the Evil Queen dies from a fall off of a cliff.

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In The Brothers Grimm edition of this tale, Snow White actually enacted revenge against the Queen on her own.

Talk about loss of innocence.

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The best / worst part?

Once the poison apple was removed from the throat of Snow, she and the prince had a wedding ceremony whereupon the Evil Queen could attend. Once she arrived, the Queen was forced to wear hot iron shoes and dance until she died. Talk about hot footed.

via:Camille Rose Garcia.


Chances are, you managed to catch the more realistic ending to this story by watching Rob Marshall's "Into the Woods".

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After hearing the prince was on the hunt for the woman that originally fit his mystery shoe, one of the evil step-sisters cuts off her toes, while the other chops off her heel.

The prince sees through their plan and finds Cinderella to be the true owner of the shoe.


The last thing the two sisters saw was Cinderella's wedding to the Prince, as they lost their eyes to the anger of birds.

That's right, I made an Angry Birds reference.

via:Falling Sarah

The Little Mermaid

We all remember how Ursula granted the wish for Ariel to receive her legs (with the caveat that she would lose her voice). Well, in Hans Christian Andersen's version, the real deal was that if she lost the bet she made with the sea witch, she would die (that means she becomes sea foam, and would no longer be able to live out her immortal existence).

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As it would turn out, her Prince Eric isn't as princely as the other Princes in the story world.

He forced her to dance through the pain of the change, and with no voice, she could only express herself through silent tears. To make matters worse, Eric leaves her for another woman, whereupon she's given the option to kill him so she could survive as a mermaid, but she realises that she loves him, and we see her become a patch of sea foam because of it. Guess life isn't all it's cracked up to be as a mermaid.



This is yet another adaptation of The Brothers Grimm edition of Rapunzel. One thing omitted, is that Rapunzel actually gets pregnant during one of the prince's visits, and it leads to the Enchantress finding out (which leads to Rapunzel getting her ridiculously long hair snipped).

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Rapunzel is then forced to leave the tower, much to her chagrin, and the Enchantress waits for the prince's return.

Once he returns and begins to climb, he realises that it's the Enchantress and let's go of the hair, falling into a thorn patch where he had his eyes gouged out.


What makes it all okay?

He finds Rapunzel and their twins after years of wandering about blind; Rapunzel's tears somehow manage to heal the prince's blindness, and they manage to live a rather peaceful existence. Not too morbid, but still not the story we all know and love today.

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