Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Disney Movies from Books--Can You Handle the Originals?

Many of the Disney movies are based on other books, stories, and fairy tales.  Some of the original stories were incredibly graphic.  It makes me wonder why Disney even chose such gory stories to adapt for children in the first place.  However, I cannot deny their beloved status in the world of cinema. 

For you Disney geeks like me out there, try one of these original tales in written form and let me know what you think.

I put an asterisk * by some of the more graphic ones. 

*"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" – based on Snow White by the Brothers Grimm

*"Pinocchio" – Based on Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi

"Bambi" – based on Bambi, A Life in the Woods by Felix Salten
"Cinderella" – based on Cinderella by Charles Perrault
"Alice in Wonderland" – based on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
"Peter Pan" – based on Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
"Old Yeller" – based on Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
"Sleeping Beauty" - based on Sleeping Beauty by Charles Perrault

 "One Hundred and One Dalmatians" – based on The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith
"The Sword in the Stone" – based on The Sword in the Stone by T.H. White
"The Incredible Journey" – based on The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford
"Mary Poppins" – based on Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers
*"The Jungle Book" – based on The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
"The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" – based on Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
*"The Fox and the Hound" – based on The Fox and the Hound by Daniel P. Mannix
"The Black Cauldron" – based on The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander
"Oliver and Company" – based on Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
*"The Little Mermaid" –based on The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen
*"Aladdin" – a version of the story of "Aladdin and the Magic Lamp" from the book Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights
"The Muppet Christmas Carol" – based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
"The Three Musketeers" – based on The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas.
"Muppet Treasure Island" – adaptation of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
*"The Hunchback of Notre Dame" – based on The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
*"Tarzan" – based upon the Tarzan of the Apes series by Edgar Rice Burroughs
"Tuck Everlasting" – based on Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
"Bridge to Terabithia" – based on Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
"The Princess and the Frog" – based on The Frog Princess by E. D. Baker
*"Tangled" – based on Rapunzel by the Brothers Grimm


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