So, I was looking up on the original books of a few Disney classics, such as Peter Pan. Wow, they're quite dark and messed up! I really want to read them now!
Apparently Peter Pan was an angel that held children's hands on their way to heaven. This is why the children never grew up. I also read that Peter Pan (originally) kidnapped children and would kill them when they got too old. Captain Hook and his pirates were actually The lost boys who escaped Peter Pan.
Alice in Wonderland was written buy a guy who was in love with his boss's daughter(teen/child?), and wrote a book for her, while high on drugs. Not sure "how" true the story behind the book is but still interesting!
What Disney classic's or other popular cartoons which were originally books interesting facts do you know? (or rumors lol)?
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23-01-2014 19:17 #1
23-01-2014 19:21 #2
Noooo surely not. Off to research now
I definitely know that is not true about Alice in Wonderland. That story was written after telling a couple of sisters a story to pass the time. The story was told to Alice Liddell and was given to her as a present and then published. I love Alice in Wonderland.
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23-01-2014 19:26 #3
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Not so much an interesting fact but I am always astounded by the level of honesty in the book 'Black Beauty'. It openly talks of death and goes into reasonable detail about some of the painful procedures they used to inflict on horses.
23-01-2014 19:28 #5
ooh cool topic How fascinating!
I have also heard rumours relating to drugs surrounding Alice In Wonderland.
Similar are the history behind many children's nursery rhymes...the lyrics are often dark and quite macabre; "Ring around the rosies, a pocket full of posies, a tissue a tissue, we all fall down".. is based on the many deaths caused by the black plague.
And I don't know the meaning behind it, but Rock a Bye baby has some pretty twisted lyrics too... lol.
Also London Bridge is Falling Down... really? A tad scary!
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23-01-2014 19:31 #6
Disney adapted a lot of Hans Christian Anderson and the brothers Grimm stories. Some of them are horrible to read.
I think the little mermaid was a hca story. But instead of the happy marriage , he marries another princess. She is offered a knife to kill him but can't. So she jumps back into the sea to die.
23-01-2014 19:34 #7
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23-01-2014 19:35 #8
The caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland is smoking a hookah although what is in the hookah is not mentioned (from memory).
23-01-2014 19:37 #9
Wasn't the original Peter Pan the novel by JM Barrie? I'm sure I read it years ago and that's where Disney got the movie from? It had nothing in it about Peter Pan being an angel but was very similar to the movie?
23-01-2014 19:39 #10
Woops, sorry, I edited my comment. I stand by what I wrote though lol. In regards to the drugs, nope, also not true, although its not hard to believe it.
What it was attributed to was a type of migraine that was named after Alice in Wonderland. Apparently it leads sufferes to feel disconnedted to their bodies, see auras, feel as though their size has changed and so on. Its pretty full on.
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