Disney loves a princess.
From the ultra-girly Cinderella to the more rough-and-tumble Merida, Disney princesses are easily recognizable to almost anyone in the world. Every five year old in America can tell you who Snow White's sidekicks are, what Rapunzel is famous for, and probably even what Ariel thinks a fork is called.
But do you know the original fairy tales that inspired the Disney princess movies? Disney loves to make things clean and shiny, but the fairy tales that inspired their movies usually take some disturbing twists and turns that Disney conveniently left out of their films.