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I mean… even the Disney fairy tales ARE dark. I remember being scared by the evil queen in Snow White when she’s making her evil potion, and Ursula when she’s that giant with demonic eyes trying to spear Ariel & Eric, and the starving wolves in Beauty & the Beast that almost eat Belle AND her father AND the Beast himself.
But I remember being even MORE traumatized when I read the original Little Mermaid. When she walks it feels like she’s stepping on KNIVES and her voice was taken away by her tongue being CUT OUT and she and her sisters turn to seafoam I think. It’s HORRIBLE. So Disney did sanitize a lot.
But it does seem to be sanatizing them less these days. Did anyone see Cars 2? I heard that one was really terrible and kids were crying watching that one!
So I see why people wouldn’t want to scare their kids with all that but so many kids for centuries have heard these stories, including the parents themselves, so I don’t see why it’s such a big deal…