The Disney Disaster
How Disney Has Ruined the Lives of Small Children and Led to Their Ultimate Failure as Adults
By: Talia Dawkins
Over the years, fairy tales have been warped and twisted to fit modern day beliefs and ideals. Disney is the main culprit behind the defiling of these wonderful narratives. A vast majority of these debauched stories come from Grimms’ Fairy Tales written by Jacob and Wilhem Grimm. Grimms’ Fairy Tales typically teach a valuable lesson, whether it’s about love and happiness, or death and betrayal.
For example, the true version of “Snow White” teaches that hatred can occur between family members, even those bonds between a mother and daughter, whereas Disney tried, and succeeded I might add, to make the entire story about something as simple as vanity. It is amazingly disgusting that Disney only chose stories from the Grimm Tales that could be overly simplified, instead of stories that actually teach real life lessons. For example, “The Fisherman and His Wife” could have been an excellent demonstration for children to not be greedy or that sometimes a good deed shouldn’t have to be repaid. A good deed should just be a good deed.
This major company, founded by Walt Disney, has desecrated these almost sacred tales by over modernizing them thus leading to the development of false aspirations in young children and ultimately causing their failure in adulthood. My belief is that the only reason that Walt Disney even began to use the Grimm Tales in the first place is because the two brothers, Jacob and Wilhem, shared the same anti semitic views as he.
Some, those more simple minded, would say that the Grimm Tales are not appropriate for children because of the violent and sexual themes. I say this is not the case. Nowadays, everything from video games to cartoons for children all contain sexual implications and violent undertones. For example, Cartoon Networks’ cartoon Chowder was known for its phallic and...