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on 14 Sep 2010 04:02

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Disney movies based on R-rated stories

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1. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
Based on the novel Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo

The Disney happy ending
The evil Frollo has feelings for Esmeralda, which she doesn't return. He then set her on fire, and chains Quasimodo to the bell tower. Quasi busts free and rescues Esmeralda, while Phoebus gets to be the hero. The evil Frollo is cast into the flames. Phoebus gets Esmeralda, and Quasimodo gets nothing except his fifteen minutes of fame.

The original ending
Quasimodo has feelings for Esmeralda, which she doesn't return. Phoebus shows up and has his way with Esmeralda, before getting stabbed by Frollo. He arranges to have her hung in the public square. Quasimodo throws Frollo on the top of the cathedral. He then sneaks off to Esmeralda's grave, curls up around her and eventually dies of starvation.
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2. Tarzan (1999)
Based on the books about Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Disney happy ending
The evil Clayton locks up Tarzan and Jane on his ship, but Tantor the Elephant crashes through to rescue them. Tarzan rushes to the aid of the gorillas and vanquishes Clayton. Jane is on her way back to England when she has a change of heart and dives into the ocean. She reunites with Tarzan.

The original ending
Despite being surrounded by potential suitors, Jane falls in love with Tarzan. She leaves for America, and considers marrying another man to pay off her father's debts. Tarzan follows Jane and rescues her from a forrest fire. They admit their feelings for each other, but by that time Jane is already engaged to Clayton (because this is in the 19th century there's absolutly nothing she can do about it). Tarzan receives as telegram stating he's the rightful heir to Clayton's estate and all his propertys (including Jane). He thinks Jane is happy with Clayton, and chooses to stay silent.
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3. Hercules: Zero to Hero (1999)
Based on Greek myths

The Disney happy ending
Hades sends Meg, an attractive woman, to take out Hercules, but she falls in love with him instead. Hades gets Hercules to give up his powers in exchange for Meg's safety, but Hades goes back on his word (of course, since he is not the most reliable person). When Hercules is fighting a Cyclops, Meg pushes him out of the way of a falling column and is killed, which restores Hercules' powers just in time to bring her back to life.

The original ending
Hercules is depicted by the Greeks as a sexual beasts, taking whatever woman he liked before hitting mid life crisis. He got married to Megara and lives happily untill he gets driven insane by the goddess Hera to kill both Megara and his children. After regaining his senses, Hercules is consumed by guilt. To make amends he engages in 12 trials that include defeating powerful monsters, until he eventually gets killed by a blanket.

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4. The Fox and the Hound (1981)
Based on the book The Fox and the Hound by Daniel P. Mannix

The Disney happy ending
Copper the Hound protects his childhood friend Todd the Fox from his master, who is a hunter, achieving a mutual respect and understanding between species. Todd settles down with a vixen, and Copper continues his life as a working dog.

The original ending
Copper is a bloodthirsty killer who seeks revenge against the Fox for the accidental death of another hound on a previous hunt. After locating the Fox's lair, the hunter gas it, killing both the vixen and her cubs. Then follows a chase of Todd the Fox, which eventually collapses and dies of exhaustion.
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5. Pinocchio (1940)
Based on Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi

The Disney happy ending
The story follows a little wodden boy and the moral lessons he learns while growing up. After experiencing wage slavery, peer pressure, gambling, alcohol and donkey transformation, he gets swallowed by a whale. He rescues his father from the whale but dies in the process, prompting the Blue Fairy to resurrect him as a real boy.

The original ending
After Pinocchio is turned into a donkey, he is bought by a musician who wants a new drum made out of donkey skin. He tosses Pinocchio in the sea to drown him. Pinocchio is saved by a school of fish that proceed to devour his flesh, reducing him to wooden bones.
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6. The Lion King (1994)
Based on Hamlet by William Shakespear

The Disney happy ending
Simba's father Mufasa is killed by Simba's uncle Scar. Scar makes Simba run away, thinking that he killed his father. Little Simba is rescued by Timon and Pumbaa, and grows up with them. Simba meets his childhood friend Nala, who wants him to come back to Pride Lands. He refuses, still blaming himself for his father's death. After getting advices from Rafiki and his father's ghost, together with Timon and Pumbaa he returns to take his rightful place as the Lion King.

The original ending
Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, is devastated by his father's death. He is in a relationship with Ophelia, which he can't marry because she isn't royal. Hamlet sees the ghost of his father, who tells him that his uncle Claudius posioned and killed him. Hamlet seeks revenge over Claudius, who married his mother to get the crown. Hamlet accidentally kills Ophelia's father, because he thought he was Claudius. Ophelia goes mad when she finds out, and drowns in a river. Hamlet and Laertes is engaging in a dual, but Hamlet doesn't know that Laertes and Claudius is out to kill him. The king poisoned a glass of wine and Laertes poisoned his sword, one of which would surely kill the Prince. However, things go amiss when the Queen drinks the poisoned wine and falls dead. Laertes slices Hamlet's arm with his poisoned sword, leaving Hamlet with just enough time left of his life to fulfill his goal. He slays king Claudius, and also Laertes when he discovers the sword had poisoned him.
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7. The Little Mermaid (1989)
Based on the story The Little Mermaid by H.C. Andersen

The Disney happy ending
After an entire movie of trying to turn from a mermaid into a human girl so she can marry a prince, things aren't looking good for Ariel. Due to cunning contractual stipulations, the evil witch Ursula winds up with Ariel and Triton's magical crown and trident. Prince Eric drives a ship's broken bow right into her stomach. He saves the day and get to marry Ariel.

The original ending
After having her tail split in two, Ariel gets on land bleeding terribly. The prince finds this amusing and make her dance for her while she grins and bears the excruciating pain. Afterward, Ariel finds out the prince is marrying another woman, and if he does, Ariel will dissolve into sea foam. But she can be saved if she can convince the prince that it was her who saved him from drowning. She doesn't, and the prince get married. The evil witch tell Ariel she can be saved if she kills him, but she chooses to believe in the power of love. And since mermaids don't have souls (at least according to Hans Christian Andersen), she has to do 300 years of good deeds in order to earn one, only every time a child cries, she has to do an extra day for each teardrop.
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8. The Jungle Book (1967)
Based on the short-story Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

The Disney happy ending
After living in the jungle for years, separated from humans, Mowgli come across a village and is smitten by a girl. He goes to the village and live happily ever after.

The original ending
When Mowgli decides to return to society, society isn't so sure it wants him back. He is re-banished into the wilderness, and the family who took him in gets tortured. Mowgli recruits Hathi for help, a bloodthirsty, scarred old elephant who likes nothing more than to seek revenge on humans for an old wound he received in a spike pit. The story ends with Mowgli and Hathi destroying the entire village.
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Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Sep 15 2:59
oh wow, i will never be able to watch any of these childhood favorites again! haha@ Great list, dude! ;)
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Sep 15 13:26
Interesting list! How about posting what the original story was next to the original unhappy ending part?
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Sep 15 20:04
The Lion King was based on Hamlet, and since it's Shakespearean I bet you know what happens in that story...
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Sep 15 20:31
You should do the other fairytales too, I think Sleeping Beauty wasn't all beautiful either. But awesome list!
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Sep 15 23:22
Hmmm... great list and you get my vote but how about you use the spoiler codes which'll cover up the spoilers and if one's seen the film then can read it?
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Sep 16 6:31
Sorry, I just assumed most had seen this movies already. I've covered up the Disney ending spoilers. I will add some more later :)
Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Oct 25 23:31
Wow nice list, they all have interesting endings specially the mermaid's one and pinnochio never turn in to a real boy lol sad ending
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at Dec 17 2:39
Sleeping Beauty originally contained rape.
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at Dec 17 2:40
Also, in the Tarzan entry, its "debts" not "depts". ;)
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at Dec 17 9:53
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at Dec 17 11:40
In the book The Fox and The Hound is based on, the ending shows Copper geting killed by his owner because the owner's life of alcoholism turned for the worst and he agreed to live in a retirement home.
Posted: 3 years, 10 months ago at Jun 1 20:37
Love this list!
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Aug 13 20:14
I didn't think the real story to The Fox and the Hound could be any more heartbreaking that the Disney movie, but no, if that is how the movie had ended I might just have killed myself of sorrow.

However, The Jungle Book ending might have been pretty awesome.

Cool list, very informative.
Posted: 3 years ago at Mar 27 9:11
what a great list, very informative !! and some of the stories are horrible ha good thing we had Disney to sugar coat everything :)

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