Ever since Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Disney movies have been a stand-by teaching tool for morality and good old-fashioned family values...or so it appeared. But, what if hidden alongside all the faith, trust, and pixie dust was a more truthful message that has been right in front of us all along. TheFW's Nick Nadel and Christine Gritmon have redone some of Disney's most recognizable posters to reveal this potentially sinister side.
Let's take an honest look at the movies we grew up watching...
Beauty and the Beast
And that's still a more family-friendly title than Bestiality: A Love Story.
Just listen to this basic advice from public service announcements and your neighborhood veterinarian. One little operation, and you won't have your deranged, fur-crazy boss—everyone has one of those, right?—hunting down your massive brood of puppies.
The Princess and the Frog
I may get some flak for this, but Princess and the Frog featured one of the most self-sufficient princesses ever in a Disney movie. Yeah, there are stereotypical portrayals, way too many frog-centric scenes, and another terrible handling of voodoo, but it's way more than the "black princess movie."
Looking for a way out of your horrible circumstances? Tired of suffering abuse at the hands of your overbearing master? Well, the answer has been right in front of you all along, silly. Just look really beautiful and rich, and a member of royalty will pluck you out of obscurity. It's as easy as that!
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
I'll be honest, I can't fully get behind this one. The Hunchback of Notre Dame is one of my favorite Disney movies in part because Quasimodo doesn't get the girl in the end. Just because the fully capable beauty didn't fall for him does not mean that he finished last. He helped save an entire ethnic group from certain slaughter AND escaped his own tormenter in the process. Plus, unlike the source material, Disney's version keeps him alive! Sounds to me like he came out pretty far ahead.
The Lion King
Thankfully, this is Hamlet minus all the sexual overtones between mother and son. Though, maybe that's just a deleted scene.
The Little Mermaid
A wonderful lesson for all impressionable adolescents. Give up your strongest talent that makes you truly unique solely for that dude you don't know at all! Also, don't worry about speaking to him because who needs conversation to form a lasting bond? Make it a double feature with Grease to ensure that every young boy and girl know the proper way to begin loving relationships.
Head over to TheFW to see even more of Nadel and Gritmon's work. What other honest Disney titles need their own posters?