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The Surprising Origins of Disney Characters

By Becky Ferreira Apr 14, 2014

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Disney has a long tradition of grabbing a folktale and giving it a good old-fashioned G-rated bath. But their squeaky clean movies are often based on bizarre legends, as we'll show you in this  slideshow. From homicidal birds to Shakespeare on the Serengeti, these are the surprising origins of Disney characters.

Tags: disney, shakespeare, slideshows, fairy tales, origin stories

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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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