The recent revelation that Mufasa and Scar aren’t really brothers has rocked us to the core, and so we’ve decided to take a look at some of the other lies about Disney that we’ve believed.
Word of mouth and the Internet have made it easy to spread false information en masse, and Disney films are no exception to this rule. That’s why today at Screen Rant we’re taking a look at some of the lies, myths and urban legends about Disney movies that most of us have believed.
Does Belle from Beauty and the Beast really suffer from Stockholm Syndrome? Did Finland really ban Donald Duck because he doesn’t wear pants? And is it true that Tinker Bell was based on Marilyn Monroe? Were the personalities of the seven dwarfs actually inspired by drug use?
We take a look at some questionable imagery in The Little Mermaid. Is the minister conducting the wedding really that excited to be there? And was the phallic tower really the result of a scorned artist getting some revenge?
On a darker note, we’re also looking at whether the loss of Walt Disney’s mother is the reason for the absence of mothers in most of their films, and whether the characters from Winnie the Pooh are really based on mental illnesses.
But we’ll try to have fun, we promise, as we take a look at all of these and more, as we look at ten Disney lies we have always believed.