Dark Origins of Disney Fairy Tales
The Princess and the Frog
The Princess and the Frog is a popular Disney movie, based, very loosely, on Brothers Grimm s The Frog Prince. To be fair, its storyline does tally with the modern versions of the original tale. While the modern variants all fixate on the good hearted princess kissing the frog, the original tale says that the princess, disgusted by the frog that tricks her into making a deal, throws the frog prince against the wall and breaks his spell, with some earlier versions suggesting that the frog just tries to spend a night on the princess pillow. An even more violent version says she has to cut off the frog s head.