Ah, Disney – an essential component of childhood. However, beneath the saccharine surfaces of these fluffy romances lies some truly disturbing content. Check out our "honest" takes on what Disney movies were really showing us in our youth.

'Beauty and the Beast'

Honest Beauty and the Beast Poster
Christine Gritmon
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'Cars'

Car
Christine Gritmon
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'The Lion King'

Honest Lion King Poster
Christine Gritmon
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'The Hunchback of Notre Dame'

Hunchback of Notre Dame
Christine Gritmon
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'101 Dalmatians'

101 Dalmations
Christine Gritmon
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'The Princess and the Frog'

The Princess and the Frog
Christine Gritmon
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'The Little Mermaid'

The Little Mermaid
Christine Gritmon
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'Aladdin'

Aladdin Disney
Christine Gritmon
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'Cinderella'

Cinderella
Christine Gritmon
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Written by Christine Gritmon and Nick Nadel