Are these photos too dark for you?

You may think you've seen the endings to Disney classics like "Cinderella" and "The Little Mermaid" -- but you haven't seen them like this.

In these revised finales shot by French photographer Thomas Czarnecki, Cinderella tumbles down a set of stairs, the Little Mermaid washes ashore, and Sleeping Beauty's fate -- sprawled on a bare mattress in a basement -- looks more like a still from "Se7en" than something from a child's fairy tale.

"So many Disney characters embedded in the collective culture as sweet and innocent creatures that I decided to get them out of their recognized fairy-tale frame and universe," says Czarnecki, who clearly shouldn't be allowed in Disneyland Paris.

Are these photos too dark for you?

A twisted ending: 'The Little Mermaid - On the other Shore', from Thomas Czarnecki's photo series, 'From Enchantment to Down'

A twisted ending: 'The Little Mermaid - On the other Shore', from Thomas Czarnecki's photo series, 'From Enchantment to Down'

It's past midnight: Cinderella's glass slipper sits at the top of the stairs in 'Cinderella - Too Fast'

It's past midnight: Cinderella's glass slipper sits at the top of the stairs in 'Cinderella - Too Fast'

Was it the big bad wolf? Thomas Czarnecki's 'The Little Red Riding Hood - Happy End'

Was it the big bad wolf? Thomas Czarnecki's 'The Little Red Riding Hood - Happy End'

Crime scene: Alice appears tethered to a chair in an abandoned basement next to the white rabbit in 'Alice - Just a Trap'

Crime scene: Alice appears tethered to a chair in an abandoned basement next to the white rabbit in 'Alice - Just a Trap'

The Queen got her wish: Yet another heroine was taken by surprise in 'Snow White - My Sweet Prince'

The Queen got her wish: Yet another heroine was taken by surprise in 'Snow White - My Sweet Prince'

Caught: A huntsman takes a beauty as his prize in 'Pocahontas - One More Trophy'

Caught: A huntsman takes a beauty as his prize in 'Pocahontas - One More Trophy'

The ball is over Belle: Mr Czarnecki's 'The Beauty and the Beast - Not So Romantic'

The ball is over Belle: Mr Czarnecki's 'The Beauty and the Beast - Not So Romantic'

Did the genie do it? A puff of smoke erupts from a magic lamp feet away from another Disney princess in 'Jasmine - One Last Wish'

Did the genie do it? A puff of smoke erupts from a magic lamp feet away from another Disney princess in 'Jasmine - One Last Wish'

Long night: A blonde-haired beauty is without her prince in 'Sleeping Beauty - Naughty Girl'

Long night: A blonde-haired beauty is without her prince in 'Sleeping Beauty - Naughty Girl'

Save

 
 
 
 

Subscribe to comments feed Comments (0 posted)

total: | displaying:

Post your comment

  • Bold
  • Italic
  • Underline
  • Quote

Please enter the code you see in the image:

Captcha