Woah! These original Disney character designs are really unsettling

Disney characters are known the world over, and many of them are much loved. In fact, Disney's takes on popular stories and fairy tales are often so influential that they become almost the definitive version.

Think of the Brothers Grimm's Snow White and you probably see a Disney's black-haired, rosy cheeked heroine with her popped collar and paned sleeves. While a red-haired Ariel will be how many people children today picture Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid. 

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.