The Ugly Duckling

Disney is known for taking classic stories and creating movies or cartoons for children. Disney chooses classics that teach something. An example would be The Little Mermaid which teaches children about growing up and the importance of making thoughtful decisions. Disney sometimes changes a few things to make the show appropriate for the audience. In the case of Hans Christian Andersen's stories they might change things like wild geese getting shot. Disney omitted this because if wild geese got shot it would be inappropriate for children. So the question at hand is does Disney change the message in The Ugly Duckling.

Andersen's message is that no matter how much people make fun of you there is still a place for you in the world. The message is not changed in the cartoon though Disney changes it a bit. Take the time to read The Ugly Duckling and see for yourself.

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