Depressing, Violent, and Tragic Nursery Rhymes

150_nurseryrhymesWhen we are little children, we know that most all the classic nursery rhymes and fairy tales are horrible stories (at least before they've been Disneyfied). Then we get over it and forget the awful imagery, until we become parents and see the fear they invoke in our children. For those of you between those two realizations, here’s 10 Popular Nursery Rhymes That are Incredibly Depressing, Terrifyingly Violent and Disturbingly Tragic for Children. Link -via J-Walk Blog

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About that mother thing:

Rescuers Down Under
The Lion King 1 AND 2
Sleeping Beauty
Bambi (for a short while, but still)
Toy Story
Princess and the Frog
Dumbo
Peter Pan (which discusses the importance of mothers)
Lady and the Tramp 1 and 2
101 Dalmations
The Aristocats
Hercules
Mulan
Tarzan
Dinosaur
Emperors New Groove
Tresure Planet
and Bolt

Don't tell me there's no mothers in Disney movies... >.<
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Not a very in-depth article. How simple an audience was that intended for?

Reminds me of the Monty Python sketch that's a tv show where they explain how to do all sorts of complicated things like achieve world peace and build box-girder bridges.
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Ally, I think you'll find humpty dumpty was actualy a gun or cannon that fell from a wall or building, sorry a bit vague on the details, and like twinkle twinkle little star and old king cole, it has its origins in Colchester, Essex, UK.
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Ally, I think you'll find humpty dumpty was actualy a gun or cannon that fell from a wall or building (sorry a bit vague on the details), and like twinkle twinkle little star and old king cole, it has its origins in Colchester, Essex, UK.
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I've always wondered about Humpty Dumpty, no where in the nursery rhyme is it implied that he is an egg, yet all the illustrations portray him as one. Does anyone have input on this?
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