The books that inspired Disney’s most famous movies

Disney+ has been a godsend for families since the lockdown. Here, we take a look at the books that inspired some of the animation studio's greatest hits.

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Since the start of social distancing, TV has more than ever been a comforting source of entertainment and escape.

And for parents stuck at home with kids, no streaming service has been more welcome than Disney+, launched in the UK late last month and beaming magic into living rooms across the country.

But how many of the classic books and stories behind your favourite childhood films have you read? Here, from Hans Christian Andersen's heartbreaking ending to The Little Mermaid to the tragic real life story of Pocahontas, we take a look at the original stories that inspired some of Disney's greatest hits.

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