6 Disney Princesses Who May Have Murdered Their Mothers

In a 2014 interview with Glamour Magazine, veteran Disney movie producer Don Hahn brought up a theory as to why many of their character’s parents are deceased.

Hahn attributed this possibly to the loss of Walt Disney’s own mother, who died from a gas leak in a home he purchased for her. If he can’t have a mom, no one can. Though this may seem morbid, I’ve been harboring an even darker conspiracy theory – what if all these Disney Princesses just murdered their mothers?

When you look at all of these girls together, it checks out. If any other group of Disney employees just wound up with dead parents coincidentally there’d definitely be an investigation. Maybe the problem wasn’t that evil was following these girls. Maybe it was just a matter of witches and stepmothers appreciating justice.

Either way, we’ve reviewed the evidence and the following Disney princesses might be mom killers.

1. Snow White

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the most murdery of them all? Well, that’s hard to say. But Snow White is arguably the OG of this kind of killer. As the first Disney Princess to turn up mysteriously without a mom, she’s the start of a disturbing pattern authorities have yet to catch on to.

She also started the disturbingly acceptable trend of Disney Princes kissing what they think are dead ladies. There’s a lot of dark stuff going down here from the get-go.

2. Cinderella

Cinderella was always so good at mopping and scrubbing, it’s possible she gained valuable experience from cleaning up evidence. Not only does she have a dead mom, but a dead dad too? Plus, mice talk to her. She was probably taking orders from some sort of rodent when they told her to kill her family.

3. Ariel

This Little Mermaid was in such a hurry to sprout legs and run away, all under the guise of being “a part of their world.” But maybe she was just trying to get out of the ocean before Sebastian and her dad figured out that she’s a singing sociopath.

4. Belle

Belle might come off as a benign bookworm, but sometimes the quiet ones are the most homicidal. She was such a daddy’s girl that it would make sense that she’d have to do away with the competition. Belle’s mom was so dead that they don’t even mention her by name, maybe because her inner beast was responsible.

5. Jasmine

Jasmine was forced into a life of isolation and her only friend was a pet tiger. If you put a dude in the same circumstances, you’d almost be disappointed if he wasn’t a serial killer.

6. Pocahontas

Pocahontas’ name means “little mischief,” which should be extra suspicious when she’s the sixth Disney darling to coincidentally have a dead mom. Her dad was too busy hating white people to even notice that this free spirit should be more of a jailed-felon. Painting with all the colors of the wind must be a great way to come down from all the matricide.