Considering the fact that Disney now owns companies like Fox, Marvel, Pixar, and Lucasfilm, it is pretty safe to say they are a powerhouse in the entertainment business. Despite all of that, when many people think about Disney the first thing that comes to mind is the animated content the company has produced over the years.
Even though Disney has often perfected the art of crafting stories for the whole family to enjoy, sometimes they have missed the mark in that regard. In fact, the reality of the situation is there are some scenes from Disney’s animated entertainment that are pretty inappropriate upon further examination. With that in mind, it is time to take a look at this list of 15 Disney animated scenes that are uncomfortable for the whole family.
15 Fantasia's Dinosaur Extinction
In the same movie that features the exploits of Wizard Mickey, there is a scene in which dinosaurs amble around in a sun soaked world that has destroyed their source of food. As a result of that, the scene ends with several dinosaurs the viewer can empathize with walking into tar pits then briefly trying to escape before giving up and accepting their impending doom.
14 That Roll and Look From The Lion King
Widely considered to be a top contender for the title of best Disney animated movie of all-time, The Lion King was mostly embraced by viewers of all ages. However, it feels really weird when Simba and Nala roll down a hill and then she gives him a decidedly less than PG look while the song “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” plays in the background.
13 Toy Story’s Sid Prepares to Torture Our Favorite Toy
When you really think about it, Sid is a strange character but he isn’t really all that bad. After all, from his perspective, he is only messing with inanimate toys. However, from the point of view of young viewers, not only is it disturbing to see Woody in peril at Sid’s hands but it only gets worse once all of the other monstrous looking toys come to life.
12 Quasimodo's from The Hunchback of Notre-Dame's Public Humiliation
Obviously a kind-hearted character from the start, Quasimodo deserves nothing but the best. Instead, once people first see him, they react in shock before pretending to accept him only to laugh in his face, tie him down, and throw food at him. There is nothing fun about seeing the good-natured Quasimodo get treated so cruelly by the masses.
11 The Caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland Smoking Something Special
Right off the hop, we fully realize that Alice in Wonderland on a whole is pretty out there. However, most of the things that happen in the film can easily be seen as totally innocent by kids no matter what adults think of them. On the other hand, when the caterpillar smokes it gets pretty awkward as youngsters likely have no idea what he is enjoying but even if it is just tobacco, he is really into it.
10 Colette from Ratatouille’s “Little” Confusion
For the most part, Ratatouille has an innocent sense of humor. At least, that is the case until Linguine tells Colette about the rat that controls his cooking. At that moment, Linguine refers to having a “little” problem and for the briefest moment, Colette clearly looks at his crotch which is bound to make grown-ups chuckle for reasons they don’t want to explain to kids.
9 Kids from Pinocchio Partying On Pleasure Island
If you haven’t seen this movie in a long time, let us tell you, some really messed up stuff happens in this supposed family film. For instance, in one scene, a group of kids are taken to Pleasure Island by a group of adults. Once there, the children are allowed to smoke cigars, drink alcohol, fight, break things, and pretty much anything else they want.
8 The Wicked Queen from Snow White Orders A Hit Job
When the whole family sits down to watch a Disney movie, they likely aren’t expecting for one of the main characters to order a hit on someone else’s life. Despite that, not only does The Wicked Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs order The Huntsman to dispatch the titular character but she tells him to bring back her heart as proof.
7 Dumbo Gets Inebriated and Hallucinates
Another example of a Disney movie that has one of its main characters become inebriated, Dumbo evidently wasn’t content with just showing the titular character looking totally wasted. Instead, they included an entire sequence that was made up of the somewhat horrific hallucinations the child elephant had as a result.
6 Every Time a Parent Passed Away
Considering that Disney movies are meant to bring a smile to the faces of their viewers, it is really weird how often they have shown at least one of the main characters’ parents passing away. In fact, Bambi, The Lion King, The Fox and the Hound, Tarzan, and Frozen are only some of the examples of Disney movies where moments like that took place.
5 Cruella De Vil from 101 Dalmatians Wants Those Puppies
Despite the fact that One Hundred and One Dalmatians was released all the way back in 1961, many people still consider Cruella De Vil to be one of Disney’s most dastardly villains for good reason. Determined to get her hands on puppies in order to make a fur coat, any parent who has had to explain what she intended to do to their child is likely struggled to do so.
4 The Great Mouse Detective Burlesque's Burlesque Show
For some reason, a scene in The Great Mouse Detective takes place in a bar and it is filled with rowdy patrons. As if that weren’t bad enough already, a trio of dancers then hit the stage including Miss Kitty, who proceeds to peel off some of her clothes during a burlesque show.
3 Racism in Various Disney Movies
With Disney’s streaming service about to become available in the coming year, fans of the company can rest lightly as the company has promised to edit racist scenes out of their movies. Unfortunately for Disney, that will take a lot of work as many of their movies include offensive moments including Dumbo, Peter Pan, Fantasia, The Aristocats, and more.
2 Claude Frollo from The Hunchback of Notre-Dame Loses It
Visually a gorgeous film, The Hunchback of Notre Dame features some of Disney’s most captivating animation and much of the movie’s story is equally enjoyable. Then, out of nowhere, Judge Claude Frollo begins to belt out the song “Hellfire” in which he laments his lust for Esmeralda, blames her for it, and promises to send her to hell.
1 Donkey Transformation from Pinocchio
Earlier in this list, we looked at a scene from Pinocchio in which kids take part in all kinds of debauchery. Worse yet, the movie then reveals that all of those kids are being turned into donkeys and sold off. Still not done, viewers get to see one child transform in a scene that rivals anything from body horror films as he screams in anguish and begs for his "momma".