Top 10 Animated Movies with the Darkest Opening Scene

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The Top Ten

1 The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The movie;s opening perfectly shows you a small taste of whats to come as the narrator opens the movie with the story of of Jude Claude Frollo who set a trap for a group of gypsy's as he cases down a mother and kills her then sees the child she was carrying and is disgusted by its appearance that he tries to drown the baby in the well before being stopped by the archdeacon who shows him that despite that he denies that what he's done was wrong and that he can lie to himself and his men but he'll never escape or hide what he's done from the eyes of Notre Dame as we see the statures all eerily starring at what Frollo has done and out of fear of his own soul Frollo agrees to raise the kid himself but orders the archdeacon to allow the kid to be locked away in the bell tower away from outside world. - egnomac

2 Finding Nemo

Only Marlin and Nemo survive.
- TheDuttyGyal

The movie opens in possibly one of the darkest ways possible as Marlan's entire family is taken away with out mercy after a barracuda attacks and not only kills Coral but eats all of the eggs, and yet this is suppose to be a movie for kids and they open it with having Marlan's family killed off in the first few minutes all with the exception of Nemo the only family Marlan has left as he becomes determine to protect him at all cost. - egnomac

3 Grave of the Fireflies
4 The Prince of Egypt

Get this to number 1

The movie opens with the Pharaoh ordering his guards to kill all of the newborn Hebrews in one moment a mother is helpless as a guard barges into her home and slaughters her child as screams can be herd all the while Yocheved and her children attempt to protect Moses and send him sailing down the Nile River. - egnomac

5 An American Tail

While celebrating Hanukkah with his family the Mousekewitz family's home is invaded by a group of Cossacks and their cats ride through the village square and attack the village setting everything on fire and the cats themselves are truly terrifying soon after they leave the Mousekewitz and the other mice families watch as their homes are destroyed in the flames. - egnomac

6 Charlotte's Web

The movie opens with the farmer getting ready to kill off Wilbur for being the runt of the litter before Fern frantically prevents him from doing away with him allowing her to nurture the piglet. - egnomac

7 The Fox and The Hound

Movie opens with Todd's mother as she is being pursued by the hunter and his hound dog as she desperately tries to get away leaving Todd on the side of the fence as she tries to get away but is shot and killed as Big Mama looks on in horror. - egnomac

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9 Up
10 Coraline

The movies opening has a very creepy vibe as we see the doll from Other Mothers latest victim as she begins tearing the doll apart and making a new one to resemble her new victim Coraline making the scene all the more creepy and unsettling is the creepy kids singing in the background. - egnomac

The Contenders

11 Oliver & Company
12 Tarzan
13 Bolt
14 Bambi
15 Fantastic Planet
16 Avengers: Infinity War
17 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

As I recall, this one opened up with a Grim Reaper inspired villain offing some mobsters. You know, for kids!

18 Lilo & Stitch
19 Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch
20 Fantasmagorie (1908)

Solid black background.

21 Pokémon: The First Movie

The opening was so dark it had to be edited out. Amber's backstory is the only film thing to make me cry. - girlcool

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