Top Ten Cruelest and/or Most Violent Quotes From Disney Movies

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Disney films are great, at least most of the classics. When we think of them, we think of magical journies through the world of imagination... but there's a very dark side to several of them. In fact, some of the more sinister elements could have originated straight from R rated material if they were more in the foreground. Let's focus on some of the most gut wrenching lines from Disney screenplays! Yippie!

The Top Ten

1 "The sound of Simba's dying gasp / his daughter squealing in my grasp / the lionesses' mournful cry / that's my lullaby" (Zira, The Lion King 2)

Yep, Zira is talking about killing a husband and daughter in front of a mother (who she in fact has no direct grudge at) and enjoying it, comparing the sound of grief of the mother to a song that makes you sleep well. The line delivery is very excessive on top. The fact that these lines are set up before my Zira describing this thought as a pretty dream that helps her overcoming bad feelings and comforts her makes it all the worse.

Thinking this lyric from "My Lullaby" through, it's quite extreme. To me, this is a completely different level of viciousness, and deserves the top spot. Sorry, Br'er, I love you, but at least you got a limit. - Martin_Canine

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This can surpass Craven's or Lynch's creativity. - Ananya

2 "I ain't got no rope for the hanging, I 'spects... I 'spects I'll have to skin ya!" (Br'er Fox, Song of the South)

On the surface, Br'er Fox may appear as a character like Wile E. Coyote or Sylvester, but he goes far beyond that. Eating Br'er Rabbit almost seems secondary to the mental and attempted physical torture he puts on his prey. He extensively goes on about what he's going to do to the rabbit, his mimics and gestures becoming more vile, and he quite literally says that he wants to inflict maximum pain instead of a quick solution (see his other quotes on here). Also, keep in mind that he's very intelligent and that his plans usually succeed unlike Coyote's, and that if it wasn't for his dumb partner, we would have gotten chopped rabbit after a few minutes.
I love this guy. Like, seriously. And it's inexcusable that Disney never gave him his own movie or show as he deserved. I demand an R rated spinoff movie (in traditional 2D, of course). - Martin_Canine

3 "That's it, I'll hang him! Hang him by the neck 'til he's dead!" (Br'er Fox, Song of the South)

You start seeing pictures, don't you? - Martin_Canine

4 "No no, that's too quick! We gon' make him suffer!" (Br'er Fox, Song of the South)

This was the moment... Martin knew... he had a new favorite character. - Martin_Canine

5 "He's all dressed up for dinner. For my dinner. Cause I'se gonna BBQ you this very minute. On that fire." (Br'er Fox, Song of the South)

Again, Br'er Fox really making the experience last by scaring his victim and reminding him what he's going to do in a drawn out description. - Martin_Canine

6 "This is an unholy demon. I am sending it back to hell where it belongs." (Claude Frollo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

Frollo talks about drowning a baby after having killed his innocent parents. You know, Frollo is a more complex villain than most others, as his motif is religious fanaticism (as opposed to the kind hearted deacon who represents the good sides of religion), but unlike other evil Disney characters, he's not in the slightest likable, or fun. To me, he just represents an all too real and all too hateful kind of evil that exists outside of a fun fantasy. - Martin_Canine

7 "Roasty-toasty princess! Roasty-toasty princess!" (Nuka, The Lion King 2)

Yeah, he's definitely Zira's son. There's no denial in that. - Martin_Canine

8 "Choose me or your pyre / be mine or you will burn!" (Claude Frollo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

Although at first glance this lyric from "Hellfire" might not seem as bad as the others... it is basically full blown sexual assault. Give in to me or die. That can't even be understood any differently. That's why I consider "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" the second greatest Disney film after "The Lion King": it dares to address real issues without sugarcoating them. - Martin_Canine

Yeah sexual assault plus threatening to burn someone alive is pretty cruel and violent. Great list there is so much of Br'er Fox but his lines deserve it especially 2 and 5.

9 "Triton’s daughter will be mine and then I’ll make him writhe. I’ll see him wriggle like a worm on a hook." (Ursula, The Little Mermaid)

That's... quite the imagery you got there, Uschi. - Martin_Canine

10 "I killed Mufasa." (Scar, The Lion King)

Compared to the cruelty of the other quotes, a villain simply stating he killed someone might seem tame in comparison. But context makes it. Whispering it in the ear of Mufasa's son who blamed himself all his life for his father's death, knowing that - if his plan worked out and Simba died - everybody in the Pridelands would always remember Simba as the killer of his father, taunting him with the truth. Cold hearted. - Martin_Canine

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1. "The sound of Simba's dying gasp / his daughter squealing in my grasp / the lionesses' mournful cry / that's my lullaby" (Zira, The Lion King 2)
2. "I ain't got no rope for the hanging, I 'spects... I 'spects I'll have to skin ya!" (Br'er Fox, Song of the South)
3. "That's it, I'll hang him! Hang him by the neck 'til he's dead!" (Br'er Fox, Song of the South)
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