Darkest and Scariest Disney Movie Moments

The Top Ten

1 Pleasure Island - Pinocchio

Whoever said that about Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus they should make a parody about you being turned into a donkey and forced to work in a salt mine.

I'm not the only one who was horrified by this right? The poor dude is calling for his "Mama". Many of the older Disney films are dark but this takes the horribly messed up cake.

They should make a parody of this moment where Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian, Nicki Minaj, and Ke$ha all turn into donkeys and are forced to work in salt mines.

Whenever I hear people talking about horror movies, I go up to them and say "Two words, Pleasure Island."

2 Clayton's Horrific End - Tarzan

When you think about it, it's pretty violent. Funny, my sister's watching Tarzan. That scene is pretty revolting.

Is nobody talking about the shadow of his hanging corpse swaying slowly in the breeze! AA

(spoiler alert) He cuts off a vine and dies! That's suicide!

This scene horrified me as a kid.

3 Scar's Betrayal and Mufasa's Murder - The Lion King

This scarred you as a kid. I can tell. When you watched this movie for the very first time and didn't know what to expect, you probably clutched your head in disbelief. I know I did. Cue the waterfall of tears in 3,2,1...

Make this #1! "The Lion King" produced this dark and terrifying moment.

This isn't dark or scary in the slightest

Well Scar got what he deserved

4 Ursula's Demise - The Little Mermaid

This gave me nightmares.


Ursula deserved to die because she was not a good sea 🌊 witch

5 Hellfire - The Hunchback of Notre Dame

you could really see all of the evil in that part of the movie.

6 A Night on Bald Mountain - Fantasia

Good for this making it on the list. This movie scared me as a kid, I mean he is pretty much Satan. This movie is very beautiful though, and I totally rate this movie in my top 3 favorite disney movies. Once you past "The Rite of Spring" (my personal favorite) some things start to get, well a bit dark. But this is the scariest scene of all for me.

This is my biggest nightmare of all times. But I still think Chernabog is the best villain.

Why is this below Bambi's mom getting shot? No accounting for taste here on this site.

Why is this not on top

7 Dumbo's Drunken Hallucinations - Dumbo

Holy Junk. This is not really a kids movie. The 2019 didn't have this luckily. He was actually amaused by it in the new one

Who puts this in a kid's movie?

This is not kids' movie material.

Dumbo is not a kids' movie!

8 The Horned King Rises an Undead Army - The Black Cauldron
9 Bambi's Mother Gets Shot - Bambi

The scariest part about this was originally they were actually going to show dead body of Bambi's mom but though better of it good choice since it probably would have traumatized little children everywhere. - egnomac

I have the feeling they never should have put that in some kid's movie.

That scene always breaks my heart.

Sadly based on animal hunting.

10 Doctor Facilier's Demise - The Princess and the Frog

WOW that really was all I could say after seeing that.

The Contenders

11 Shan Yu Orders Execution of Extra Messenger - Mulan
12 Dragon Maleficent - Sleeping Beauty

This scene was just awesome

dark very dark

This is cuute

13 Donkey Lampwick - Pinocchio
14 The Headless Horseman - The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr.Toad

Some people say that he KILLED ICHABOD!

3rd act of sleepy hollow

15 Quasimodo's Humiliation During the Festival of Fools - The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Master please help me


Why does Esmeralda call Quasimodo a “creature”? This is more offense than I expect from a kid’s movie about genicide, religion, lust, and torture!

16 Lost in the Forest - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

The trees try to grab her

That is really scary.

17 Drizella and Anastasia rip Cinderella's dress - Cinderella

I cry every time I see that part. even knowing that she get's her prince in the end. I still cry because it's just so mean.

I hate those two.

This scared the shoot out of ke

18 The Evil Queen's Transformation - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
19 The Village - Mulan

This scene sure is dark. Some people think that when disney showed mufasas body, it was horrifing, but imagine a whole army of dead man, and horses alike. that's what this scene is. But the movie provides grace, and makes this scene one of the most beautiful, in delicate in all of history. Mulan was a great movie by itself

This scene was very traumatizing to me as a kid, and still is! The scene just happens all of a sudden and you get this somewhat eerie feeling like something even more disturbing happens... and something does! Suddenly you see thousands of soldiers dead, ON SCREEN! It's terrifying! Then, I think, "Am I sure this isn't an adult movie? Because this is very, very dark. Whenever I see this scene I contemplate picking up my phone for a therapy session.

20 The Mob Advances - Beauty and the Beast
21 Stromboli locks Pinocchio in a birdcage - Pinocchio

No No yeees

22 Tears Of Joy - Inside Out

Joy Is very upset

Joy is crying

No way

Joy cried

23 Shooting of Kocoum - Pocahontas
24 Ghost of Christmas Future Sequence - Disney's A Christmas Carol

UGH! That done scared me silly! And, that's quite the reason why I stopped watching it.

25 Scar's Demise - Lion King

He deserves to be eaten alive by his armies of hyenas, that was a huge lie and coward Scar has become. What a fool. - asantalo

But he had it coming.

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