Darkest and Scariest Disney Movie Moments


The Top Ten

1 Pleasure Island - Pinocchio

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."

Nothing can be more dark and disturbing than this. The way all the boys turned into donkeys and how they are sold. But what scares me the most is how Lampwick becomes a donkey himself. I can't sleep from that. - EJ0602

NOOO! Not Ke$ha! She's better now.
Anyways, this is super disturbing. Slavery in a Disney movie?

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2 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

7 years old me: Oh... Oh my god...
Now: Okay. So now what? - TheGoldenRifle

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3 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.

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

This scene horrified me as a kid.


4 Ursula's Demise - The Little Mermaid

This gave me nightmares.

5 Dumbo's Drunken Hallucinations - Dumbo

Who puts this in a kid's movie?

This is not kids' movie material.

6 The Horned King Rises an Undead Army - The Black Cauldron
7 Hellfire - The Hunchback of Notre Dame
8 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.

NOBODY CARES I will eat bambi mother yeaah

9 A Night on Bald Mountain - Fantasia

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.

10 Shan Yu Orders Execution of Extra Messenger - Mulan

The Contenders

11 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!

12 Shooting of Kocoum - Pocahontas
13 Stromboli locks Pinocchio in a birdcage - Pinocchio

No No yeees

14 Tears Of Joy - Inside Out

Joy Is very upset

Joy is crying

No way

15 Wheelers - Return to Oz

This is ugly

10 Pirate Curse
9 Pleasure Island
8 Lost in the woods
7 Te ka
6 Tears of joy
5 Wheelers
4 True Colours
3 Sinister Stromboli
2 Part of that world
1 Sherman's death

16 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Ending - The Hunchback of Notre Dame
17 Doctor Facilier's Demise - The Princess and the Frog

I literally freaked out and had nightmares for year when I saw this - ElectricCorpseSlayer

18 Copper Hunts Tod - The Fox and the Hound

This was a dark film anyway

The bear scene was scarier

19 Roscoe's Electrifying Death - Oliver & Company

oh my god

20 Ratigan's True Colors - The Great Mouse Detective
21 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.

22 Hungry Donald - Mickey and the Beanstalk

SHUT UP! I CAN'T STAND IT! - Mariomaster63

23 The Headless Horseman - The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr.Toad

Some people say that he KILLED ICHABOD!

3rd act of sleepy hollow

24 Drizella and Anastasia rip Cinderella's dress - Cinderella

I hate those two.

25 Maleficent's Demise - Sleeping Beauty

She was stabbed in the heart, and there was blood coming out. Fairly intense and graphic for a Disney movie.

26 The Coachman - Pinocchio
27 Lost in the Forest - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
28 The Mob Advances - Beauty and the Beast
29 Dragon Maleficent - Sleeping Beauty

This scene was just awesome

This is cuute

30 Anna's death - Frozen
31 Jangles The Clown - Inside Out Jangles The Clown - Inside Out
32 Saying Goodbye to John Smith - Pocahontas

This was a very emotional scene for me. It made me cry.

33 Scar's Demise - Lion King
34 Ignorance and Want - Disney's A Christmas Carol

While Scrooge is haunted by these two, the Ghost of Christmas Present is dying at length and ends up eroding into ash.

35 The Evil Queen's Transformation - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
36 Han Solo's Demise - Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
37 Captain Jack Sparrow's Demise - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
38 Very Good Advice - Alice In Wonderland

This is Sadder

39 Peabody Dies Scene - Mr. Peabody & Sherman
40 Fawn cries because she will never see Gruff again - Tinkerbell And The Legend Of The Neverbeast 2014
41 Rapunzel gets locked up in the tower - Tangled

This is sadder

42 Yokai chases after Hiro and Baymax in building with nano bots - Big Hero 6
43 Donkey Lampwick - Pinocchio
44 Turning Into Donkeys - Pinocchio
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Top Remixes

1. Pleasure Island - Pinocchio
2. Dumbo's Drunken Hallucinations - Dumbo
3. Ursula's Demise - The Little Mermaid
1. Scar's Betrayal and Mufasa's Murder - The Lion King
2. Ursula's Demise - The Little Mermaid
3. Clayton's Horrific End - Tarzan
1. Scar's Betrayal and Mufasa's Murder - The Lion King
2. Pleasure Island - Pinocchio
3. Clayton's Horrific End - Tarzan


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