Darkest and Scariest Disney Movie Moments


The Top Ten

1 Pleasure Island - Pinocchio

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."

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 Hellfire - The Hunchback of Notre Dame
6 The Horned King Rises an Undead Army - The Black Cauldron
7 Dumbo's Drunken Hallucinations - Dumbo

Who puts this in a kid's movie?

This is not kids' movie material.

8 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.

How is this below a bunch of others? IT'S A SATAN SCENE! Chernabog is the best villain, and this is way scarier than the stupid Mufasa murdering scene. It's not scary, it's just a sad moment. But Night on Bald Mountain is beyond scarier than others. This needs to be top 3. - asantalo

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.

NOBODY CARES I will eat bambi mother yeaah

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

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

The Contenders

11 Donkey Lampwick - Pinocchio
12 Shan Yu Orders Execution of Extra Messenger - Mulan
13 Dragon Maleficent - Sleeping Beauty

This scene was just awesome

This is cuute

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

Some people say that he KILLED ICHABOD!

3rd act of sleepy hollow

15 The Mob Advances - Beauty and the Beast
16 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!

17 Shooting of Kocoum - Pocahontas
18 Lost in the Forest - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
19 Drizella and Anastasia rip Cinderella's dress - Cinderella

I hate those two.

20 The Evil Queen's Transformation - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
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

23 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

24 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Ending - The Hunchback of Notre Dame
25 Copper Hunts Tod - The Fox and the Hound

This was a dark film anyway

The bear scene was scarier

26 Roscoe's Electrifying Death - Oliver & Company

oh my god

27 Ratigan's True Colors - The Great Mouse Detective
28 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.

29 Hungry Donald - Mickey and the Beanstalk

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

30 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.

31 The Coachman - Pinocchio
32 Anna's death - Frozen
33 Jangles The Clown - Inside Out Jangles The Clown - Inside Out
34 Saying Goodbye to John Smith - Pocahontas

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

35 Scar's Demise - Lion King
36 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.

37 Han Solo's Demise - Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
38 Captain Jack Sparrow's Demise - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
39 Very Good Advice - Alice In Wonderland

This is Sadder

40 Peabody Dies Scene - Mr. Peabody & Sherman

That's not Disney. - asantalo

41 Fawn cries because she will never see Gruff again - Tinkerbell And The Legend Of The Neverbeast 2014
42 Rapunzel gets locked up in the tower - Tangled

This is sadder

43 Yokai chases after Hiro and Baymax in building with nano bots - Big Hero 6
44 Turning Into Donkeys - Pinocchio
45 The Village - Mulan
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Top Remixes (5)

1. A Night on Bald Mountain - Fantasia
2. Donkey Lampwick - Pinocchio
3. Ursula's Demise - The Little Mermaid
1. Pleasure Island - Pinocchio
2. Hellfire - The Hunchback of Notre Dame
3. Dragon Maleficent - Sleeping Beauty
1. Pleasure Island - Pinocchio
2. Dumbo's Drunken Hallucinations - Dumbo
3. Ursula's Demise - The Little Mermaid

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