Top Ten Most Disturbing Disney Movies

Some Disney movies can be unsettling, they can have creepy moments, such as a death, or maybe it's an extremely strange, out of nowhere scene. Well, this list will detail the Disney movies that are filled to the brim with disturbing moments - Disney isn't the family friendly company you've come to know all the time, sometimes they can be dark.

The criteria for this list is that the items have to be disturbing, unsettling, creepy etc. not necessarily scary at all, so it's different from the scariest Disney movies list.

Anyway, I think I've cleared everything up, let us proceed with the list as we count down the Top Ten Most Disturbing Disney Movies!
The Top Ten
1 Return to Oz

Return to Oz is the sequel (? ) to the classic The Wizard of Oz! The original movie was charming, innocent and just overall a lovely family film...why could the second one be so bad? It's the sequel to a wholesome movie and it's Disney for crying out loud!

Dorothy gets shock treatment at an asylum at the beginning of the film because her aunt and uncle think she is crazy for talking about Oz. Excuse me? This movie is strange, there are these creepy guys on bikes called 'wheelers', which disturbed me a bit, and there was also a whole scene in which Dorothy entered a place full of severed heads...which talked. There are plenty of other things to mention, but I think you've gotten the gist of how disturbing this movie can get.

2 Pinocchio (1940)

Pinocchio is a cute movie on the surface, but it has some very disturbing stuff in it.The most obvious and well known one being fun island, where every child is invited to do anything they want...what they don't know is that there are sinister motivations behind this...a child turns into a donkey, and is then ENSLAVED by the man running the land - he isn't stopped, neither are the children rescued. The giant whale and the animals trying to kill our puppet pal aren't exactly helping the film either.

This film basically had non-sexual child trafficking in it. What was even scarier was the added humiliation of turning into them into jackasses.

3 Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Roger Rabbit is a great movie...but it's just a bit dark. Most of the disturbing elements of the film come from the villain - who murders a poor innocent cartoon shoe to show the new way he has found to kill toons. Then at the climax of the movie the main villain and all of his henchmen are all murdered on screen, and even more disturbing is that the villain is a terryifying looking toon himself, and it's just disturbing. Not to mention the whole plot is more mature than your average Disney movie so It's overall a pretty disturbing one.

4 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

I'm more talking about the second half with the headless horseman than anything else. The suspension in this segment is high, the horseman is creepy and the ending is terrifying - you have no idea whether Ichabod lived to see another day for was beheaded by the horseman, if the latter outcome is true it's scary to think that this character you've come to know in the story is actually dead. Just staight on disturbing.

It's even more disturbing when told through the Disneyland ride because it shows that Mr. Toad went to Hell after dying.

5 The Black Cauldron

This is Disney's first attempt at some kind of fantasy epic...they failed. But if they were meaning to make it disturbing, then they kinda got it. The Horned King is quite disturbing with his army of the dead and scarily deep voice, and Gurgi sacrificing himself is quite depressing as well.

6 Hocus Pocus

I haven't seen Hocus Pocus but I've seen it been thrown around as disturbing, most likely because the witches do some horrible stuff in the film which if you think about it, it's very disturbing. I'm not certain here, my apologies.

I honestly like the movie. The only dark thing is a witch hypnotizes children's to suck their soul to make them young.

This was my aunt's wedding theme.

7 Alice in Wonderland (2010)

This is mostly the CGI- it's good, just quite uncanny and disturbing, especially those bald twins and the big headed queen.

But I like it because he has depp in it (I can't spell his first name).

This only seems like part one to the second one.

8 Fantasia

4 words. Night on Bald Mountain. This isn't scary but don't tell me it isn't disturbing at all.The atmosphere, the music, the visuals...everything in this scene is so perfect but also disturbing at the same time - but not to the point that is lessens the quality of the scene at all.

9 James and the Giant Peach

This movie was good but in my opinion skeleton Donald Duck was scary.

10 The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Why isn't this number one?
The triangle hat dude wants to send a BABY to hell and murders it's mom!

This movie kinda went a little far with the "G" rating. "Unholy desires" and "be mine or burn" were absolutely not "G"

Frollo is disturbing, but interesting and was voiced by the amazing Tony Jay.

The Contenders
11 Something Wicked This Way Comes

I own this movie at home and it's quite good, but dark for Disney, definitely.

12 Dumbo

What about Darby O'Gill and the Banshee? All these years later, I remember how scared I was!

13 Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World
14 Bambi

Good movie (albeit not my favorite), but scarily enough, this film almost displayed a man's corpse of a hunter killed by his own folly but it was cut because a test audience was horrified. It's funny how they cut that out yet at one point when one scared pheasant tries to fly out of fear and is killed, we see her corpse fall to the ground. - SailorSedna

Probably in the list because Bambi mourns the loss of his mother onscreen.

15 Frozen

Scariest movie ever known ever. Million and billions of people died from the let it go virus a virus that melts people alive... the horror... the brutal ness. The death

16 Zootopia

That "great message" that is literally already all over social media and not having the impact people like the person praising this film for being "about realities from our own society" are claiming is not enough for me to forgive the museum, asylum, and naked animal scenes. In fact all that combined makes me utterly hate this trash film and want to hit everyone insisting upon its greatness all the more.

The naked animals, the Lady Gaga parody and her backup dancers, and the scenes at the asylum and the museum are what qualifies this here. And no, I for one am not giving it a pass because of its timely bleeding heart SJW pandering.

17 Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2

The Disney Princesses physically threatening a little girl, led by Cinderella making a shiv out of her shoe. And of course everything about that Grand Theft Auto Online ripoff and that song about how "great" it was.

Slaughter Race. Just Slaughter Race. And how it's presented as preferable- from a CHILD'S point of view- to a colorful world literally made of candy.

"Dogs and cats sure taste great with a side of license plate" Actual line from this movie's big musical number.

18 Wreck-It Ralph
19 Tarzan

After rewatching it when I got older I was shocked how disney hung the main villain. His shadow was also a bit freaky.

I like "You'll be in my heart." or whatever it's called. You know that song from Phil Collins.

20 The Nightmare Before Christmas

It's just the Halloween theme. Nothing else.

21 The Black Hole
22 The Lone Ranger (2013)

A heart gets torn out and eaten!

23 Chicken Little

Way too mean spirited for a Disney movie.

24 The Watcher in the Woods

I have never watch this nor heard of this.

25 Old Yeller
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