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15 Disney Horror Movies and Animations You Didn't Expect

BingMag.com 15 Disney Horror Movies and Animations You Didn't Expect

In this article, we have named 15 of the scariest Disney products ever made. In 2020, the name Disney became so synonymous with fun, family-friendly entertainment, that any product outside of the "Disney Movies" category had no place in the audience. But Disney has always had some terrifying moments in its amusement, from its early short films to some of its early films, such as The Queen Becoming the Old Witch in the animated Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and His films, which constantly combine subtle imaginations with darker and more disturbing images and ideas. Darkness has always been a part of Disney because it makes the light of its instructive stories more visible; An important issue that has been frustratingly forgotten in recent years by those responsible for making Disney products.

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The 1980s were the time when Disney's scariest movies began to be made. This makes a lot of sense, because the 1980s were one of the most politically restrictive periods, and one of the most uncertain periods for Disney itself, because the competitive environment at the time prevented the sincere efforts of its executives from being seen. The studio struggled to survive in many ways and needed to diversify and expand its brand. Short, feature films, and any category in which "Frankenweenie" falls, represent the company in the most brutal form of its thriller.

15. The Skeleton Dance

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  • Director: Walt Disney
  • Product: 1929
  • Metacritic Score: -
  • IMDb Score Movie: 7.7 out of 10

Sure, there are a number of incredibly scary short animations among Walt Disney's first works, some of which we'll cover below. But there has always been something special about the short, scary animation "Skeleton Dance." Directed and produced by Walt, animated by Walt's Ivory Water animation, and performed by Carl Staling, Walt's first animated short series and highly influential Silly Symphonies.

This short story As the name implies, it is about skeletons that dance and turn their bones into musical instruments and the like. It's a lot of fun to watch, but it's just as terrifying, from the beginning when a owl opens its big, open eyes to a tree that fits humanely with skeletons, both of which are recognizably human and intensely human. They are sad. When the film was released, it was banned in some countries due to its dark subject matter and images. As far as the New York Times reported, Denmark has banned the film altogether, but it is now rightly seen as a rudimentary classic animation and, of course, a major part of Halloween.

Pinocchio

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  • Director: Ben Chargestin
  • Voices: Cliff Edwards, Dickie Jones, Christine Rob
  • Product: 1940
  • Metacritic Score: 99 out of 100
  • IMDb to Movie Score: 7.4 out of 10

while viewers Those who have seen this animation in the past only mention one sequence in "Pinocchio" because it is horrible, there is an argument that can be terrifying and upsetting for the whole film. The scene in question, in which Lampwick and Pinocchio turn into a donkey on the way to the Island of Pleasure, is definitely one of the deepest animated sequences Disney has ever made. This transformation in itself is extremely frightening, in that Lampwick's hands turn to poison and he quickly becomes a complete donkey. But what is equally frightening is what happens next; Animal horror in the character's performance and how he gets out of the mirror.

But the film has a weird atmosphere overall, perhaps in part because an American studio adapted an Italian story, He gave it a German style. In addition, the monster whale is terrifying, and there are many sequences of strange flourishes and transformations in the animation, from Pinocchio's eagerness to become a human, to the eerie cricket and the eerie quality of the blue fairy, and the fact that Pinocchio lies. He says he is changing physically.

"Pinocchio" is a very beautiful animation, and surprisingly all of its strange and terrifying events are clearly understandable. As the most complete Walt Disney classic animation, it is also a testament to the importance of those scary moments for entertaining children. In the years since its release, Disney (Disney) has decided to rely more on its elements and the sweetness of "When You Wish Upon a Star." This melancholy has been completely eradicated. But it is this horror that gives the film power. How else should children realize the dangers of vices, lies, and giant whales?

Fantasia

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  • Director: Samuel Armstrong
  • Voices: Leopold Skofowski, Dimes Taylor
  • Product: 1940
  • Metacritic Score : 96 out of 100
  • IMDb movie rating: 7.7 out of 10

If part of "Fantasy" with If there is any old Walt music engraved on the viewer's brain, it is the "Night on Bald Mountain" section. The last part of the non-verbal anthology "Night in the Bald Mountains" is based on a vague piece of music by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky. "According to legend, Mount Bald is the gathering place of Satan and his followers," explains music critic Dimes Taylor in the introduction. "Evil creatures gather there to worship their master." Undoubtedly the most memorable and unforgettable part of "Fantasia" are the kinds of hellish creatures that move towards Bald Mountain, where they are then commanded, and work under the influence of the devilish Chernobyl's infernal ecstasy.

Everything is vast and practical, a true manifestation of evil. It's still shocking, and there are certainly other parts of "Fantasia" that are just as astonishing and frightening, but none of them have the power of "Night on the Bald Mountain", if anyone mentions "Fantasia", this is the first and It may be the only part that comes to the minds of its viewers.

12. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

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  • Director: Jack Keane
  • Voice actors: Eric Bloor, J.P. Amalie, Colin Campbell
  • Product: 1949 </</li>
  • Metacritic Score: 74 out of 100
  • IMDb to Movie Score: 7 out of 10

Half of this series, consisting of several short stories, is dedicated to "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," "Washington Irving", the immortal story of Washington Irving. While there are definitely softer stories in the other half of the film, especially Bing Crossby's refreshing and hilarious narrative, the rest is extremely scary and breathtaking. The Headless Evil Rider, an integral part of the annual Halloween celebration and appearing on television and in parks, is terrifying, and Tim Burton, a former Disney animator, admits that he spends a lot of time playing the animation for his own work. Borrowed. Sleepy Hollow, played by Johnny Depp, who used a prosthesis to better represent the Disney version of the Ichabod Crane. There is a common force in Disney horseback riding Even when it is known as a hoax. This animation is very beautiful, from the black gallop to the escape of the flames and the pumpkin eyes. Even if you haven't seen half of the movie, you probably know what Disney said about the "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and all the accompanying iconography. This version has penetrated the collective subconscious. Undoubtedly, this is an integral part of the nightmare of all its viewers.

11. Escape to Witch Mountain

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  • Director: John Hugh
  • Cast: Kim Richards, Ike Isman, Eddie Albert
  • Product: 1975
  • Metacritic Score: 60 out of 100
  • IMDb to Movie Score: 6.4 out of 10
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The film has a compelling quality of Le WiFi (a kind of musical aesthetic) and some of its most memorable moments are ahead of its time, including a scene that essentially inspires the flight sequence. The bike is "ET". Only with RV and special effects very impressive, but the movie is also sometimes boring and scary in a way you would not expect. The film received a lot of attention, with two good sequels, such as "Return from Witch Mountain" in 1978 and a remake for television and a relaunch of "Race to Witch Mountain." ) Made a lot of noise with Dwayne Johnson playing the lead role.

10. The Black Hole

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  • Director: Gary Nelson strong>
  • Cast: Maximilian Shell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster
  • Product: 1979
  • Metacritic Score: 52 out of 100
  • IMDb to Movie Score: 6 out of 10

Given that Anthony Perkins, who played Norman Bates, the killer mommy in "Psycho," traumatized a whole generation of moviegoers, enough that he was violently beaten by a soulless robot in "Black Hole." Disney to be killed and a whole new generation to suffer. The "black hole" was developed before Star Wars, but the final project was heavily influenced by George Lucas' space noise. Of course, the "black hole" is much more terrifying.

The spaceship crew (consisting of Perkins, Robert Forster, and Ernest Borgenne) encounters an abandoned ship, but Maximilian discovers loose and a bunch of scary robots. (It was later revealed that some members of the crew had become zombies and were trying to revolt), including the one who kills Perkins. Listening to John Berry's volatile soundtrack relieves the discomfort of the advance, and continues at the height of the confusing situation, where the team rides on a smaller craft. And actually enters the black hole.

At one point, a robot that kills Perkins (named Maximilian) melts into a strange, unholy space, while hooded minions are watching and rocking. Sulfur burns brilliantly. The screenplay for "Black Hole" has been written by at least a dozen writers and is very confusing and rugged, and the only thing in common with this film is that everything is terribly annoying.

9. The Watcher in the Woods

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  • Director: John Huff
  • Cast: Benedict Taylor, Beth Davis, Kyle Richards
  • Product: 1980
  • Metacritic Score: -
  • IMDb to Movie Score: 6.3 out of 10

This movie is really crazy. "This could be our Exorcist," said producer Tom Leach, who has worked at Disney Studios for many years, bringing the project to production manager (and Walt Disney's son-in-law). "The Wizard of the Jungle" based on a novel by Florence Engel Randall seems to be a sometimes insane combination of several completely unrelated genres. At first it seems like a normal story about vacant houses, but soon everything gets out of control; Prophecies, mind-reading, and the movement of distant objects, a lost girl who may have been killed in a strange occult ceremony, and a kind of transcendental force hidden in the forest. Of course, there is also a little love story.

Sometimes it is difficult to follow the secret of a missing girl in an unusual British city, simply because there are so many other things going on. With that said, director John Huff, who also directed the first two Wizard Mountain films for Disney, is doing a credible job of creating a consistent and quite annoying mood. But the story is so complex that it is difficult to point the finger at exactly what you are afraid of. Apparently, the film was screened so badly that it was dropped from theaters and redesigned altogether. "The Wizard of the Jungle" doesn't seem very successful, but you do find out what Disney was looking for in a more mature family movie, and that's really weird.

Dragonslayer

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  • Director: Matthew Robbins >
  • Cast: Kathleen Clark, Peter McNickel, Ralph Richardson
  • Product: 1981
  • Metacritic Score: 68 out of 100
  • IMDb to Movie Score: 6.7 out of 10

On the one hand It is not clear why Disney agreed to produce the two-part film "Dragon Slaughter" in collaboration with Paramount, which was another infamous live-action film "Papuai". "Dragon Slaughter" is scary, violent, and perhaps even more terrifying. But on the other hand, it makes perfect sense. Writer and director Matthew Robbins, inspired by the "Wizard Apprentice" sequence in the fantasy animated film, is about a young wizard (played by Peter McNicol) trying to save the Earth from a killer dragon. The fire is trained.

This film combines stupidity well with drama, and depicts the characters extensively, but each has distinct characters. But horror, of course, is in the form of a dragon, a brilliantly designed animal created by dark wizards in Industrial Light & Magic that has long been recognized as one of the most iconic dragon designs of all time, to the point that it Guillermo del Toro and George RR Martin's favorite design. Sometimes it is breathtakingly gloomy, like a sequence in which baby dragons chew on the feet of a beautiful princess. The film was largely ignored at the time of its release, but has consistently found its place as one of the most popular cults.

Something Wicked This Way Comes

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  • Director: Jack Clayton
  • Cast: Jonathan Price, Jason Robards, Pam Greer
  • Product: 1983
  • Metacritic Score: -
  • IMDb to Movie Score: 6.8 out of 10

This film is one of the most underrated Disney jewelry from the post-Walt and pre-Eisner eras. "Something Evil Comes Here", with Ray Bradbury's story and screenplay, is really scary, but not entirely devoid of Disney classic magic. The story of this movie takes place on Halloween and at an unknown time for two young boys in a small town (with Abby Vidal Patterson and Shawn Carson) who realize that the carnival that has come to town is played by an evil and transcendental giant named Mr. Dark (played by Jonathan Price Young), and is driven to usurp the souls of the townspeople. The "Monkey Claw" and "Essentials" sections are equally terribly scary, especially as the boys begin to discover what happens to the townspeople who succumb to Mr. Dark's temptations, as well as a really scary one-wheeled sequence. And there's the weird sky and the time machine.

Its production also seemed like a nightmare, and Disney spent millions of dollars to speed up the film and add more dynamic visual effects. But it's something like an unappreciated classic, full of powerful actors and clever special effects. If you've never seen it, add it to your Halloween program this year. You will surely wonder where this movie has been all this time.

6. Frankenweenie

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  • Director: Tim Burton
  • Cast: Shelley Duvall, Daniel Stern, Brett Oliver
  • Product: 1984
  • Metacritic Score: -
  • IMDb to Movie Score: 7.3 out of 10

When Tim Burton at Disney He was working, no doubt he was bored. So instead of animating lovely animals, like The Fox and the Hound, he focused on things that were really interesting to him, like a weird short stop motion narrated by Vincent Price, a program. A special holiday special about Halloween spirit attack on Christmas and "Franken Winnie", a half-hour film about a young boy who brings his beloved pet Sparky back to death. Burton's film, shot in black and white, was so complex for Disney that it fired him immediately after he finished.

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The film is incredibly weird and scary from the start, and Sparky's death, though not graphic, is very sad. His resurrection is just as strange, especially since the dog is made up of pieces of other dogs. Could this mean that the pet has mutilated others? Burton's outstanding directing is full of dramatic angles and exaggerated artistic direction, and the actors' improvisations. .

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