Unveiled: Shocking Scenes in Children’s Films That Caused Trauma Among Young Viewers – From Disney’s Tarzan to Pixar’s Cars 2

Unveiled: Shocking Scenes in Children’s Films That Caused Trauma Among Young Viewers – From Disney’s Tarzan to Pixar’s Cars 2

People on the web have been reminiscing about the most ‘inappropriate scenes’ in children’s movies that left them ‘traumatized’ as kids. 

Over the years, numerous films that were made for youngsters had scary or mature moments in them – from Disney’s Tarzan, which showed the protagonist’s parents dead bodies, to the 1992 flick Beethoven, which saw the bad guy brutally killed by a collection of syringes.

Thanks to a recent Reddit post, social media users are opening up about the ‘dark’ sequences in kids’ films that terrified them when they were little.

The discussion kicked off after one user recalled watching a certain part of the 1993 Disney movie The Three Musketeers when they were a kid that left them feeling ‘horrified.’

Unveiled: Shocking Scenes in Children’s Films That Caused Trauma Among Young Viewers – From Disney’s Tarzan to Pixar’s Cars 2

People on the web have reminiscing about the ‘inappropriate scenes’ in children’s movies that left them ‘traumatized’ as kids. Pictured: 1940 movie Pinocchio

Over the years, numerous films that were made for youngsters had scary or mature moments in them - like Disney's Tarzan (seen), which showed the protagonist's parents dead bodies

Over the years, numerous films that were made for youngsters had scary or mature moments in them – like Disney’s Tarzan (seen), which showed the protagonist’s parents dead bodies

Thanks to a recent Reddit post, social media users are opening up about the 'dark' sequences in kids flicks that made them terrified when they were little

Thanks to a recent Reddit post, social media users are opening up about the ‘dark’ sequences in kids flicks that made them terrified when they were little

The discussion kicked off after one user recalled watching a certain part of the 1993 Disney movie The Three Musketeers (seen)

The discussion kicked off after one user recalled watching a certain part of the 1993 Disney movie The Three Musketeers (seen)

In the scene in question, Rebecca De Mornay’s character gets sentenced to death. The executioner gets ready to behead her – but just before he does she jumps off a cliff and kills herself.

‘The film actually shows the musketeers accompanying her to her execution and she kneels down and an executioner with a huge sword gets ready to decapitate her,’ the Reddit user explained.

‘The film shows all this and during a moment of distraction she commits suicide by jumping off the nearby cliff. 

‘It was a kids’ movie and they gave you the full impression that they were going to show her character being decapitated but in the end it is “okay” because they don’t show it, they instead show her committing suicide.

‘The first time I watched this scene I was horrified because they make it seem like they will actually show her being beheaded.

‘I have always been shocked about how they allowed such an inappropriate scene in a Disney movie, I know the ’90s were a different time but still.

‘They could have just had a character say the execution had been carried out, without ever showing it. Any other shocking scenes like this?’

Other users on the discussion forum quickly rushed to the comment section to share the parts of movies that gave them nightmares as kids.

In the scene in question, Rebecca De Mornay's character gets sentenced to death

The executioner gets ready to behead her - but just before he does she jumps off a cliff and kills herself

In the scene in question, Rebecca De Mornay’s character gets sentenced to death. The executioner gets ready to behead her – but she jumps off a cliff and kills herself

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The Reddit user asked, 'Any other shocking scenes like this?' and people quickly rushed to the comment section to share the parts of movies that gave them nightmares as kids

The Reddit user asked, ‘Any other shocking scenes like this?’ and people quickly rushed to the comment section to share the parts of movies that gave them nightmares as kids

One user brought up the scene in 1985 film Return To Oz, when Dorothy goes to visit Princess Mombi in her castle and comes across a collection of heads

One user brought up the scene in 1985 film Return To Oz, when Dorothy goes to visit Princess Mombi in her castle and comes across a collection of heads

One user brought up the scene in 1985 film Return To Oz, when Dorothy goes to visit Princess Mombi in her castle and comes across a collection of heads.

‘The scene with the gallery of heads in Return To Oz is traumatizing,’ they wrote. 

‘I feel like you can say that to any part of Return To Oz, we are all unified in our trauma of that insanity,’ replied someone else.

‘I recently re-watched Return To Oz after not seeing it in decades. I couldn’t believe how f**ked up that movie was,’ read a third comment.

Another person mentioned the part in the animated 1940 movie Pinocchio when it’s revealed that the bad guy was kidnapping kids, turning them into donkeys, and then selling them.

‘The fact that there’s no suggestion that Pinocchio was like, “Oh by the way dad this whole thing is going on with missing/unwanted boys being kidnapped and turned into donkeys and maybe we should do something about it,”‘ wrote another commenter.

‘Yes! The people who are kidnapping the little boys are never punished for it like other Disney villains are, which adds an extra layer of terror to the story,’ added a different user.

‘I had nightmares about that as a kid,’ shared someone else. 

Another person mentioned the part in the animated 1940 movie Pinocchio when the it's revealed that the bad guy was kidnapping kids, turning them into donkeys, and selling them

Another person mentioned the part in the animated 1940 movie Pinocchio when the it’s revealed that the bad guy was kidnapping kids, turning them into donkeys, and selling them 

'The people who are kidnapping the little boys are never punished for it,' a different user pointed out, while another confessed, 'I had nightmares about that as a kid'

‘The people who are kidnapping the little boys are never punished for it,’ a different user pointed out, while another confessed, ‘I had nightmares about that as a kid’

Another user said they were 'freaked out' by the part in the 1990 movie The Witches that showed a baby carriage plummeting down a steep hill

 Another user said they were ‘freaked out’ by the part in the 1990 movie The Witches that showed a baby carriage plummeting down a steep hill

Another user said they were ‘freaked out’ by the part in the 1990 movie The Witches that showed a baby carriage plummeting down a steep hill.

For a terrifying few minutes, the stroller races towards a cliff as onlookers scream and chase after it

For a terrifying few minutes, the stroller races towards a cliff as onlookers scream and chase after it

For a terrifying few minutes, the stroller races towards a cliff as onlookers scream and chase after it, leaving viewers on the edge of their seats.

But thankfully, someone is able to grab it just seconds before it crashes down to the rocks below. 

Someone else pointed out that Cars 2, the 2011 sequel to the beloved Disney Pixar movie Cars, contained a particularly unnerving scene in which a car is ‘tortured’ until it eventually blows up.

And another part of the beloved movie shows one of the vehicles being crushed to death to form nothing but a cube.

‘I vividly remember a spy car getting crushed into a cube, and my 10-year-old self was horrified and had nightmares about it,’ one Reddit user admitted. ‘Like, they crushed a living thing into a cube? WTF?’

Someone else pointed out that Cars 2, the 2011 sequel to the beloved Disney Pixar movie Cars, contained a particularly unnerving scene in which a car is 'tortured' until it blows up

Someone else pointed out that Cars 2, the 2011 sequel to the beloved Disney Pixar movie Cars, contained a particularly unnerving scene in which a car is ‘tortured’ until it blows up

Also mentioned was the scene in the 1988 comedy Who Framed Roger Rabbit in which Judge Doom murders a cartoon shoe character by dropping it in a bucket of acid

Also mentioned was the scene in the 1988 comedy Who Framed Roger Rabbit in which Judge Doom murders a cartoon shoe character by dropping it in a bucket of acid

Also mentioned was the scene in the 1988 comedy Who Framed Roger Rabbit in which Judge Doom murders a cartoon shoe character by dropping it in a bucket of acid

Afterwards, his hand is covered in a red goo that has a striking resemblance to blood

Afterwards, his hand is covered in a red goo that has a striking resemblance to blood

Also mentioned was the scene in the 1988 comedy Who Framed Roger Rabbit in which Judge Doom murders a cartoon shoe character by dropping it in a bucket of acid.

Afterwards, his hand is covered in a red goo that has a striking resemblance to blood. 

‘The infamous murder of the cartoon shoe in Who Framed Roger Rabbit is probably the darkest scene I’ve ever watched involving animation,’ someone wrote.

Another added, ‘The way the poor thing whimpered and looked so scared… I know it was just a stupid cartoon but it broke my heart.’

Other scenes brought up in the comment section include the part of 1984’s The NeverEnding Story that shows Bastian Bux’s horse getting trapped in a swamp and drowning and the ‘pollution monster’ that wreaks havoc in the 1992 family movie Ferngully.

Another person recalled the scene of Tarzan, released by Disney in 1999, when Kala first finds the orphaned baby alone in the woods.

Other scenes brought up include the part of 1984's The NeverEnding Story that shows Bastian Bux's horse drowning (seen) and the 'pollution monster' in the movie Ferngully

Other scenes brought up include the part of 1984's The NeverEnding Story that shows Bastian Bux's horse drowning and the 'pollution monster' in the movie Ferngully (seen)

Other scenes brought up include the part of 1984’s The NeverEnding Story that shows Bastian Bux’s horse drowning (left) and the ‘pollution monster’ in the movie Ferngully (right)

Another person recalled the scene of Tarzan, released by Disney in 1999, when Kala first finds the orphaned baby alone in the woods

Another person recalled the scene of Tarzan, released by Disney in 1999, when Kala first finds the orphaned baby alone in the woods

She steps over a gun and then it briefly shows his dead parents' bodies covered with blankets with bloody pawprints surrounding them

She steps over a gun and then it briefly shows his dead parents’ bodies covered with blankets with bloody pawprints surrounding them

Someone else listed the 1992 flick Beethoven, which contained a scene that saw the bad guy being brutally killed by a collection of syringes

Someone else listed the 1992 flick Beethoven, which contained a scene that saw the bad guy being brutally killed by a collection of syringes

She steps over a gun and then it briefly shows his dead parents’ bodies covered with blankets with bloody pawprints surrounding them. 

Someone else confessed that the horrific murder at the end of the flick Beethoven had an immense affect on them.

‘In Beethoven the bad guy gets killed by what looks like a dozen pet vaccination needles flying through the air and stabbing him in the chest before he curls over and falls to the ground,’ they wrote. ‘I remember that was terrifying as a child who hated getting shots.’

‘Oh yeah, that movie was traumatizing,’ agreed someone else. ‘I thought it was just about a giant dog that drools on everything and ruins furniture. 

‘Nobody told me there’s a whole plot about the vet trying to kill the dog after framing him as a biter. And then there’s the guy’s death scene that you mentioned.’

‘Kid movies then weren’t kid movies in the sense that they are now,’ pointed out a different user in the comment section. 

‘Current day movies for kids are truly FOR kids. 30-40 years ago they were for general audiences, which means everyone but very small kids. That category that barely exists anymore.’

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