When we think of Disney we think all the happy moments and all the happy stories as Disney is famous for writing stories with a ‘happily ever after’. Almost all their stories have a happy ending where everyone is happy with everyone else and the bad ones have been punished. But some Disney movies have had quite some dark and evil moments too. You can also enjoy 10 Most Scary Disney Monsters Creatures.So today we have a list of 10 Dark / Evil Disney Moments. Check out the list.
[Bambi’s Mother Dies]
Bambi’s mother was quite an influential character throughtout the movie until she died. She always tried to teach Bambi the ways of the forest. Her death was definitely quite disturbing for all the viewers. Once they both are in the woods he senses danger. She saves Bambi by telling him to run and not to turn back, but she herself is hunt by the hunters. The scene when he does not find his mother by his side and calls out for her but gets no answer is very sad.
[Becoming a Real Boy]
We all know the Pinocchio is the story of the puppet who becomes a real boy. But the trials he goes through in order to become a real boy are unbelievably tough. From the trap of the con artists to the problems of Pleasure Island to the horrifying giant whale. The giant whale swallows Geppetto, his maker, who had been trying to rescue Pinocchio from Pleasure Island. Pinocchio sacrifices his life in order to save Geppetto. This is where The Blue Fairy, sees how selfless Pinocchio is, brings him back to life and finally, turns him into a real boy! A happy ending but after a lot of tough trials.
[“How many messengers does it take?”]
This one is a short scene in Mulan but is still quite cruel. This scene shows two Imperial scouts that have been captured by Shan-Yu, the Hun leader. He asks them to deliver a message to the Emperor of China. As they run away, Shan-Yu asks one of his comrades how many messengers it takes to deliver a message. The comrade draws back his arrow and replies, “One.” This was a terrifying scene that shows how little the human life valued to the opposite group.
7. The Fox and the Hound
[Copper Hunts Tod]
This movie took a great turn when Copper’s mentor Chief, gets hit by a train in a mishap caused by Tod. Copper wants to “get him.” Copper’s owner sets a trap and Tod is trapped. They clash and fight, forgetting their childhood friendship. Tod escapes after a black bear suddenly appears, and Copper tries to defend his owner. Tod seeing his friend in problem returns and gets rid of bear. The ending is also not that ‘happily ever after’, as we see Tod and Copper are in their respective homes. An old conversation is played —“We’ll always be friends forever, won’t we?” says Tod. “Yeah,” replies Copper. “Forever.”
6. Lilo & Stitch
[“We’re a broken family, aren’t we?”]
The dark moment of Lilo & Stitch is quite different from the rest. It is about the pain of a broken family. Nani has to prove that she can take care of her little sister all by herself. She also gets Lilo a pet, Stitch which turns out to be an alien. Stitch becomes the cause of some more problems, and the social worker tells Nani that Lilo would be better off without her. Stitch sees what he has done and the consequences of it. Lilo tells him, “I’ll remember you; I remember everybody who leaves.” This is a sad moment which is about loneliness, fitting in and about the need of a family bonding etc. This was darkness of its own kind.
The motivations of Clayton have been revealed — that he plans to catch the gorillas and sell them in England. When Tarzan comes face to face with Clayton, Tarzan gets the gun from Clayton and presses it against his throat. Clayton dares Tarzan to shoot him, which Tarzan obviously doesn’t do, instead destroys the gun and throws it on the ground. Clayton follows Tarzan across the vines, trying to slash Tarzan, but instead he cuts away at the vines holding himself up. He cuts all the vines except the one that is wound against his neck. After that we are shown nothing but the shadow of Clayton’s dead hanging body against the flash of lightning.
4. The Lion King
This was one of the most sad and touching scenes of all. I myself was very touched as a child when I saw Simba’s father Mufasa die. Mufasa’s death was a highly climatic moment. The saddest part of this scene was that Simba is made to understand that he is actually responsible for his father’s death. Mufasa’s murderer is Scar, his own brother, who asks Simba to run away, and then sets hyenas to kill him. The ending of the movie was however quite happy.
This song is completely based on greed and racism. This was the first time Disney actually talked about the taboos like racism and imperialism openly. This song describes the thinking about natives by the settlers on the verge of war. The lyrics like “what can you expect from filthy little heathens/here’s what you get when races are diverse/their skin’s a hellish red/they’re only good when dead” and “behind that milky hide/there’s emptiness inside/I wonder if they even bleed” are present which are quite clear and harsh. This song is certainly quite dark, but still we saw a happy ending of this story.
2. Hunchback of Notre Dame
This is yet another villain song about the Disney taboos. These taboos are sensuality, sex and rape! Yes, you read that right. Judge Frollo, watches Esmeralda perform a pole dance and saves Quasimodo from his punishment. The judge however is aroused and infuriated by her. Driven by lust, he asks her to “choose me or your pyre.” This song has lyrics like “destroy Esmeralda/and let her taste the fires of hell/or else let her be mine and mine alone.” So you can imagine how dark this song actually is.
1. The Black Cauldron
The Black Cauldron is considered as Disney’s darkest movie ever. It is the stroy of a boy Taran, who dreams of heroism. He must search and destroy an enchanted black cauldron before the Horned King –who is the evilest villain– can utilize it to raise an army of the undead. It was rated PG for dark and violent images. The Horned King, who is similar to Satan, in looks too is extremely evil. He wears a dark cloak, has horns and glowing red eyes. His castle is also cluttered with rotted corpses and has dungeon where Taran is kept. This movie is extremely chilling and dark.