Top 10 Darkest and Scariest Disney Moments

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  • Published on Jun 4, 2014
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    Kids' films they may be, but Disney can certainly shock. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we're counting down our picks for the top 10 darkest and scariest Disney moments. Special thanks to our users Jamie Dunlop, DiscordsDestiny and Andrew A. Dennison for submitting the idea on our Suggest Page at WatchMojo.com/suggest!
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  • TheTradge
    TheTradge Day ago

    Oh god, the end of Fantasia scared the absolute shit out of me as a kid!

  • Dominic Camargo
    Dominic Camargo 2 days ago

    Just wow

  • Dominic Camargo
    Dominic Camargo 2 days ago

    The fact that the scene with chernobog when the harpy’s show up and the go close the screen the on thing you can is the boobs with nipples

  • Simon Willis
    Simon Willis 4 days ago

    They brought Star Wars must be one to

  • LJP085
    LJP085 6 days ago +1

    Personally, thought the scene where Ursula steals Ariel's voice was much scarier.

    • LJP085
      LJP085 6 days ago

      Yeah, the scene where Lampwick transforms into a donkey definitely gave me nightmares when I was a kid.

  • Sander Hockey
    Sander Hockey 8 days ago

    The pinoccio one was strait up terrifying. A guy that turns into a donkey is weird. But the terrifying thing is that he lost his sanity as well

  • Go Figure Comics
    Go Figure Comics 8 days ago

    Why has no one mentioned the “prison scene” from Aladdin? Jafar as an old man creeped the HECK out of me as a kid...still does! 😰
    Also, The Pink Elephants weren’t scary, in my opinion...just...very...trippy 😂
    But hey, loved it! 😂

  • Ora Wolfgram
    Ora Wolfgram 9 days ago

    Sorry not sorry, but no amount of well executed modern 3D animated films can surpass the classics of Disney's 2D animated features.

  • Hannah Bailey
    Hannah Bailey 10 days ago

    the part where scrooge falls into hell always scared me when I was 3 or 4 years old and I never understood what claytons death was Intel I at least turned 8 or 9 years old cus I was watching it with my cousins and they realized the shadow and it scared the frick out of us!

  • amalia guerrero
    amalia guerrero 11 days ago +1

    Maleficent appearing in the fireplace scares the hell out me every time! Thanks to the amazing music that really makes the whole scene terrifying.

  • David Jonathan Rogers
    David Jonathan Rogers 11 days ago

    How was Dumbo scary? It was pink! Friendly color!

  • xXSPIRIT__WOLFPLAYSXx gokid275

    and its disney wich is good

  • xXSPIRIT__WOLFPLAYSXx gokid275

    nice video :) :P vary good

  • NejiHina100
    NejiHina100 12 days ago +1

    I'm not gonna lie. Mufasa's death is overrated.

  • Thanas Goga
    Thanas Goga 13 days ago +1

    Why no pixar?

    • Jesús Soto
      Jesús Soto 6 days ago

      Thanas Goga Pixar has video of it’s own

  • Hannah The Yak
    Hannah The Yak 14 days ago

    Pinnochio is the reason why you don't drink kids.

  • Hannah The Yak
    Hannah The Yak 14 days ago

    That dumbo scene. How could they think these were a good idea?

  • 8-bit duck
    8-bit duck 17 days ago +3

    This is why I prefer Pixar less deaths more family friendly stuff I don't know what was Disney thinking ☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹

    • 8-bit duck
      8-bit duck 6 days ago

      @Jesús Soto i agree😔😔😔😔😔😔😔😔😔😔

    • Jesús Soto
      Jesús Soto 6 days ago +1

      8-bit duck True but Pixar can go really really dark too!

  • Defias Pillager
    Defias Pillager 20 days ago

    The final scene of Fantasia absolutely traumatized me as a young child. It haunted my dreams for years.

  • Gabrielle Chandler
    Gabrielle Chandler 21 day ago

    Number 7 scared the crap out of me when I was little I had nightmares for months and I watch scary movies a lot and wasn't scared of them

  • Disneyfan1990UK
    Disneyfan1990UK 22 days ago

    The ghouls in the Haunted Mansion ride pop up from behind boxes and gravestones in the attic and graveyard give me the jumpscares along with the spooky bride and some other ghosts and scary noises. It made me afraid of the dark. I feel like having nightlights in my bedroom and hiding under my covers and try to sleep.

  • Phuindrad
    Phuindrad 23 days ago +2

    Back in time where Disney was able to scare kids and didn´t wasted their potential with political correctness.

  • J.P. Larson
    J.P. Larson 24 days ago

    no bambi?

  • Rider4Z - Otaku Lounge Productions

    I don't agree with the order but y'all touched all the good stuff

  • Kevin Kruger
    Kevin Kruger 28 days ago

    My favorite one on this list is Pinocchio.

  • Phillip Choate
    Phillip Choate Month ago +1

    Really we open with bambi 😩😩😩

  • Madara Uchiha
    Madara Uchiha Month ago

    Devilman crybaby?

  • Karen Carter
    Karen Carter Month ago

    The sound is too faint. Turn it up, please.

  • Vegadomis
    Vegadomis Month ago +1

    How did The Rescuers didn’t make this!? Medusa literally tried to kill an innocent orphan girl with a shotgun in a dark swamp house and she had 2 evil alligators as pets!

  • hebneh
    hebneh Month ago

    The ones that were around when I was a kid in the early 1960s (Ichabod Crane, "Night On Bald Mountain") never scared me - they were my favorites. That's because Halloween was my favorite time of year.

  • Christoffer Kjærgaard

    I can`t believe pinocchio, bambi, fantasia and dumbo was made in world war two😯😯😯😯😯😯

  • Kaya Kastek
    Kaya Kastek Month ago

    Snow White escaping to dark forest full of monster-looking-like trees... THAT was pretty scary too.

  • Kaya Kastek
    Kaya Kastek Month ago +1

    I remember that moment in Sleeping Beauty when Aurora is leaded by a green light to certain death. It gave me nightmares when I was a kid.

  • HotEmoToaster
    HotEmoToaster Month ago +1

    *the fact that ichabod actually died still has me traumatized*

  • Tianna Carlson
    Tianna Carlson Month ago

    17 seconds into the video and I'm crying!! Bambi's the saddest thing ever!!

  • Dirk Thedentist
    Dirk Thedentist Month ago

    easily most terrifying moment is Ichabods walk back home through the woods with the headless horseman... that scared the crap out of me as a child. The entire movie is silly and corny until the last few minutes. The way the tone of the movie changes is so unexpected and dark.

  • Isla Ormond
    Isla Ormond Month ago +1

    Treasure planet, the part where Jim had to fight off that giant spider-lobster thingy. Whole this was giving me predator vibes.

  • Rory R
    Rory R 2 months ago +1

    The army of the dead was metal

  • Gabby Grant
    Gabby Grant 2 months ago

    I’ve seen quite a few “Darkest Disney Moments” videos, but I have yet to see one that includes the Court of Miracles scene from Hunchback on it. The whole movie is dark, don’t get me wrong. Like, I understand why any scene with Frollo would make a list, but still. There’s something so unsettling about this fun and jovial character gleefully singing about murdering the two protagonists, while they both stand there gagged with nooses around their necks.

  • poon 123456789
    poon 123456789 2 months ago

    10:19 MUFASA! QUICK! (SHOCKING BREATHE) QUICK! SIMBA’S STAMPEDE!!!
    (FROM THE LINGO KINGO)

  • Sammy Rose
    Sammy Rose 2 months ago +1

    i aalso like maleficent transformatio/battle in sleepig beauty

  • tequilyps
    tequilyps 2 months ago

    BS on this list

  • Sam Cook
    Sam Cook 2 months ago +1

    Haven't watched The Black Cauldron, but John Hurt sounds amazing as the Horned King. Rest in peace, sir, you will be missed.

  • Balfour
    Balfour 2 months ago +1

    Nigh on a Bald Mountain should top the list. It has everything. Perversion, witchcraft, nudity, demons and a folkloric depiction of Satan. Disney keeps recycling their old stories and making billions and billions but they won't ever do something like that sequence again.

  • Janhavi Kumthekar
    Janhavi Kumthekar 2 months ago

    I told myself that I would never watch Pinocchio again

  • Michiko Manalang
    Michiko Manalang 2 months ago

    "clowd frollo"

  • Jerzy W
    Jerzy W 2 months ago

    All dogs go to the Haven - charlies dream about hell

  • Jerzy W
    Jerzy W 2 months ago +2

    The brave little toster - when the lighting hits the lamp. Also scene at repair point and that spoky song

  • Rick appleton
    Rick appleton 2 months ago

    Fantsha

  • Carrie Teller
    Carrie Teller 2 months ago

    A righteous man my ass

  • the Orca
    the Orca 2 months ago +1

    You might be interested to know that Disney watered down the movies they show from the way they were in the original stories big time. Stories like Snow White, Cinderella, Pinochio, the Hunchback, Sleeping Beauty and other were a lot nastier and more intense than what you see now.

  • Edoardo M
    Edoardo M 2 months ago

    I had Ichabod's story on VHS cassette, and IDK even if it scared the hell out of me I couldn't stop but rewatch it every once in a while

  • Silver Bullet
    Silver Bullet 2 months ago +5

    Yeah but Clayton can teach a parrot to sing “God save the Queen”

  • Crystal _WAO
    Crystal _WAO 2 months ago +2

    No the creepiest is when mother Gothel stabs with knife🔪Flynn Ryder and blood hole in stomach

  • Sandi Kirschnick
    Sandi Kirschnick 2 months ago

    Where's the Horned King's death....Now talk about being dark with a capital D...I still can't watch the Black Coldron because of the scene

  • Walkingtalkingvinyl
    Walkingtalkingvinyl 2 months ago +1

    Mufasa’s death wasn’t even scary 😂 everyone hyped that part up so much as the saddest moment in Disney when there are WAYYYY scarier and sadder scenes than that.

    • Jesús Soto
      Jesús Soto Month ago

      Walkingtalkingvinyl The dark part was Scar making the kill.

  • dygardion 91
    dygardion 91 2 months ago

    You just brought back some deep deep deep deeeeeeeeep emotional scarring with that dumbo scene

  • Paula Kiesling
    Paula Kiesling 2 months ago +1

    For the longest time I refused to watch Night on Bald Mountain even though I'd watch Fantansia repeatedly every day. I got a friend to watch that bit with me (never even new what came after it since this was before DVDs and I refused to fast forward through it) and now Night on Bald Mountain is my favorite part of Fantasia, which is already my favorite Disney film. Frollo is just creepy and all kinds of messed up, but Mufasa's death upset me the most as a kid, even though Scar is one of my favorite Disney villains.

  • Nancy Lacey
    Nancy Lacey 2 months ago +1

    Ichabod's death was really terrifying