Are these animated films way too dark for kids?
Animated films for children are supposed to be wholesome and filled with life lessons that we can bring as we grow up, but have you ever watched a certain animated film as a child which ended up traumatizing you? Don't worry dear, you are not alone. A Reddit user recently asked people on the platform, "what animated film traumatized you as a child?", and their answers make it hard to see these movies the same way again. Whether it's the imagery, the gore, or the entire plot itself, some of these films made us question if they really are suited for children.
Here are some of the best and most upvoted answers from the community.
"The sheer chaos of that mess got to me, THEN boys started to turn into donkeys and sobbed for their mother, and I lost it. Early Disney was dark!"-u/Itsnotmonica
"I sincerely believe this movie created a lot of hoarders."- u/RmmThrowAway
"Specifically Professor Screw-Eye and his circus."- u/CrazyRainbowStar
"The black smoke always scared me. Tim Curry is a master."- u/MurderGiraffe19
"The huntsman's murder face, the freaky forest, the queen-to-hag transformation, the queen falling to her death at the end (and presumably also crushed by a boulder), etc."- u/Brittama
"Littlefoot's mom dying instilled a fear in me and was the first time I realized that — one day, someday — my own mom will die."- u/CaptainHindsight212
"The bat gave me nightmares for a solid week." - u/Apprehensive
"Watched it as an adult, that movie was dark."- u/Odysseuss87
"Aww, look at the talking bunnies, how cute! Why -OH MY FUCKING GOD THAT'S SO MUCH BLOOD"- u/KittyLilith17
"That damn harpy..."- u/Bushtuckapenguin
"We watched the lion king in the second week of kindergarten.... the week my dad died." u-wineshivers
"Button eyes traumatised the crap out of me." -u/Thatww2guy31
"No-face scared the fuck out of me."-u/LlamaSllaama
"The best movie I never want to see again."-u/IcePhoenix18
"It still makes me cry if I watch it now."- u/swallowyoursadness
How about you? What animated film had left such a negative impact on you after watching it? Tell us about it in the comments.