Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by Gaastra, Mar 31, 2010.
Disney had alot of dark films over the years but what disney film do you think was the darkest?
Hunchback of Notre Dame just because of the villain,Frollo
Just look at his villain song
YouTube - The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Hellfire)
A lot of people will say Hunchback, but my vote is for The Black Cauldron. Both movies also prove that "dark" doesn't necessarily equal "good."
Though, most Disney animation (especially the "Golden Age" ones) have their dark moments. The nervous birds during the hunting scene in Bambi and the "Pink Elephants on Parade" number in Dumbo just to name a few.
Taran ftw! I recently read the The Chronicles of Prydain written by Lloyd Alexander and I'm looking forward to the new movie Disney is going to make! I like the Black Cauldron as well, although it is quite different. They even cut out scenes from The Black Cauldron unfortunately they can't be seen anywhere anymore
I don't think the poll options are all that fair. You can't really compare the live action fare to the animated ones, especially over the time period that the choices are spanning. For example, you can't really put the Bruckheimer-produced Pirates movies right next to Ichabod & Mr. Toad, which was produced more than half a century before. There are serious genre, audience, and historical factors to consider before you can make a simple side-by-side comparison.
The Hunchback of The North Dame because it's morest dark Disney movies all time.
I'm going with Black Cauldron because they had to cut out stuff to get the PG rating.
Everything is disney. Age has nothing to do with it. Back in the 80s disney channel aired new and old stuff all the time. You would get return to oz follwed by bambi.
This is about disney films so it doesn't matter if it's live action or animated, from the 30s or today. If it's disney it counts.
By the way i forgot to put Darby o' gill and the little people on the list. Blasted banshee and death couch.
Well, some of the more recent Disney films had very dark tones at times as well.
Mulan springs to mind where they show the burned down village and the burnt doll. Previously, they would have had the owner of the doll run from hiding to retrieve it, but in this case, to show that this was in fact a war, there was no kid, no survivors of any sort.
Tarzan is another one that has dark under and overtones, starting with the death of his parents by Sabor the leopard, to the later fight to the death with that leopard, to the end fight with Clayton that shows the shadow of Clayton being hung (as in by the neck) in the tangle of vines as he fell, even though Tarzan did try to save him.
Probably Return to Oz because the James Rolfe review scared the LIVING SHIT out of me.
The Black Cauldron. Army of the undead for the win.
Well, if that's all that matters. My vote goes to Lilo and Stitch.
And oh so much this. Remember kids, context matters whether you want to tell yourself it doesn't or not.
I have to say Dragon Slayer because it has a severed human hand in it, lol
This I agree with 100%.
wheres the i never saw any of them option?
Just watch The Black Cauldron.
The Black Cauldron was hella scary and dark.
Lion King was saddeningly dark at some points.. =(
Sorry, but there is no scarier film then Return to Oz. It's not the darkest deisney film, its the darkest film of all.
YouTube - Return To Oz Wheelers
And thats really just the tip of the iceberg.
As far as I remember, as a kid watching Return to OZ, I don't remember if I thought much of it, maybe a few things seemed scarey then. I bet if I watched it now, I can point out a bunch of darks stuff. Like that one chick who took the heads of the dancers in the courtyard, so she can wear them? That is f*cked up!
Darby O' Gill...I remember that Banshee scared the shit out of me back when. Little Leprechans and whatnot... Don't forget a young Sean Connery!
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