10+ Disney Movies That Aren't Really For Kids

Just because a movie appears under the Disney logo, that doesn't necessarily mean that it's a 'kids movie'. In fact, some of our childhood favorites would never be allowed to be made today.

Many are racist, some are violent, and a few are just plain scary. Take a look and check out these 10+ Disney movies that aren't really for kids.


Without question, Brave is a solid step in the right direction for Disney.

However, some of the more terrifying scenes are enough to make me jump, let alone a five-year-old. I'm definitely braver than a five-year-old...


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Talk about your abusive and negligent parenting. Cinderella may not possess some of the more classical horror tropes as other Disney movies, but that doesn't make it any less unsettling.


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Dumbo is an unfortunate remnant of a racist riddled era in filmmaking.

The crows are clearly stereotypical caricatures of African Americans and 'The Song Of The Roustabouts' is enough to make you turn off the TV.

*The Jungle Book*.

I loved this movie as a kid, but in hindsight, I'm not so sure that I should have been exposed to such blatant racism at such a young age.

How they allowed King Louie to appear in this film is a shocking indictment of the times.

*Beauty And The Beast*.

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Holy crap, that's terrifying. Do you even have to ask with Beauty and the Beast? It's basically a monster movie for kids!

Also, everyone remembers the song 'Beauty And The Beast' but they always seem to forget about 'Kill The Beast'. Just shocking lyrics.

*The Black Cauldron*.

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The Black Cauldron was Disney's first film to ever receive a PG rating and for good reason!

The Horned King was my first recurring nightmare, so I'd advise keeping your kids away from this one until they're older.

*The Nightmare Before Christmas*.

Don't scar your children for life by making them watch The Nightmare Before Christmas too young! The songs alone are enough to leave lifetime emotional scars:

"Kidnap the Sandy Claws, beat him with a stick. Lock him up for ninety years, see what makes him tick."

*Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs*.

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It's no surprise that the oldest Disney film hasn't aged particularly well. To call its treatment and depiction of women 'dated' would be an understatement.

It also sends a very creepy message to young boys that it's OK to kiss unconscious girls.

*Sleeping Beauty*.

The scene where Aurora is in her trance, walking through the castle, is so creepy that I still think about it to this day.

The music that accompanies the scene just adds to the terror and suspense.

*The Hunchback Of Notre Dame*.

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Whoever thought that it would be a good idea to turn The Hunchback of Notre Dame into a movie was grossly mistaken.

Not only is the movie violent and barbaric in its treatment toward its female characters, but the physical and emotional abuse enacted toward Quasimodo is heartbreaking.

*The Rescuers*.

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Yet another shocking example of parental abuse caught on film. In The Rescuers a little girl gets thrown in a dark well and is told that she can't come back up until she finds a missing diamond.

Someone please call children's services!


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Stop-motion animation is just inherently creepy. But when you add black and white and zombie dogs into the mix, it becomes too much to bear for young impressionable eyes.

Don't let yourself be fooled, Frankenweenie is most definitely not a kids movie.

*Hocus Pocus*.

While it may appear kid-friendly, Hocus Pocus is definitely something you want to let your kids discover at an older age.

The idea of having your youthful essence sucked out of you by a gang of witches is enough to give anyone nightmares.

*Alice In Wonderland*.

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There are so many things wrong with Alice in Wonderland. First of all, she eats and drinks several questionable substances from total strangers. Secondly, it's a visual nightmare!

Cannibalistic walruses, singing flowers, and a bloodthirsty playing card? No thank you.


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Take it from me, Fantasia will only bore and terrify your young ones. No child wants to sit down and listen to 'Dance Of The Reed Flutes' or Bach's 'Toccata And Fuge'.

Also, watching Mickey chop a broom to bits with an ax is...disturbing.