18 Creepy and Disturbing Disney Cartoons
Most of the time when we think about Disney today we think of family-friendly entertainment and big beautiful eyes and happy feelings but the freaky truth is that Disney has a long history of questionable imagery. From dark themes to creepy cartoons and even racism, Disney has had it's ups and down over the years upon years it has existed to entertain. If you don't believe me, take a look for yourself! Every single cartoon here today is a little on the disturbing side!
1. 1954, Spare the Rod
The depiction of the cannibalistic African natives was deemed so offensive that the cartoon was censored and cut down to about half its original length but we all know it happened.via:YouTube
2. Dumbo and Jim Crow
When you were little you probably didn't even notice the inappropriate name given to one of the already racially charged animated crows.via:YouTube
A generally sweet movie that just kinda missed the mark when they went out of their way to stereotype the Siamese Cat as offensively Asian as possible.via:YouTube
In 1932 Mickey Mouse saves an African native from rival tribesmen and then makes him a servant. Disney, no.via:YouTube
5. "What Makes a Red Man Red?"
The Peter Pan song probably didn't irk you as a child but as an adult it should.via:YouTube
6. Commando Duck
A WW2 Propaganda film in which Donald Duck celebrated his joy in having just wiped out an entire platoon of Japanese soldiers, which were of course depicted with yellow skin and super slanted eyes. Ugh.via:YouTube
7. Anti-semetic cartoons!
Someone apparently thought, "what is every single Jewish stereotype you can think of? OK, put it all on the big bad wolf."via:YouTube
8. Donald Duck was always at war
This time battling the likes of Hitler, Disney pushed the envelope a little with the knife fight iIn the 1943 cartoon, "That Old Army Game."via:YouTube
The original lyrics were even more offensive than the already questionable film. Fun fact: Disney's Aladdin is on the list of 100 Most Offensive Films Ever because of how controversially they depicted the Middle East.via:YouTube
10. Song of the South
All of it, just all of it. It never made it to VHS but if you're old enough you probably remember this racially charged Disney movie about a white boy hanging out with Uncle Remus while they wander around the plantation Remus was previously a slave at. A message the movie was supposed to usher in basically tried to minimize the horrors African Americans experienced and to just sort of... sweep the South under the rug.via:YouTube
11. 1935's Cannibal Capers
Disney had an obsession with depicting Native Africans as cannibals and they're seen here doing a dance.via:YouTube
Yep, Disney made an entire cartoon about Hell back in 1929.via:Imageshack
13. Mickey and the Beanstalk
When Disney took a turn for the dark! A starving Donald Duck goes ape shit and stalks a friendly cow with murder in his eyes. Child friendly, you say?via:YouTube
14. "Reason and Emotion"
In this 1943 WW2 cartoon women were discouraged from "emotional eating" in order to properly ration food during war times. Apparently nothing says patriotism like a slim figure.via:YouTube
Disney made a disturbing public service video informing the youth of the dangers of malaria that fully depicted what malaria does to you. I mean... thanks Disney.via:ImageShack
Yep, even Disney's Fantasia managed to depict pretty white centaurs with little racially charged slaves.via:YouTube
17. ...Poor Donald Duck
Remember that time he had a horrifying dream about joining the Nazi Party? Man propaganda cartoons were something else.via:YouTube
18. Mickey in Arabia
Because apparently Disney was hating the Middle East long before it became popular.via:YouTube