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The Most F**ked Up Kids' Movies Of All-Time

Reddit user Inflatabledartboard4 was curious about others' childhood cinematic trauma and asked: 'What is the most f*cked up kids' movie?'

When we think of children's movies, we may think of harmless fun.

But that doesn't mean there isn't some seriously messed up content in those films.

Like ever notice at least one parent is almost always dead—or dies!—during every Disney animated film?

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Don't even get us started on Old Yeller.


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It's fun to imagine what happens when worlds collide with the mixing of entertainment genres.

As an example of this, American author Seth Grahame-Smith comes to mind.

He brilliantly wove together two completely contrasting literary worlds together with his novels Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter–both of which were adapted for the big screen.

So what would happen if Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games trilogy was replaced by a completely different type of heroine?

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Disney films hold a special place in people's hearts.

Iconic animated films like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Peter Pan have transcended time and continue to enchant new generations while contemporary classics like Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin revived the genre when Disney struggled through an uninspired transition during rough economic times.

All of these films regardless of the decade in which they dazzled moviegoers have one thing in common. They inspire hope through the empowering message that the love of family and friends endure in even the toughest of times.

But underneath all the magic, dreams coming true, and happily ever afters, some plot points may have been more sinister than the conflicts presented to our beloved protagonists in the final cut.

Fans have explored fascinating theories that may have driven the storyline that was absent from the animators' storyboards.

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An undeniable part of the magic that guests experience at many of the Disney parks around the world is the interactions with characters.

Those who post photos of their Disney vacations will almost always include a photo with Mickey and/or Donald Duck, Goofy, Minnie, and their human friends like Snow White, Belle, Moana, or villains like Gaston.

It's not that difficult to suspend your disbelief during an encounter with a Disney character.

But spoiler alert, the beloved icons you're putting your arms around and giving hugs are with total strangers who are paid to make you feel special.

Redditors got a chance to discover what it's like for those costumed Disney cast members giving hugs and signing autographs to kids of all ages that they've never met before.

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When Walt Disney released Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs in 1937, history was made, and after a number of hugely successful animated shorts, he released his first animated feature film.

Long after Walt Disney's passing, his studio would go on to make history once again, when Beauty and the Beast became the first animated feature film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

It should be noted, however, that Snow White is frequently incorrectly labeled as the first feature-length animated film.

That distinction, in fact, belongs to Quirino Cristiani and Federico Valle's El Apostol's, a forgotten satire of the Argentine government. The only known copy was destroyed in 1928.

Even so, it goes to show that while Disney is often synonymous with animated films, they are not the last word on the genre.

Dreamworks, Aardman, Studio Ghibli and others have created dazzling masterpieces as good or better as anything the house of mouse ever created.

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