While most kids movies are made and catered specifically to their demographic, that doesn't mean that the older creative members behind the films aren't ever subtle about inserting some humor or references for adults. However, some deleted movie scenes from over the years have proven to push that line a little too far, where the adult content in the scenes either completely change or alter the tone of the film beyond repair.
Even a company as careful as Disney is not always able to avoid disturbing scenes deleted from kids movies. Whether that be scenes that went on too long and into much darker territory than their theatrical versions did or sequences that were entirely cut from the film due to their thematic material, there are a number of examples of creepy children's movie scenes.
Here are just some of those dark or gross kids movie scenes that were, thankfully, excluded from their theatrical releases. Vote up the dankest ones you're glad you never saw as a kid!
Pinocchio is already a fairly scary and dark animated film in Disney's history, despite also being considered one of the studio's all-time classics. But in case the film's dark story points weren't already enough, it turns out there was another deleted scene from the film that would have likely tipped the scales into being too dark for Disney to release.
The scene in question takes place when Gepetto and Figuero are trapped inside the stomach of the whale, Monstro. Starving to death, the duo have a brief moment where they consider actually eating their goldfish friend, Cleo. Suffice to say, it's a good thing Disney decided to not include this scene in the film.Can you believe this was made?
Zootopia came out in 2016 to widespread critical acclaim, not only for its writing and animation, but for how well it managed to deal with themes of racism and social divide. However, a deleted scene reveals that the film might have taken its "obedience" plot point into too dark of a turn for any young viewer to stomach, or even the adults for that matter.
The scene would have reportedly followed Nick and Judy Hopps as they found themselves at a "Taming Party." Already boasting a sinister name, the scene would go on to reveal that the party was about young animals being given shock collars that would zap them anytime they showed too much emotion. Yikes, indeed.Can you believe this was made?
It's established early on in Home Alone that Kevin McAllister has basically the worst siblings and relatives of all time. Sitting right near the top of that list too, is his creepy Uncle Frank, who calls him a jerk in the first film and who Kevin later jokingly records while showering in the sequel.
But in case Uncle Frank wasn't already bad enough, this deleted scene from the first film would have been utterly horrifying. Not only does it involve Frank picking on and calling Kevin silly names again, but it ends with his Uncle pantsing him and walking away. Inappropriate in about every way imaginable, and as such, wisely cut from the theatrical version.Can you believe this was made?
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Who Framed Roger Rabbit? is, in addition to its stunning visual achievements, still one of those family movies that comes very close to not being kid-friendly. Thanks to some of its lewd humor, sexual undertones, and the legitimately scary scenes involving Christopher Lloyd's Judge Doom, the film is one that most parents might wait a few years before showing their kids.
But it turns out, the film almost included a very depressing moment early on in its runtime, just after Roger Rabbit is framed for the murder of a beloved toon creator, Marvin Acme. According to some early storyboards, the film originally included a funeral scene for Acme that was packed to the brim with beloved cartoon characters either sobbing their eyes out or angrily taking out their pain on each other.
To say that doesn't quite fit in with the rest of the film's loopy humor and plot, would be an understatement.Can you believe this was made?