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19 Horror References In Animated Movies That We Totally Missed As Kids

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List RulesVote up your favorite eerie Easter eggs found in family-friendly films.

Filmmakers love what they do, and more importantly, they love the films that influenced them, no matter the genre. And folks who make animated movies are no different. Many of them grew up on a steady diet of scary movies and horror films. They often pay homage to horror movie classics with sly references in their animated films, and just as often, these references are missed by most kids.

Here are a few examples of scary movie references found in cartoon features that you might have missed as a tyke. Vote up your favorite spooky shout-out.