Animated movies parent's should hide from their kids!
The content your child sees can leave a lasting impact on them for the rest of their lives. Shockingly the following five animated movies created for children feature violence, frightening scenes and some moral messages parents never want their children to learn. See how many of these films you've seen and if you would ever show them to your own children.
With a title like ‘the last unicorn’, you'd expect to see a happy musical about a unicorns adventure with its forest friends. This is not that type of movie. Along with witches Skull, monsters and two giant flaming red bow bringing plenty of scares, the movie showcases some pretty dark material for children to take gore.
Halfway through, the unicorn is transformed into a human, falls in love with a princess and becomes the first unicorn to ever learn about human emotions. There's no happily ever after for the unicorn as she is forced to abandon her love and return to the forest to get a truly depressing ending.
Before Toy Story brought our favourite toys to life, the Brave Little Toaster attempted a similar thing with appliances and didn't get quite the same outcome. While Toy Story did feature the unfortunate explosion of combat Carl, the Brave Little Toaster was far worse with appliances purposely killing themselves, air conditioners exploding and a group of cars singing just before they get crushed and sent to the compactor.
Then there's the toasters crazy nightmare scene where he burns the toast, and the black smoke turns into a smoke monster who chokes out the owner of the toaster. There’s also the giant scary clown who haunts the toaster in the dream. You need brave little children to really enjoy The Brave Little Toaster.
Mars Needs Moms is one of Disney's biggest animated failures and viewing. The film showcases why. The film sends horrible messages about parenting, working parents and plays off so many generalized mom's stereotypes. Not to mention, the aliens featured in the film are creepy to look at and may scare some children.
Mom's need to just prevent their children from ever seeing Mars Needs moms, and the awful message it sends to kids including some anti feminism vibes. It also seemed to downplay the role of the father and almost made them feel like a pointless nonentity when it comes to raising children.
Monster House is a great animated film but maybe you should wait until your child is in their teens before you let them watch it. The house that devours people and comes alive features a lot of great horror elements but the backstory alone is what will deliver a majority of the scares and trauma.
An overweight circus sideshow act literally gets buried alive by cement. Not only do we see her cemented corpse in the basement of the home, but the dark themes may also leave children scared and with more questions than answers about the haunted home.
In a strange collaboration between Japan and Russia, the 1986 release of The Adventures of Lolo the penguin was filled with a lot of controversy. While children can easily go on YouTube and watch the full original cut today, the release of the animated penguin tale had to be heavily edited for American audiences. Among the edits in the film include cutscenes involving the death of penguins, mourning the Penguins, spanking scenes, and multiple seagull attacks.
Just think about watching the film happy feet but with a lot less dancing and a whole lot more violence and dark messages.
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