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    17 Messed-Up Things Characters Actually Did In Movies Marketed To Children

    Yeah, it's gonna be a "YIKES" from me, dog.

    We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community a very important question: "What is, undoubtedly, the most fucked-up thing a character has ever done in a movie 100% made for children?" And WHEW, did they come through with some nightmare-inducing answers! So here are just a few of the most fucked-up character moments featured in kids movies:

    Also, WARNING: Given the nature of this post, there are some SPOILERS ahead for these movies! Proceed with caution!

    1. When the Other Mother lured children into her world, sewed buttons over their eyes, and left them to wither away and die when she got bored with them in Coraline (2009):

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    Focus Features

    "Then she trapped their souls so that they couldn't move on! She was one of the scariest villains in a children's movie — if not THE scariest."

    nonexistant_knight

    2. When Captain Hook put the pirate in the "Boo Box" and filled it with scorpions in Hook (1991):

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    TriStar Pictures

    "This scene literally haunted me for years as a child."

    emilyna

    3. When Cruella de Vil wanted to, you know, kill and skin a bunch of puppies to make coats in 101 Dalmatians (1961):

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    Walt Disney Studios

    "She terrified me when I was a kid."

    duct_tape_heart

    4. When the Trunchbull put Matilda in "the Chokey" in Matilda (1996):

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    Sony Pictures Releasing

    —Suggested by byp

    5. When the boys were tricked onto Pleasure Island and transformed into donkeys in Pinocchio (1940):

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    Walt Disney Studios

    "If you don’t think children being turned into a donkeys while begging to go home and see their mothers is fucked up, then I don’t know what is."

    alexdibartoload

    6. When the witch was stealing all of those people's heads in Return to Oz (1985):

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    Buena Vista Distribution

    "Pretty much all of this movie would count."

    AnnieM3997

    7. When a horrible circus ringleader tormented some children and dinosaurs to produce a drug made out of terror in We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993):

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    Universal Pictures

    —Suggested by schwepps90

    8. When Count Olaf tried to marry Violet in A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004):

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    Paramount Pictures

    "He ALSO locked Sunny (a baby) in a cage!"

    google_111163988956993196881

    9. When Sid took apart other toys and put them back together in weird ways and then blew them up in his backyard in Toy Story (1995):

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    Pixar

    "Then the toys revolted against him and attacked him! Looking back, it probably should have made me afraid of my toys."

    megana459810788

    10. When Ernesto de la Cruz murdered his best friend, Héctor, in order to take his music, propelling himself to stardom in Coco (2017):

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    Walt Disney Studios

    —Suggested by kyoukarawatashiwa

    11. When Barnaby kidnapped Mary’s boyfriend, Tom, and took advantage of her misery to try to force her to marry him in Babes in Toyland (1961):

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    Buena Vista Distribution

    "Apparently she’s going to inherit lots of money, and that’s why he wants to get hitched?"

    goosethekitty

    12. When the hunter murdered Bambi's mom in Bambi (1942):

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    Walt Disney Studios

    —Suggested by ShutUpJustSTFU

    13. When Grandpa Joe was "bedridden" for years while his family starved in poverty, only for him to hop up the first chance he got to go to a chocolate factory in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971):

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    Paramount Pictures

    "Grandpa Joe is the true villain of this movie."

    flyin_bryan

    14. When Scar brutally murdered his brother, then convinced his nephew that he was actually the one who caused his own father's death in The Lion King (1994):

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    Walt Disney Studios

    —Suggested by Vbunton

    15. When Judge Doom slowly dipped the cartoon shoe into acid, and they showed the ENTIRE thing in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988):

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    Buena Vista Pictures

    "The look on his little face is etched into my mind, and I legit still think about that decades later."

    kakowale

    16. When Bellatrix tortured Hermione with the knife in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (2011):

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    Warner Bros.

    "I watched this with my little cousin, and she was scared to death!"

    suchanerdtbh

    17. And finally — when Frollo sang "Hellfire" in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996):

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    Walt Disney Studios

    "Dude, it was messed UP! I watched it as a kid and I thought, Cool, a Disney villain song! But now, as an adult, I think, For the love of Mickey, who decided this was the best and most appropriate song to put in a movie marketed to children?!

    spiritedtraveler53

    Now it's your turn! Which ones did we forget? What is, in your opinion, the most fucked-up thing a character ever did in a movie made for children? Share your answers in the comments below!

    Note: Some responses were edited for length and/or clarity.

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