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    19 Animated Films That Adults Claim Traumatized Them As Children, And TBH, I Can See Why

    That toaster may have been brave, but I most certainly am not.

    We all have one animated film we saw as children that is (probably) responsible for every nightmare we've ever had β€” even well into adulthood.

    Walt Disney Studios

    So this week when redditor u/DoorAMii asked, "What animated film traumatized you as a child?" people were ready to relive and share their trauma with other equally terrified adults.

    20th Century Fox

    So, with that in mind, here are just a few of the nightmares in cartoon form we were all subjected to as children:

    1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

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    Walt Disney Studios

    "The huntsman's murder face, the freaky forest, the queen-to-hag transformation, the queen falling to her death at the end (and presumably also crushed by a boulder), etc."


    2. The Brave Little Toaster (1987)

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    Hyperion Pictures

    "I sincerely believe this movie created a lot of hoarders."


    3. The Fox and the Hound (1967)

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    Walt Disney Studios

    "It still makes me cry if I watch it now."


    4. FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)

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    20th Century Fox

    "The black smoke always scared me. Tim Curry is a master."


    5. Balto (1995)

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    Universal Pictures

    "The first time I realized children could die was during the scene where coffins were being built for the children who would die if the sled dogs didn't bring the medicine in time."


    6. Pinocchio (1940)

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    RKO Radio Pictures

    "The sheer chaos of that mess got to me, THEN boys started to turn into donkeys and sobbed for their mother, and I lost it. Early Disney was dark!"


    7. We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993)

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    Universal Pictures

    "Specifically Professor Screw-Eye and his circus."


    8. The Great Mouse Detective (1986)

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    Walt Disney Studios

    "That bat gave me nightmares for a solid week."


    9. 9 (2009)

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    Focus Features

    "I saw it in theaters when I was 9 years old and I still have nightmares about it to this day."


    10. The Land Before Time (1988)

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    Universal / Via

    "Littlefoot's mom dying instilled a fear in me and was the first time I realized that β€” one day, someday β€” my own mom will die."


    11. All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)

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    MGM Studios

    "I rewatched it again as an adult, and that movie was dark."


    12. Watership Down (1978)

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    Nepenthe Productions

    "Aw, look at the talking bunnies, how cute! Why β€” OH MY GOD, THAT'S SO MUCH BLOOD."


    13. The Last Unicorn (1982)

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    Jensen Farley Pictures

    "That damn harpy."


    14. Spirited Away (2001)

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    "The parents turning into pigs and No-Face gave me nightmares for weeks (I was 5 when I first saw it). Nowadays it's one of my favorite movies, though!"


    15. The Lion King (1994)

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    Walt Disney Studios

    "The first time I watched it was during the second week of kindergarten...the same week my dad died."


    16. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

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    "The best movie I never want to see again."


    17. Treasure Planet (2002)

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    Walt Disney Studios

    "When that character fell into the black hole. My brother was a huge astronomy nerd (still is) and explained that black holes tear you apart by the atoms β€” and that if a black hole appeared near our galaxy, we would all be done."


    18. Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989)

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    Hemdale Film Corp.

    "I've mostly blocked it from my mind now, but I have vague memories of a kid fleeing a shapeless black ooze as it consumes his home. I've thought about rewatching it as an adult to see how it holds up."


    19. And finally β€” Up (2009)

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    "Not as a child, but as an adult. My wife and I went to see this about two weeks after we got married, and the beginning got us both bad."


    Now it's your turn! What animated movie positively, absolutely traumatized you as a child? Share yours in the comments below! Oh, and happy nightmares!

    Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity. H/T: Reddit.

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