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    21 Moments In Children's Movies That Were WAY Too Dark

    These scenes were not suitable for all ages!

    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tells us all about the darkest movie moments they remember from their childhood. Here are the best responses!

    1. When General Woundwort and Bigwig had a deathly fight in Watership Down.

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    "It terrified me for years and I still have flashbacks to that rabid rabbit to this day. Scarred for LIFE."

    beckyholehouse1

    "That scene where they're tearing each other apart really changes a young kid's opinion of rabbits."

    e4f476fe45

    2. When Mrs. Jumbo got locked up in Dumbo.

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    "That song... I'm 33 and I'm tearing up remembering it. Still can't watch it."

    ejb2000

    "The ‘baby of mine’ scene of Dumbo where she cradles him from her cage as he cries haunts me to the point where I refuse to watch it, but that scene breaks me every single time I think about it."

    bethancrowther

    3. The fate of the shoe in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

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    "The shoe being dissolved in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Still makes me cry."

    emmah42c3111c9

    4. When the Other Mother tried to convince Coraline to sew buttons in her eyes in Coraline.

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    "Still giving me the creeps whenever I watch it."

    aileenrochelle

    "This was one of the most terrifying moments in my childhood."

    luciar414a0a82a

    5. When the little boys are turned into donkeys in Pinocchio.

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    "This scene will be engraved in my head for the rest of my life. I refuse to let my kids ever watch it because of that moment."

    hispanicprincess84

    6. When Sarah tried to escape her boarding school by crossing an unsecured plank in A Little Princess.

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    "The sight of that evil lady is shaking the plank really stayed with me."

    em2467

    7. When Large Marge appeared in Pee Wee's Big Adventure.

    Warner Bros.

    "Seeing that face was truly terrifying as a kid. And then the reveal that she was dead the whole time was just TOO much."

    kayleighmarierosalia

    8. When the witches removed their "human faces" in The Witches.

    Warner Bros.

    "They start to scratch off their human skin and turn into hideous witches... WTF??

    deannas4663a7500

    "The worst scene ever is when all of the witches remove their masks and reveal their true selves."

    stephene4634a5464

    9. When Artax the horse died in NeverEnding Story.

    Warner Bros.

    "This is still one of the worst scenes in any movie ever. The way Atreyu sobs for the horse to keep going was so sad, and I refuse to watch the movie today just because of that one scene."

    campbells4dbe23c87

    "The swamp scene is both emotionally devastating and terrifying at the same time!"

    kayefayette

    10. The ending of Star Wars: Episode III.

    20th Century Fox

    "This really messed me up as a kid. My parents took me on my 11th birthday and I was so excited. God, even though I knew that Anakin turned into Vader, I was not prepared. The massacre at the temple and how he lashed out at Padmé had me feeling down for days."

    laurenm4b7b568d6

    11. When the child catcher appeared in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

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    "He scared the shit out of me!! 🙈"

    —Sarah Kendrick, Facebook comment.

    12. When beloved Antie died in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.

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    "I can't even think about that scene without bursting into tears, it's haunted me into adulthood."

    iambe87

    13. That devastating moment in Old Yeller.

    Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

    "It has to be when they shot Old Yeller. That was savage."

    stephanien468b53e52

    14. When Thomas J. died in My Girl.

    Columbia Pictures

    "Truly devastating, and it didn't help that I was watching it with my grandma."

    lilyr4ff20ceb6

    15. When Mary Jane's true identity is momentarily revealed in Scooby-Doo.

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    "That scene where they’re on the motorcycle and Mary Jane gets hit with a branch and her face gets all messed up and you see she’s Possessed. I couldn’t sleep for a week."

    kellyd4b83ad08c

    16. When Aslan was murdered in The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe.

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    "I didn’t really get scared as a kid but this scene ABSOLUTELY TERRIFIED ME! I screamed in the theatre when I saw it. I still can hardly watch that scene as an adult."

    graciem4b0187b39

    17. When Willy Wonka took the kids through his creepy tunnel in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory.

    Paramount Pictures

    "This was SO unnerving!"

    carlyd4074fa6bc

    18. When the Ebenezer Scrooge Puppet appeared in The Polar Express.

    Warner Bros. Pictures

    "The puppet scene ruined the whole thing for me. I don’t remember much, but I do remember running upstairs and crying for the rest of the night. to this day, I still haven’t seen the rest of the movie and I still have nightmares about the ugly MF."

    han070701

    19. When Annie got chased up a train track drawbridge in the final scene of Annie.

    Columbia Pictures

    "It terrified me as a kid so much that I was afraid of train tracks and drawbridges for a while."

    PHM8

    20. When Rasputin sold his soul in Anastasia.

    20th Century Fox

    "This freaked me out every single time."

    catielu21

    21. And finally, when Tommy almost covered Dil in banana paste so monkeys would take him away The Rugrats Movie.

    Nickelodeon

    "In the first Rugrats movie when Tommy finally had enough of Dill’s shit, he threatens to cover Dill in banana paste so the monkeys would take him away. It was unexpectedly dark and I cried about it for like 10 minutes and, as a result, I haven’t been able to watch it since."

    ieshas2

    Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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