While Warner Bros. animation may have cornered the market on the irreverent and the zany, Disney has always been the best at thrilling audiences with legitimately frightening scenes. Thus, we thought we’d delve into the first five decades of Disney’s history and present a list of The 12 Scariest Classic Disney Movie Moments, which you can check out in the gallery below!
What makes these scenes so terrifying? It varies from scene to scene, but the constant in all of them is the animators’ willingness to build up real atmosphere and dread. It also helps to have a few terrifying monsters, which you will also find in our selections.
At the end of the day, so many children grew up on classic Disney films, and some of the scariest scenes still hold power over those who were so traumatized by them as children. And that’s what makes them great!
Which of these scary Disney scenes frightened you the most as a child? Let us know in the comments below!