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9 Disney Movie Moments That Spooked Us As Kids (But That We Love Now)

It’s that time of year: the Pumpkin Spice Latte has made its triumphant return, the leaves are beginning to change color, and you’re finally able to think about wearing a sweater again. Yes, it’s fall. And with fall comes Halloween. And with Halloween comes the internet’s month-long spook fest. What’s better than being spooked? Revisiting those spooky moments and realizing you now love and appreciate them. We invite you to love and appreciate the following with us:

 

Evil Queen’s Transformation in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Evil Queen Transformation - Snow White
When we were young, the evil queen turning into an old hag was an aging wakeup call. Now we identify with the struggle to look your best, and know what a big deal it is to sacrifice your identity for a cause.

 

Lampwick Becomes a Donkey in Pinocchio
Lampwick Turns in to a Donkey in Pinocchio
Okay, as kids we for sure thought that becoming donkeys and being carted away was a thing that could happen. Now, we know better and can appreciate the metaphor.

 

The Cave of Wonders in Aladdin
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“No! We didn’t mean to disturb your slumber, really sorry about that.” – Us as kids. “We kind of did mean it.” – Us now.

 

Maleficent’s Eyes in the Fireplace in Sleeping Beauty
Maleficent's Eyes in the Fireplace in Sleeping Beauty
When you were a child, you were told not to touch fire. Therefore, things that can touch fire and remain unharmed, were bad things. Things that can touch fire and can enter rooms through fireplaces, are, for lack of a better world, untouchable.

 

Chernabog in Fantasia 
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Sure, we used to think he was literally a demon, but now we get that he’s just misunderstood. Aren’t we all?

 

Cruella de Vil’s Lightning-Clad Entrance from 101 Dalmatians 
Cruella de Vil in Lightning in 101 Dalmatians
Lightning was intimidating, villains were intimidating. This combined them. Now, we slow clap at the sheer genius of this entrance.

 

Pink Elephants on Parade in Dumbo
Pink Elephants on Parade in Dumbo
What exactly is happening here? We didn’t really want to know. Now we do want to know. What’s happening?

 

Army of the Dead in The Black Cauldron
Army of the Dead in The Black Cauldron
This one pretty much speaks for itself.

 

The Headless Horseman in The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
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Dude had no head and that puzzled us. Now we’re just in awe of his ability to ride a horse without being able to see.

 

Which Disney moments do you love now that used to spook you? Tell us in the comments!

Posted 5 years Ago
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