Yesterday my hubby was letting the diva watch Mickey Mouse on his iPhone. From the other room, I could hear him laughing hysterically. Knowing that Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is more annoying than funny, I said “sounds like you’re enjoying that more than her.” Apparently it was an old-school Mickey Mouse. You know, the ones you used to watch on Saturday mornings? Yeah. That. These cartoons are, albeit funny, violent and morally corrupt.
Let me set the scene for you. Mickey, Donald and Pluto are climbing into the Alps for eagle eggs and edelweiss (whatever that is!). Donald is collecting the edelweiss when he gets into a scuffle with a goat who is trying to eat his stash. While Mickey is collecting the eagle eggs, the momma arrives and roughs him up a bit. So Mickey does what does any good-natured mouse would do? He starts throwing her
babies eggs at her. Instead of smashing to the ground into a mess of undeveloped eagles, they crack open and release angry eagle babies. I’m telling ya, that’s enough to turn anyone off eggs. One of the evil little creatures drives Pluto over a cliff into a pile of snow. Not to worry though, the trusty St. Bernard pulls Pluto’s blue and frozen-solid body to safety. He opens the tap on his barrel and proceeds to “thaw out” Pluto with what I can only imagine is alcohol by Pluto’s then blurry, double vision, hiccups and lack of motor control. To get the full effect of their drunkenness, you’ll have to watch the end.
So that begs the question, “What the hell was Walt Disney thinking?”
Mickey Mouse isn’t the only strange made-for-kid shows. Think Bugs Bunny, the Road Runner and Scooby-Doo. Plenty of movies are downright freaky too. Check out Babble’s list of what they believe to be the top seven most disturbing movies for toddlers. I agree with some, but would have to add Bambi (who after his mom gets gunned down, runs into the forest where he’s attacked by strange noises and angry trees), Beauty and the Beast (best example of Stockholm Syndrome ever), and finally Snow White (apple anyone?).
What tops your list of strangest kids movies?
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