How much time did you spend as a child watching movies and shows? And do you remember its impact on you? Kids’ movies and shows are a big influence on kids, so we would expect movies to be morally fair so that they learn by watching them. Children’s films are supposed to be all good. They are meant to be funny, cute, and should convey moral values to toddlers. But there are characters in children’s movies that nobody really thought about during their making that are really inappropriate characters. We probably didn’t take note of it when we were kids, and neither did adults; that is why we bring it to your attention. Here is a list of children’s movies that feature inappropriate characters.
The caterpillar of Alice in Wonderland
References to drugs in children’s films are not new. The film is already seen as the result of psychedelic experiences (thanks to Jefferson Airplane’s White Rabbit), and disney Alice in Wonderland 1951 somehow proved it. When Alice walked over to the caterpillar, we all saw her sitting with a hookah pot, high (?). A puff of smoke surrounds him, and when Alice asks her for advice, he tells her about the fungus, one side of which will make her grow taller and the other side will make her smaller. I really wonder what he’s really talking about. Besides, showing this in a children’s film is really worrying. The character in a children’s film is inappropriate.
Chel and Tulio from The Eldorado road
The movie is fun to watch and was always good until a particular scene in the movie. The Eldorado road didn’t do much at the box office and also made some meme material for internet users. There are a few inappropriate words in the movie, but these two characters, in particular, are totally inappropriate for a children’s movie. The two crooks, Tulio and Miguel, are looking for the City of Gold, Eldorado, and instead are received on the shores and are worshiped. Chel tries to seduce Tulio on several occasions, and one scene shows them both kissing. The part where they are surprised and Chel appears first and Tulio a second later indicates more than just kissing.
Shaggy from Scooby doo movie
Along with Shaggy, Scooby-Doo was also our childhood pet. The kids loved the Scooby-Doo animated TV show. We never really pay attention to the details when we’re kids, but now they add up. Shaggy has been said to be a stoner on several occasions by many viewers. His habit of constantly snacking and feeling drowsy or lazy all the time is typical. Although that one thing in the movie also points in the same direction. There is a scene in the movie where Shaggy is on a plane with a girl sitting next to him. He says her name as “Mary Jane”, to which he replies that it is his favorite name. For anyone who doesn’t know, Mary Jane is slang used for marijuana.
Lord Farquaad in Shrek
He’s one of the most inappropriate characters in children’s films and has raised eyebrows too much. Such characters in a children’s film are totally unacceptable. Everything about this character screams “inappropriate, starting with his name.” The name sounds like the “F” word spoken by a small child and somewhat suits his character. He makes a lot of sexual jokes in the movie. Apart from all of that, a moment in the film crosses boundaries. He sits in bed, most likely naked, holding a martini glass, and orders the mirror to show him, Princess Fiona. The discomfort of the mirror is visible. And it doesn’t stop there; when he sees the princess, he looks under her sheet. This prompted so many parents to shut down the film.
Princess Mombi in Back to Oz
Back to Oz came out in 1985 and didn’t have just one disturbing character, but filled with dark and scary (for a child) moments. But the character is the highlight of them. The character is taken from the books written by L. Frank Baum and is the main antagonist of the second part. The writers decided to combine two characters from the book, one from the second and one from the third, Princess Langwidere. She’s an odd character even to read in a book, let alone watch her come to life in the movie. The movie’s Princess Mombi is an antagonist who likes to wear different heads, just like Princess Langwidere. The sight of her doing that is absolutely horrible to be in a children’s movie.
Bus driver at Hocus pocus
The scene from the movie still gives me goosebumps. How to imagine that the children see it? The scene from the film, where the Sanderson sisters, Bette, Kathy and Sarah board a city bus to pick up Salem’s children. The creepy conductor then looks at the three girls and talks about conveying magnificent creatures like them to their “most forbidden desires.” The girls innocently tell him that they want the children; the comment after trying with the kids was even disturbing.
The coachman in Pinocchio
Were you afraid that monsters would take you away because of your bad behavior when you were a child? Well, this movie probably brings the same fear to the big screen. Pinocchio released in 1940 shows us an island of pleasures, remember? It’s a cursed island owned by the coachman and takes all the bad kids from all over the towns and villages and hires more people to do the same. These children are allowed to do whatever they want, such as smoking, drinking alcohol, playing games, and many other things that good children will not do. They were allowed to do all of this until they turned into donkeys and were sold as slaves. How horrible is that for a child to watch?
Things like these leave a deeper impact than we can imagine, and we may never know what they will take away from everything they see. So these are the characters of certain films from which you would like to keep your children away!