When do we know it’s too much? What defines the border between what can be watched and what cannot be. For an adult, seeing extreme things makes sense because he (somewhat) understands the world. Well, some even have an appetite for it. But when it comes to a children’s movie, it has to be direct, clear and simple, right? However, some films have gone too far and some are inappropriate for a children’s film. Let’s take a look at some of these movies.
1/6) Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
If you’ve seen the movie, then you know the “twist”. And if you’ve read the book, then you even know what the ‘twist’ is before it happens. But the fact that it comes out of nowhere leaves the kids stunned, making it impossible for them to see something like this again. Also, this twist wasn’t publicized enough and people weren’t aware of it.
2/6) Tarzan (1999)
Now that’s really disturbing. First of all, Clayton getting tangled up in all the vines and getting hanged is too much in itself. But in the next scene, the animators even added a shadow of him hanging and swinging his lifeless body. Many people noticed and complained about adding such a sensitive scene in a children’s movie.
3/6) All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
By the title, one could assume two things – there would be lots of cute scenes and, of course, a tragic sequence. While the film was great and kid-friendly, one particular scene managed to change the whole mood of the film, which is to say, a hellish nightmare. This scene will definitely give your child nightmares and it is NOT easy to forget.
4/6) Alice in Wonderland (1951)
Yes, it’s a children’s movie. Until you realize that the walrus is actually fooling him. baby oysters come out from the safety of their homes, then he eats them alive. But that’s not the scary part, the oysters are actually dressed like babies in BEANIES. Well, that might change the opening sentence of this paragraph.
5/6) Big Hero 6 (2014)
Big Hero 6 was a massive box office success and grossed nearly $658 million at the box office. Moreover, the film has a good rating on RT – 90%! However, Disney proved in this film that they don’t care about overloading the viewer’s heart a bit too much. After Hiro loses his parents, he also loses his older brother in a sudden explosion. Disney could really have changed the story to make it less heavy, right?
6/6) Ratatouille (2007)
Ratatouille, a cult classic, speaks to young and old alike. Why not? The film has just the right amount of awkwardness, emotion and dynamism. However, there is one particular scene that is NOT intended for children, strictly. When Remy’s dad takes him to a pest store to tell him humans can’t be trusted, he literally sees nearly a dozen dead cats, hanged. The music and the rainy setting make it more gruesome than it needed to be.