Over at The Dissolve, writer Noel Murray gives readers seven examples of Walt Disney’s dark side. These animated short film were created by Disney and company pre-Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and they definitely have a tinge of the bizarre.
I actually recall watching quite a few of these as a kid on the Disney Channel in the 1980s (in particular, 1933’s The Mad Doctor). At the time, my parents didn’t seem to think much of it, but I’m pretty certain that these shorts would be scrutinized and sentenced to death by parents nowadays.
To read Noel Murray’s full article, head on over to The Dissolve.
Click on the video below if you want to understand exactly why The Mad Doctor momentarily traumatized me as a child.