History DarkerAndEdgier / AnimatedFilms

15th Sep '17 10:50:40 PM TommyTiger
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19th Aug '17 2:22:45 PM Spanks
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* WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017'' is a BigDamnMovie and considerably more dramatic and [[ActionizedSequel actionized]] than [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic the show]] it is based on, as evident from all the trailers, which show the characters basically almost dying several times (even though [[SavedByCanon they won't]]) To cement this further, the movie actually received a ''PG'' rating, when most expected a ''G''. Of course, it's still ''My Little Pony'', so it may or may not be saying much in the long run.

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* WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017'' ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017'' is a BigDamnMovie and considerably more dramatic and [[ActionizedSequel actionized]] than [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic the show]] it is based on, as evident from all the trailers, which show the characters basically almost dying several times (even though [[SavedByCanon they won't]]) To cement this further, the movie actually received a ''PG'' rating, when most expected a ''G''. Of course, it's still ''My Little Pony'', so it may or may not be saying much in the long run.
19th Aug '17 2:21:34 PM Spanks
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* WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017'' is a BigDamnMovie and considerably more dramatic and [[ActionizedSequel actionized]] than [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic the show]] it is based on, as evident from all the trailers, which show the characters basically almost dying several times (even though [[SavedByCanon they won't]]) To cement this further, the movie actually received a ''PG'' rating, when most expected a ''G''. Of course, it's still ''My Little Pony'', so it may or may not be saying much in the long run.
29th Jul '17 8:09:28 AM Josef5678
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* As far as Creator/{{Pixar}} movies go, ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'', ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' are darker than the usual fare.

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* As far as Creator/{{Pixar}} movies go, ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'', ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}'' ''WesternAnimation/Cars2'' and ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' are darker than the usual fare.



** Despite being considered a BreatherEpisode by some, ''Cars 2'' is a lot more darker than the first one. It's plot focuses on [[GeniusDitz Mater]] accidentally getting mixed up on a spy mission, and there's a lot of violence and character deaths to be seen along the way.
*** While we're on the topic, the teaser for the [[WesternAnimation/Cars3 third installment]] is substantially grittier than the rest of the franchise since it revolves around a life-changing car crash that its protagonist, Lightning [=McQueen=], gets into. The color palette is [[RealIsBrown washed-out grey]], the CGI looks a lot more realistic, and the cartoonish faces of the cars themselves are nowhere to be seen. The whole thing actually has more in common with a PublicServiceAnnouncement about car safety than it does a Pixar movie. {{Subverted}} with the film itself, however, which remained fairly in-tone with the first film.

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** Despite being considered a BreatherEpisode by some, ''Cars 2'' is a lot more darker than the first one. It's plot focuses on [[GeniusDitz Mater]] accidentally getting mixed up on a spy mission, and there's a lot of violence and character deaths to be seen along the way.
*** While we're on the topic, the ** The teaser for the [[WesternAnimation/Cars3 third installment]] ''WesternAnimation/Cars3'' is substantially grittier than the rest of the franchise since it revolves around a life-changing car crash that its protagonist, Lightning [=McQueen=], gets into. The color palette is [[RealIsBrown washed-out grey]], the CGI looks a lot more realistic, and the cartoonish faces of the cars themselves are nowhere to be seen. The whole thing actually has more in common with a PublicServiceAnnouncement about car safety than it does a Pixar movie. {{Subverted}} with the film itself, however, which remained fairly in-tone with the first film.
29th Jul '17 5:19:09 AM TheJayman49
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** ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'': With gun violence, ElectricTorture, suicide attempts, large-scale destruction, bad guys who WouldHurtAChild, and "good guys" who run from the police and lie to their own families, all in the same film, ''The Incredibles'' may very well be the darkest Pixar movie yet. Creator/BradBird's history of working on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' really comes through here.

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** ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'': With ''The Incredibles'', with its gun violence, depictions of ElectricTorture, suicide attempts, large-scale destruction, bad guys who WouldHurtAChild, and "good guys" who run from the police and lie to their own families, all in the same film, ''The Incredibles'' may very well be the darkest Pixar movie yet. Creator/BradBird's history of working on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' really comes through here.



** The teaser for the third ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' installment is substantially grittier than the rest of the franchise since it revolves around a life-changing car crash that its protagonist, Lightning [=McQueen=], gets into. The color palette is [[RealIsBrown washed-out grey]], the CGI looks a lot more realistic, and the cartoonish faces of the cars themselves are nowhere to be seen. The whole thing actually has more in common with a PublicServiceAnnouncement about car safety than it does a Pixar movie.
* In the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon, ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'' and ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' are considered to be among Disney's darkest.

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** The Despite being considered a BreatherEpisode by some, ''Cars 2'' is a lot more darker than the first one. It's plot focuses on [[GeniusDitz Mater]] accidentally getting mixed up on a spy mission, and there's a lot of violence and character deaths to be seen along the way.
*** While we're on the topic, the
teaser for the [[WesternAnimation/Cars3 third ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' installment installment]] is substantially grittier than the rest of the franchise since it revolves around a life-changing car crash that its protagonist, Lightning [=McQueen=], gets into. The color palette is [[RealIsBrown washed-out grey]], the CGI looks a lot more realistic, and the cartoonish faces of the cars themselves are nowhere to be seen. The whole thing actually has more in common with a PublicServiceAnnouncement about car safety than it does a Pixar movie.
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movie. {{Subverted}} with the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon, film itself, however, which remained fairly in-tone with the first film.
* And as far as the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon goes,
''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'' and ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' are considered to be among Disney's darkest.
11th Jul '17 5:27:18 AM Josef5678
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* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' wasn't ''that'' dark or edgy, but it was more serious compared to most of Creator/DreamWorksAnimation's other films, and it's certainly Darker And Edgier than the book it was based on.
** [[WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2 The sequel]] takes it further. Here, the BigBad wants to enslave all dragons, there is a battle with a gigantic ice dragon and [[spoiler: one of the main characters dies. Oh, not only that, it was the titular dragon, BrainwashedAndCrazy that killed him]].

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** ''Film/{{Dinosaur}}'', for the time, deviated from the Disney norm of warm sing-along-filled movies. It's much darker. A meteor destroys their once-lived lands. The musical tone is dark too. And the movie is about survival.
* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' wasn't ''that'' dark or edgy, but it was more serious compared to most of Creator/DreamWorksAnimation's other films, and it's certainly Darker And Edgier than the book it was based on.
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on. [[WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2 The sequel]] sequel]], on the other hand, takes it further. Here, the BigBad wants to enslave all dragons, there is a battle with a gigantic ice dragon and [[spoiler: one of the main characters dies. Oh, not only that, it was the titular dragon, BrainwashedAndCrazy that killed him]].



* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' is significantly darker than [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda the first film]]. Multiple characters are KilledOffForReal on screen, (though we don't see their bodies) and the NeverSayDie rule is broken a LOT, to the point where it seems like "death", "dead", and "kill" are used every other sentence. The villain wants to take over all of China with giant cannons that are seemingly unstoppable and really are used to kill. And then there's the repressed memories of Po's traumatizing childhood, which involved the attempted genocide of his entire species.
** The first film was also an example in comparison to most other Creator/DreamWorksAnimation films at the time, which were mostly pure comedy while ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' is an ''action''/comedy with some pretty serious drama thrown in as well. Even the comedy is a bit more mature, with Dreamworks dropping the pop-culture jokes that they had been previously known for. This is a trend that would later be continued by ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' is significantly darker than [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda the first film]]. Multiple characters are KilledOffForReal on screen, (though we don't see their bodies) and the NeverSayDie rule is broken a LOT, to the point where it seems like "death", "dead", and "kill" are used every other sentence. The villain wants to take over all of China with giant cannons that are seemingly unstoppable and really are used to kill. And then there's the repressed memories of Po's traumatizing childhood, which involved the attempted genocide of his entire species.
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species. The first film was also an example in comparison to most other Creator/DreamWorksAnimation films at the time, which were mostly pure comedy while ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' is an ''action''/comedy with some pretty serious drama thrown in as well. Even the comedy is a bit more mature, with Dreamworks dropping the pop-culture jokes that they had been previously known for. This is a trend that would later be continued by ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon''.
3rd Jun '17 2:38:09 PM JMQwilleran
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* A few parents complained that the ''WesternAnimation/MissSpidersSunnyPatchFriends'' film ''The Prince, the Princess and the Bee'' went a bit too far with this with a fire-spitting fire and some drama involving danger in a hot-air balloon, but it really isn't too much of a slide.
16th May '17 6:56:32 PM Josef5678
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[[caption-width-right:350:Twas the tale of a man... and a '''monster'''.[[note]]The bag he is holding carries a baby, he is about to have it drown it the well. This was made by Creator/{{Disney}}, by the way.[[/note]] ]]

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15th May '17 6:25:45 PM SithPanda16
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[[caption-width-right:350:Twas the tale of a man... and a '''monster'''.]]

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12th May '17 8:15:30 PM Red-Dead-Redeemer
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** The teaser for the ''WesternAnimation/{{Inside Out}}'' spinoff is substantially grittier than the original film. The CGI looks a lot more realistic, and the cartoonish faces of the characters themselves are nowhere to be seen.
** The teaser for the second ''WesternAnimation/{{Finding Nemo}}'' spinoff is substantially grittier than the rest of the franchise since it revolves around a life-changing capturing that its false protagonist, Surly, gets into. The CGI looks a lot more realistic, and the main characters themselves are nowhere to be seen.
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