History DarkerAndEdgier / AnimatedFilms

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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[[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 in the well. This was made by Creator/{{Disney}}, by the way.[[/note]] ]]
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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[[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]] ]]
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.
12th May '17 3:23:20 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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12th May '17 3:15:43 PM TropesLooker
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12th May '17 3:07:48 PM TropesLooker
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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.
27th Mar '17 10:29:24 PM weirdfantasy
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* Among the ''Animation/TheMindsEye'' series of videos, there's ''The Gate to the Mind's Eye''. While the others showcase a number of different animation segments with a wide range of atmospheres and subjects, the beginning of ''The Gate'' goes for the jugular with depictions of an advanced civilization at war, decimation of the environment, implications of death by the millions (called "River of Souls" for a ''very'' good reason), dark and gritty imagery in general, and a Satan-like being who likes to loom in the sky using the moon as a headrest. The music for these sequences features OminousLatinChanting and a downtrodden piano solo. Naturally, the first of these sequences is called "Armageddon". The rest of the video remains about as sombre until "Nuvogue", where it picks the whimsical and fun-loving tone back up.
24th Mar '17 8:33:27 PM creader
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** ''CinderellaIIIATwistInTime'' is ''way'' darker/edgier than [[{{Disney/Cinderella}} the original classic]]. We have Lady Tremaine concocting a very diabolical plan, this time with dark magic on her side, a demonic pumpkin carriage that nearly carries Cinderella to her doom and a pretty intense climax. In addition, Cinderella and her prince [[TookALevelInBadass take levels in badass]].

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** ''CinderellaIIIATwistInTime'' ''Disney/CinderellaIIIATwistInTime'' is ''way'' darker/edgier than [[{{Disney/Cinderella}} the original classic]]. We have Lady Tremaine concocting a very diabolical plan, this time with dark magic on her side, a demonic pumpkin carriage that nearly carries Cinderella to her doom and a pretty intense climax. In addition, Cinderella and her prince [[TookALevelInBadass take levels in badass]].
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