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Yes. Even in those charming little seven minute cartoons Disney sometimes managed to scare the audience.

* ''Disney/SteamboatWillie'': While not as bad as other examples, Mickey torturing animals, just so that their agonizing screams can be used as musical sounds is somewhat disturbing.

* ''Disney/TheSkeletonDance'': The entire short is creepy, but especially the two shots where the skeleton jumps at the camera and seems to devour it.
* ''Disney/TheHauntedHouse'': Especially when the head skeleton is revealed.
* ''Hell's Bells'': A 1929 cartoon about Hell. In the opening scenes a big fat spider with teeth swings back and forth and snaps at the viewer. Still pretty creepy.

* ''The Fire Fighters'': features a scene where Minnie is seen coughing up smoke and nearly suffocating.
* The witch in "Babes in the Wood" has a potion that can turn living things to stone. Good thing she [[HoistByHisOwnPetard fell in it]], as well as the cat boy not only becoming a boy again, but not being stone anymore.

* ''WesternAnimation/TheMadDoctor'': Mickey and Pluto are StrappedToAnOperatingTable and tortured by an insane physician inside of the eerie basement of his castle. It's so scary it has [[NightmareFuel/TheMadDoctor its own Nightmare Fuel page]].
* ''Birds in the Spring'': The python trying to eat the baby bird.
* ''Disney/ThreeLittlePigs'': The Big Bad Wolf. In his 1st movie, his single desire is to murder and eat the pigs, and he has an awesome EvilLaugh. In his 2nd movie, he tries to murder and eat Literature/LittleRedRidingHood. And in his 3rd movie, he's training his kids to murder and eat the pigs to [[VillainSong a song about]] [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome what you can cook pigs into.]] Too bad (or thank goodness, [[BrokenBase depending on who you ask]]) his kids were {{Retcon}}ned into Lil Wolf. In the 3rd movie the Wolf came ''[[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt this close]]'' to eating the pigs, [[LetsMeetTheMeat having them tied down with apples in their mouths and everything]].

* ''Gulliver Mickey'', where Mickey has to fight off a giant spider who bears a canny resemblance to Pegleg Pete.

* ''Disney/PlutosJudgementDay'': [[WesternAnimation/PlutothePup Pluto]] goes to Hell in a NightmareSequence and is tortured by evil cats.
* ''Disney/TheBandConcert'': The whirlwind devouring a cow who wasn't fast enough. The worst part? The rest of the cartoon is a big CrowningMomentOfFunny, so [[MoodWhiplash it comes of as jarring]].

* ''Disney/BraveLittleTailor'': When the giant swallows Mickey who is now inside his throat.

* ''Donald's Lucky Day'': As visually dark episode where Donald, now a postman is to deliver a package containing a bomb. Date? Friday 13th.

* ''"Donald’s Snow Fight"'': The ending where Donald is ''[[AndIMustScream frozen alive]]''. Twice as much if you realize the audience is supposed to sympathize with [[DesignatedHero his nephews]] - who ''put him in that state'' - just because he beat them fair and square in the snowball fight earlier before they [[TookALevelInBadass got their act together]].
* ''The Winged Scrounge'': A 1942 propaganda cartoon about fighting off malaria. Complete with a shot where a giant mosquito is peering down over a house and chilling voiceover lines like: “Little does he suspect he’s to be the victim of this bloodthirsty vampire!” and “This tiny criminal, which has assumed the proportions of a monster!”

* ''Chicken Little'': The very disturbing ending where the fox devours every chicken. When the narrator asks him "Hey that's not the way the story is supposed to end!", the fox just calmly tells him not to believe everything he reads.
** Made more disturbing when you think about what it would be like to be in their ...shoes, panicking, crowded, trapped in a dark cave with a large (to them) carnivore that going to kill and eat them all, and they can't do a thing about it, and no help is coming.
* ''Disney/EducationForDeath'': The Hitlerjugend children transforming into brainwashed soldiers marching into their graves.
* ''Disney/DerFuehrersFace'': Donald’s entire nightmare in a Nazi landscape.
** For that matter, the EarWorm title song's third verse, which if you read it, is utterly ''[[FridgeHorror terrifying when you realize the context]]'':
-->''When der Fuehrer says''
-->''"[[BlatantLies Ve never will be slaves]]!"''
-->''We "Heil! Heil!" but still ve work like slaves''
-->''While der Fuehrer brags And lies and rants and raves''
-->''Ve "Heil! Heil!" and work into our graves! (Heil Hitler!)''
-->''When der Fuehrer yells''
-->''"I've got to have more shells!"''
-->''Ve "Heil! Heil" for him ve make more shells''
-->''If one little shell should blow him right to ([[CurseCutShort Donald Duck gets hit in the head by a large shell]])''
-->''Ve "Heil! Heil!"''
-->''And wouldn't that be swell!''
* ''The Old Army Game'': Donald believes that his ''entire lower torso and legs'' were unintentionally amputated after being cut by a razor sharp fence. He becomes so distraught he steals Pete's gun and [[DrivenToSuicide attempts to kill himself]], all while sporting a [[SlasherSmile deranged, psychopathic smile]] the whole time.

* ''"Trombone Trouble"'': Donald going mad with god-like power, showing off his [[ToothyBird razor-sharp pearly whites]] to [[NightmareFace the camera]].
* ''Donald Duck and the Gorilla'': The gorilla that broke into Donald's house is ''terrifying.''

* ''Music/PeterAndTheWolf'': That wolf is as bad as the aforementioned gorilla.
** The first appearance of it is especially scary, with its theme playing in the background at the beginning as it snows and we see the wolf's footprints in the snow, the camera travels through the woods where we see a silhouette of something between the trees, then more trees group together, then the camera fades to the end of the trees and ''[[JumpScare then it comes out from behind the trees and roars at the audience]]''.

* The green and purple houses '''[[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath burning to the ground]]''' in ''The Little House''. In the same scene, somebody yells out a bloodcurdling "THE ALARM! FIRE THE ALARM!". Quite a few violent Disney moments are tame compared to this. [[ShmuckBait Go search the short at the risk of not sleeping tonight]].

* ''The Lone Chipmunks'' had Chip and Dale subduing Pete by ''[[{{Fingore}} pulling his pinky finger way back]]''.