In one Soviet cartoon, Churilo Plenkovich (a relatively obscure bogatyr better known as a womanizer than a warrior) challenges to a duel some uneducated redneck who dared insult his clothing. The guy calmly answers "Sure, no problem. Just give me a second to break off a branch. Wouldn't want to rip off one of your buttons with a blade." Then, he grabs a nearby ancient oak and bends it in half - Churilo managed to challenge Ilya Muromets himself, who luckily was just trolling him.
1 gets a good one when he first sees 2 return. After dying and being sewn onto the Seamstress.
Ichabod and his Horse, probably the audience watching as well, get one of these in The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad. After long build-up to the arrival of the Headless Horseman himself, a false alarm makes the two burst out in laughter, putting everyone's minds at ease. Then that damn cackling starts. Oh Crap Mode for everyone.
Aladdin's face when Jafar transforms into a giant cobra, after calling the villain a "cowardly snake" beforehand.
The Queen of Hearts when Alice grows giant size in Alice in Wonderland, not even having time to finish her catchphrase. Gets turned around when Alice suddenly realizes she's started shrinking back to normal size while she's in the middle of telling off the Queen of Hearts, and Alice is the one to have an Oh Crap moment.
Batman's look of shock when he processes the audio of Red Hood's taunt, and discovers that the last word was "Bruce", indicating Red Hood knows Batman's identity.
Black Mask saying "Oh, hell," as his reaction to seeing the Red Hood aim a rocket launcher at him.
We also get a nice "Oh crap"-look from the Joker after the Red Hood captures him and the Joker sees him draw out a crowbar. The weapon Joker had used to kill Jason the first time.
Similarly, Red Hood says "crap" early in the final fight, when Batman attacks him with explosive pellets.
And later on in the final fight, Batman grabs a cigarette lighter out of his glove and proceeds to light it. Jason's eyes widen — just before Batman sets Jason's clothes on fire and soon proceeds to give Jason a real beating.
The Horned King in The Black Cauldron gets two. First, his expression of triumph becomes disbelief and denial when Gurgi's sacrifice breaks the Cauldron, causing his undead warriors to become lifeless again. Then Taran pushes the Horned King near the Cauldron, and the Horned King starts freaking out when the self-destructing Cauldron starts drawing him into it. He barely has time to let out a Big "NO!" before the Cauldron turns him into dust and sucks him into it right before it explodes.
She gets one after an explosive argument when she realizes that the bowstring of Merida's bow has just snapped in the fireplace She barely salvages the bow, though — cue My God, What Have I Done?.
She gets one as a bear when she realizes she's become one, especially when she looks at the mirror.
Another Bear!Elinor moment is when she sees she's lashing out as a permanent, feral bear, especially near the climax, after her husband, not realizing that the bear is his wife, spots her and Merida and attacks her.
Merida gets some of these moments too:
In the trailer, at the circle of standing stones, she senses Mor'du.
When she sees her furious mother marching towards her before she torches her prized bow.
She gets another when Mor'du is revealed as the eldest prince who destroyed the ancient kingdom.
Another one during this scene is when Mor'du is about to attack her.
When Mor'du shows up, after she defends Bear!Elinor from her husband.
Fergus gets one when he spots Merida and Bear!Elinor, whom he thinks is Mor'du, but has actually lapsed into a wild bear.
In A Bug's Life, Francis the ladybug is confronted by the two flies he'd been heckling earlier. They ask him to repeat what he said to their friend, "Thud." Francis's well-deserved "oh, crap" hits the instant he hears Thud land behind him.
The expression Flik gets when he realizes his "Warriors" are actually circus performers.
Flik gets a big one earlier when he accidentally ruins the grasshopper offering.
Atta:What did you do? Flik: It was an accident?
Hopper gets one when he realizes the bird that Flik has lured him to is, in fact, real.
Near the end of Cats Don't Dance, Darla Dimple gets a huge one when she accidentally blurts out that she flooded the studio to frame the animals over the boom mike for her boss and all of Hollywood to hear.
The Glass Slipper has been destroyed, the Evil Step-Mom is just beginning to gloat, when Cinderella pulls the other slipper from her pocket. Closeup on the Step-Mom's face, and its near-perfect "Oh, Crap!"
Moments before this, the prince's servant has one when the slipper breaks. Even earlier, Cinderella has one when her stepsisters destroy her dress. And when she hears the clock strike midnight...
Pepita sets up a beautiful one for De la Cruz in Coco. That moment right between saving the falling Miguel and then going after the reason he needed saving is captured on the jumbotron for the audience to see.
Her greatest one comes when her ice chandelier falling towards her.
Anna and Kristoff get one when Elsa creates Marshmallow to expel them for being intruders. Olaf, however, is glad to see a new "sibling" she has just created.
Anna has one of her own after Elsa reveals her ice powers at the coronation ball, and she has an even bigger one upon discovering that Hans never loved her at all and is intent on seizing control of the throne.
A Goofy Movie has one for PJ when he's leaving the principal's office, dreading his father's punishments, and one for Max when he and Goofy (oblivious) are about to fall off a waterfall. The earlier one is effective despite the fact that PJ is a Nervous Wreck, because he has noticeably different behavior from when the thing he's anticipating isn't inevitable.
Felicia, Ratigan's fat, spoiled cat in The Great Mouse Detective, sort of has a double one herself. First, after Basil, Dawson, and Olivia rescue Queen Mousetoria from being fed to her, Felicia hears barking and turns around to find Toby coming after her. She screeches and runs for dear life. Second, after being chased by Toby for some time, Felicia climbs up on a wall, sneers at Toby (dogs can't climb very well), sticks her tail and her butt in the air, and leaps over to the other side of the wall, only to get attacked by guard dogs!
Because of his clumsiness, Hercules causes accidents and makes a lot of mistakes in his battles. For instance, losing his sword.
Phil's face when the Hydra starts growing more heads.
Phil:[sees the Hydra's corpse twitching] That doesn't sound good. [The Hydra gets back on its feet, grows three more heads and starts moving towards them]DEFINITELY NOT GOOD![hands Herc his sword and runs]
The look on the Hydra's faces when Herc triggers the rock slide.
Pain and Panic do this frequently whenever they screw something up.
Red gives a loud scream seconds before her speeding mine cart hits a dead-end on the tracks.
Red's reaction to the phone call she makes to Granny in Japeth's shack. Her wide-eyed look as she says, "Mr. Goat, my granny's in trouble! I've got to find a way around the mountain, fast!"
In the treehouse, Red hears a glass window being broken. She rushes over to her granny's store, and finds that someone has thrown a rock through the front window with a very threatening note on it. Also, the store owner next door is putting up a sign that says "Out of Business".
He's chasing Red's cloak, unaware that it's being flown by hummingbirds. But he doesn't know that until he grabs the cloak, at which point the camera pulls back and reveals that he's frozen in mid-air past the edge of a cliff. He remarks, deadpan, "OK. Not cool."
In the mine cart, when he realizes that Twitchy has lit a stick of dynamite. Up to Eleven after attempting to get rid of it only ignites the rest of the charges stored in back.
"OH SCHNITZEL!" when a giant redwood tree he was trying to cut down starts to fall towards him. He has a Deer in the Headlights moment.
Horton Hears a Who! has the Mayor do a split-second but wildly stretched take once he realizes the stapler he was aiming at the portrait of the Council Chairman bounces off and flies back toward him... landing on his face... and staples anyway! In fact, many characters in this film have classic cartoon expressions by the nature of its original illustrator.
One of the gypsies at the beginning gets this expression when he realizes the person who captured them is JudgeClaudeFrollo.
Speaking of Frollo, he later gets this when the gargoyle he's holding on to comes to life in front of his face, just before it cracks and falls down with him to his Disney Villain Death. R.I.P., Tony Jay.
Right before this, he gets one when Quasimodo snaps, throws Frollo to the ground, and is standing over him holding a knife, and Frollo can't bully him anymore.
Scrat, the small rat-thing from Ice Age, has a lot of these, ranging from the collapsing ice-sheet to the piranhas to the T. rex.
In the first trailer, he tries to bury an acorn in the ice of a glacier. He gives possibly the funniest facial expression on this list as the ice dislodges and slowly starts to tip towards him.
Scrat is Oh, Crap! in adorable saber-toothed squirrel form.
One of Syndrome's Mooks flashes one as well, just before his velocipod slams into the side of a mountain.
Another mook has this as well later in the film. They're all joking about the Omnidroid wrecking the city, and one pops a champagne bottle. Their expressions change real fast when it turns out Mr. Incredible caught the cork.
Not to mention Mr. Incredible's epicOh, Crap! moment in the final battle when the Omnidroid sees him holding the remote. It's hard to resist shouting "SMAAAAAAAASH" when he gets stomped on.
Also Bob's reaction just after he loses his temper and punches Mr. Huph through the wall he realizes he's just blown his superhero cover and he's going to get fired.
Bob had another reaction when a transmission of Helen requesting landing at Nomanisan plays and Syndrome orders missiles to be fired at the plane. It's a pretty sad example considering it's the beginning of the moment that he's convinced Syndrome has killed his family.
Syndrome as he violated the "NO CAPES" rule. The result is that he gets sucked into a jet engine and killed.
Bob gets one in the sequel right after the excitement of finding out Jack-Jack has powers wears off.
The other three emotions have this reaction in Inside Out after Joy and Sadness get sucked up the memory tube. Anger puts it best:
Many characters in Kung Fu Panda have these, since martial arts sequences are the highlight.
By far the most epic would definitely be the one worn by Tai Lung when he realises that, yes, Po knows the Wu Xi finger hold. Skadoosh.
Close second also goes to Tai Lung in his battle against Po. In that split-second before Po's ass comes down on his face. Third to Shifu, when he realizes he's really stuck with Po. Complete with Eye Twitch.
"Tai Lung is free!" Pretty much everyone in that scene gets this look at least once. Except Tai Lung of course.
Happens to the entire heroic cast during the final battle of Kung Fu Panda 2 when they notice that Lord Shen has a lit cannon pointed straight at them. Then happens to Shen himself when Po learns how to redirect cannonfire.
The heroes get another before that when they find out that Shen has a lot more then one cannon and has fired all of them their way.
Earlier, during the rickshaw chase, the Wolf Boss gets this expression when he turns around to see Po about to slam into him, complete with a terrified scream.
Simba gets a very effective one of these moments just as he sees the wildebeest stampede heading right for him. This moment is captured in the image at the top of the page.
The hyena trio has cornered Simba, Nala, and Zazu in the elephant graveyard with intention of eating them. Simba plants his feet, arches his back, takes a deep breath, and delivers...a cute little-boy roar. The hyenas smirk and dare him to try that again. Simba takes another deep breath as the hyenas grin, and...A THUNDEROUS LION'S ROAR splits the air. The hyenas have just enough time to make a Mass "Oh, Crap!" face before Mufasa's paw slams them into the ground.
The hyenas get another oh crap moment later on when Pumbaa gets angry after being called a pig, and charges at them tusks down.
Mufasa himself gets an Oh, Crap! when he realizes Scar, whom he trusted implicitly, is going to push him off the cliff.
Near the end, Scar gets his own moment when, right after slapping Sarabi to the ground, he notices a rather angry looking Simba above them, watching the whole thing.
Part of this was because at first, he thought he was seeing Mufasa (so did several others watching). He was afraid Mufasa had come back to life for revenge.
Sarabi: If you were half the king Mufasa was, you would never—! Scar: [shoves Sarabi down] I'm ten times the king Mufasa was! [suddenly sees Simba nearby] Mufasa? No! You're dead!
Then Scar brings one out of the hyenas, with an aside Death Glare upon realising they hadn't finished Simba off.
Scar: I'm a little surprised to see you... (sotto voce) alive. Hyenas:(Big Gulp)
Scar gets a major one when he realizes that the hyenas have turned on him after having overheard him call them the enemy and shift the blame for Mufasa's death onto them.
In The Lion King 1½, Timon and Pumbaa get one when they end up wandering into the "Be Prepared" number, eyes wide as they exit stage right.
Ariel has one when King Triton discovers her grotto and comes out of the shadows. She has an even bigger one when she blurts out "I love him!". She and Sebastian (and most likely the audience as well) knew things were going to get really ugly.
Ariel gets another one when she her father signs Ursula's contract and he gets turned into a polyp.
And a bit before that, Sebastian when he accidentally reveals that Ariel has fallen in love with a human to the king.
Sebastian: I tried to stop her, sir! She wouldn't listen! I told her to stay away from humans! I told her humans were bad! They are bad, they are— Triton: Humans!? WHAT ABOUT HUMANS?! Sebastian: Humans? (chuckes nervously) Who said anything about humans?
Which in quick succession is followed by an Oh Crap moment for Ursula, once she realizes that the extremely sharp and pointy bowsprit of a ship which she happened to pull up from the sea floor is headed right for her midsection, steered by the love interest of the mermaid she's trying to annihilate.
In The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Rabbit has one when Gopher shows Pooh some honey. He promptly rushes out to put a stop to it before Gopher is able to self-sabotage his own excavation of the front door.
Rabbit: HONEY!? Oh, no!
In Monsters, Inc., Mike Wazowski gets one when Roz asks about his paperwork (not finished), and he doesn't have time to complete it before his date.
Roz: Your stunned silence is very reassuring.
It helps that Mike is almost entirely (wide) eye and (slack with horror) mouth.
Employee: 23-19!! 23-19!! (CDA decontamination teams burst out of the bathroom stalls) George:(nonchalantly)Oh, dear.
George's assistant gets a very satisfying one when George decides he's fed up with the little twerp, and 23-19s him into the human world.
Monsters vs. Aliens has a slew of these moments, for both the good guys and the bad guys. The best is a string of Oh, Crap! moments for Gallaxhar when, after he imprisons Ginormica in a force-field cage, she (1) pries her way out, then (2) busts through a series of thick doors he tries to seal her behind, and, when he finally races through air vents too small for her to enter, (3) keeps punching holes in the vents that nearly squash him.
Dr. Facilier lets out a deliciously desperate "FRIENDS!" and looks like he just crapped his pants when the evil spirits decide that he's failed them for the last time and decide to just harvest his soul.
Moments before that, Tiana does this when attempts to smash Faciliers necklace only for the shadow to catch it.
And earlier, after Naveen and Tiana turn into frogs and end up out in the bayou, bickering all the way. Naveen then pauses mid argument and asks, "Why are those logs moving?" Tiana quickly realizes said logs are actually alligators.
Cody gets a spectacular one as he falls off a cliff after freeing Marahute. Thankfully, she catches him.
Also the scene where McLeach escapes from the crocodiles to apparent safety. Then he looks up and sees his sidekick mournfully waving good-bye to him from the shore. He turns around and sees that he's about to go over a huge waterfall, and starts desperately trying to paddle away, but all to no avail, and he goes over shouting a Big "NO!" as he falls.
Robin Hood gets cornered by the Sheriff of Nottingham wielding a fiery torch in Robin Hood.
Mr. Potato Head does it right before a flying RC slams into him.
As does Woody when Buzz explains that revenge is something that isn't encouraged on his planet... then clarifies that they're not ''on'' his planet.
As does the cast, when they hear the new puppy barking at the end.
"Wait a minute. I just lit a rocket. Rockets explode!"
Woody was in Oh Crap mode from the moment he and Buzz were thrown into Sid's backpack to the moment he finally convinces Buzz to escape with him, then he gets it back briefly when the milk crate with a full tool box on it is about to land on him.
Buzz gets one as he learns the hard way that no, he really can't fly.
The movie presents the Constructicons' combination as a fearsome prospect, which is reflected in Kup's awed, clearly worried whisper when he sees their distinctive transformations.
The Efrafan warriors have an Oh Hraka moment when the dog charges over the hilltop to maul them at the conclusion of Watership Down.
In the DTV Wonder Woman movie, she gets an "Oh Crap" moment during the climactic final battle with Ares... saying "Oh Crap."
The setup is what makes it awesome. When we first meet Steve Trevor, he uses the expression, and the Amazons decide it's proof of how vulgar men still are. Diana gives him a death glare every time he uses it. Then, when... well, we won't spoil it for you... Diana can only stare and go, "Oh, crap."
Ares gets one when his second to final scene echoes his own son's death, as the killer of his son's daughter (say that ten times fast) Wonder Woman LOBS his head off in exactly the same way.
Nick does an impressively understated version of this when Judy threatens to have him arrested for tax evasion if he doesn't help with her investigation.
When Nick reveals exactly whyMister Big has it out for him ("I may have sold him a very expensive wool rug that was made from the fur of a skunk...'s butt"), Judy looks horrified and mutters "Oh, sweet cheese and crackers..."