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  • Discussed in The Incredibles. Helen explains to Dash and Violet that yes, the Mooks would hurt a child. And they try to. Fortunately, the kids are resourceful enough to fight back... The fact that this is also the case with Syndrome is a contributing factor to Mirage's Heel–Face Turn.
  • The other PG Pixar Film, Up, has the villain send dogs to attack the kid there, and before he died, almost shot the kid as well. Pixar seems to tell people that villains can, and will, harm and kill children if they have the option.
  • A plan involving Randall and Waternoose in Monsters, Inc. may not have specifically aimed at killing children, but the results of the Scream Extractor seem anything but harmless.
  • The Great Mouse Detective: The Faux Affably Evil Ratigan is revealed — in song, no less - to have drowned widows and orphans. Near the end, during the Big Ben battle, he's shown kicking Olivia off a large gear, directly into the path of being crushed by two other gears. Luckily Basil is able to rescue her, just barely in time — which really triggers a Villainous Breakdown in Ratigan.
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  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Judge Claude Frollo, in the first few minutes of the film, would have dropped baby Quasimodo down a well if not for the intervention of the Archdeacon, who demanded that Frollo raise the infant to atone for killing Quasimodo's mother.
  • The Coachman in Pinocchio does worse than hurt.
  • Captain Hook of Peter Pan puts a bomb in a house full of children, makes a teenage girl walk the plank, and sics his pirate crew on the children when they try to escape from him... and just watch him go all Ax-Crazy in the climax against Peter. He even pulls a false surrender on Peter after the latter agrees to spare Hook's life.
    • Earlier, the Indians capture the children, suspecting that they have hidden Princess Tiger Lily, and threaten to burn them at the stake if she is not returned to the tribe by sunset.
  • Madam Mim in The Sword in the Stone tells 12-year old Wart she's afraid she's going to have to kill him... by turning herself into a cat while he's transformed into a little bird. It's downplayed because Merlin intervenes in time, but still.
  • Shere Khan in The Jungle Book is insanely devoted to slaughtering a certain human boy.
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  • Percival McLeach from The Rescuers Down Under was going to lower Cody into a river full of crocodiles. And before that, he threw knives at him as part of an interrogation.
  • Shan-Yu from Mulan is the most terrifying animated example of this trope. He picks up a little girl's doll that his scout bird brought him, talks about having to return it to her. And the next time we see the doll, it's lying in the barren wasteland of a town that was burned to the ground.
  • ParaNorman: Agatha, a young girl who can talk to dead people like Norman can, is executed when the town's elites come to the conclusion that she is a witch.
    • And the modern day townspeople who were enthusiastically planning to burn Norman alive.
  • Recess: School's Out shows us that the villains will attack children, though they fail for the most part.
  • The Grand Duke of Owls in Rock-A-Doodle, near the film's climax, asphyxiates child protagonist Edmund when the boy-turned-kitten refuses to give up, in a supremely dark example of Mood Whiplash. A combination of Disney Death and All Just a Dream makes it better, but it's still shocking.
  • King Candy in Wreck-It Ralph tried to delete Vanellope from the game's code, and when that failed turned her into a glitch. Then when she races him, he slams into her, tries to knock her out using a dislodged gearshift and finally pushes her in front of his car intending to smash her into a stalactite. This trope may be slightly out of place due to all characters being ageless video game characters, but Vanellope was programmed as 9 years old.
  • The Lion King:
    • The Hyenas and Scar. The former nearly eat Simba and Nala after they wander onto the elephant graveyards (although averted when Mufasa shows up) and Scar, who shows no qualms about putting his own nephew in extreme danger to achieve his ultimate goal – becoming king of the Pride Lands. First, he tricks Simba into the gorge below Pride Rock before sending – with the hyenas' help – a stampede of wildebeests through, forcing Simba to hang on for dear life. Mufasa is able to rescue Simba, but this results in Scar murdering the injured Mufasa by throwing him back into the stampede. Later, as a mourning Simba is exiled from the Pride Lands, Scar sends the hyenas after Simba, who would have died if not for sheer luck.
  • In The Boxtrolls, Snatcher has no qualms with attempting to kill Eggs on multiple occasions as well as Winnie when She Knows Too Much.
  • Pitch Black in Rise of the Guardians is clearly willing to do something horrible to Jamie once he realizes that the kid is the only thing left between him and victory over the titular Guardians. It's unspecified exactly what Pitch was planning on doing, but anything he could have done (Mind Rape him with Nightmare Sand, flat out kill him, or turn him into a Fearling) fits this trope.
  • Big Hero 6 opens with the 14-year-old protagonist nearly being viciously assaulted by a Sore Loser gangster and it's quite clear that had Tadashi not shown up when he did, it would have ended very badly.
  • The Rat Leader in Lucky and Zorba was ready to let the rats eat Lucky (a young seagull) and Yoyo (a kitten)
  • Krishna Aur Kans: Putna is a demonic sorceress who's so powerful and sadistic that she's offended when tasked with killing only one kid, going on a rant as to how she's much better suited to killing kids in at least the triple digits.
  • In Ballerina obsessive Stage Mom Regine tries to murder Félicie after she gets the part of Clara in The Nutcracker, instead of her daughter Camille. She also hits Victor in the back of the head with a heavy tool.
  • Coco has the villain Ernesto De La Cruz throw the main character Miguel, age 12, off a building and before that, attempt to prevent him from leaving the Land of the Dead, which would have killed him.
  • Toy Story 3: Once Big Baby learns about Lotso's true nature, Lotso does not hesitate to beat Big Baby right in the stomach with his wooden mallet. This eventually causes Big Baby to pull an epic The Dog Bites Back moment towards Lotso by throwing him into the dumpster.

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