Toy Story 3: Incinerator Scene
Every movie, Disney or not, has a point where the star of the story gets in some position where their life is on the line and you don’t understand if they’re going to make it. In children’s movies, they keep struggling and ultimately make it through.
In Toy Story 3, when Woody and his friends are going to be cremated alive in an enormous incinerator, rather than competition, they clasp hands and trust their fate.
Alice in Wonderland: Many Things
There are all the drug references from consuming magic mushrooms and using pills that alter your size. You too have a hookah-smoking caterpillar.
And don’t forget the power-hungry leader who will chop your head off if you even breathe close to her. (There’s also that unsettling smile the Chesire cat puts on regularly)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame: The Cruelty toward Quasi
One reoccurring theme in Disney movies is the clear brutality toward those born creatively. In The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Quasi Modo is a physically disfigured yet very gentle person, who is fostered by a priest who hits him repeatedly.
He also is abused by the townspeople. When he meets a gorgeous gypsy named Esmerelda, who is good to him, he believes he may have discovered love. But, alas there is a good-looking guy who takes her heart and Quasi sees the two kiss as we see his heartbreak.