There is a lingering idea in our culture that animation=children’s entertainment. As well as being a risky mental shortcut for harried parents—there is a TV room someplace at this very moment where little Horace and little Jocasta are being babysat by Bojack Horseman—the stigma that treats animation as an entertainment for infant brains pushes adults away from watching some pretty incredible art.
Let’s step back into animation’s Golden Age with 8 scary Disney cartoons that are closer to horror movies than princess stories.
Silly Symphony – The Skeleton Dance
Silly Symphony – Hell’s Bells
Silly Symphony – Egyptian Melodies
Fantasia – Night on Bald Mountain
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – The Headless Horseman
Dumbo – Pink Elephants on Parade
Mickey Mouse – Haunted House
Mickey Mouse – The Mad Doctor❤
This isn’t the only skeleton dance I’ve stumbled across. The skeleton dance has been a thing for a long time.