Too Weird for Kids? The Children's Movies That Baffle Even Adults (20 PICS)

Posted in INTERESTING       4 May 2023       2013       4 GALLERY VIEW

Return to Oz

 

“It begins with Dorothy getting ELECTRIC SHOCK THERAPY because no one believes she visited Oz, and ends with a goblin wizard lifting his robes to reveal he’s been wearing a dainty pair of ladies’ glittery red heels. There’s so much madness in between I think I’ve blocked most of it out.”

 

James and the Giant Peach

 

“Between the killer ghost rhino and the giant metal shark, James and his insect friends travelling across the world inside a peach is the most straightforward thing about the film. I also remember being overly fixated on the logistics of how his aunts managed to drive to New York from England…”

 

The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland

 

“I’m still haunted by Mandy Patinkin’s eyebrows.”

 

Thumbelina

 

“She gets kidnapped by frogs, made to sing with a beetle voiced by Gilbert Godfried, and nearly married a mole.”

 

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Help! I’m a Fish

 

“What the hell was that film about? The ending scarred me for life! ‘I’m a little yellow fish in the deep blue sea, won’t somebody help me’ is such a bop though.”

 

Alice in Wonderland

 

“What, you mean it’s not totally normal to have a tree with large breasts and a one-eyed peg-legged pirate cat??? I showed that film to my friend Toby, and they were like ‘the HELL did we just watch.'”

 

The Last Unicorn

 

“It’s less a fever dream and more of a terrifying nightmare. I honestly can’t believe that’s a kid’s film; it was so dark and haunting.”

 

The Cat From Outer Space

 

“My brother and I used to watch it, and it was about a cat who… came from outer space! A scientist was trying to help mend his spaceship for him. The cat had a collar that lit up and allowed him to talk to the guy, and I’ve got a vague recollection that he helped the scientist get a date?!”

 

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The NeverEnding Story

 

“I remember it being so strange and I didn’t really know what was going on. It felt like I shouldn’t be watching it.”

 

The Brave Little Toaster

 

“I loved it as a kid even though it perturbed my mom.”

 

Drop Dead Fred

 

 “Loved that movie, but also what the actual hell was that movie?”

 

LIttle Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland

 

“I don’t think I know a single person that has seen this movie. I used to watch it all the time and loved it! I swear this movie is the definition of a fever dream!”

 

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FernGully

 

“I don’t know why but I found the monster/demon really really hot as a kid lol.”

 

Unico in the Island of Magic

 

“Leaving aside the frankly terrifying plot (the villain casts spells on all the humans to turn them into ‘living puppets’ that he then used to make literal buildings out of), the characters make me shudder now and I’m almost 40.”

 

The Worst Witch

 

“It was an equally weird but addictive film and I remember watching it over and over again as a child.

I watched it again recently and while the special effects have aged poorly, the way one of my very favourite childhood books was adapted in this film was still very entertaining, but every bit as weird too!”

 

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

 

“When I was young, I watched an old movie that had a song like ‘She’s Truly Scrumptious’ while a lady pretending to be a doll just twirled like a ballerina on a pedestal in order to distract a cruel ruler and help poor kids escape from an underground cave. I don’t even remember the name of the movie…”

 

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An American Tail: Fievel Goes West

 

“As a kid, I just remember lots of action and mice running from cat gangs. As an adult, I see the struggles of an immigrant family who are being taken advantage of by the rich.”

 

My Brother The Pig

 

“I can’t find it anywhere but I know I didn’t dream it.”

 

The Pagemaster

 

“Little Macaulay Caulken goes to a library and finds these three books and is s#cked into an animation world. I want to say one of the books was Whoopi Goldberg? Everyone says there was a dragon too, but I don’t remember there being one…”

 

The Peanut Butter Solution

 

“It’s about a little boy who created a spell out of peanut butter. The spell grows hair and it grew all over his body, and then he gets kidnapped by people who used the hair to make paint brushes??!! So weird, and I’m still not sure if this was a real movie or a weird false memory.”

 

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Dalton 1 year ago
#12 If you think the movie was surreal, check out the original comic strip by Winsor McKay, introduced in 1905.
       
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Bobby 1 year ago
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Yeah this one messed me up as a kid, the head gallery... 36

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That's easy to explain why, the monster was voiced by Tim Curry. I could listen to him read the phonebook...
       
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Mae 1 year ago
#1 This was actually much closer to what the books are like than the happy-go-lucky musical was. Still a terrible movie, though.

#2 That's what Roald Dahl's books are like. Ever read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Matilda? There's some dark stuff in there...
       
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Stephie 1 year ago
Some of these were weird, but most of them were normal for when I grew up. The next generation will be wondering why all the movies were nothing but remakes and sequels. Heck, there's already so much CGI now that they may even be marveled at the idea of having real human faces in them.
       
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