Grisly Disney


As you’re probably aware by now, smoking was not uncommon in Disney cartoons. Why? Because smoking was common in society. Still is… for now.

How to Have an Accident at Work | 1959

Donald plays an accident prone factory worker who can’t keep his fingers out of the machinery. Among the many other mishaps that put him on the brink of death:

Donald’s Happy Birthday | 1949

And here’s an even nastier portrayal of smoking. And Donald for that matter!

Yeah… The Don catches his nephews with a box of cigars and decides to punish them… by forcing them to smoke all of them. Sure, that’s a parenting technique that would land you in prison today, but even back then Donald took being an asshole to new heights.  


If you put a gun to our heads and made us choose one reason why we pity the youth of today, it’s that they’ll never know the beauty of a suicide gag.

Clown of the Jungle | 1947

A comical bird avoids retribution by constantly attempting suicide.

Above: What brand is that?

Donald’s Dilemma | 1947

In a storyline more appropriate for Fred Flintstone, Donald gets hit on the head and becomes an overnight singing sensation (It could happen!). However, this leaves Daisy alone and forgotten.

Wow, talk about options! And things get even more disturbing when Daisy starts inflicting self pain.

Above: Please get some help, Daisy

Plutopia | 1951

Pluto dreams of a cat that fulfills all his wishes. Things turn ugly when the noble pup refuses to bite him.

The Old Army Game | 1943

An enlisted Donald senses he’s done for, then spies a gun in a superior officer’s pocket.


  • yetanotherCid304 - April 19, 2011 11:02 p.m.

    Parenting-Fail!! lol
  • WelcomeGhosts10 - December 11, 2010 7:35 p.m.

    this is an amazing article, but mostly upset I missed "Week of Disney" :(
  • Smeggs - June 9, 2010 5:24 a.m.

    "Lightning Kill! Fall-To-Your-Death Kill! Crush Kill! Eaten Alive Kill! QUADRAKILL!" I was laughing so hard reading this part. Wouldn't it be an Overkill though? Four kills all within four seconds of each other.
  • axelgarcia1 - June 9, 2010 1:26 a.m.

    “Sit your ass down… Hu-Ha! best quote ever! XD
  • hybrid616 - January 9, 2010 8:07 p.m.

    it's actually meant as a parody of nazis and was used as american propoganda...
  • Alfredhitchshot23 - October 17, 2009 2:16 a.m.

    Well I know Disney could get a little messy, we all do, but for Cryin' out loud, Donald Duck as a F*cking NAZI?!?!?!?!
  • Kytl - October 5, 2009 10:29 p.m.

    whoa, Disney even had eating babies?
  • rxb - October 1, 2009 3:03 p.m.

    Just heard the podcast, good article.
  • EmmaXII - September 30, 2009 4:26 p.m.

  • GamesRadarMikelReparaz - September 29, 2009 12:40 a.m.

    "If you put a gun to our heads and made us choose one reason why we pity the youth of today, it’s that they’ll never know the beauty of a suicide gag." Don't worry, Chris - so long as today's youth have Drinky Crow, there'll always be plenty of suicide gags to go around.
  • SgtPoppenfresh - September 28, 2009 11:46 p.m.

    This article was awesome hope you guys make more of them...keep up the awesomely funny work.
  • GameManiac - September 28, 2009 6:35 p.m.

    Why aren't modern cartoons LIKE this?!?!?!?!
  • Romination - September 28, 2009 5:31 a.m.

    so...was the Aracuan a revolutionary? Der Furher's Face has the best song i've heard today..
  • dannage805 - September 27, 2009 5:04 p.m.

    who doesn't like camp flute playin nazi's?
  • pikachu2000 - September 27, 2009 3:05 p.m.

    Damn, I really miss the good old days of cartoon volence. Sadly, today's American cartoons are gross and full of boring ass shit (both ways), and anime is kicking their asses ever since 2000. Blame it all on the hypocrite soccer moms. Hey, how about doing an article about those Warner Bros. cartoons later in the future? The old school looney tunes are just as crazy as the old Walt Disney cartoons.
  • Phantasmagorical - September 27, 2009 10:07 a.m.

    ... I miss my old cartoons.
  • Yeager1122 - September 26, 2009 9:01 p.m.

    oops double post sorry
  • Yeager1122 - September 26, 2009 9:01 p.m.

    Pinochio f****** Dies lmao that was hilarious.
  • Yeager1122 - September 26, 2009 9 p.m.

    Pinochio f****** Dies lmao that was hilarious.
  • GrandMoffBubbles - September 26, 2009 11:43 a.m.

    I would like to take issue with the "Infanticide" part of the article. It is common knowledge that baby oysters are the most tasty of the mollusk clan. I personally like to get them from a locally harvested Oyestermonger (usually someone who has waterfront property and wants to make a buck). These lil delights are best enjoyed (in my opinion) smoked over a campfire (or BBQ) and slurped up moments after the shell pops opens to reveal the fleshy goodness within. Bon Appetite, mutha fukkars! P.S. smoke is the key ingredient.

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