Chernabog: Scariest. Villian. Ever. Just why????
This ending to “Fantasia” (or near the end, I don’t recall) sequence is probably the most disturbing and creepy thing I had ever seen when I was a kid. As far as I know, this was depicting Hell, and Chernabog (the creature you see smiling up there) was a sort of Satan character. He summoned all these spirits to his lair, and then proceeded to toy with them. One sequence I remember most vividly is when he picks up a bunch of people, turns them into dancing ladies, then into hideous demons, and then THROWS THEM INTO LAVA. It’s pretty fucking scary and I was pretty young when I first saw it.
While I’m game for any hellish reference, Disney is the only place where I think you SHOULD NOT DO THIS! Are they trying to scar kids for life. After seeing this the first time, I just skip this sequence every time I watch “Fantasia“. This is by far, one of the most screwed up things Disney has come up with.