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  • Oliver! has the death of Nancy. Not only was she one of the nicer characters, her death was the result of cold-blooded murder at the hands of her boyfriend. Specifically, he beats her viciously with a club. There is a discretion shot, but you see the club being repeatedly raised and brought down, while you can hear Nancy scream in absolute agony.
    • Later in the film, you see Bill shot while tying a rope around his waist on a roof. His body then swings around in the air. Granted, this was toned down from how he died in the book, but still.
    • This film was rated suitable for all. Really.
  • Kung Fu Panda 2 is significantly darker than the first was. At first, the deaths are off screen, but are pretty gruesome, like getting blown to bits by a giant cannon, and being ripped apart by wolves. and then later on in the movie, we actually see an on-screen death when Shen stabs his lieutenant for refusing to fire at his own men. ON-SCREEN! thankfully though, we didn't see any noticeable blood.
  • Later Shen himself gets crushed by his own ship.
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit?. Judge Doom gets doused by his own "dip" and screams in pain and horror as he melts into a puddle of goo...
    • Watching him get run over with a steamroller wasn't exactly a fun thing to watch either. It may not have killed him, but we didn't know he would survive, and his agonized wails didn't exactly sound like "No worries, I'll be fine!"
    • There was a scene earlier in the film where Doom callously picks up an innocent toon shoe nuzzling his ankle and slowly and tortuously dips it as it whines in terror[1] , until nothing is left but a smear of red paint on his rubber glove. Nightmare Fuel for sure.
  • Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders, featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000. During the course of the movie, Ernest Borgnine relates trauma-inducing stories to his young, wide-eyed grandson -- stories which include the death and immolation of innocent animals; evil, possessed monkey toys who rain death and hellfire on all around them; old ladies being killed by lightning, and worse.
  • 1985's Return to Oz has the witch trying to take Dorothy's head, and the desert that turns you into sand.
    • Who could forget the Nome King, though, who, after swallowing an egg, which is poison to nomes, sloowly falls apart, eventually becoming a skeleton-like stone before collapsing entirely? And his human-like eye turns into a rock, giving him a creepy blank stare as he's dying... It's no wonder they cut this scene down when it was on TV!
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark: The decompressing/melting/exploding faces from the finale ( Belloq's face explosion was considered too graphic by the ratings board that it had to be partially obscured by a column of fire; not to mention all the Nazi soldiers get zapped by the power of God ("or something"), including one suffering a direct hit in the eyes) and the huge German soldier who gets a little too close to the plane propeller.
    • Every Indy movie has had this. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom had the Giant Mook (Who incidentally, was the same actor in the classic trilogy) being slowly pulled under a steamroller-esque crusher while he frantically screams, cries, and writhes in agony. Yeeergh. Last Crusade has Donovan aging and rotting away in seconds. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull has men being eaten by killer ants (including the new Giant Mook who is dragged down while still half alive) and the main villain first getting her eyes set on fire (think General Grievous) courtesy of some alien super-knowledge pouring into her brain, and then being disintegrated.
      • If you think the movies are bad, then look at the comics. Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis has the God Machine victims (the villains who use the machine to achieve immortality). The end result is the twisted combination of face melting and Transformation Trauma. It makes Raiders look like Pokémon by comparison. This was in the Adventure Game version, too.
      • The Iron Phoenix has Indy and one of his companions captured by a cult of Druids. They kill the companion by splashing a potion on him that makes vegetation gorily erupt from his body. Indy escapes by dumping the potion on the Head Druid.
    • The sacrifice scene from Temple of Doom. First a poor sap is strapped to a metal grid and gets his heart slowly torn out by the evil priest. Then, while still alive (the beating heart in the hand of the priest), he gets flipped over facing the ground. A trapdoor opens, releasing smoke and red light reminiscent of hellfire. Then he gets lowered into the lava below, and just as he's about to be dipped, the camera switches to the priest's hand; where the heart suddenly ignites and burns to ash as the victim dies. Did I mention that he screamed all the way through the scene?
      • There's pretty much two of these in each of the original trilogy. One for the gruesome death of the Giant Mook (chopped up by the plane's propeller in Raiders, crushed under the roller in Temple, can't-be-arsed-to-remember-what in Crusader) and one for the supernatural nastiness that invariably shows up (The melting faces in Raider, the pulling out of the heart in Temple and the rapid aging of Donovan in Crusader).
        • Pretty sure nothing happened to the guy's character in Last Crusade, unless Vogel had him executed for laughing at him when he got pitched out of the zeppelin by Indy.
    • Don't forget the death of the Nazi commander in The Last Crusade, where the tank he's sitting in the cupola of rolls off a cliff, and we can clearly see his ragdoll-like body being tossed about and bashed against the rocks as the tank bounces to a stop. Earlier, one mook is tossed onto the exposed treads of the tank and promptly rolled to the front like on a conveyor belt and crushed. In Raiders, the driver of the truck carrying the ark was thrown out the front, and we get a view of his body twitching and flailing as the truck runs him over.
  • Ghost. The dark shadowy reaperlike figures which take the villains to hell.
    • What about the way those villains die? One is crushed between two cars, and the main one is stabbed through the stomach by a pane of broken glass.
  • While being hilarious at the same time, Captain Amazing and Casanova Frankenstein's horrific mutating deaths in Mystery Men were something that would keep you awake at night.
  • Scrooged. The Bill Murray Christmas Carol movie, yes. It's creepy enough when Frank, down in the sewer after he's had his visit with one of the ghosts, finds the frozen corpse of the bum holding the wristwatch, but not as bad as Frank's coffin being fed into the crematory with him "alive" inside it.
  • This "graveway to hell" sequence may have been borrowed from the Albert Finney musical version 13 years earlier. But, as (cough) Charles Dickens himself says in Muppet Christmas Carol, it's all right -- this is culture!
  • In The Incredibles after Mr. Incredible tosses a car at Syndrome causing him to go flying into the engine of his jet plane where his cape gets caught in a propeller and he is slowly pulled into the engine and chopped to pieces (granted the moment of death was off-screen it was still pretty gruesome to think about). Earlier in the film, Edna Mode listed a number of superheroes who had met their untimely demise on account of their capes getting hung, one of which just so happened to get sucked into a jet engine. Anvilicious foreshadowing. Even more so when you realise that it means that little bits of flesh and blood and bone would be raining down over the neighbourhood for a few minutes afterwards.
  • We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story starts out as a cutesy story about talking dinosaurs. It ends with a Big Bad, who ran a Circus of Fear, being eaten alive by crows. Note that the movie also suffered some serious Adaptation Expansion (for one, the book had no villain).
  • Revenge of the Sith. Anakin cutting down the younglings at the Jedi Temple gets a Villainy Discretion Shot, but remains chilling. Ki-Adi-Mundi, Aayla Secura, and other victims of Order 66 are executed on-screen, sometimes quite brutally. And Obi-Wan leaves a burning, screaming Anakin to die on Mustafar. There's a good reason why the movie ended up rated PG-13 instead of PG like the rest of the series.
    • And of course, the Clones don't exactly have the most favourable deaths either. One that stood out was after his space-fighter is destroyed, we see the Clone Pilot's lifeless body floating in space amidst the wreckage of his craft.
    • Count Dooku's execution also counts.
    • General Grievious as well. Dying by having (what is left of) your body being set aflame doesn't seem at all fun.
    • Don't forget that kid Jedi who gets shot down in front of a screaming Bail Organa. Yikes.
    • Jango Fett getting beheaded by Mace Windu and having his body slump lifelessly to the ground definitely counts, while his son watches no less!
    • Despite the other films having a PG rating, they also had plenty of graphic scenes as well;
      • The strangling of Captain Antilles in A New Hope.
      • Although Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru were killed off-screen, their charred corpses were surprisingly graphic; rumour has it that Lucas deliberately included a shot of their burned bodies in order to avoid a G rating, which would have put teenagers off seeing the film.
      • The idea that anyone that is unlucky enough to end up in the Sarlacc's stomach will be kept alive whilst they endure the pain and suffering of being digested over a period of a thousand years. And then we see our heroes knocking as many henchpeople as they can into the thing's mouth whilst they make their escape.
      • We see the Wampa devour Luke Skywalker's Taun-taun.
      • Jabba's Rancor. Unless you happen to be a Jedi, you ain't getting out of that pit alive... or in one piece (the Rancor bites a guard in half before swallowing him). We get to see this happen to an unlucky Gammorean guard. The same thing happens to a Green-Skinned Space Babe earlier, although they don't show it, we just hear her screams.
      • Darth Maul's death in Episode One, he gets sliced visibly in half by a lightsaber.
      • Rumor has it that the infamous decision to have Greedo shoot first was "necessary" to preserve the film's PG rating. Han's unflinching first strike was apparently PG-13 worthy.
  • The Fallen in the Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen. Optimus Prime tears The Fallen's face off of his robotic skull before punching through his chest and tearing out (and crushing) his spark core. As The Fallen's eyes flicker off, he sags to the ground, liquid metal dripping out of his mouth. As this happens, Optimus proclaims: "I rise, you fall." Granted, The Fallen had been trying to use a Solar Harvester to drain the energy of Earth's sun and Optimus was defending the world, but that doesn't change the gruesomeness of The Fallen's death.
    • GIVE ME YOUR FACE!
    • Doesn't anyone remember Ravage's death at Bumblebee's hands or am I the only one who thinks watching in slow motion his SPINE being ripped out, goo hanging off it, then being used as club disturbing? Or even Grindor's robo-brains spraying all over the forest when his head is ripped in two by Optimus?
    • Or maybe Jetfire crushing Scorponok's head flat with his fist? Or Devastator being blown into at least a dozen pieces by the railgun? And let's not forget Jazz's death.

 Jazz: "You want a piece of me? You want a piece?!"

Megatron: "No! I want-" *tears Jazz in half* "TWO!"

    • It actually gets worse in Dark of the Moon, if you can believe it. Highlights include Ironhide getting shot in the back with a Cosmic Rust gun and crumbling into dust as he writhes in agony, Laserbeak murdering humans left and right, Megatron's head getting split with an axe before being yanked free of his body with his spine still attached, and finally, Sentinel Prime being shot in the face while he's down, gangland execution-style.
      • Don't forget Que/Wheeljack's death, execution-style. Complete with rolling severed head. And before he was executed, he begged for his life.
      • There is also Starscream being blinded when both of his eyes are ripped out and then his head is blown up by a grenade dropped into one of his now empty eye sockets, Soundwave having Bumblebee's arm cannon shot up through his chin and out the top of his head, and Shockwave becoming the newest member of the Decepticons whose faces have been ripped off by Optimus Prime club.
      • Then of course, there's the Wreckers tearing a helpless Decepticon limb from limb.
    • Even the first movie had its fair share of gruesome deaths. Jazz being ripped in half, Bonecrusher and Frenzy both getting beheaded (in Frenzy's case, by his own weapon), and just look at the mess of what was formerly Megatron's chest after the Allspark is rammed directly into his spark.
  • Averted in Spider-Man 2, with the death of Mrs. Octavius. Jagged glass flew at her at incredible speeds, and yet Otto found an intact, wholly recognizable body. On the other hand, while the exact fate of the last nurse Doc Ock dragged under the table is not shown, one has a feeling she isn't screaming in fear of being knocked out.
    • Played oh so very straight in the first movie. When Green Goblin throws one of his pumpkin bombs at the bystanders, they get disintegrated into skeletons.
  • In Disney/Pixar's Up, the main villain Charles Muntz plummets to his death from an airship that is about 1000 feet above sea level.
    • Interestingly, they sent a few helium-filled balloons down with him, presumably so that if the viewer so chose, one could imagine the villain catching those balloons and securing a softer landing.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean has plenty, even though it's Bloodless Carnage (some deaths are both weird and traumatic, such as the guy Davy Jones impales with his tentacle beard).
  • Any Stitchpunk's death in 9. They have their soul ripped from their body, whilst screaming and flailing about.
  • In Agent Cody Banks, the main villain's head is eaten/melted by raging nanobots which escaped from an icecube placed in his mouth. Since this was a Family Movie, only part of this was shown.
    • One of the many elements that mirrors The Tuxedo, in which the main villain has the queen water strider (bugs that make water dehydrated) thrown down his throat, and the other bugs fly down his throat, causing him to grotesquely shrivel up.
  • For a Disney film (and not of a subsidiary, but Disney itself), there's a fair bit of this trope in play, in Prince of Persia the Sands of Time. As with Revenge of the Sith, this film earns its PG-13 rating.
  • During the castle invasion scene in Disney's Beauty and the Beast the wardrobe jumps off a second story balcony on to a guy. This is a comedy fight so you normally wouldn't think about it, that is until we cut back to see the wardrobe fighting someone else with the mangled corpse of the guy she killed on the ground...
    • There's also the Beast's death after being stabbed in the back by Gaston (who falls off the roof into a canyon seconds later) and slowly bleeds to death in Belle's arms, don't worry he got better.
    • It was also originally intended that Gaston would have suffered this trope: Specifically he would have survived his fall, albeit with a broken leg, and ended up encountering the wolves from earlier. Apparently, they felt it was too gruesome even for someone like him. This specific death does end up getting used with Scar and the Hyenas, however.
  • An infamous deleted scene from The Mask was going to have the Big Bad kill Peggy by crushing her to death using a printing press instead of Stanley Ipkiss after the latter is forced to give up the titular Mask so that the villain can become the Mask himself. Peggy then emerges out of the printing press as a newspaper written entirely in red ink, has a picture of her screaming, and is entitled "Reporter Killed in Freak Accident."
  • Snape's death scene in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is even more graphic than the book, with Voldemort slashing Snape's throat open with Sectumsempra then having Nagini finish him, with blood splattering on the walls. And this is coming from filmmakers who cut Wormtail's death scene due to "suicide" (which it technically wasn't) being too "graphic."
    • It's debatable as to which is more graphic. In the book Nagini bit him several times and, while no blood is specifically stated to have splattered, it did gush from his mouth, ears, nose and eyes, along with the memory that Harry has to collect and put into a phial for evidence. And there is a discretion shot in the movie.
  • One of the bloodier highlights of Captain America the First Avenger was a HYDRA agent falling into an airplane propeller and coming out the other end a Pink Mist. And unlike the similar Giant Mook death from Raiders of the Lost Ark, there is no Gory Discretion Shot.
  • The Mouse and His Child is best known for the animated film faithfully based off Russel Hoban's strange, metaphoric novella. Both the book and movie are essentially AI Artificial Intelligence for kids. In the movie, a pack of nasty Rats have an army of enslaved abandoned wind-up toys. When one of them breaks down, Manny (Peter Ustinov), the Rats' leader, gives the toy a mock-sympathetic speech -- and then, as the toy pleads for its life, he sends for another Rat to demolish the toy for spare parts!
    • Manny then goes on to smash the titular characters to pieces with a huge rock. They get better. A Muskrat the characters had befriended earlier puts them back together -- but we get to watch as he does so. The incongruously cheerful song playing over the scene just makes it creepier.
      • This sequence of events is rather different in the original book. There, the Mouse and his Child got smashed to pieces when an hawk dropped them from a great height. The one who fixed them was Manny Rat! (His Heel Face Turn is much less ambiguous here than in the film.) As for Muskrat, he was squished by the tree he had the mice chop down.
  • The Secret of N.I.M.H. Along with all the implied animal deaths at the N.I.M.H. laboratory, The Great Owl rather graphically dispatches a Giant Spider.
    • The deaths in the final act were little better, particularly that of Nicodemus.
    • It was, however, very satisfying to see Jenner die.
      • Satisfying, yes. Good, no. See Justin's reaction. It was implied in the book that he'd wanted to die as a catalyst to mobilizing the rats to war as it were. Sometimes villains are more dangerous dead than alive.
  • Disney's Fantasia: "The Rite of Spring" featured an epic dinosaur battle where the viewers are treated to the delightful spectacle of a T-Rex (who is little more than a jaw full of knife-like teeth and a pair of mad red eyes) strangling the life out of a stegosaurus under a storm-filled sky. Later, all the rest of the dinosaurs slowly starve to death as they march through an endless desert.
  • In The Return of Jafar. After face-turned Iago drops Genie Jafar's lamp into some boiling lava, to quote someone else's description of the scene, "He gets all these shocks like lightning through him for at least a minute or two of film, showing his skeleton, his face in agony, screaming and crying for a long time, burning, and then explodes into ashes."
    • Ironically, his final death (at the end of a crossover episode with Hercules) had him dragged back to the Underworld after Herc and Aladdin broke his staff in two (according to Hades, it's the only thing that can keep Jafar out of the Underworld as much as he wants).
  • The Lion King: The fight between Simba and Scar ends with Scar being eaten alive (or at the very least being mauled to death) by his hyena henchmen (cast in shadow, but still!). The sequel makes it even worse by implying that he might have been burned to death as well.
    • This is nothing compared to Mufasa's death; watching him fall, screaming to his death while his son watches is bad enough, but then we have Simba's repeated pleas for him to "wake up" while desperately nudging his corpse is simultaneously the most shocking and depressing moment in the entire movie.
    • The Lion King 2 had one of the antagonists die by being trampled by logs because he wanted to show off to his mom, since he wanted her appreciation. The main antagonist fell to her death after refusing help. In a deleted scene, she committed suicide. The fan-base is divided on whether it was best to change it.
  • Rasputin's death in Anastasia was another offender. His body parts melt into nasty green ooze and his cloak collapses to the ground. And then his skeleton emerges, screaming in agony while being shocked by green electricity. His final death comes as a relief. Oh and it isn't a Karmic Death, Anastasia knows just what she's doing when she destroys the reliquary that is keeping him alive.
  • In The Great Mouse Detective, after a drunken henchman calls him a rat, Prof. Ratigan (who insists on being thought of as a "really big mouse") feeds the hapless minion to his enormous (by mouse standards) pet cat. This is shown by having the henchman just sitting on the ground, singing to himself, as the cat walks up behind him, picks him up, and...gulp. He didn't even see it coming. (Granted, he was drunk...). It cuts to a shot of some of the other henchmen taking off their hats, one even shedding a few tears, while Ratigan wipes his precious kitty's mouth with a hankie and asks if she enjoyed her tasty treat- the 'treat' in question being of a species HE claims to be!
  • The Brave Little Toaster has two very creepy musical numbers: "B-Movie Show", where a roomful of old appliances sing about being broken down for parts, and "Worthless", in which anthropomorphic cars in a scrapyard sang about their hopeless fates as they were being loaded into the crusher. A crusher that will later menace a human character. One of the cars even commits suicide when it drives itself along the crusher's conveyor belt so that its end will come faster.
    • Only 2? You apparently forget the Disney Death of Air Conditioner. The guy has what can only be described as an anger-induced 'aneurysm'...after sparking and screaming for a good minute. Sleep well, kiddies!
    • The scene where a lonely flower falls in love with the titular toaster, is quickly rejected, and promptly dies of heartbreak.
    • Don't forget the scene from PSYCHO.
  • The Last Unicorn had several moments of horror that were sure to cause sleepless nights -- Mommy Fortuna's freak show gruesome death at the claws of a harpy and a giant fanged bull made of fire that seemed to trample over herds of beautiful unicorns.
  • Sykes and his two Doberman cronies from Oliver and Company, especially the ending where the dogs are knocked off the speeding car onto the subway tracks and electrocuted to death, followed by Sykes plowing head-first into the train. It's telling to note that they switched to the "Villain Falls to His/Her Doom" ending for years after this.
  • Bambi (1942). Bambi's mother is shot dead by hunters when she and her son are looking for food in the winter snow. A whole generation of kids was traumatized. Now, movies for kids should not be all sanitized pink happy affairs. But the death of a parent is quite disturbing to any six-year-old. This one is fairly famous for all the denial associated therewith.
  • GO-4's death in WALL-E. We're shown how sentient and cute robots can be. Then one of them falls a few stories and smashes on the ground.
    • Evil or not, it's still amazingly graphic for a robot.
    • It may have been a Disney Death, but seeing WALL-E getting quite graphically crushed in one, swift motion was pretty cringe-worthy.
    • GO-4 was Auto's security assistant, he deposited the missing plant into an escape pod and set it to self-destruct. I felt it showed he was an Evil Minions or an Elite Mook and being chief security bot made him a Red Shirt.
    • Plus, it was sort of funny, since he smashed into the pavement a few feet away from the swimming pool you may have thought he would land in.
    • what about the steward bots that try to prevent wall-E's group from getting to the holo detector? one gets blasted by EVE, one gets defibulated to death, and the rest get smashed into scrap metal after wall-E cuts the restraints on the massage bot.
  • Cracked's 7 Most Terrifying Disney Deaths.
  • The Disney version of Tarzan has Big Bad Clayton get tangled up in a cluster of vines high in the trees, and then proceeds to cut his way out of them, all the while the vines are tightening around his neck. Unfortunately for him, he cuts one too many vines and falls to his death. While the film does cut to a Gory Discretion Shot, lightning flashes and we can see Clayton's hanging silhouette on a nearby tree. No wonder why it's the most disturbing death seen in any animated Disney film!
    • Before that at the beginning of the movie, we see the mother ape happen upon the treehouse Tarzan's family built. She goes in curiously and we find it a bit too quiet. She soon see why, the place has been trashed and the bodies of Tarzan's family are seen next to a set of bloodied pawprints on the floor.
    • Even earlier in the film, Kerchak and Kala's infant son is a little too energetic and curious for his own good when he chases a frog while his parents sleep, and he runs into the leopard Sabor. Sabor pounces on him and the movie cuts to his devastated parents' reaction when he shrieks as Sabor kills and devours him.
  • Ursula's death in The Little Mermaid. Eric comes up from behind her using a sunken ship and rams the mast through her stomach with the point sticking out of her back, while being shocked by the power of the trident, seeing her skeleton flashing a few times before sinking into the sea and disintegrating. You can even see her pieces sinking to the ocean floor.
  • In Help! I'm a Fish Fly tricks Joe into turning human underwater and he drowns.
  • In The Princess and the Frog, Dr. Facilier is dragged into voodoo-hell -- screaming and struggling-- by his "Friends on the Other Side" when it's apparent his plan to pay off his "debt" to them is foiled for good. His gravestone, oy.
    • It's even worse if you look at how they animated his eyes during that scene. Most Disney villains meet their end with a little gasp and a look of surprise or a Big No; as Facilier reacts to his talisman breaking with a Little No followed by a Big No, you can see him realize clearly before his friends even show up that he is about to die horribly. Even to adults, it's incredibly unsettling to watch the man have a Villainous Breakdown and beg for his life as his "friends" kill him. Even Tiana is visibly horrified as she watches.
  • Hopper's end in A Bug's Life. Lured near a bird's nest, grabbed, then presented to the bird's babies as they gather under him chirping in anticipation with him screaming all the while. Granted it's nature, but still....
  • The Land Before Time has the villain Sharptooth drowned by a boulder into a pond, and the Littlefoot's mother die from a bite to the spine -- on screen( mostly shadows), but you can see the bite, see the wound, and Littlefoot and the viewer watch her die.
  • Drake, the main villain of The Pebble and the Penguin (also by Don Bluth) was also dispatched this way with a boulder on the head. Seriously, just imagine this scene being redone, but with blood!
    • The boulder crushes him completely. In fact, the underside of the boulder can be seen when it rolls off a nearby ledge. There is nothing on it.
  • Toy Story 3. Lotso lets the toys die in the incinerator. Granted, they get out of it, but if you saw it in 3D, I pity you.
    • A more straight example would be that poor action figure Sid blew up during his introductory scene in the first film, therefore making him the only character in the series to be killed off permanently.
  • Thrax from Osmosis Jones dies a horrible, melting death in a glass of alcohol (having previously bragged about killing three people, including a little girl!).
  • At the end of Tangled, Gothel ends up crumbling into a pile of dust due to Rapunzel's hair being cut.
  • At the end of Dinosaur, Kron as a result of him not listening to Aladar ends up climbing a dangerous ravine and is mauled to death by the Carnotaurus.
    • Earlier in the film, Carnotaurus, before attacking the nest Aladar's egg is located in, actually mauls a Pachyrhinosaurus to death.
  • At the very beginning of Brother Bear, Sitka, Kenai's oldest brother is killed in a fight against Koda's mother, who she corners on a glacier, and as she is about to go after Denahi and Kenai, Sitka performs a Heroic Sacrifice and uses his spear staff to break the ice, causing the glacier to collapse into the water below. His antlered hood and his totem pendant are all that is found by his brothers, who were desperately searching the water for him. Later, Kenai as revenge for killing his brother, actually goes after Koda's mother, and stabs her to death, prompting Sitka's ghost to turn Kenai into a bear as punishment for his wrongdoings.
  • Just right before the race in Tokyo featured in Cars 2 even begins, we actually get to see Dragon Professor Z kill a captured spy car by blowing him up using a powerful radiation cannon (resembling a camera) in full detail! This actually makes him the second character in the series to be killed off permanently (the first happened offscreen due to the death of a certain actor who played him).
    • The possible death of the other spy, crushed into a cube, also qualfies.
  • Subverted in Rio where Nigel appears to have been shredded alive by the airplane's propellers at the end, but it's later revealed that he survived only to have lost all of his feathers in the process.
  • Also subverted at the end of The Jungle Book where at first Baloo appears to have died a gruesome death at the hands of Shere Khan, but then it turns out that he survived.
  • In Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Frollo falls to his death off of a crumbling gargoyle and into a pit of molten copper. It may be clouded by smoke, but it is certain that he died from the impact only to have his corpse immolated. Not to mention there are strong implications that this was the result of divine intervention.
  • Mulan had Shan Yu blown to bits by several fireworks lit by Mulan and Mushu.
  • Atlantis the Lost Empire has Rourke transforming into a hideous monster made of crystal as a result of him being stabbed by a fragment of the Atlantean Crystal, and being smashed to pieces by the propellers of his own blimp.
    • Not to mention the many people that were killed off over the course of the movie.
  • At the end of The Nightmare Before Christmas, Big Bad Oogie Boogie actually gets his burlap "skin" torn off his body by Jack Skellington, causing all but one of the insects that make up his body to fall into the lava (the one that didn't is instead squashed by Santa Claus).
  • At the end of Robots, Madame Gasket is shredded alive inside her Chop Shop grinder.
  • Bruma in El Arca is crushed to death by a hippoptamus. If she was still alive after that, she and said hippo may have drowned instead.

Notes

  1. and that he dipped it in mouth first so that it couldn't scream, but its muted wailing and its eyes still managed to convey its pain quite well, thank you
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