Infamous Scenes in Disney Films Where Characters Got Drunk
- December 17, 2018
Once upon a time, in a lonely newspaper store in Missouri, there lived a little boy named Walt Disney. He dreamed of sharing his dreams of happiness and unity with the world. Since the moment he first created Mickey Mouse and Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Walt brought joy to children, teens, and adults across the United States and (with more time and hard work) countries around the world. Even if you do not like all their products, Disney is still a household name and is a staple of children’s lives (even those who are grown up now). So, on that note, we have one question for you: do you remember the scenes in famous Disney films where characters got drunk?
As strange as this sounds, the House of Mouse was not always butterflies and flowers. In fact, there was a time when Disney created dark, motivating stories that made audiences question their morals and ethics. Given the fact that Walt himself never wanted alcohol in his theme parks, you can see why he used this as an opportunity. Let’s take a closer look at some infamous scenes in Disney films where characters got drunk.
Dumbo from Dumbo (1941)
How would you feel about a child getting plastered on screen? Anyone who has seen Dumbo is probably familiar with the infamous scene where our favorite little elephant takes a drink from a tub of water. But, Dumbo found the liquid had more of a kick than a kid should have. (In the scene prior, we see some intoxicated circus clowns throw a bottle of wine into the barrel.) What follows is an acid trip of pink elephants marching in a nightmare parade. This should be enough to convince the most courageous adult that booze is bad.
Mr. Smee in Peter Pan (1953)
While this scene is short, we still got a lot of laughs watching Mr. Smee (first mate to Captain Hook) get smashed on a bottle of champagne. However, we still have to bring up the fact that this is in a kid’s film. Even though adults and teens laughed their heads off at this scene. Little kids in the meantime were probably scratching their heads in confusion.
Uncle Waldo in The Aristocats (1970)
Anyone who grew up watching this cat-themed classic will probably remember one scene where the main characters meet a goose named Waldo. In Paris, the goose goes on a drunken rant about how he was caught by a chef and “basted in white wine,” to which a character responds he was marinated in this intoxicating drink. While definitely a reflection of real drunken rants, it is still a funny moment from the House of Mouse.
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