The Dark and Obscure Gems of the Disney Vault

Acid trip landscapes and undead wizards: a look at the gems and oddities of Disney's darker years

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Yesterday was Mickey Mouse house visionary Walt Disney's birthday. The iconic entertainer changed the face of film with his animated wonders, introducing some of cinema's most popular cartoon (and live-action) characters for the big and small screens. We felt inspired to take a look at some of the studio's underdog projects—those films that may have been overlooked while the empire changed direction, along with a few obscure movies you may have missed along the way.

Click through to see which of Disney's woefully underrated, or fascinatingly strange projects made the list.

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