kids in the forest eating chocolate and turning into wood animals

Hi thanks for helping!

saw this on tv as a kid, year 2000’s. guess it was american but actually no clue if it wasnt. in color

I watched this movie as a child, only remebering this scene (maybe cus I skip channels cus this scene is pretty damn scary!)
I remember watching a group of kids going into the woods, there is one protagonist and I think a friend of his, but the rest of the kids find a chocolate bar (from a tree??) and starts to eat it. then they transform into forest animals (each a different one- rabbit, fox…) it was really scary as a kid.

the forest was dark.

I remember feeling very scared as the scene goes on, as if something is terribly wrong but you dont know what until later on.

pretty sure it was 90’s, cus they were using animal costumes and not computer generated cgi.

I think after this the animals starts a feast?  finding maybe a festival of some sorts? full of forest animals. but cant remember if I mixed up this into with somehting else.

thanks so much for whoever finds this movie! ive been fascinated with this for years but couldnt find anything!
also my twin sister remembers the exact same scene but niether of us managed to find it.

2 thoughts on “kids in the forest eating chocolate and turning into wood animals

  1. Nya, Ok, I have to admit that I’m intrigued. I’m going to ask you some questions to see if I can get some more information and facilitate the search.

    Do you remember what channel that movie was broadcast on? Do you remember if it was day or night? How many children were in that group? Was the child protagonist and his friend saved or transformed as well? What did they look like? How did they react to the transformations? Do you have the feeling that it was a horror movie or was it a family movie with a disturbing scene? Was there an adult nearby who could remember any more information? Or maybe your sister remembers some other details.

    It’s not “The Witches” (1990), right? It’s the first movie I’ve thought about because the child protagonist and his friend turn into mice, one of them after eating a haunted chocolate (although it only coincides in the transforming chocolate thing)

    1. Thanks for replying 🙂

      I dot not rememer the TV Channel (nor do I remember if it was at my house or at friend’s) and also, we live in Israel (defenitely not an Israeli production), so could be any sort of american/british/or even european TV (or cinema)

      if my sister and I are not mistaken the kid’s group consisted of about 5 kids (ranging between 5-7), each of them transforms later to a different forest animal.
      my sisters says all the kids, including the protagonist, transformed.
      the whole bunch just transformed and ate the chocolate. the filmaking and overall atmoshphere was silently terrifying – which created the fear (instead of a shot of the kid looking at them and being scared).

      it defenitely was a family movie with a disturbing scene. no jumpscares, fantazy for childern and teens maybe. the scene felt extremely eerie (for the child me).

      I’m not entirly sure but I believe the kids had a europian look? like some had brown hair, some were blonde with blue eyes?

      tried answering all the questions we could remember to our best afforts, the rest is unknown.

      and now for the list!
      not the witches, looked it up. we actually read the book so i know it, not the same.

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