18 Sad moments from Walt Disney Animation Pixar Animation
-By John Boone for ET bonus material by Jeff Victor
1. The Opening Montage of Up
The opening montage of Up
is single-handedly both the most heartwarming and depressing scene in
any movie, ever. We get to see Carl and Ellie’s beautiful love story
unfold, but there’s also the part where she finds out she can’t have babies then later dies.
2. When Nemo’s Mom Dies in Finding Nemo
depressing intros continue with Marlin and his wife Coral admiring
their new home and abundance of eggs. Then a barracuda attacks, kills
Coral, and destroys all of their eggs. Marlin finding the one egg left
behind gets us every time.
3. Dory’s Pleas in Finding Nemo
Dory (as voiced by Ellen DeGeneres)
is a beacon of optimism and comic relief throughout the movie. So it
absolutely crushes us when Marlin is bailing on her and she says,
“Please don’t go away. Please? No one’s ever stuck with me for so long
before. And if you leave… I just, I remember things better with you.
[…] P. Sherman, forty-two…forty-two…I remember it, I do. It’s
there, I know it is, because when I look at you, I can feel it. And-and I
look at you, and I and I’m home.“
4. “When She Loved Me” in Toy Story 2
Cowgirl Jessie is new to the gang in the Toy Story
sequel, and eventually we learn where her deep abandonment issues come
from: Her best friend Emily outgrew her and left her on the side of the
road in a donation box. Set to the tune of a tearjerker Sarah McLachlan song. (Between this and those adoption commercials, WHAT is your problem, Sarah McLachlan?! Do you WANT us to cry?!)
5. The End of Monster’s Inc
Sully (John Goodman) saying goodbye to Boo gets us misty, but when Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal)
reassembles her door and Sully steps back into her room at the end is
full-on waterworks. “Boo?” “Kitty!” Happy tears, but tears nonetheless.
6. “Baby Mine” in Dumbo
in Dumbo is depressing AF, but when Dumbo’s mom, chained up, cradles
him in her trunk as he cries and sings, “Baby mine, don’t you cry / Baby
mine, dry your eyes / Rest your head close to my heart / Never to part,
baby of mine.” It’s too much.
7. The Incinerator Scene in Toy Story 3
beginning of this scene is just terrifying – the toys heading towards
certain death in the furnace – but when Jessie asks Buzz, “What do we
do?!” and he just takes her hand, then she calms Bullseye the horse by
taking his hoof, and so on with all the toys, holding each other in
their final moments… How is this a kids’ movie again?
8. When Andy Gives Bonnie His Toys in Toy Story 3
We grew up on Toy Story,
so we were heading off to college and our grown up lives at the same
time as Andy. Which made the scene where Andy gives his toys to a little
girl named Bonnie, only after telling her how special they all are, all
the more poignant.
9. The Death of Bambi’s Mother in Bambi
Bambi’s first winter, his mother is shot and killed by a hunter,
leaving him all alone. The saddest part is when Bambi hasn’t yet
realized it and cries, “We made it, mother!” only to wander sadly into
the snow, calling after her, “Mother?!”
10. When Widow Tweet Leaves Todd in The Fox and The Hound
she takes him back to the woods and he’s cuddled in her arms and
confused, but she tells him to stay and drives away, tears in her eyes
as he watches her leave. THEN THERE’S A STORM. “Goodbye may seem
forever, farewell is like the end,” a lone, female voice sings. “But in
my hearts the memory, and there you’ll always be.”
11. Every Time We See Rapunzel’s Parents in Tangled
is a two-parter: They set it up at the beginning with the King and
Queen reacting to the loss of their daughter and Rapunzel’s mom wiping
away her husband’s tears. Then, when they get word that she’s returned
to the kingdom at the end and the King cries again, well, nothing could
stop our tears either.
12. When Ralph Wrecks Vanellope’s Kart in Wreck-It Ralph
spends the whole movie trying to convince others that he’s not a bad
guy, then he’s forced to act like the exact bad guy people think he is
in order to protect the only girl who saw good in him, Vanellope. Maybe
this one just made us cry, but Vanellope giving Ralph a hero medal, only
to end up sobbing, “You really are a bad guy,” got us. He’s not!
13. When Mulan Reunites With Her Father in Mulan
returns home with the sword of Shan Yu to win favor with her father, Fa
Zhou. But when she presents it, telling him it will bring honor to the
family, he responds, “The greatest gift and honor is having you for a
14. Ray’s Funeral in The Princess and the Frog
gets “done laid low,” which is sad enough, given he’s the unexpected
hero of this fairy tale. But his funeral, which sees him finally united
with the love of his life, Evangeline, as a star, is surprisingly
touching. Not enough people give Princess and the Frog the credit it’s due.
15. When Cinderella’s Dress Is Destroyed in Cinderella
Cinderella. She’s been done wrong so many times, but when she hits rock
bottom – after toiling over a dress to wear to the ball, her
stepsisters rip it apart while her evil stepmother watches on – it’s
more than anyone could take. And more than we can watch.
16. When the Second Sun Rises and the Spell Is Set in Brave
Brave isn’t exactly anyone’s favorite Disney movie…BUT as the sun
rises on the second day and Merida believes her mom will stay a bear
forever and admits how much she loves her and appreciates her – “I just
want you back.” – that’s some sad stuff. We just really love our moms.
17. When Baymax Deactivates in Big Hero 6
one hasn’t stood the test of time in terms of cry-worthy Disney moments
yet, but having to watch Hiro tell Baymax that he’s satisfied with his
care, thus losing Baymax forever in the portal (after already losing his
big brother earlier in the film), was like sitting in a theater full of
18. “Dad, Come On. You Gotta Get Up!” in The Lion King
You know the scene. Don’t make us talk about it. We can’t.
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19. When Anna becomes Frozen Olaf Melting for Anna
Two of the most power scenes from FROZEN. If you want a little added sadness, check out the fan made “Do you Wanna Build a Snowman: Elsa Reprise” it is haunting.
20) Bing Bong letting go to help Joy in INSIDE OUT
Bing Bong sacrificing himself so that Joy can complete her mission to help out Riley, he knows that he will disappear forever.
21) Riley breaking down after coming back home in INSIDE OUT
When Joy realizes that their needs to be Sadness in order for Riley to experience Happiness. Riley breaks down emotionally when she comes back to her parents on how hard this move has been on her.
22) Arlo and Spot share their Family
Arlo and Spot share that they are both missing their families and have both experienced loss.
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