Top Ten Almost-Deaths In Disney Movies

May it be a resurrection, or a last minute save, let's look at those times that characters almost died in Disney movies. And, for the record, minor spoiler alert.

The Top Ten

1 Snow White - Snow White And The Seven Dwarves Snow White is a fictional character from Disney's first ever film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves . She is Disney's first ever Disney Princess and is the only Disney Princess to have her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame .

She came to life when the prince kissed her. Disney wouldn't let her die.

The original. You can't act like you don't remember this, because you do. It was sad, and it's the oldest of all the 'haha! Scared you! ' deaths. - timelord44

2 Basil [Of Baker Street] - The Great Mouse Detective

The great mouse detective is so underrated

Robin Hood, Baloo, and Basil I had no tears seing their scenes

Maybe it's just because this is my favorite Disney movie, but this moment genuinely shocked me and it was so amazingly done after the Battle Of Big Ben/ - timelord44

3 Baymax - Big Hero 6 Baymax is a fictional character, a superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Yes, the newest and quite possibly one of my favorites. Hasn't there been enough death in Hiro Hamada's life? - timelord44

I started crying when Baymax almost died! I mean, come on, that was pretty sad. Hiro had already lost his parents who he never knew and his brother Tadashi who he grew up with. He had already lost enough people and losing Baymax? It would've been tough it was so sad! - Lina1028

When Baymax had to be left in the portal, I was making my Apartment like a swimming a pool.

4 Robin Hood - Robin Hood

Robin Hood has perhaps one of the greatest third acts of any movie I've ever seen. And Robin's fake-your-death sequence only helped. - timelord44

5 Chief - The Fox And The Hound

Chief's almost-death was the climax of the film, and it set everything that came next in the film into place. - timelord44

6 Baloo - The Jungle Book

Only two words really need to be said. "That's... Dark." - timelord44

7 Pinocchio - Pinocchio

... Come on. I mean, it's Pinocchio. He risked his life to save Gepetto from a whale. That is heroism. - timelord44

8 Thunderbolt - 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure

He was a really funny actor, pretending to have a heart attack was brilliant.

9 Trusty - Lady And The Tramp

I think this is very sad moment this should be number 1 this is the most sadness ever

It's no secret that I love Lady And The Tramp, and even though this almost-death didn't make much impact, I will never forget it. Ever. - timelord44

10 Bambi - Bambi II

The Contenders

11 Eugene 'Flynn Rider' Fitzherbert - Tangled

As soon as I decided to make this top ten, I was like 'Flynn's almost-death has got to be on it'. Everyone remembers it, and we will all remember it. - timelord44

12 Oliver - Oliver & Company


13 Anna - Frozen Princess Anna of Arendelle is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Animation Studios' 53rd animated film Frozen.

Yeah, I know. Frozen's hype has made Frozen a 'bad movie' which it's not. It's a great movie. And honestly, Anna's almost death is one of the best things about the movie. - timelord44

Anna's last puff of breath makes it look like she was smoking. Lol don't smoke or you'll end up as a statue

What's the downside of her death?

14 Scamp - Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure
15 John Smith - Pocahontas

This is beyond under rated I was going to vote for the beast but then I saw this and was like no way! This is ridiculous it should be WAY higher up its one of those things in Disney movies that makes me cry every time

16 Stitch - Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch
17 Tinker Bell - Peter Pan Tinker Bell is a fictional character from J. M. Barrie's 1904 play Peter Pan and its 1911 novelization Peter and Wendy.
18 Princess Aurora - Sleeping Beauty
19 Gurgi - The Black Cauldron

This isn't an almost death, he died then came back. its different. - DapperPickle

20 Ariel - The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning
21 Beast - Beauty and the Beast

I can't believe this isn't among the top ten! This, for me was one of the most dramatic, tear jerking, romantic moments of Disney if not the most! I'm really disappointed with it's ranking

What makes me more mad than anything about the rank of the beast almost death is that Anna's almost death ranks above it I mean what th- ANNA and nobody even likes her! This is so sad...

22 Wall-E - Wall-E
23 Timon - The Lion King 1½
24 Esmeralda - The Hunchback of Notre Dame Esméralda, born Agnès, is a fictional character in Victor Hugo's 1831 novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.
25 Meg - Hercules
26 Shang - Mulan II
27 Penny - Bolt
28 Wreck-It Ralph - Wreck-It Ralph

Oh my gosh, the dive into the volcano is one of the most tear jerking, selfless things in the entire movie. This should be number 1 on the list!

29 Joy - Inside Out Joy is the main protagonist of the 2015 Disney/Pixar animated feature film "Inside Out". She is one of the five emotions inside of Riley Andersen's mind and serves as the leader. Hence her name she is very positive and optimistic and wants nothing more but for Riley to be happy.

Joy was almost forgotten about

30 Madellaine - Hunchback of Notre Dame 2
31 Jessica Rabbit - Who Framed Roger Rabbit Jessica Rabbit is a fictional character in Who Censored Roger Rabbit? and its loose film adaptation, Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
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