Top 10 Saddest Animated Movie Moments

The Top Ten

Setsuko's death - Grave of the Fireflies

Saddest movie in both animation with the saddest death in cinema history arguably!

Grave Of The Fireflies is one of those animated movies that everyone should see at least once, and only once. It points out the difference between 'great' and 'rewatchable'. It's a beautiful movie, but it will send you into depression forever.

While the whole movie was like that they would survive but it was very sad that she died

I'm afraid this might go below the list as not many people saw the movie, but mufasa's death is NOTHING infront of this. This masterpiece, as realistic as it is, makes you wonder if there exists any humanity, And of course, doesn't answer that question. This is by far the saddest movie evvveeer.

"Married Life" - Up

Ellie had a dream to see that waterfall and have kids, but then she suffers a miscarriage and that was pretty dark and sad. And the waterfall? She was saving up all that precious money but had to use it on other things and wouldn't even get mad about it. In the end, she doesn't see the waterfall because, you guessed it, she DIES. Sad...

Sure inside out, toy story 3, the lion king, and maybe frozen/big hero 6 had some really touching moments but nothing and I mean nothing compares to how heart felt more than the first 11 minutes of Up so it should be number 1 guys.

There were like 4 amazingly emotional scenes in this movie. But " Married Life" is what the movie is known for.

Yes this has many sad scenes

Bing Bong fading away - Inside Out

"Take Riley to the moon for me."
It just reminded me of all beautiful, inspiring things that you create for yourself disappearing

Bing bong fading away was the only scene I cried for in years.

"Take her to the moon for me..."

This part was so sad.

Mufasa's death - The Lion King

Still it is sad.

Sully says goodbye to Boo - Monsters, Inc.

This one is better than toy story 3

I cried.

Sully says goodbye to Boo.
The soundtrack here kills you :(

The incinerator scene - Toy Story 3

The Incinerator scene.
Probably the most shocking 1 minute of the animation industry ever.

Andy giving away his toys - Toy Story 3

I cried so hard when Andy said that Woody had been his pal for a long time.

Andy giving away his toys, and when woody waves him, and watch him go... Amazing.

So Long Partner

I cried no cap

Tadashi dies - Big Hero 6

Saddest

Buzz finds out he's just a toy - Toy Story

When buzz finds out he's just a toy, and when woody admits to buzz.

Buzz Really Learned A Lesson There

"When She Loved Me" - Toy Story 2

"When She loved me" was so touching and true! We just can't stop blaming ourselves after that.

The Contenders

Baymax dies in the portal - Big Hero 6

Never mind about tadashi, I cried so hard

Ebenezer Scrooge witnesses his child being neglected in the boarding school - Disney's a Christmas Carol
Dumbo visits his mom - Dumbo

It's a pity Dumbo had to leave his mother right after she finished singing her beautiful lullaby to him.

One of the most saddest Disney films throughout history. Gets me every time that part. Just get tearful constantly.

Cried

Mama Coco remembers her father - Coco

Coco's ending has to be the saddest, happiest ending in all of movie history.

This isn't higher? WHY? It's soo heart-wrenching and touching!

Sobbing

Why isn’t this one higher? It made me tear up!

"Family means no body gets left behind" - Lilo and Stitch
Stoick gets shot by Toothless - How to Train Your Dragon 2

This should be so gosh forsaken higher on the list because that movie was almost as depressing as the “Allegiant” epilogue

Little Foot’s Mother Dies - The Land Before Time

Absolutely tragic

Nick's flashback - Zootopia

OMG he was such a cute kid and this movie deals with some serious issues

That’s pretty sad.

Hector fading away - Coco
Death of Optimus Prime - Transformers the Movie (1986)

When this happened in the theater, you heard so many kids crying. Parents were walking their kids out after this since they were so devastated.

This scene genuinely got people heartbroken, me included
Should be higher

Scarred thousands of kids in movie theaters back in ‘86, should be much higher.

One of the saddest moments in movies. Do not care what you say.

SpongeBob and Patrick die - SpongeBob Movie

How this isn't higher on the list is beyond me. I couldn't imagine how all the kids in the theater felt when watching this scene.

I remember when I first saw this movie on T.V. when I was about five-years-old. This scene utterly destroyed me. Spongebob, a mostly optimistic and happy character, talks about how he and Patrick won't be able to get out of the situation alive. As the music slowly starts to creep in, Spongebob and Patrick sing their final with the thought of it being the end of their lives. I could only imagine how kids reacted to this in theatres. To me, this scene is extremely under-rated for what it provides.

Kid and adult I cry while watching this scene

Naoko appears after her death - The Wind Rises

When she died and he saw her agai, fading in the wind :(

Branch's grandma dies - Trolls

Oh come on this was a stupid film and death unlike the rest of this list whoever put this on here needs to have he or she's eyes checked.

This is ssooo saddd

The Iron Giant's sacrifice - The Iron Giant
Marjane leaves Iran - Persepolis

The scene was multicultural, when she said goodbye to all her family just to be free, when she said goodbye to her dead uncle where she doesn't know exactly is burried. Going to north of Iran for the last time for that amazing weather, a weather she never ever found anywhere else. Her grandmother was the most tear jerking one.

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