Top 10 Saddest Animated Movie Moments

The Top Ten
1 Setsuko's death - Grave of the Fireflies

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.

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.

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

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

2 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, okay...?"
"I'll try...Bing Bong..."

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

3 "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.

I can watch this 10 times and still cry

4 Mufasa's death - The Lion King

This must be the saddest thing ever. Watching Simba cry and trying to wake his dad up...

Still it is sad.

5 Sully says goodbye to Boo - Monsters, Inc.

This one is better than toy story 3

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

6 The incinerator scene - Toy Story 3

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

7 Andy giving away his toys - Toy Story 3

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

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

I cried no cap

So Long Partner

8 Tadashi dies - Big Hero 6
9 Little Foot’s Mother Dies - The Land Before Time

And to add insult to injury, at one point in the film. Little Foot thinks his shadow is his mom. The heck is wrong with you Dawn Bluth!?

Absolutely tragic

10 Beware the Wheelers - Return the Oz
The Contenders
11 Hector fading away - Coco
12 "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.

13 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

14 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

15 Baymax dies in the portal - Big Hero 6

Never mind about tadashi, I cried so hard

16 The girl loses happiness and sadness - Inside Out

First of all, the girl is Riley. Second of all, Happiness' really name is Joy.

17 Very Good Advice - Alice in Wonderland
18 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!

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

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

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

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

21 Alice's tearful lament being lost in the middle of nowhere in Wonderland - Alice in Wonderland
22 "Family means no body gets left behind" - Lilo and Stitch
23 Nick's flashback - Zootopia

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

That’s pretty sad.

24 Hans betrays Anna - Frozen

Elsa and anna

25 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

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

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

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