Top Ten Saddest Cartoon Momentsegnomac
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I cried the first time I saw this. Poor Simba lost his dad..
Gets me every time. F you SCAR - ToptenPizza
Long live the King
So sad I can't even read about it, let alone watch it, without envisioning Hitler, Saddam Hussein, Darth Vader, Voldemort, Osama Bin Laden, Cinderella's stepmother, Ted Nugent, Cruella Deville, Ingrid Newkirk, Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees crying hysterically at the same time
I am the only one that does not find it sad
Still sad after all these years. - ZZDOORAL
I agree, but I think the iron giant deserves to be here
Seeing Grumpy trying not to grieve but finally breaks down and sobs uncontrollably was the pinnacle moment of the film.
This was sadder than any other cartoon death. Killed on screen, with her son watching in horror, helpless. No jump to a happy future (Bambi) or surrogate parents to sing everything's fine (lion king). Very real take on depression and loss.
Mewbosses, for that you earn infinite kudos.
"Let your heart guide you."
Teacher: And that, my students, is how Niagra falls was created
Kid: So someone cried really hard?
Teacher: Yep. - Mewbosses
Homer reunites with his long lost mother and finds out the reason she left was because she was a fugitive who help destroy Mr. Burns germ lab near the end of the episode Mr. Burns invades the Simpson home and tries to capture but thanks to tip from chief Wiggum Homer and his mom escape in time and Homer and his Mother have this heart to heart talk as he watches her leave. - egnomac
Pretty sad he just stood waving in the Credits so sad.
It was so sad to watch.
It happened in the comics, so if you bring Terra into the show, they have to make all that crap happen in the show too - BeatlesFan1964
I prefer beast boy and raven but this was sad
This is so sad!
No matter how you look at this, this is by far the saddest cartoon moment. While he was still an active general for the Fire Nation, he attempted to conquer the Earth Kingdom capitol Ba sing se along with his only son. He managed to break through the outer wall after roughly 600 days, but as he was trying to get through the inner wall, his son was killed in the front lines of battle. He withdrew from the siege and spent a long time grieving for his son. Here we are several years later with the easy going, comical, retired general Iroh in Ba sing se. His son's birthday comes up and he spends the day in the very city he tried conquering, wishing his son a Happy Birthday through his tears as he sings "Leaves From The Vine (Brave Soldier Boy)". Think about it, he must blame him self wholly for the loss of his son, as it was his own decision to attempt a siege on Ba sing se. I mean sure, the death of Mufasa and Bambi's mom was sad, but here we have a character with a lot of time ...more
Definitely the saddest
This is by far the saddest thing I ever seen, animated or otherwise. It took me a minute to process, and once I had, it broke me. Mako's frail voice just brought so much feeling to the words. Like Johnny Cash singing "Hurt". I haven't ever been able to wipe that scene from my memory, and I hope I never do.
This was really sad, to make it even sadder, those were Iroh's voice actor's last words and they named his son who died in the show Mako to honor the voice actor. - PeeledBanana
I don't think I've ever cried more about anything. After watching this and hearing Fry's speech about his dog, I cried for three hours straight. When I thought I'd cried everything out, I went downstairs to tell my mum about it, and ended up slumped in front of the fireplace, sobbing. I literally cried my eyes out - I had to have drops in them that night.
Saddest moment ever in a cartoon even thinking about it is making my eyes water
The Simpsons might be better, but no scene in the Simpsons was sadder.
That scene made me mourn for a dog I don't even have
This episode was way too heartbreaking for me. And Kenny is my favorite character.
Near the end of season 5 Kenny gets killed off for good then brought back at the end of season 6. - egnomac
The episode "You're getting old" is 10x sadder. Especially for me because Stan is my favorite character.
Right before the Hunstman could make the wish that would destroy all magical creatures Rose snatches the Aztec skull and wishes for the destruction of the Hunts Clan which means she would be destroy as well, she does all this to protect Jake and his family, and in return Jake wishes that she was never taken by the Huns Clan but by doing so it also means they never met and everything that had happened between them would be erased, he see's her again the next day only to find out that she and her family are moving away to Hong Kong. - egnomac
She sacrifices her own life to save Jake and his family and then he Sacrifices his own happiness to insure that she has a life without the Hunts Clan with own parents. - egnomac
They could have at least had more seasons where they eventually ended up getting married and having kids! Cutest couple ever!
I cried for like 3 hours lmao
I would rather Carl died than Ellie. Ellie is way better than grumpy old carl
When I watched this movie in theaters, the whole audience (including me) were crying our eyeballs out when we saw this scene
When I watched this film, I didn't understand what was happening, now I do and it's quite heart-wrenching - RickyReeves
I'm sorry this should be 2 Ifeel like the only reason stopping it is through popularity, however I still feel avatar young soldier boy should be 1
Well there tears short circuited the lamp and activated the water so they didn't die and this doesn't count
This should at least be in the top 30
Saddest.. moment ever
I cried so hard dangit! - Heyo_Simba
Whither you like Phineas and Ferb or not it does have its fair share of moments one such is when Candice finally busts Phineas and Ferb and they get send to this special camp even though she's finally been able to bust them her victory feels totally hollow and begins missing them all the while her friend Staci singing the song "Little Brothers" - egnomac
"...Well, I think you're pretty great."
One of the saddest cartoon scenes I've seen in a while
That was the saddest thing ever I cried for like 2hrs this deserves number 1
This absolutely deserves to be number 1
I teared up at this
Pops died? - Heyo_Simba
It was super sad.
Honestly, I did not find this song sad at all. I actually thought it was boring, weird, and corny. The faces spongebob made were not sad at all but rather ugly and a little creepy. The part where spongebob and Patrick die in Shell City was way more sad and actually made me cry. I also feel that part was forgotten because of other spongebob moments that weren’t even sad like this stupid song.
Sure it did turn out that she was faking it but that scene was really just sad.
The way Yakko was reacting during this scene was what really got me. He's the type of character where nothing ever seems to faze him, but he just breaks down crying here after he believes that Dot just died.
This was super sad. - Goatworlds
Because the show excisted
How is that sad?
Probably one of the saddest cartoon moments that should be in top 5 just because both main characters are COMMITTING SUICIDE which is one of the hardest and most painful mental conclusions to come to.
Blue Cat Blues was a classic and the darkest Tom & Jerry cartoons ever. Told as a Point of View by Jerry Mouse (Voiced by Paul Frees) about Tom falling for a Gold-digger Kitten who falls in love with Butch (Tom's Rich Rival) and how she betrayed Tom in marrying his rival and how Jerry thought why Tom's girl wasn't like his girl who was loyal and faithful until she betrayed him by marring another mouse and how Tom & Jerry decided to end it all by sitting on the tracks and waiting for the express train to end their miserable lives.
It was sad, not one moment, the entire episode of "Blue Cat Blues". Tom fails to get a dame's love, he drinks, later sitting on the train tracks, waiting for a train. Jerry watches his girlfriend drive off with another mouse. He joins Tom.. the episode ends with... a train horn.. due to this, it was barely aired. Ever.
Michael Bay learned a lesson from this, never kill off the best, or at least bring them back yo life later on.
I'm cried for Optimus. - 05yusuf09
This is one of the saddest moments from my childhood is when courage's parents are shot out into space, I don't know why is isn't greater in the list here
Should be in the top 10. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
Very emotional scene. watching it makes me cry. - Gamefreak23788
I no right. Especially when Eris cries when he comes to tell her goodbye.
The beginning isn't THAT sad. But when Laval starts to leave the lion temple, that's where you are going to cry. I mean think about it. Laval can't be in the tribe or talk to ANYBODY!
By the way, THE SONG DOES NOT HELP!
Sorry, but I am a huge LoC nerd - michaelthecritic
I think lavurtus's is sadder
"You never forget a kid like Emily or Andy.
But they forget you."
It's a pity Dumbo had to leave his mother Jumbo right after she finished singing her lullaby to him.
I cried at this scene a lot when I was little! - FuffleyandPeetah
This always brings me to tears!
This scene I tell you... SO SAD :..(
I.. I'm NOT CRYING... TH... TH... that's JUST... MAH...MAH...MY GEM...
Charlie rescued Anne-Marie but not himself? Talk about botched rescues!
Cinderella's crazy stepsisters throw away an old sash and a necklace and then go bonkers when they see Cinderella wearing them in a XXX-rated attack scene? Preposterous!
It's like a Disney version of Jersey Shore
They befriended and raised a Titan
That segment shows a parody of Attack On Titan when Eren and others raise a baby Titan and years went by when a Titan grow into an adult when And ate Eren 😢
Season Three, also entitled Martin the Warrior after the book it was adapted from, has one of the most heartbreaking deaths of any animated character. She never tried to hurt another creature and didn't deserve to die. I think Martin's reaction is what really makes it sink in. For the first twelve episodes, things go well for Martin and Rose, and they kiss in episode 13 (the last one). It looks as though they'll end up living happily ever after in Rose's home, Noonvale, then WHAM - Rose is killed in the final battle and Martin goes south, after swearing never to use his sword again. Disney may have some sad deaths, but none of the main protagonists have died just minutes from the end and stayed dead. And that's what makes it so different from other sad animated moments - the target age for the films, unlike the books, is the same as Disney films, but the death rate in Redwall is much worse.
I'm so glad Badrang died for killing Rose this is the second saddest death in the series only behind Felldoh's death
This is from an very old cartoon most of you probably never heard of its about this little kid with a toy gun who shoots down this little bird and then worries that he may have accidentally killed this bird, the mother and father bird show up and try to revive him but when he doesn't wake up they think he's dead and then it moves to this scene of the baby bird funeral where all this birds are singing very sadly and it show the little boy crying and then suddenly the bird wakes up and everyone's all happy and the kid makes peace with the birds, just watch it and you'll understand. - egnomac
There were two versions of Song of the Birds the original version and the Famous Studios remake starring Little Audrey. The Original was better with the hauntingly beautiful funeral song sung by the birds in grieving during the funeral scene.
It was the original. - egnomac
Never EVER kill Morgan Freeman
Almost Kind of reminds me of Aeris sad scene from Final Fantasy 7
(Insert Aeris theme)
This was by far the saddest moment in the entire show. The way Tails reacted when he found out he had to shoot Cosmo and when he shot Cosmo made it hard for me to hold back tears.
Of course I'm talking about the Japanese version not the English.
In the 4kids version, Tails just says "Cosmo, you are my friend. You mean a lot to me." UGH. The scene is pathetic and emotionless and after Tails kills her, he calls her name. SHES DEAD, YOU NITWIT!
Lot sadder like the Outlaw Star episode "Girls, Cats and Spaceships"
What happened in 4kids version? I'm just curious.
That was sad for like, 5 seconds
Happiest part of the movie...
Except when Olaf almost died.
I have no sympathy.
This must be in the top 5.
"Kitty has to go."
That line gets me every time.
PLEASE don't REMIND ME OF THE POEM AT THE END
Teen Titans Go Characters ruined it!