Top 10 Saddest Deaths in Disney Movies


The Top Ten

1 Mufasa - Lion King Mufasa - Lion King Mufasa is a major character in Disney's 1994 animated feature film, The Lion King. He is Simba's father, Sarabi's mate, Scar's older brother, and was King of the Pride Lands until his death.

I cried my eyes out

Simba watcged his own uncle kill his own father when he was just a little cub. POINT MADE

I hate mufasa deth

Lion king is my favorite Disney movie, this is the saddest death! Scar deserved to die!

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2 Ellie - Up

I cried at this

What made it hard was watching her entire life with Carl. How happy she made him. Trying to stay strong till the very end

It was...unexpected

Why is this 3rd - Outcast

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3 Bing Bong - Inside Out Bing Bong - Inside Out

As an unemotional 18 year old boy, even I had to hold back my tears during this scene.

This is one of two movies I remember crying at. The other one is Coco

4 Bambi's Mother - Bambi

She should have stopped going on private property... even if PETA wins, they will still break laws - Maddox121

When mothers die you turn into a crying machine.

It's the circle of life. - Outcast

*sniff* *cries*

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5 Ray - The Princess and the Frog

How is Bing Bong sadder than Ray. Bing Bong is an irrelevant elephant thing who had no character except for being stupid.

This is by far the saddest disney death by far

It was so sad, I cried. I'm so sad now

Much respect Ray was the man 😢

6 Koda's Mother - Brother Bear

I'm crying thinking about it "😧😿

7 Tadashi - Big Hero 6

He was really nice to Hiro

I was bawling my eyes out. He was awesome. He died for no reason. * Sniffed*

He was sooo good!

He was amazing and shouldn't of died :(

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8 Coral - Finding Nemo

Sad. What would've been different in Finding Nemo if both Coral and Marlin survived with that egg named 'Nemo'?

9 Baymax - Big Hero 6

Bay max was my favorite and the tiny magnetic metel things should have died

10 Han Solo - Star Wars: The Force Awakens Han Solo - Star Wars: The Force Awakens Han Solo is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, portrayed in films by Harrison Ford. In the original film trilogy, Han and his co-pilot, Chewbacca, become involved in the Rebel Alliance which opposes the Galactic Empire.

Why did his own son stab him!

This was the only movie I ever shed areas on... it was one singular tear... but it was still a tear. NO MORE HAN. I felt so bad for chewy.

I was like "WHAT?!?! " when he died. Han Solo Forever - LaST_LiGHT

Oh this has to super High

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The Contenders

11 Leslie - Bridge to Terabithia

I love the movie and I love the book even more

She didn't deserve this...

The saddest movie

It was so sad! Leslie never deserved to die! She was so nice...

12 Kerchak - Tarzan
13 Gamora - Avengers: Infinity War Gamora - Avengers: Infinity War Gamora is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Jim Starlin, the character first appeared in Strange Tales #180.

I cried when she died I love Gamora I hate thanos for killing her

14 Gurgi - The Black Cauldron

To give up his life for his friends! Oh I feel this movie is so underrated!

15 Yondu - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

Yondu's finest hour:


If he encounters Walt in the MCU's version of heaven, he's gonna be a little annoyed Peter didn't tell him that Mary Poppins was a woman.

Spoiler Alert!

I'm MARY POPPINS YALL! - Drewman1211

16 Sitka - Brother Bear

I feel Kenai and Denahi's pain.

17 Loki - Avengers: Infinity War Loki - Avengers: Infinity War Loki Laufeyson, or Loki Odinson, is a fictional character appearing in the American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is the adoptive brother and archenemy of Thor, and is known as the "God of Mischief". In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the character has been portrayed by Tom Hiddleston.

Rest In Peace my friend.

He was a great character. After all he’s done for the franchise, it’s okay that he’s dead.

18 Iron Man/Tony Stark- Avengers: Endgame

I cried for 3 weeks

19 Agent Coulson - The Avengers Agent Coulson - The Avengers
20 Mama Coco - Coco
21 Esmeralda - Hunchback of Notre Dame Esmeralda - Hunchback of Notre Dame Esméralda, born Agnès, is a fictional character in Victor Hugo's 1831 novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.

She didn't actually die - egnomac

Why is she on the list she did�'nt die - cadespencer

22 Gramma Tala - Moana

This death made my mom cry and made me too but then she comes back as a spirit manta ray

This made me sad - Outcast

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

She died, but only for a brief amount of time.

Anna didn't die

24 Meg - Hercules

But the she was resurrected thanks to Hercules.

25 Mr. Arrow - Treasure Planet

It is terrifying to see someone directly falling into a black hole.

And for the record The tale of Despereaux isn't even a disney movie

26 Groot - Guardians of the Galaxy
27 Queen Athena - The Little Mermaid Ariel’s Beginning

The fact that she died after saving her daughters life and then tried to recover her artifact made me cry.

So sad I still cry when I see it

28 Thomas Jay - My Girl
29 The Queen - The Tale of Despereaux
30 Quasimodo's Mother - The Hunchback of Notre Dame
31 Billy Bones - Treasure Planet
32 Luke Skywalker - Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Having to watch my childhood hero give it one last shot and perish truly killed my faith and hope for Star Wars.

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Top Remixes

1. Ellie - Up
2. Mufasa - Lion King
3. Gamora - Avengers: Infinity War
1. Bing Bong - Inside Out
2. Mufasa - Lion King
3. Bambi's Mother - Bambi


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