Although the following movies are only animated ,and not real people or real animals dying ,some scenes still tug at my heart strings, and evoke strong emotions. I guess i am a sucker for sad movies,but then again Disney is a master at manipulating the audiences emotions
Seeing orphaned Bami's distraught reaction after his mother is shot, and killed by a hunter is heart-wrenching
2 ) The Lion King
Mufasa the lion, dies after he is pushed off of a cliff by Scar, his own brother .That was sad enough, but watching baby Simba nudge his father's body and sobbing “wake up dad” is even more upsetting to watch. Simba is then left to carry around this guilt , because Scar convinces him that his father's death was all his fault
3 ) Up
This entire movie is emotional,but the scene where Carl watches Ellie ,his wife and childhood sweetheart , die is the saddest scene in the movie
4 )Toy Story 2
Jessie tells the tale in flashbacks about a time when she was loved and wanted by a young girl named Emily . Emily abandoned her when she grew up ,and matured past playing with dolls .So she brought Jessie to a Goodwill donation truck and left her there.The scene is even more powerful with the song “When She Loved Me” playing as Jessie tells Woody about her pain of being abandoned
5) The Hunchback Of Notre Dame
Quasimodo is crowned the King of Fools and he is abused , ridiculed , beaten and humiliated by the cruel towns people. Quasimodo cries out for help ,but no one helps him. After Quasimodo is set free, he runs through the crowd crying all the way as the crowd all back away in disgust.
Dumbo’s mother is chained and locked up for being insane , but she was only trying defend and protect her son, who was being bullied.She reaches her trunk through the bars to cuddle him,and rocks him back and forth .Dumbo is crying while "Baby Mine" plays in the background,which makes the moment even more sad
7) Beauty And The Beast
The Beast is stabbed and dies right before helpless Belle's eyes. He dies as the last petal falls,but she realizes she loves him , and doesn't want to lose someone who has sacrificed so much. Although the curse is broken,and he turns into a Prince after Belle professes her love to him,the death of the beast is still sad.
8.) Old Yeller
Yeller ,the dog, defends his family from a rabid wolf .Yeller is exposed to rabies after the wolf bites him .The saddest part is when Travis ,the young boy , has no choice but to shoot and kill his faithful friend ,Yeller. He can't risk Yeller becoming sick ,spreading the infection and turning on him and his family
Pinocchio saves his father, Geppetto, but after saving his life ,Pinocchio drowns and gets washed up the on shore .His lifeless body is seen floating face down in a deep puddle. Gepetto is then seen mourning the death of his son. Although this story has a happy ending when the Fairy brings Pinocchio back to life, the Pinocchio death scene is emotional