This surely goes without saying but this post is going to be absolutely riddled with spoilers but, quite frankly, if you haven't seen these films GET OFF MY BLOG. (Just for this post though, come back k?).
Disney knows better than anyone how to tug at the old heart strings and after watching Monsters Inc the other day and sobbing my little heart out, I thought I'd compile my top 10 saddest disney moments. I've included "Disney Pixar" in the list 'cause some of those have me crying like a baby. Soooo not going to exclude them for a technicality when we all know Disney Pixar are a match made in heaven like tea & biscuits, salt & caramel or bloggers & flatlays. *a billion heart emojis*
10. Hunchback of Notre Dame - "The Feast of Fools"
This whole film is damned depressing from start to finish, but the "Feast of Fools" scene has me crumbling every single time. When Quasi is crowned the King of Fools and thinks people are accepting him it's so heart warming but when that first tomato is thrown... Well it quickly turns into one of the most gut wrenching scenes ever.
9. The Fox and the Hound - Widow Tweed leaves Tod in the forest
OH, TOD. I'LL TAKE YOU HOME. When he looks so longingly at Widow Tweed as she walks away and you just know it's breaking her heart just as much as his... And yours. That speech she makes in the car had me sniffing back tears before shit even got real.
8. Bambi - Bambi's mother
One of the more "iconic" childhood crushing scenes. When they're running from the poachers and you're just sitting there waiting for the shot. You know what's coming. It gives me chills every time!! I can't help but wallow in just how real it is. Yes, maybe the deer don't talk (I said maybe) but mothers shot by poachers is not an uncommon occurance in the lives of animals.
7. Wreck It Ralph - Volcano sacrafice
Such an underrated Disney film! Ralph is such an easy character to love and root for, even if he is "the baddy" so when he tries to sacrafice himself to save Venellope it just redeems him all the more. Especially that bloody speech!! It definitely had me sniffling.
6. Monster's Inc - Saying bye to Boo
This was the scene that inspired this post. I forgot how much I adoooore this film. Not only is Boo the most adorable character of any film e v e r, Sully is a major cutie, too. When he has to say goodbye to her knowing it's the last time he'll ever see her... Is there anything sweeter and more depressing? Especially when Boo opens the wardrobe thinking he's behind. OMG stop it's too much.
5. Big Hero 6 - Baymax's sacrafice
"Are you satisfied with your care?" Aw man. I can't. There are no words. ALL THE FEELS OVER HERE!! After losing his parents and his brother, the thought of Hiro losing Baymax too is just too much.So damn intense.
4. Dumbo - "Baby Mine"
There are plenty of scenes in Disney films where children lose their parents, but a scene where a mother is separated from her baby is almost unbearable. Paired with the. most. depressing. song. ever. it is a seriously heart breaking scene. (Backed with a lot of truth about how circuses operate, FYI!)
3. Toy Story 3 -The furnace
If seeing the toys that were such a big part of your childhood falling to a firy end isn't enough to bring on the waterworks, seeing them all approach it with hands held as a team is sure to turn you into a blubbering mess. It is one of the most poignant moments in any film!
2. Up - Carl & Ellie
Almost a stand-alone film of its own - Carl and Ellie's story that kicks off the film just hits home. Lonely elderly people always tug at my heart strings, you just know they've probably got hell of a story to share and I truly think relationships today are just not like the relationships they would have had in their days! It is a beautiful, tragic story that reduces even grown men to tears!
1. The Lion King - Mufasa's death
This is probably the ultimate. Not least because it is arguably one of the greatest Disney films ever but the stampede scene is so tense from start to finish and when Mufasa is thrown from the cliff by Scar (FUCK YOU, SCAR) it is chill inducing. But it's Simba's reaction that really gets me
choking back tears sobbing hysterically.
Now I've depressed myself enough - what is your favourite disney film?
Are there any sad scenes you think I've missed?