Disney movies are mostly known for happy endings, but there are many Disney films that brought tears to even the toughest out there. We scoured the interest, asked Disney fans, and examined reviews to put together the ultimate list of the saddest scenes to help you watch each one and determine the saddest Disney movie.
Kenai explaining to Koda what happened to his mother.
When Elsa locked herself away in her room and broke Anna’s heart.
When a hunter kills Bambi’s mother, leaving the young fawn alone.
The Black Cauldron
The sacrifice of Gurgi to save everyone.
Pretty much the ENTIRE first 10-minutes of this movie.
When Dumbo’s chained up mother reaches her trunk through the bars to comfort him.
The Lion King
When Scar murdered Simba’s father Mufasa, and blamed Simba for his death.
Beauty and the Beast
When Belle cries over the Beast while he’s dying.
Toy Story 3
The toys facing their doom in the incinerator.
The Fox and the Hound
The sad look on Tod’s face when Widow Tweed abandons him in the woods.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
When Quasimodo is crowned the King of Fools.
Meet the Robinsons
Lewis’ trip to the orphanage.
When a barracuda kills Nemo’s Mother and all his siblings.
Travis shoots Old Yeller. (We’ll never get over this one.)
The Little Mermaid
When King Triton sacrifices himself to take Ariel’s place.
When Maleficent loses her wings.
When Shadow falls into a hole and begs to be left behind.
Toy Story 2
When Jesse is abandoned and left alone.
Lady and the Tramp
When poor Trusty is hit by a car and all the dogs gather to mourn.
Which Disney movies do you think is the saddest? Comment below and let us know.