While several of Disney’s films have been noted for their devastating scenes, these animated films aren’t depressing in any way.
Because of its emotional content,Disney films are often seen as an exercise in attempting to hold back the tears for as long as possible.
There are films about children who have lost their parents, such as Bambi (1942), The Lion King (1994), The Fox and the Hound (1981), and Dumbo (1941), while others, such as Coco (2017) and The Little Mermaid (1989), portray children who have gained parents who are no longer with them.
There are few people who can watch the opening 10 minutes of Up (2009) without breaking down in tears. For the most part, there aren’t any extremely sad scenes in any of the movies that Disney is known for, but there are some exceptions. However, this does not imply that they are not exceptional. Only that they don’t shatter the heart of their viewers in thousand pieces.
1. Brave (2012) — Merida Restores Her Mother’s Humanity
A bow and arrow are Princess Merida’s preferred method of defense against the smarmymen she is subjected to at the hands of her family. Merida’s mother insists that she marry one of the many suitors on the market, despite her sly attempt to avoid the task.
Elinor is transformed into a bear by an unintentional curse, which nearly kills her. The only thing that is permanently damaged is Merida’s mother’s humanity, which Merida manages to repair.
2. Alice In Wonderland (1951) — The Story Is Set Within Its Protagonist’s Mind
This version is almost as exciting and psychedelic as Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece Alice in Wonderland, which was published in 1865. Confusion predominates as the primary emotion that Alice experiences during her adventures in Wonderland, with sporadic bursts of anxiousness.
While the Queen of Hearts’ demand for Alice’s decapitation brings her the closest to despair, it is ultimately shown to be a figment of her imagination.
3. Monsters, Inc. (2001) — Laughter Is A Better Source Of Power Than Screams
While Sulley and Mike are two of the top “scarers” in the company, the charming Boo enters their dimension and changes everything. Until an unexpected betrayal brings them to the cold Himalayas, the two monsters protect her from being kidnapped by the Child Detection Agency.
Due to Henry J. Waternoose’s unintended spilling of his secrets, Mike and Sulley are victorious. The epilogue of Monsters, Inc. is a delightful surprise: it turns out that youngsters who are laughing generate far more energy than those who are screaming.
4. Moana (2016) — Maui And Moana Work Together To Restore Te Fiti’s Heart
Despite her father’s misgivings, Moana is determined to return Te Fiti’s bright heart to its proper position. During her travels, she encounters the demigod Maui, who at first causes her more problems than she can bear.
As time passes, he comes to appreciate and respect his co-daring sailor’s and dedication, and he eventually agrees to join her on her quest in part because it was he who originally stole her heart. When Moana is at her lowest moment, Maui almost abandons her, but he returns to help her revive Te Fiti.
5. The Sword In The Stone (1963) — Arthur Needs To Surpass Relatively Minor Obstacles
As inconsistent as it was, The Sword in the Stone, Disney’s Arthurian retelling, was always designed to be a fun narrative for kids to enjoy. Only to be chastised by Ector for unleashing “dark magic,” Merlin begins instructing Arthur in the arcane arts.
Merlin is disappointed that his student would rather fight than learn, despite his desire to become a squire. As a result, Arthur is crowned King of England after he successfully removes the sword from the stone. In this film, there are simply modest hurdles to overcome rather than grief.
6. The Emperor’s New Groove (2000) — Kuzco Learns From His Experiences And Matures Into A Wise Ruler
Yzma had to steal the throne because Kuzco’s impetuous nature made it impossible for him to rule effectively. After a series of mishaps, Kuzco and Pacha make their way to Yzma’s laboratory.
A transformation antidote helps him return to his human form. The arc of Kuzco’s life ends on a high note as he grows into a respected monarch as a result of the lessons he has learned.
7. Cinderella (1950) — The Protagonist Never Lets Anyone Grind Her Down
Her stepmother and stepsisters are a constant annoyance, yet their constant humiliation of Cinderella ends in defeat. Because of her faith in a better future for herself and her loved ones, the main character remains as kind and kind as ever.
Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother gives her a major makeover, and as a result, she attracts the attention of Prince Charming. Not only does she receive her happily ever after, but she also has the joy of witnessing her stepfamily’s schemes crumble in the face of Cinderella’s charm.
8. Wreck-It Ralph (2012) — Ralph Obtains The Respect He’s Been Denied All Along
Wreck-It Ralph vows to prove his heroism to the other characters by attempting to win the Medal of Heroes, which he sees as his only chance to redeem himself.
That means that Mr. Litwak, who had previously considered scrapping it, is now seriously contemplating doing so. Their seemingly intractable challenge is solved by Ralph and Vanellope. Ralph finally receives the respect he’s been deprived of for the past several years.
9. Zootopia (2016) — Judy And Nick Protect Their City From All-Out War
Carnivorous and omnivorous animals coexist peacefully in Zootopia, until a few predators inexplicably disappear from the metropolis one by one.
When Judy and Nick learn that the lost characters have mysteriously returned to their wild selves, they are taken aback by the revelation that Lionheart played a role in all of this.
With Mayor Bellwether’s nomination as a central story point nearing its conclusion, the largest plot twist will undoubtedly be revealed. A civil war in Zootopia would have resulted had Judy and Nick not intervened, preventing large-scale agony and suffering for the animals.
10. Tangled (2010) — The Story Ends On An Extremely Lighthearted Note
Mother Gothel snatches baby Rapunzel from her adoring parents, forcing the King and Queen to plunge into a deep depression for the next couple of decades. Flynn Rider, on the other hand, transforms Tangled into a fast-paced adventure by adjusting the story’s emotional knobs.
Rapunzel’s hair is snatched from her head in one rapid motion by Flynn, who inadvertently kills Mother Gothel. Finally, Tangled comes to a happy and upbeat conclusion with the reunion of the lost family, a hopeful romantic relationship, and the soft glow of sky lanterns. Tangled