It’s no joke that some movies meant for kids these days can bring even the strongest adult to their knees with emotion. It’s as though Disney has finely tuned their ability to tug at heartstrings and tell a compelling story using everyday items such as toys, dogs, lanterns, robots and balloons to tell some of the greatest love stories in recent memory. While there certainly is a trend with the most recent Disney/Pixar movies being the biggest tearjerkers, there are certainly some classics that can elicit a tear or two from a parent or child.
I’ve loved Disney movies for as long as I can remember, I’ve never not liked them and therefore have seen them all. I’m also a card carrying member of the “heart on my sleeve” club. After I wrote down what I considered to be the greatest moments of emotion in Disney movies according to me, I asked my friends on Facebook to see if they could think of one that I had forgotten. Can’t lie, I was pretty pleased with myself when I realized a majority of the crowd favorites were already on my list.
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Other moments my friends mentioned on Facebook that I didn’t have in my original list:
- “When She Loved Me” montage from Toy Story 2 with Jessie’s story.
- The scene when Mrs. Incredible realizes her hips are a bit wider than they used to be.
- When the desk lamp crushes the ‘I’ in Pixar.
- When spirit Mufasa tells adult Simba to remember who he is.
- Ending scene of Brave.
- When the mama Gorilla finds the orphaned baby Tarzan.
- When Mrs. Incredible yells “Abort, abort! There are children on board.”
- Bambi. YOU KNOW THE SCENE.
- The end scene of Mulan with her dad and when Shang abandons Mulan.
- The end of Beauty and the Beast.
- “Your Mother and Mine” in Peter Pan.
What’s your most emotional Disney movie moment?
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