Disney is usually associated with all the happy things, love, and happily ever after! But the hardcore Disney fans know that with all the happy endings, there are plenty of sad moments as well. Whether you are a child or an adult, you’ll definitely tear up watching your favorite character die in any Disney movie. Here are some of the most depressing deaths in Disney films we still cry over.
1. Mufasa’s Death (The Lion King – 1994)
Starting with the most unforgettable and classic death scene in the history of Disney movies. Mufasa went through a lot in his final moments- a violently orchestrated stampede, a brother’s betrayal, and his attempt to rescue his own son. Mufasa successfully saves young Simba but unfortunately falls to his death. When Simba discovers his father’s lifeless body, he is in denial and seeing him hug Mufasa, begging his father to wake up, makes us all tear up.
2. When Olaf Died (Frozen 2 – 2019)
In Frozen 2, when Olaf was about to die, he was not thinking of himself. Even in those last moments of his life, he was worried about his chosen family- Elsa and Anna. After watching Olaf caring about his family, our hearts melted for sure. Though Olaf eventually came back to life afterward, still watching him being completely selfless while he was about to die made each one of us cry.
3. Tadashi Hamada’s painful death (Big Hero 6 – 2014)
Tadashi was a literal hero! He ran towards a burning building without giving any second thought to his own life. His last words to his brother Hiro were, “Someone has to help”, and by this line, we can undoubtedly say that he died as a hero. He died and left everyone sobbing, including his brother and all of us in the audience. Throughout the rest of the film, Hiro struggles with the fact that the most important person of his life has died.
4. The Heart Wrenching Death of Bambi’s Mom (Bambi – 1942)
“Bambi” was a joyous movie showing Bambi and his mother living happily in the forest until a cruel hunter approached and shot the mother. Bambi kept running in the woods for some time as his mother ordered him to do so. But when he stopped running and couldn’t find his mother anywhere behind, he called out for his mother but couldn’t find her. He was standing alone in the snow and crying. This is also one of the most heartbreaking and depressing deaths in Disney film history.
5. Grandma Tala’s Death will Make you Weep (Moana – 2016)
Grandma Tala was Moana’s biggest cheerleader, and she always believed in her. She always supported Moana, despite the fact that Grandma Tala was very ill and fragile. Just before Moana begins her journey, Grandma Tala takes her last few moments, and she hands a necklace to Moana that contains the heart of the island goddess “Te Fiti”. She explains to Moana that it’s her destiny and she will bring harmony to the islands. Moana lost her support system, and this was one of the most depressing deaths in Disney films.
These deaths really shocked us and made us feel for the characters on a spiritual level, don’t you think?
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