Pixar and Disney movies are supposed to make us smile and it should make our day better. But even they have moments that make us ball our eyes out. Here are the saddest moments in Pixar movies.
5. “Wall-E” - Wall-E doesn’t remember Eve
The ending of “Wall-E” was super sad. After sacrificing himself to ensure the Axiom space vessel returns to Earth with the plant, Eve is forced to think quickly and replace the broken parts so Wall-E could live. Upon replacing his broken pieces, his memory is lost and he has no sense of who Eve is and starts doing what he was programmed to do… making trash cubes.
4. “Toy Story 3” - Andy gives his toys away
I think every adult had this feeling once: giving, throwing or putting away your toys because you’re getting to old. Hearing Andy tell Bonnie why these toys are special and how they helped him through is just heartbreaking.
3. “Finding Nemo” - Coral dies
Right at the beginning of the movie? Great idea Pixar. Ripping my heart out! “Finding Nemo” starts with marlin and Coral, as they are looking over their eggs that are about to hatch. But a barracuda disturbs their happiness, takes Coral’s life and all but one egg. Why Pixar, why?
2. “Toy Story 2” - Jessie’s story
I think this was the first Pixar moment that made people weep. Jessie is a super likeable character and hearing her backstory and how she was ditched by her owner just makes me cry like a baby.
1. “Up” - Carl and Ellie’s love story
Pixar delivered perhaps the most emotional segment in animation with the beautiful reflection on the married life of Carl and Ellie. It’s happy and sad at the same time.
They Almost Made the Top 5: “Toy Story 3” The toys face the incinerator,“The Incredibles” Mr. Incredible thinks his family is dead, “Inside Out” Riley Runs Away, “Monsters Inc.” Sully says goodbye to Boo, “Ratatouille” Ego’s flashback