11 Times Pixar Movies Made You Ugly-Cry
Some movies make you laugh. Others make you cry. Pixar's do both -- especially that last part. Pixar’s movies sometimes seem to be a delivery system for tears. Seriously, from “Up” to “Toy Story 4,” the studio has made their fair share of three-box-of-tissues kind of movies. Here are all the times that the house of Buzz and Woody made us ugly-cry.
Jesse’s Sad Backstory in ‘Toy Story 2’ (1999)
"Toy Story 2" marks the time when Pixar made it a mandate to include at least one "all the feels" moment in their films. Here, that scene involves Jesse and how she got her heart broken -- all scored to Sarah McLachlan and no, no we're not crying. Someone must be chopping onions...
Sully Says Goodbye in ‘Monsters, Inc.’ (2001)
"Goodbye, Boo." "Kitty?" (read in perfect sad Boo voice) "Kitty has to go." Aaaaaaand cue tears.
Marlin Becomes a Widower in ‘Finding Nemo’ (2003)
One of the many great scenes in this Pixar classic comes early on, when we witness the moment why Marlin becomes such an overprotective father. If you don't cry every time at this, you're some kind of wrong person.
Dory’s Big Scene in ‘Finding Nemo’ (2003)
Dory's short-term memory is fodder for some of "Finding Nemo's" biggest laughs, and for one of its most tear-jerking moments: "I look at you, and I'm home." You (sniffle) said it, Dory.
Wall-E Takes Eve on a Date in ‘Wall-E’ (2008)
"Wall-E" is largely a silent film, but it speaks volumes when its titular robot finds a companion -- and love -- for the first time. Sure, in another context, Wall-E taking an unconscious Eve out on one very long date may give off some creeper vibes, but the execution here gives the perfect mix of happy tears.
THAT Scene in ‘Up’ (2009)
Pixar packed so many "My Emotions" beats into this almost four-minute scene that it became the most memorable moment in the film, and one of the studio's most iconic. Carl kissing wife Ellie goodbye (pictured) will always crush us.
The Incinerator Scene in ‘Toy Story 3’ (2010)
The 11-year wait for this threequel was worth it, especially for this unnerving and powerful gut punch to the feels when it looks like the end for Woody and the gang.
Andy Plays With His Toys One Last Time in ‘Toy Story 3’ (2010)
*uncontrollable sob* We're talking a Level-10, Claire Danes in "Homeland" here.
Bing Bong Fades Away in 'Inside Out' (2015)
Bing Bong was a character purposefully obscured from the marketing leading up to “Inside Out.” Sure, Pixar probably wanted to maintain a level of secrecy about a character that was difficult to explain, especially outside of the “it’s about your emotions!” logline. But we think it was to make his eventual “death” have an even larger emotional punch. When Bing Bong, Riley’s long-forgotten imaginary friend, finally gives up on having a place in her life, instead choosing to help Joy (Amy Poehler) on her journey, it gets us every time. “Take her to the moon for me,” he says, as he fades away. We will.
Singing "Remember Me" in 'Coco' (2017)
“Coco” is a tender story about remembrance, grief and the importance of family. And the movie’s most heartbreaking moment comes towards the end, when Miguel sings to his great-grandmother “Remember Me,” a song her dearly departed father wrote. In an instance, everything that the movie is about comes into focus and you can’t help but break down in tears.
Woody Makes His Choice in 'Toy Story 4'
The chief complaint going into “Toy Story 4” was that it felt unnecessary after “Toy Story 3” wrapped things up so perfectly. And in this moment, it perfectly justifies its existence. Woody, having reconnected with his long-lost love Bo Peep, decides to stay with her and leave the gang of toys behind. This sequence is made all the more poignant by Buzz uttering, “She’ll be okay.” You think he’s talking about Bo, but really he’s talking about Bonnie. “Bonnie will be okay,” Buzz repeats, and seals Woody’s fate.