17 Animated Movie Scenes That Stay with Us Forever

Animated movies have a special way of touching our hearts and staying with us long after we’ve watched them. In this post, we’ll look at 17 animated movie scenes that have left an indelible mark on us with their beauty, emotion, and unforgettable moments.

The Circle of Life – The Lion King (1994)

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The breathtaking opening sequence of ‘The Lion King’ features the iconic song “Circle of Life,” and the unforgettable moment when baby Simba is presented to the animal kingdom.

Ellie and Carl’s Life Story – Up (2009)

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This poignant montage of Carl and Ellie’s life together, from their childhood through their marriage until Ellie’s death, is a masterclass in storytelling that leaves a lasting impact.

First Flight – How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

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The exhilarating scene where Hiccup and Toothless take their first flight together across the stunning animated landscapes is breathtaking and will always be remembered for its epic feel and gorgeous animation.

Whole New World – Aladdin (1992)

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Aladdin and Jasmine’s magical carpet ride around the world while singing “A Whole New World” is a memorable sequence filled with romance, wonder, and extraordinary animation.

Part of Your World – The Little Mermaid (1989)

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Ariel’s heartfelt performance of “Part of Your World,” expressing her yearning to join the human world, remains an iconic and memorable scene in animation.

Death of Mufasa – The Lion King (1994)

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The shocking and heartbreaking moment when Simba’s father, Mufasa, is killed by Scar, forever changes Simba’s life and has left audiences in tears for decades.

No Capes – The Incredibles (2004)

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Edna Mode’s emphatic “No Capes!” scene is unforgettable for its humor and its later significance in the movie. It’s a hilarious, yet poignant commentary on superhero cliches.

Transformation Scene – Beauty and the Beast (1991)

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The transformation scene of the Beast back into a Prince is one of the most beautiful and magical moments in animation, accompanied by a sweeping and dramatic score.

Spaghetti Kiss – Lady and the Tramp (1955)

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The iconic moment when Lady and the Tramp share a plate of spaghetti and accidentally kiss has become one of the most famous scenes in film history.

Adventure is Out There – Up (2009)

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The scene where Carl releases the balloons, lifting his house into the sky and setting off on his adventure, is a stunning visual moment that symbolizes hope and adventure.

Let it Go – Frozen (2013)

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Elsa’s transformation scene in “Let It Go,” where she builds her ice palace and changes into her iconic ice dress, is a spectacular display of animation and character development.

The Colorful Parade – Coco (2017)

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The moment Miguel first enters the vibrant Land of the Dead, filled with glowing, multicolored spirit animals and buildings, is a visual spectacle that leaves audiences in awe.

The Incinerator – Toy Story 3 (2010)

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The harrowing scene where the toys hold hands, facing their seemingly inevitable demise in the incinerator, is an unforgettable and emotional moment that has left many viewers in tears.

Death of Bambi’s Mother – Bambi (1942)

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The infamous scene where Bambi’s mother is shot by a hunter has become one of the most heart-wrenching moments in film history, leaving an indelible mark on generations of viewers.

Opening Sequence – WALL-E (2008)

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WALL-E’s introduction, as he diligently performs his duties in a deserted, garbage-filled Earth, set against the backdrop of “Put On Your Sunday Clothes,” is an unforgettable sequence that beautifully establishes the film’s themes.

Grandmother Willow – Pocahontas (1995)

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The scene where Pocahontas seeks guidance from Grandmother Willow is memorable for its mystic elements and the introduction of the wise, talking tree.

The Final Race – Cars (2006)

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The thrilling final race in Cars, where Lightning McQueen gives up his win to help a crash-stricken competitor, is a memorable moment that emphasizes the film’s theme of sportsmanship.