If you ever had a heart and a VCR, you probably remember watching Simba desperately try to wake up his dad, and sobbing when he realised he never would. But just how tear-stained were your play clothes after a viewing of The Lion King vs Bambi? If someone mentions Charlotte's Web will your eyes well up at the thought of Charlotte's last song, or are you more heartbroken when you see a GIF from The Land Before Time?
The death scenes from your favorite childhood movies were sad, but there were different levels of sadness. Grab your box of tissues, and prepare to reminisce the most devastating moments in order of slightly bummed to skip school-worthy depression.
12. Weebo in Flubber
What makes it so sad: Sure Weebo was a machine, but she was a machine with unrequited love.
11. Babe's Mother in Babe
What makes it so sad: You probably ate her.
10. Beth in Little Women
What makes it so sad: She's going to be lonely in heaven. That also just presented a lot of holes in your parent's stories about your hamster's afterlife.
9. Ginger in Black Beauty
What makes it so sad: Alan Cumming's voice. The image of a dead horse head haunted your nightmares, but it was the brogue that stabbed you right in the heart.
8. Charlotte in Charlotte's Web
What makes it so sad: The sense of guilt. Charlotte lived a meaningful life, but how many spiders did you squish before they could make a difference?
7. Coral and 99% of her children in Finding Nemo
What makes it so sad: They killed all of the adorable fish babies while they were dreaming.
6. Jill's Mother and Joe's Mother in Mighty Joe Young
What makes it so sad: It might seem like it's the double dose of death that cranks the sad all the way up to eleven, but it's all in the song. The really beautiful song Jill's mom sings to her as she's bleeding out.
5. Bambi's mother in Bambi
What makes it so sad: Bambi's dad doesn't even give him a "sorry, your mom just died" head-butt. That's cold.
4. Little Foot's Mother in The Land Before Time
What makes it so sad: The moment of clarity you have before Little Foot gets it. "She can't come with you Little Foot, she's going to be dead. How are you not getting that?"
3. Old Yeller in Old Yeller
2. Mufasa in The Lion King
What makes it so sad: He's not going to get up.
1. Thomas J in My Girl
What makes it so horribly, awfully sad: "He was going to be an acrobat!"