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    27 Animated Scenes That Made The Whole Movie

    Just because they're animated doesn't mean they can't tear your heart out.

    Recently, we asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what they think the absolute best scenes from animated movies are...not based on visuals (that's another post), but based on the scene itself.

    We got TONS of great answers, and here are some of the most popular ones!

    (Oh, and there will be SPOILERS throughout! But probably not for any very recent movies.)

    1. The ending of The Iron Giant:

    2. The harsh reality of war in Mulan:

    Li Shang looking at a burned village in "Mulan"

    3. When Dash finally gets to use his powers in The Incredibles:

    Dash discovering he can run on water

    4. "Show Yourself" from Frozen 2:

    Elsa transforming her dress with her mothers looking on during "Show Yourself"

    5. When Taki and Mitsuha finally meet in Your Name:

    Taki and Mitsuha meeting face to face in "Your Name"

    6. When Bolt saves Penny in Bolt:

    Bolt and Penny in the hospital after the fire

    7. Waiting for the bus in the rain in My Neighbor Totoro:

    Mei and Satsuki waiting for the bus with Totoro

    8. When Hiro has to let Baymax go in Big Hero 6:

    Baymax floating away from Hiro inside the portal

    9. When Riley accepts her sadness in Inside Out:

    Riley's parents listening to her tell them about her sadness

    10. Ray's funeral in The Princess and the Frog:

    Ray's star next to Evangeline's

    11. The parting of the Red Sea in The Prince of Egypt:

    Moses leading his people through the Red Sea in "The Prince of Egypt"

    12. When Kubo has his realization in Kubo and the Two Strings:

    Kubo looking at the strings he had around his wrist

    13. The train scene in Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron:

    Spirit seeing a vision of his family in "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron"

    14. The "Tale of the Three Brothers" in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:

    Death meeting the last Peverell brother as he gives the invisibility cloak to his son

    15. When Po remembers his past in Kung Fu Panda 2:

    Po's mother hiding him from danger

    16. When Ashitaka steps between San and Lady Eboshi in Princess Mononoke:

    Ashitaka stepping between San and Lady Eboshi

    17. The "sanctuary" moment in The Hunchback of Notre Dame:

    Quasimodo holding Esmeralda atop Notre Dame

    18. The "What's Up Danger" scene in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse:

    Miles in mid-air after jumping off the skyscraper

    19. The tense prison break in Toy Story 3:

    Woody and friends attempting to escape

    20. The "Adventure Book" scene in Up:

    Carl looking through the adventure book full of photos

    21. Eugene's "death" in Tangled:

    22. The famous ballroom scene from Beauty and the Beast:

    23. The train scene in Spirited Away:

    24. When Hiccup and Toothless first become friends in How to Train Your Dragon:

    Toothless nuzzling Hiccup's hand for the first time

    25. Simba deciding to go back to Pride Rock in The Lion King:

    Rafiki hitting Simba on the head

    26. When Miguel sings with Mamá Coco and brings music back into his family in Coco:

    27. The reprise of "Part of Your World" in The Little Mermaid:

    Ariel singing on a rock with waves splashing around her

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