These are the ten most touching moments in American Animated Feature Films. Choosing them was extremely difficult as there are so many wonderful moments, so many beautiful pieces of animation, so please let me know what you think the most touching moments are.
Up was perhaps the most touching movie ever, dealing with both age and youth, but most of all with life in a beautiful way. This is the moment when the protagonist passes on the badge his wife gave him to a boy whose been ignored by his father.
The Secret of NIMH
A mother feeding her sick child, just before she goes on a series of adventures, risking everything to save him.
Art can transform people.
Food transforms an egotistical critique into a man who loves the art he critiques again.
Perhaps the most beautiful moment of self sacrifice ever created, the Iron Giant flies into a nuclear missile to save his friend.
A father teaches his son about responsibility.
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
The two "American Tail" movies are a very touching pair of movies, so why did I pick this scene? Because this is the moment when Fievel accepts his heritage even as he looks to the future.
Cats Don't Dance
For some failure is a constant companion, so constant that they grow embittered. This song is sung by a character who had given up on her dreams, only to discover them again. The song "Tell Me Lies" lets us that she doesn't know if she can succeed, but it tells us that she has started to dream again.
Lilo and Stitch
"This is my family. I found them all on my own. It's Little and Broken But Still Good, Yeah still good."
Even little broken families can be perfect.
Eva finally admits that she likes Wall-E in a very real way, and Wall-E gets his first taste of love.