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10th Feb '18 2:47:33 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': Elsa has managed to finally realize how to control her powers, returns to her rightful ruler as a queen and both her and Anna successfully reconciles with each other after all they've been through. However, due to being isolated for 13 years, their relationship is by all technicalities, reduced to a complete stranger and it would be a long time before they could regain the bond they had as children while in the meantime, it would take decades, if not years before Elsa could grew out of her depression and open up to everyone.
17th Dec '17 7:29:05 AM thatmadork
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* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'': The toys now have a new owner, but they have lost many of their friends to yard sales, donations, and breaking, and will probably never see Andy again.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'': Andy may inevitably grow out of his old toys in the future (and he does - see WesternAnimation/ToyStory3), but when that happens, at least Woody will still have Buzz and all his other friends with him, to Infinity and Beyond.
* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'': The toys now have a new loving owner, but they have lost many of their friends to yard sales, donations, and breaking, and will probably never see Andy again.
28th Nov '17 7:24:13 AM BunnyStar
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** ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'': The main protagonist gets reunited with Geppetto and becomes a real boy, but most of the villains, specially the Coachman, are never punished. And those hundreds of innocent children who were taken from their families, turned into donkeys, and sold into slavery? They're still donkeys and no one comes to save them.

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** ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'': The main protagonist gets reunited with Geppetto and becomes a real boy, but most of the villains, specially the Coachman, are [[KarmaHoudini never punished.punished]]. And those hundreds of innocent children who were taken from their families, turned into donkeys, and sold into slavery? They're still donkeys and no one comes to save them.
16th Nov '17 7:31:02 PM Loekman3
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** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': Elsa has managed to finally realize how to control her powers and both her and Anna successfully reconciles with each other after all they've been through. However, due to being isolated for 13 years, their relationship is by all technicalities, reduced to a complete stranger and it would be a long time before they could regain the bond they had as children while in the meantime, it would take decades, if not years before Elsa could grew out of her depression and open up to everyone.

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** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': Elsa has managed to finally realize how to control her powers powers, returns to her rightful ruler as a queen and both her and Anna successfully reconciles with each other after all they've been through. However, due to being isolated for 13 years, their relationship is by all technicalities, reduced to a complete stranger and it would be a long time before they could regain the bond they had as children while in the meantime, it would take decades, if not years before Elsa could grew out of her depression and open up to everyone.
16th Nov '17 7:26:27 PM Loekman3
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** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': Elsa has managed to finally realize how to control her powers and both her and Anna successfully reconciles with each other after all they've been through. However, due to being isolated for 13 years, their relationship is by all technicalities, reduced to a complete stranger and it would be a long time before they could regain the bond they had as children while in the meantime, it would take decades, if not years before Elsa could grew out of her depression and open up to everyone.
9th Oct '17 7:08:01 PM puceron
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** ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' ends with the conflict between the Powhatan tribe and British settlers has died down. Chief Powhatan has accepted his daughter's love for an outsider. The British settlers come to see that Governor Ratcliffe was the only one really in the wrong. But also, John Smith was shot trying to protect Chief Powhatan from Ratcliffe, forcing him to return to England and leave Pocahontas behind. The lovers wave goodbye to each other with the strong possibility they may never see each other again. They eventually ''do'' see each other again in the direct-to-video sequel. John Smith is well. But by that point, Pocahontas has fallen in love with someone else.

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** ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' ends with the conflict between the Powhatan tribe and British settlers has having died down. Chief Powhatan has accepted his daughter's love for an outsider. The British settlers come to see that Governor Ratcliffe was the only one really in the wrong. But also, John Smith was shot trying to protect Chief Powhatan from Ratcliffe, forcing him to return to England and leave Pocahontas behind. The lovers wave goodbye to each other with the strong possibility they may never see each other again. They eventually ''do'' see each other again in the direct-to-video sequel. John Smith is well. But by that point, Pocahontas has fallen in love with someone else.
28th Sep '17 10:17:17 AM TrendingToon1
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheChipmunkAdventure'': The bad guys are arrested, and the kids make it home safe, but the question of who won the race is left unanswered, they receive no reward of any kind, and it's implied they'll be grounded.
28th Sep '17 10:14:31 AM TrendingToon1
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* ''WesternAnimation/Cars3'': It's somewhat too sad to see Lightning gotten too old to compete, but it's comforting to see he hasn't given up the sport after sharing the victory with Cruz. He transitioned into being a racing coach like his deceased mentor Doc Hudson for a new racer, Cruz, who has accomplished her dream of becoming a racer when she (and a few others) thought she wouldn't.

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* ''WesternAnimation/Cars3'': It's ''WesternAnimation/Cars3'':
** Jackson Storm lost his winning streak, and Lightning has won his bet with Sterling and gets to keep his job, but the fates of Bobby Swift, Brick Yardley, and the other veterans remain unknown, and it's likely we'll never see them again.
** In a subversion, it's
somewhat too sad to see Lightning gotten too old to compete, but it's comforting to see he hasn't given up the sport after sharing the victory with Cruz. He transitioned into being a racing coach like his deceased mentor Doc Hudson for a new racer, Cruz, who has accomplished her dream of becoming a racer when she (and a few others) thought she wouldn't.
7th Jul '17 7:48:28 AM bobwolf
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* ''WesternAnimation/Cars3'': It's somewhat too sad to see Lightning gotten too old to compete, but it's comforting to see he hasn't given up the sport after sharing the victory with Cruz. He transitioned into being a racing coach like his deceased mentor Doc Hudson for a new racer, Cruz, who has accomplished her dream of becoming a racer when she (and a few others) thought she wouldn't.
30th Apr '17 9:59:47 PM Orbiting
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* At the end of ''Film/CorpseBride'', Emily [[DidNotGetTheGirl breaks off her engagement to Victor,]] allowing him to return to his real fiancée. Even though she doesn't get to marry him, her soul is finally free to move on, and she ascends to the heavens in a flurry of blue butterflies.

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* At the end of ''Film/CorpseBride'', Emily [[DidNotGetTheGirl breaks off her engagement to Victor,]] allowing him to return to his real fiancée. Even though she doesn't get to marry him, her soul is finally free to move on, and she ascends to the heavens in a flurry of blue butterflies.



** ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'': The main protagonist gets reunited with Geppetto and becomes a real boy, but [[spoiler:most of the villains, specially the Coachman, are never punished. And those hundreds of innocent children who were taken from their families, turned into donkeys, and sold into slavery? They're still donkeys and no one comes to save them]].
** ''Disney/MakeMineMusic'': In the final segment [[spoiler:Willie the Whale is harpooned, but now he's in heaven, free to sing to his heart's content.]]
** ''Disney/MelodyTime'': Happens in two segments. Johnny Appleseed [[spoiler:dies, but has left a huge legacy in his wake and is off to grow apple trees in heaven]]; while Pecos Bill [[spoiler:gives up being a cowboy after the death of his fiancé Slue-Foot Sue, but Texas is implied to be a much safer place because of him.]]
** ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'': After Tod and Vixey narrowly escape death at the hands of Amos Slade and Tod's former best friend Copper, [[spoiler:Copper and Slade are attacked by a huge bear. Tod saves Copper's life but is injured in the process, leaving him at Slade's mercy, who in the end decides not to kill Tod after Copper induces Slade's HeelRealization. Tod and Copper depart with tiny smiles at each other and Copper returns to to the farm as the foxes watch him from afar. It's implied they never see each other again, though.]]
** ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' ends with the conflict between the Powhatan tribe and British settlers has died down. Chief Powhatan has accepted his daughter's love for an outsider. The British settlers come to see that Governor Ratcliffe was the only one really in the wrong. [[spoiler:But also, John Smith was shot trying to protect Chief Powhatan from Ratcliffe, forcing him to return to England and leave Pocahontas behind. The lovers wave goodbye to each other with the strong possibility they may never see each other again.]] [[spoiler: They eventually ''do'' see each other again in the direct-to-video sequel. John Smith is well. But by that point, Pocahontas has fallen in love with someone else.]]
** ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'': Quasimodo [[DidNotGetTheGirl didn't win Esmeralda's heart]]. Yes, Esmeralda survived. And the people of Paris finally accept Quasimodo as one of their own. But he didn't win his love. [[spoiler: Though he eventually ''does'' find love in the [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDameII sequel]].]]
** ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'': [[spoiler:Ray is KilledOffForReal, but he is AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence, as he's seen appearing as a new star next to his star lover Evangeline.]] And at least Tiana and Naveen get together.

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** ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'': The main protagonist gets reunited with Geppetto and becomes a real boy, but [[spoiler:most most of the villains, specially the Coachman, are never punished. And those hundreds of innocent children who were taken from their families, turned into donkeys, and sold into slavery? They're still donkeys and no one comes to save them]].
them.
** ''Disney/MakeMineMusic'': In the final segment [[spoiler:Willie Willie the Whale is harpooned, but now he's in heaven, free to sing to his heart's content.]]
content.
** ''Disney/MelodyTime'': Happens in two segments. Johnny Appleseed [[spoiler:dies, dies, but has left a huge legacy in his wake and is off to grow apple trees in heaven]]; heaven; while Pecos Bill [[spoiler:gives gives up being a cowboy after the death of his fiancé Slue-Foot Sue, but Texas is implied to be a much safer place because of him.]]
him.
** ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'': After Tod and Vixey narrowly escape death at the hands of Amos Slade and Tod's former best friend Copper, [[spoiler:Copper Copper and Slade are attacked by a huge bear. Tod saves Copper's life but is injured in the process, leaving him at Slade's mercy, who in the end decides not to kill Tod after Copper induces Slade's HeelRealization. Tod and Copper depart with tiny smiles at each other and Copper returns to to the farm as the foxes watch him from afar. It's implied they never see each other again, though.]]
though.
** ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' ends with the conflict between the Powhatan tribe and British settlers has died down. Chief Powhatan has accepted his daughter's love for an outsider. The British settlers come to see that Governor Ratcliffe was the only one really in the wrong. [[spoiler:But But also, John Smith was shot trying to protect Chief Powhatan from Ratcliffe, forcing him to return to England and leave Pocahontas behind. The lovers wave goodbye to each other with the strong possibility they may never see each other again.]] [[spoiler: They eventually ''do'' see each other again in the direct-to-video sequel. John Smith is well. But by that point, Pocahontas has fallen in love with someone else.]]
else.
** ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'': Quasimodo [[DidNotGetTheGirl didn't win Esmeralda's heart]]. Yes, Esmeralda survived. And the people of Paris finally accept Quasimodo as one of their own. But he didn't win his love. [[spoiler: Though he eventually ''does'' find love in the [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDameII sequel]].sequel.]]
** ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'': [[spoiler:Ray Ray is KilledOffForReal, but he is AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence, as he's seen appearing as a new star next to his star lover Evangeline.]] Evangeline. And at least Tiana and Naveen get together.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn'', [[spoiler:the last unicorn (Amalthea) finds and frees her fellows, but at a price. As a human, the Lady Amalthea falls in love with Prince Lír. Returned to her immortal form, she can no longer stay with him (or even feel love anymore), so she leaves both her love and her two human friends behind to return to her home in the lilac wood. Even sadder, however, because she has experienced love, aging, and regret—experiences foreign to "pure" unicorns—[[BlessedWithSuck she is no longer as innocent and aloof as others of her kind, separating her even from her own species]]]]. And yet, as sad as these things may be, she thanks Schmendrick for them. It is a good thing to [[spoiler:have known love.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'', Mike and Sulley [[spoiler: are expelled from the university]] but they become the close friends that they were in the first movie. Also, [[spoiler: they work their way up from being mailmen in Monsters Inc. to eventually become a scarer and assistant team, fulfilling their dream.]] Mike surrenders his [[spoiler: life-long dream of becoming a Scarer and settles for being a Scare assistant. It's a lower position than what he aimed for, but he feels like an equal as he is the one in charge of coming up scare tactics.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn'', [[spoiler:the the last unicorn (Amalthea) finds and frees her fellows, but at a price. As a human, the Lady Amalthea falls in love with Prince Lír. Returned to her immortal form, she can no longer stay with him (or even feel love anymore), so she leaves both her love and her two human friends behind to return to her home in the lilac wood. Even sadder, however, because she has experienced love, aging, and regret—experiences regret- experiences foreign to "pure" unicorns—[[BlessedWithSuck unicorns [[BlessedWithSuck she is no longer as innocent and aloof as others of her kind, separating her even from her own species]]]].species]]. And yet, as sad as these things may be, she thanks Schmendrick for them. It is a good thing to [[spoiler:have have known love.]]
love.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'', Mike and Sulley [[spoiler: are expelled from the university]] university but they become the close friends that they were in the first movie. Also, [[spoiler: they work their way up from being mailmen in Monsters Inc. to eventually become a scarer and assistant team, fulfilling their dream.]] Mike surrenders his [[spoiler: life-long dream of becoming a Scarer and settles for being a Scare assistant. It's a lower position than what he aimed for, but he feels like an equal as he is the one in charge of coming up scare tactics.]]



* WesternAnimation/WorldOfTomorrow: [[spoiler:The young Emily safely returns to her own time period, but the cloned Emily is left to die in sixty days due to a meteor, not to mention that young Emily will eventually grow up into her cloned self.]]

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* WesternAnimation/WorldOfTomorrow: [[spoiler:The The young Emily safely returns to her own time period, but the cloned Emily is left to die in sixty days due to a meteor, not to mention that young Emily will eventually grow up into her cloned self.]]
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