History BittersweetEnding / AnimatedFilms

7th Jun '16 9:22:17 AM OffTheDeepEnd
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** ''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 his life as a hunting dog. Tod and Vixey watch him from afar, with [[TearJerker audio clips of young Tod and Copper being played over the scene]] as the movie ends.]]
** ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'': 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.]]

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** ''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 his life to the farm as a hunting dog. Tod and Vixey the foxes watch him from afar, afar.
** ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' ends
with [[TearJerker audio clips of young Tod and Copper being played over the scene]] as the movie ends.]]
** ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'': 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.]]



** ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'': Quasimodo [[DidNotGetTheGirl didn't win Esmeralda's heart]], but Esmeralda survived and is happy with Phoebus. And the people of Paris finally accept Quasimodo as one of their own.

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** ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'': Quasimodo [[DidNotGetTheGirl didn't win Esmeralda's heart]], but heart]]. Yes, Esmeralda survived and is happy with Phoebus.survived. And the people of Paris finally accept Quasimodo as one of their own. But he didn't win his love.
6th May '16 7:20:29 PM Looneygamemaster
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* ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'': Charlie dies again, but he [[RedemptionEqualsDeath dies saving Ann-Marie]] and is allowed back into Heaven after [[ButNowIMustGo saying goodbye.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'': Charlie dies again, but he [[RedemptionEqualsDeath dies saving Ann-Marie]] Anne-Marie]] and is allowed back into Heaven after [[ButNowIMustGo saying goodbye.]]
6th May '16 7:19:47 PM Looneygamemaster
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* 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 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.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'': Charlie dies again, but he [[RedemptionEqualsDeath dies saving Ann-Marie]] and is allowed back into Heaven after [[ButNowIMustGo saying goodbye.
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11th Apr '16 5:38:16 PM Adept
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* The old Creator/{{Rankin Bass|Productions}} Christmas special ''[[RankinBassJackFrost Jack Frost]]''. It's about the titular magic spirit trying to become human because he fell in love with a girl. But to be human he needs a horse, a home, gold, and a wife. He manages to find the first three in the process of freeing the town from the evil tyrant; however the girl, while clearly caring about him [[BetterAsFriends as a friend]], falls in love with a KnightInShiningArmor. Jack turns back into a spirit and blows one of his wintery gusts through their wedding, and the girl comments that it feels like "an old friend kiss[ing] the bride."

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* The old Creator/{{Rankin Bass|Productions}} Christmas special ''[[RankinBassJackFrost ''[[WesternAnimation/RankinBassJackFrost Jack Frost]]''. It's about the titular magic spirit trying to become human because he fell in love with a girl. But to be human he needs a horse, a home, gold, and a wife. He manages to find the first three in the process of freeing the town from the evil tyrant; however the girl, while clearly caring about him [[BetterAsFriends as a friend]], falls in love with a KnightInShiningArmor. Jack turns back into a spirit and blows one of his wintery gusts through their wedding, and the girl comments that it feels like "an old friend kiss[ing] the bride."
5th Feb '16 4:46:21 AM Syrika
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** Happens again in ''Anime/UnicoInTheIslandOfMagic''.

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** Happens again in ''Anime/UnicoInTheIslandOfMagic''.''Anime/UnicoInTheIslandOfMagic''.
*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.]]
1st Dec '15 12:32:46 PM PurrElise
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* At the end of ''Anime/TheFantasticAdventuresOfUnico'' the evil baron is killed, Katy has found a new home, everyone is happy...[[spoiler: but then the West Wind returns and Unico must leave and forget his friends forever.]]

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* At the end of ''Anime/TheFantasticAdventuresOfUnico'' the evil baron is killed, Katy has found a new home, everyone is happy...[[spoiler: but then the West Wind returns and Unico must leave and forget his friends forever.]]]]
** Happens again in ''Anime/UnicoInTheIslandOfMagic''.
1st Dec '15 10:47:17 AM PurrElise
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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.butterflies.
* At the end of ''Anime/TheFantasticAdventuresOfUnico'' the evil baron is killed, Katy has found a new home, everyone is happy...[[spoiler: but then the West Wind returns and Unico must leave and forget his friends forever.]]
28th Nov '15 4:41:24 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheSecretOfKells'', the wall did not manage to keep the Vikings out, and there were numerous casualties. Brendan, Pangur, and Brother Aidan managed to escape the carnage and the Book of Kells was finished years later, but during this time Brother Aidan died of old age, and the Abbot believed Brendan was dead for several years. He and Brendan are finally reunited in the last scene of the movie, however, aside from a brief, chance reunion in her wolf form, it's quite likely Aisling and Brendan will never see each other again.

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* In ''TheSecretOfKells'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfKells'', the wall did not manage to keep the Vikings out, and there were numerous casualties. Brendan, Pangur, and Brother Aidan managed to escape the carnage and the Book of Kells was finished years later, but during this time Brother Aidan died of old age, and the Abbot believed Brendan was dead for several years. He and Brendan are finally reunited in the last scene of the movie, however, aside from a brief, chance reunion in her wolf form, it's quite likely Aisling and Brendan will never see each other again.
16th Nov '15 9:44:01 PM TitoMosquito
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** ''[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'': Quasimodo [[DidNotGetTheGirl didn't win Esmeralda's heart]], but Esmeralda survived and is happy with Phoebus. And the people of Paris finally accept Quasimodo as one of their own.

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** ''[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'': ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'': Quasimodo [[DidNotGetTheGirl didn't win Esmeralda's heart]], but Esmeralda survived and is happy with Phoebus. And the people of Paris finally accept Quasimodo as one of their own.
16th Nov '15 9:43:40 PM TitoMosquito
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{The Admiral and the Princess}}'' (aka ''The Blood Crystal''), the BigBad CourtMage has been defeated after his amulet (the Blood Crystal) has been shattered (killing him). But unfortunately, the titular admiral forever remains a heron, and the [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Big Bad's amulet was the only thing that could turn him back human]]. The admiral realizes this, and flies away. But not wanting to be without him, the titular princess begged her father the king and her nanny to turn her into an egret, knowing she won't ever become human again, and possibly not see them again. The movie ends with the two birds flying together as the credits roll, accompanied by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mdvnqoenGc this song]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{The Admiral and the Princess}}'' (aka ''The Blood Crystal''), the BigBad CourtMage has been defeated after his amulet (the Blood Crystal) has been shattered (killing him). But unfortunately, the titular admiral forever remains a heron, and the [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Big Bad's amulet was the only thing that could turn him back human]]. The admiral realizes this, knowing he and the titular princess will never be together, and flies away. But not wanting to be without him, the titular princess begged her father the king and her nanny to turn her into an egret, knowing she won't ever become human again, and possibly not see them or her friends and subjects again. The movie ends with the two birds flying together (and helping lost ships) as the credits roll, accompanied by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mdvnqoenGc this song]].
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