Face Palm: Animated Films
"Go back to sleep, Sonata."
- The Lion King
- Scar massages his forehead softly as he utters, "I'm surrounded by idiots."
- Rafiki does a depressed one in the sequel after he sees Simba exiling Kovu.
- In Shark Tale, Don Lino does this and says, "Oy vey." in annoyance at his henchman Luca putting the record on the wrong song, which was "Baby Got Back (I Like Big Butts)" by Sir Mix-a-Lot. Frankie also does this.
- Open Season:
- In the first film, Beth groans and facepalms herself while in Gordy's police station to confront Shaw.
- In Open Season 3, Gisela and Giselita do this sometimes (and at the end, they do a two-handed facepalm together as the ladies are starting to dance with Ian, who is their coach). Stanley also does this after Roger says, "It's destiny!" when the pets come to save Boog from the Maslova Family Circus.
- The Emperor's New Groove:
- Yzma does this. Pacha also does this and massages his head.
- Kronk does this also in Kronk's New Groove.
- In Tarzan II, Kago does this gesture after his brother Uto says that if their bones were hollow and they were able to fly, they'd be the "biggest birds in town".
- Wallace & Gromit
Lord Victor Quartermaine: How on earth would those tiny-minded buffoons ever catch such a big rabbit?
Lady Tottington: Mr. Wallace?
Wallace: Um... with a big trap!
- Even funnier when everyone in attendance (minus Gromit) says stuff along the lines of, "THAT'S BRILLIANT!"
- There's also Victor doing this after PC Mackintosh says "the beast [were-rabbit] isn't actually dead yet?!" with a megaphone. It's even funnier while said character is doing the gesture, the said officer said "oops" with a megaphone.
- Towards the end of Disney's adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, during Alice's trial, unbirthdays are brought up, which causes a whole new party, and of course the Mad Hatter and the March Hare have to sing "A Very Merry Unbirthday to You" for the Queen of Hearts.
- Maleficent in Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty does this when she realizes her minions have been looking for a baby... for 16 years.
Maleficent: Oh, they're hopeless. A disgrace to the forces of evil.
- In Lilo & Stitch, after Stitch escapes from his confinement and goes to hyperdrive, Captain Gantu does this while saying, "Get me Galactic Control..."
- Pete in Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers, after putting up with the Beagle Boys' cluelessness.
- Paul does this in Yellow Submarine after Ringo cracks a pun regarding the sub's broken engine:
Maybe we should call a road service. Paul:
Can't, no road! Ringo:
And we're not sub... scribers
. John, Paul and George:
"Sub scribers"... ooh
. (Paul facepalms)
- The Princess and the Frog:
- Mama Odie covers her face with her other hand when Tiana misses the entire point of the Aesop song "Dig a Little Deeper".
- Dr. Faciller pinches his nose after his gang of evil shadows takes a severe beating from a firefly.
- Disney apparently likes this trope; it happens thrice in Treasure Planet. The best one is Silver and Jim doing one simultaneously, then just... looking at each other.
- The Nightmare Before Christmas: Jack facepalms himself after Lock, Shock and Barrel bring back the Easter Bunny instead of Santa (who Jack calls "Sandy Claws") and start fighting over it.
- Toy Story 3:
- A 17-year-old Andy does one of these when he believes his slightly aged mother has thrown out his toys.
- Woody does one when he finds out Buzz thinks he's a Space Ranger again.
- Done by The Carpet, of all characters, in Aladdin; especially impressive, as it doesn't have a face or a palm. Immediately followed by Aladdin himself, as he's trying to explain to Jasmine why he lied to her about the first time they met. Even Genie does it in the same scene. Well he hits his head, but still, it counts.
- In Bolt, one of the mooks gets zapped when trying to facepalm with electric glove.
- In The Powerpuff Girls Movie, Mitch does this.