- The Lion King
- Kristoff does one in Frozen when the trolls tell him in the song "Fixer Upper" that he should get Anna's "fiancé out of the way" so that he could be together with her
- 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.
Alice: Oh no, not this again! (facepalm)
- 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:
- The Princess and the Frog:
- 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.
- The Great Mouse Detective. Basil has a particularly pained one when Dawson gets drunk and makes a fool of himself onstage when they're supposed to be undercover.
- Beauty and the Beast:
- The Beast does one in a My God, What Have I Done? moment when he scares Belle out of the castle.
- He's particularly prone to the "depressed" type doing it in the prologue, (wrapping both arms completely around his head in an effort to hide himself), and a few times in the mid-quel "The Enchanted Christmas."
- In Finding Nemo, Crush does this when Marlin says he needs to get to the East Australian Current. "You're ridin' it, dude!"
- Before they meet Anya, Dimitri and Vlad are holding an audition for girls to play Anastasia. One prospect is a middle-aged woman, who says in a sultry voice, "Granmama! It's me, Ana-STASIA!" Their reaction is a combination Head Desk and Face Palm.
- Mulan: Mulan does this along with saying "Oops..." after the matchmaker calls her name and she yells "Present!" leading to the matchmaker saying "Speaking without permission..."
- In The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!, the Pirate with a Scarf does one during the Pirate Captain's, sorry, the Scientist Captain's "scientific" presentation. Interestingly it starts off as a forehead facepalm, and steadliy progresses into a full-double facepalm as the scene goes on.
- The matador in Ferdinand The Bull delivers an epic one.
- Kenai does this in Brother Bear when he realizes he has no choice but to escort Koda to the Salmon Run. But he goes with it so he could become a human again.
- Tuke does it in the sequel with his hoof, when Rutt goofs up his attempts to flirt with the moosettes.
- One is shown in Wreck-It Ralph when Vanellope learns how to drive. Ralph is trying to keep a safe distance from her so her car doesn't hit him. When Vanellope's car hits a stalagmite, Ralph does a facepalm as it falls down on him.
- The Little Mermaid:
- A mass one occurs in The Swan Princess. Princess Odette and Prince Derek are expected to go through an Arranged Marriage but because the idea was formed while they were kids they started to hate one another after being forced to spend multiple summers with another. However, upon seeing one another as adults they instantly fall in love and Derek announces to start the wedding. Odette isn't too keen on this and asks Derek why the rush. Derek responds it's because he thinks Odette's beautiful. Odette is flattered by the compliment, but wants to know if that's the only reason Derek wants to marry her. Derek responds "what else is there?" His mother promptly started crying and everyone else groaned at Derek's sheer lack of tact.
Lord Rogers: You should write a book. How to Offend Women in Five Syllables or Less.
- Chicken Little:
- The coach of the baseball team the title character is on does this when Chicken Little swings the bat when he was just told not to.
- Kirby also does this after trying to explain to Buck Cluck multiple times where his parents are, of course it doesn't help that all he speaks is gibberish.
- After when She says "Oh, Ace, NOOO!!!". Ace Does That.
- Brave has Merida pulling her wimple over her eyes when Lord Macintosh presents his son as one of her suitors, clearly disgusted by his macho show-off routine and the situation in general. She facepalms directly when the brawl starts for the second time and her father joins the fray.
- Despicable Me has Gru pinching the bridge of his nose upon seeing Dr. Nefario's "boogie robots". Gru holds up his palm when Nefario is about to say something and then quietly tells him that he asked for "cookie robots". He then walks away wondering why Nefario is so old.
- My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Rainbow Rocks:
- Sonata Dusk's stupidity inspires this to both her co-villains at different points, Adagio primarily, as seen on the page picture.
- Applejack reacts this way to Rarity showing up for the pre-selections in a costume worthy of The '60s, full of metal dangling shingles.
- Hiro adopts this pose at the end of the first trailer for Big Hero 6 after his attempt to suit up Baymax ends in failure.
- Strange Magic: The Bog King does this when his bodyguards fall in sleep in front of him.
- The Mansions of the Gods:
- Astérix is facepalming on the poster in reaction to the idiocy of his fellow Gauls falling for the appeal of the Mansions of the Gods.
- In the movie itself, Ceasar pinches the bridge of his nose when a beaten-up Squareonthehypotenus welcomes him to a banquet in the middle of the chaos.
- Done in Kung Fu Panda 2 whenever Po makes an idiot of himself. A notable version is Crane who, lacking hands, pulls his hat down over his eyes instead (it's the scene where Po destroys the toy cannon thinking it's the BFG).