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Disney Animated Canon

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The jealous Queen, who up 'til now has been fine with leaving her stepdaughter alive but in poverty, declares now is the time to settle their rivalry for once and for all.
    Grimhilde: And there, my faithful huntsman, you will KILL HER!
  • Pinocchio: The Coachman who runs the lawless carnival Pinocchio is tempted into entering, reveals his true intentions for luring in children: turning them into donkeys to become his slaves.
    Coachman: They never come back... BOYS!!!
  • Bambi: Bambi learns his mother has been killed and he won't see her again.
    Bambi's Father: Your mother can't be with you anymore.
  • Cinderella: The glass slipper that belongs to the prince's true love was just broken, so it can't be proved Cinderella fits it. Except:
    Cinderella: But you see, I have the other slipper.
  • Sleeping Beauty: Maleficent places a curse on the young Aurora.
    Maleficent: Before the sun sets on her 16th birthday, she shall prick her finger, on the spindle of a spinning wheel - AND DIE!
  • The Fox and the Hound: Copper and Todd were best friends as children but now have become enemies.
    Copper: Tod, those days are over. I'm a hunting dog now.
  • The Black Cauldron: The Horned King gains control of the Cauldron, revealing his plan for what to do with it.
    The Horned King: Now I call on my Army of the Dead; the Cauldron-born! Arise, my messengers of death! Our time has arrived!
  • The Great Mouse Detective: Basil reveals he's still alive, and has a trump card against Ratigan.
    Basil: On the contrary, the game's not over yet!
  • The Little Mermaid: When Ariel and King Triton argue in Ariel's grotto:
    Ariel: (to King Triton about Eric) Daddy, I love him!
  • The Rescuers Down Under: McLeach blackmails Cody to reveal where Marahute the eagle's nest is.
    McLeach: You see, I already got the father.
  • Aladdin:
    • Jafar spends years hunting for the lamp with the power to grant wishes. He then betrays Aladdin after having him retrieve the lamp for him, only to discover a bit later that the lamp fell into the chasm with Aladdin.
    Jafar: It's mine! It's all mine! I-- Where is it? No! NOOOOOOOOO!!!
    • Later, Aladdin goads Jafar into turning himself into a genie, knowing the sorcerer hungers for more power. Jafar takes the bait and wishes to become an all-powerful genie. It looks things have only gotten worse, and everyone else asks Aladdin how he could make such a mistake, except genies are slaves. Jafar is now all-powerful, but is trapped in a lamp to obey a master.
    Aladdin: Not so fast, Jafar! Aren't you forgetting something? You wanted to be a genie, you got it! And everything that comes with it! Phenomenal cosmic power... itty bitty living space.
  • The Lion King:
    • Mufasa is hanging off a cliff for dear life, and begs his brother Scar to save him.
    • Before that, Scar reveals his evil scheme to his underlings.
    Banzai: What are we supposed to do? Kill Mufasa?
    Scar: Precisely.
  • Pocahontas
    Pocahontas: I won't! I love him, father. [cue "The Reason You Suck" Speech]
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame:
    • Frollo reveals he killed Quasimodo's mother.
    Frollo: I should have known you would risk your life to save that Gypsy witch, just as your own mother died trying to save you.
    • Earlier on...
    Frollo: Burn it.
    • Frollo has one delivered to him, and it's the only time in the movie, and his life that he's shown to realize he had done wrong, and a great wrong at that.(He had accidentally, but remorselessly killed Quasimodo's mother and then attempted to drown him.)
    Arch-deacon: You can lie to yourself and your minions, you can claim that you haven't a qualm, but you cannot hide what you have done from the eyes... The very eyes of Notre Dame!
  • Hercules: Hades is told by the Fates that he will conquer the heavens, release the Titans, and overthrow Zeus on the day the planets align, on one condition.
    Fates: Should Hercules fight, you will fail.
  • Mulan: More like a wham silence at the end of "A Girl Worth Fighting For". Everyone's happily singing about that certain girl that's waiting for them at home (or not!) and then... wham. Pillaged village.
  • Tarzan: When Clayton reveals he wanted to find the gorillas so he can hunt and capture them.
    Tarzan: Clayton!
    Clayton: Have we met?
  • The Emperor's New Groove
    Yzma: And do you want to know something else? I've never liked your spinach puffs! NEVER! [Played for Laughs of course.]
  • Treasure Planet
    B.E.N.: ...right up until Flint pulled out my memory circuits so that I couldn't tell anyone about his BOOBY TRAP! (explosion) Speaking of which...
  • Brother Bear: Kenai is a human who was turned into a bear by the spirits to replace the one he killed. Making the journey back with a cub named Koda, he eventually listens to Koda's story that the cub has been hyping for past several miles. Once Koda gets to this line, Kenai realizes the bear he killed was Koda's mother.
    Koda: And now there's nowhere for mom to go. The monster has her backed up against this giant glacier!
  • Meet the Robinsons: Lewis discovers that Bowler Hat Guy is his roommate at the orphanage, now grown up.
    Lewis: My old room!
    Bowler Hat Guy: I think you mean our old room.
  • The Princess and the Frog
    Tiana: My daddy never did get what he wanted... but he had what he needed!
  • Tangled: Rapunzel tells Mother Gothel that she knows now she's the kidnapped princess of legend.
    Rapunzel: I am the lost princess. Did I mumble, mother? Or should I even call you that?
  • Winnie the Pooh
    Owl: Our dear friend Christopher Robin has been captured by a creature called the Backson!
  • Wreck-It Ralph:
    • Ralph is told that his friend Vanellope must be kept from racing because she's a glitch who could cause the game to be disconnected. Ralph reluctantly agrees, until he sees Van featured on the art of the arcade machine, proof that she's not actually a glitch.
    Ralph: If Vanellope was never supposed to exist, why is her picture on the side of the game console?
    • The line that finalizes The Reveal. King Candy of Sugar Rush turns out to be Turbo, an assumed dead racer who caused the shutdown of two games in a bid for glory.
    Turbo: I'm Turbo, the greatest racer ever!
    • From seconds before that, when Felix and Ralph see King Candy having glitch spasms and see a familiar-looking character.
    Felix: Is that...?
    Ralph: No way.
  • Frozen:
    • When Anna needs a kiss from her true love to heal her frozen heart, she asks her fiance Hans to kiss her. Hans is about to...then reveals he never really did love her, and only said it so he can marry into the throne.
    Hans: Oh, Anna... If only there was someone out there who loved you.
    • And earlier, when Anna announces to Elsa that she and Hans are engaged, Elsa's reaction to this news becomes this, especially to die-hard Disney fans, as real-life advice kicks in.
    Elsa: You can't marry a man you just met.

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