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* ''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 possibly never see Andy again.

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* ''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 possibly likely never see Andy again.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheFlightOfDragons'': Ommadon is defeated, the heroes are all revived, the wizards create a realm for magic and Carolinus sends Melisande to the future to be with Peter but the two of them will never be able to return to the world of magic as Peter had to deny it all in order to defeat Ommadon.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFlightOfDragons'': Ommadon is defeated, destroyed, the heroes are all revived, the wizards create a realm for magic and Carolinus sends Melisande to the future to so she can be with Peter but the two of them will never be able to return to the world of magic as Peter had to deny everything about it all in order to defeat Ommadon.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/YogiBear'' tv special "Yogi and the Invasion of the Space Bears" although the aliens plans are thwarted and the clones of Yogi and Boo Boo are defeated leaving them in suspended animation, Boo Boo's girlfriend Snulu goes to outer space to fight in the space war to prevent further invasions, and the implication is they never see each other again.

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** In ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' while Pinocchio becomes a real boy after giving his life to save Gepetto, giving Gepetto the son he's always wanted, and Jiminy gets a badge for his recognition as Pinocchio's conscience, but the other boys including Lampwick who went to Pleasure Island are still donkeys, nothing is done for them onscreen, the implication is they may be donkeys for the rest of their lives, and the evil Coachman who did that to them gets away with it.


* ''WesternAnimation/BirdBoyTheForgottenChildren'' has an ending of the ''very'' bittersweet variety: Dinky and her friends, Sandra and Little Fox, are nearly executed by the [[DisasterScavengers Forgotten Children]], but are saved by the titular Birdboy going on a OneWingedAngel rampage to rescue them. Then when they try to leave their [[CrapsackWorld Crapsack Island]] during a storm, [[RealityEnsues they nearly drown when the inflatable duck raft they're riding gets capsized by a wave,]] and only survive thanks to Zachariah, a fisherman and one of the only people on the island with a boat, who only stayed there to care for his mother, who by this point has already passed away[[note]]The trio stole Zachariah's money just before his mother died in a plan to buy their own boat from Uncle Klauss, a black market merchant. Zachariah didn't see them steal it, but it's implied that he knows it's them. He was likely leaving the island and could have let them drown, [[WhatYouAreInTheDark but he saves them anyway since they're just children.]][[/note]]. Meanwhile, Birdboy is shot dead by an oblivious cop whose InspectorJavert superior was convinced that he was a drug dealer, [[StarCrossedLovers mere moments after Dinky told Birdboy she loves him.]] Zachariah takes Dinky and the others back to the island, meaning she's still stuck with parents who love their [[ItMakesSenseInContext luchador dog thing]] more than they love her [[AbusiveParents and don't seem to realize or care that she almost died twice in one day.]] The only two reasons it isn't a complete downer are that the scrapyards could potentially become safer thanks to Birdboy decimating the Forgotten Children, and that Birdboy's soul guides Dinky to a secret cave containing a tree which produces magic acorns, [[PassingTheTorch posthumously entrusting his task of reviving the island to her.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/TheFlightOfDragons'': Ommadon is defeated, the heroes are all revived, the wizards create a realm for magic and Carolinus sends Melisande to the future to be with Peter but the two of them will never be able to return to the world of magic as Peter had to deny it all in order to defeat Ommadon.
* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragonTheHiddenWorld'': Though the village and the dragons are saved from Grimmel and are still thriving, until the rest of the world is ready to live in harmony with them, the dragons retreat to live in the Hidden World, and fade into myth. Years later, when both have families of their own, Hiccup and Toothless reunite.



* ''WesternAnimation/BirdBoyTheForgottenChildren'' has an ending of the ''very'' bittersweet variety: Dinky and her friends, Sandra and Little Fox, are nearly executed by the [[DisasterScavengers Forgotten Children]], but are saved by the titular Birdboy going on a OneWingedAngel rampage to rescue them. Then when they try to leave their [[CrapsackWorld Crapsack Island]] during a storm, [[RealityEnsues they nearly drown when the inflatable duck raft they're riding gets capsized by a wave,]] and only survive thanks to Zachariah, a fisherman and one of the only people on the island with a boat, who only stayed there to care for his mother, who by this point has already passed away[[note]]The trio stole Zachariah's money just before his mother died in a plan to buy their own boat from Uncle Klauss, a black market merchant. Zachariah didn't see them steal it, but it's implied that he knows it's them. He was likely leaving the island and could have let them drown, [[WhatYouAreInTheDark but he saves them anyway since they're just children.]][[/note]]. Meanwhile, Birdboy is shot dead by an oblivious cop whose InspectorJavert superior was convinced that he was a drug dealer, [[StarCrossedLovers mere moments after Dinky told Birdboy she loves him.]] Zachariah takes Dinky and the others back to the island, meaning she's still stuck with parents who love their [[ItMakesSenseInContext luchador dog thing]] more than they love her [[AbusiveParents and don't seem to realize or care that she almost died twice in one day.]] The only two reasons it isn't a complete downer are that the scrapyards could potentially become safer thanks to Birdboy decimating the Forgotten Children, and that Birdboy's soul guides Dinky to a secret cave containing a tree which produces magic acorns, [[PassingTheTorch posthumously entrusting his task of reviving the island to her.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragonTheHiddenWorld'': Though the village and the dragons are saved from Grimmel and are still thriving, until the rest of the world is ready to live in harmony with them, the dragons retreat to live in the Hidden World, and fade into myth. Years later, when both have families of their own, Hiccup and Toothless reunite.


* 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'', ''WesternAnimation/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.


* ''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.
* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory4'': Gabby Gabby now has an owner and Forky is reunited with Bonnie and the toys, but Woody has sacrificed his voice box to Gabby Gabby and decides to stay behind with Bo for the time being, meaning he cannot go home with Bonnie and will presumably never see Buzz and the others again, but he knows there are other toys out there that need owners, and wherever he goes, he'll always have his friends with him.

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* ''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 possibly never see Andy again.
* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory4'': Gabby Gabby now has an owner and Forky is reunited with Bonnie and the toys, but Woody has sacrificed his voice box to Gabby Gabby and decides to stay behind with Bo for the time being, meaning he cannot go home with Bonnie and will presumably never see Buzz and the others again, again (or at least not for a long time), but he knows there are other toys out there that need owners, and wherever he goes, he'll always have his friends with him.


%%* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory4'': Gabby Gabby now has an owner and Forky is reunited with Bonnie and the toys, but Woody has sacrificed his voice box to Gabby Gabby and decides to stay behind with Bo at the antique shop for the time being, meaning he cannot go home with Bonnie, but he knows there are other toys out there that need owners, and wherever he goes, he'll always have his friends with him.

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%%* * ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory4'': Gabby Gabby now has an owner and Forky is reunited with Bonnie and the toys, but Woody has sacrificed his voice box to Gabby Gabby and decides to stay behind with Bo at the antique shop for the time being, meaning he cannot go home with Bonnie, Bonnie and will presumably never see Buzz and the others again, but he knows there are other toys out there that need owners, and wherever he goes, he'll always have his friends with him.

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%%* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory4'': Gabby Gabby now has an owner and Forky is reunited with Bonnie and the toys, but Woody has sacrificed his voice box to Gabby Gabby and decides to stay behind with Bo at the antique shop for the time being, meaning he cannot go home with Bonnie, but he knows there are other toys out there that need owners, and wherever he goes, he'll always have his friends with him.


* [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney movies]]:

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* [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney movies]]:movies]]: In case they don’t have a Happy Ending, then they’ll end their films with this:


** ''Disney/RalphBreaksTheInternet'': Ralph and Vanellope destroy the virus, saving the internet, they manage to order the new steering wheel and fix ''Sugar Rush'', and Ralph returns to the arcade safe, but Vanellope chooses to reside permanently in ''Slaughter Race'' and doesn't go back with him, though both still keep in touch with each other and their friendship still goes on.



* ''Disney/RalphBreaksTheInternet'': Ralph and Vanellope destroy the virus, saving the internet, they manage to order the new steering wheel and fix ''Sugar Rush'', and Ralph returns to the arcade safe, but Vanellope chooses to reside permanently in ''Slaughter Race'' and doesn't go back with him, though both still keep in touch with each other and their friendship still goes on.


* ''WesternAnimation/BirdBoyTheForgottenChildren'' has an ending of the ''very'' bittersweet variety: Dinky and her friends, Sandra and Little Fox, are nearly executed by the [[DisasterScavengers Forgotten Children]], but are saved by the titular Birdboy going on a OneWingedAngel rampage to rescue them. Then when they try to leave their [[CrapsackWorld Crapsack Island]] during a storm, [[RealityEnsues they nearly drown when the inflatable duck raft they're riding gets capsized by a wave,]] and only survive thanks to Zachariah, a fisherman and one of the only people on the island with a boat, who only stayed there to care for his mother, who by this point has already passed away[[note]]The trio stole Zachariah's money just before his mother died in a plan to buy their own boat from Uncle Klauss, a black market merchant. Zachariah didn't see them steal it, but it's implied that he knows it's them. He was likely leaving the island and could have let them drown, [[WhatYouAreInTheDark but he saves them anyway since they're just children.]][[/note]]. Meanwhile, Birdboy is shot dead by an oblivious cop whose InspectorJavert superior was convinced that he was a drug dealer, [[StarCrossedLovers mere moments after Dinky told Birdboy she loves him.]] Zachariah takes the Dinky and the others back to the island, meaning she's still stuck with parents who love their [[ItMakesSenseInContext luchador dog thing]] more than they love her [[AbusiveParents and don't seem to realize or care that she almost died twice in one day.]] The only two reasons it isn't a complete downer are that the scrapyards could potentially become safer thanks to Birdboy decimating the Forgotten Children, and that Birdboy's soul guides Dinky to a secret cave containing a tree which produces magic acorns, [[PassingTheTorch posthumously entrusting his task of reviving the island to her.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/BirdBoyTheForgottenChildren'' has an ending of the ''very'' bittersweet variety: Dinky and her friends, Sandra and Little Fox, are nearly executed by the [[DisasterScavengers Forgotten Children]], but are saved by the titular Birdboy going on a OneWingedAngel rampage to rescue them. Then when they try to leave their [[CrapsackWorld Crapsack Island]] during a storm, [[RealityEnsues they nearly drown when the inflatable duck raft they're riding gets capsized by a wave,]] and only survive thanks to Zachariah, a fisherman and one of the only people on the island with a boat, who only stayed there to care for his mother, who by this point has already passed away[[note]]The trio stole Zachariah's money just before his mother died in a plan to buy their own boat from Uncle Klauss, a black market merchant. Zachariah didn't see them steal it, but it's implied that he knows it's them. He was likely leaving the island and could have let them drown, [[WhatYouAreInTheDark but he saves them anyway since they're just children.]][[/note]]. Meanwhile, Birdboy is shot dead by an oblivious cop whose InspectorJavert superior was convinced that he was a drug dealer, [[StarCrossedLovers mere moments after Dinky told Birdboy she loves him.]] Zachariah takes the Dinky and the others back to the island, meaning she's still stuck with parents who love their [[ItMakesSenseInContext luchador dog thing]] more than they love her [[AbusiveParents and don't seem to realize or care that she almost died twice in one day.]] The only two reasons it isn't a complete downer are that the scrapyards could potentially become safer thanks to Birdboy decimating the Forgotten Children, and that Birdboy's soul guides Dinky to a secret cave containing a tree which produces magic acorns, [[PassingTheTorch posthumously entrusting his task of reviving the island to her.]]


** ''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. Though he eventually ''does'' find love in the [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDameII sequel.]] While bittersweet, it's certainly a kinder ending than that of [[Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame the book it was based on]].

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** ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'': Quasimodo [[DidNotGetTheGirl didn't win Esmeralda's heart]]. Yes, Esmeralda survived. Frollo's dead. And the people of Paris finally accept Quasimodo as one of their own. But he didn't win his love. Though he eventually ''does'' find love in the [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDameII sequel.]] While bittersweet, it's certainly a kinder ending than that of [[Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame the book it was based on]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragonTheHiddenWorld'': Though the village and the dragons are saved from Grimmel and are still thriving, until the rest of the world is ready to live in harmony with them, the dragons retreat to live in the Hidden World, and fade into myth. Years later, when both have families of their own, Hiccup and Toothless reunite.


* ''Disney/RalphBreaksTheInternet'': Ralph and Vanellope destroy the virus, saving the internet, and Ralph returns to the arcade, but Vanellope chooses to reside permanently in ''Slaughter Race'' and doesn't go back with him, though both still keep in touch with each other and their friendship still goes on.

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* ''Disney/RalphBreaksTheInternet'': Ralph and Vanellope destroy the virus, saving the internet, they manage to order the new steering wheel and fix ''Sugar Rush'', and Ralph returns to the arcade, arcade safe, but Vanellope chooses to reside permanently in ''Slaughter Race'' and doesn't go back with him, though both still keep in touch with each other and their friendship still goes on.

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