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  • Delbert and Sarah's friendship, especially when he encourages her to let Jim go on the voyage.
  • The entire montage of Jim's growth and the development of his relationship with Silver, intercut with flashbacks of his father abandoning him to show Silver as his father figure. Also set to the lovely I'm Still Here by John Rzeznik.
  • "Now you listen to me, James Hawkins. You've got the makings of greatness in ya, but ya gotta take the helm and chart your own course. Stick to it, no matter the squalls! And when the time comes, you get the chance to really test the cut of your sails, and show what you're made of! ...Well, I hope I'm there, catchin' some of the light comin' off ya that day..."
    • And he was. (In a Be Careful What You Wish For kind of way.)
    • Jim's response to this is to adorably lean his head against Silver's belly for comfort. Silver has to take a moment to make sure none of his crew is watching, before allowing himself to hug Jim back and tell him it's alright.
    • And the soundtrack accompanying the scene? "Silver Comforts Jim".
    • At the end, Jim turns back to Silver and, for the first time, gives him a soft, genuine smile. That was exactly what he needed to hear.
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    • Silver (After Jim saves them all): "DIDN'T I SAY THE LAD HAD GREATNESS IN 'IM!?"
    • When Silver is leaving, he enthusiastically offers Jim to come with him. Jim replies that his old self would have jumped at the opportunity, but thanks to Silver's encouraging words from before, he's going to create his own path instead. Silver remarks that Jim is glowing "like a solar fire", like he knew he someday would. The two share a tearful goodbye hug, that Silver initiates no less.
  • And for the cherry on the icing on the cake, "Always Know Where You Are" playing over the credits.
  • Silver sacrificing the treasure in order to save Jim. And then as he's leaving, he tosses some treasure from his pocket (which was most likely the only treasure he managed to get) so Sarah could rebuild the Benbow Inn.
    • Considering, Silver was the one (along with the other pirates) who burned it down, this is kind of a roundabout way for Silver to make up for his past misdeed. The fact that he specifically says the gold is for the inn practically confirms it.
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  • Two things in particular: At the end, Jim looking up at the sky and seeing a cloud-form Silver smiling down (complete with a star for his eye), and this quote:
    Silver: Look at you! Glowing like a solar fire. You're something special, Jim. You're gonna rattle the stars, you are!
  • When the map seemingly fails, the crew then talk about killing Jim. Blink and you'll miss it, but Silver actually looks pretty worried about him and ready to protect him from angry pirates.
  • After Jim saves the crew, he flies past Silver on his solar surfer and high-fives him, leading to a So Proud of You moment. It is precious; even the crew happily cheers for Jim despite their Jackass behavior towards him earlier.
    • Even better, he high-fives Silver's cybernetic hand seemingly without thinking, which he'd refused to touch the whole film.
  • Silver giving his beloved Morph to Jim. Which lends some heartwarming to Sarah at the end; her son really did come home smiling with a new pet.
  • Doppler and Amelia's growing, if subtle, relationship throughout the movie:
    • The moment after escaping Treasure Planet's destruction via a portal back to the Spaceport, Doppler and Amelia hug in joy... then after a few seconds, they look at each other... and smile.
    • A few scenes later we find out that they are Happily Married with four kids: Three girls who look like their mom and one boy who's the carbon copy of his father.
    • Amelia: "Doctor... you have wonderful eyes".
  • A little moment during the supernova scene, as they ride the last wave out of the dying star: Jim is pressed against the mast and his lifeline, scared to death, and Silver has both his cyborg arm and his whole body around Jim, protecting him from whatever goes flying past them.
  • The immediate aftermath of the black hole scene, before the horrible Mood Whiplash. Amelia compliments Jim on successfully securing the lifelines, and he looks up at Silver for approval almost shyly. Silver nudges him proudly, and Jim smirks playfully; the whole thing is indescribably adorable.
  • "Jim, I don't want to lose you." "Mom... you won't. I'll make you proud."
  • The scenes where Silver dotes on Morph are quite adorable.
  • Scatterbrained and largely unhelpful he might be, but BEN's loyalty to Jim is rather sweet.
    • Especially when the end reveals him happily employed at the Benbow.
  • Practically every moment between Sarah and Jim at the end, especially when he returns home and they hug, then share a dance at the Dance Party Ending.
  • Amelia's kind words in honor of the deceased Mr Arrow. There is no doubt she truly cared for him as an officer and a friend.
  • The junior novelization, Jim's journal, gives some more details and insight into certain characters and moments. For instance, Jim actually felt terrified when Scroop was pinning him against the mast, to the point he was shaking. Silver saving him thus meant a lot to him.
    • Silver apparently tells bad pirate jokes to pass the time, and Jim finds them hilarious.
    • Silver taught Jim a spacer song at one point.
    • Jim's last line in the journal? "It never would have happened if it weren't for that old pirate who helped me find the real treasure - the one inside myself!"

Meta

  • There's something remarkably nice about the ship being called the R.L.S. Legacy, R.L.S. of course standing for Robert Louis Stevenson, author of the original Treasure Island.
  • After poor marketing and an unfortunate release date made the movie an Acclaimed Flop, it's rather nice that Musker and Clements' beloved dream project has turned into a Cult Classic, often cited as one of Disney's most underrated films and frequently brought up as a candidate for an interesting live-action remake. And then there's the countless testimonies of fans that related to Jim citing how this movie, especially Silver's "makings of greatness" speech, helped them overcome their own feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt.

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