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Tranquil Fury in animated movies.

  • In Big Hero 6, Hiro's order to Baymax to destroy Callaghan is eerily calm, just to show how far he's going in his revenge for Tadashi's death.
  • Queen Elinor of Brave when she breaks up the fight between the heads of the clans where she remains very, very calm (certainly calmer than anyone in the room).
    • This is the skill she's trying to teach Merida, how to be the voice of reason in a roomful of Violent Glaswegians with short fuses. She breaks up said fight by calmly walking through the brawl, letting it part before her and dragging out her husband by his ear.
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  • The Rivera family in Coco when they confront Ernesto for his crimes.
  • Gru in Despicable Me when in his Papa Wolf mode. Culminated with him offhandedly punching out a shark.
  • Anna of Disney's Frozen when she gives Hans "The Reason You Suck" Speech about his metaphorically "frozen" heart, and how selfish and manipulative he is.
    Anna: (to Hans) The only frozen heart around here is yours. (turns away with dignity... then turns back and punches Hans smack in the nose hard enough to knock him over the edge of the ship, with just as much dignity)
  • In The Great Mouse Detective, Ratigan spends most of the movie like this whenever his lackeys mess up, reining in his anger enough to threaten and kill them in a polite sort of way. During the climax with Basil, however, his patience finally gives out.
  • In The Incredibles, there's Bob after he believed his family was killed by Syndrome. After Mirage frees him, Bob grabs her by the neck and comes dangerously close to entering a Heroic BSoD and crushing her head into a bloody mess, but he remains perfectly and frighteningly calm throughout the whole thing. And just like Syndrome knew he can't bring himself to do it. Letting Mirage be almost crushed however bites him in the ass later.
    Bob: It'll be easy. Like breaking a toothpick.
  • Simba from The Lion King is filled with barely-contained rage when he confronts his evil uncle Scar, who killed his father and made a royal mess of the Pride Lands.
    • His father, Mufasa, also demonstrates this when he confronts Scar about his absence from Simba's presentation (he only snaps when Scar repeatedly pushes his buttons) and when he scolds Simba for going to the Elephant Graveyard and almost getting himself killed by hyenas.
  • King Triton from The Little Mermaid is initially like this when he confronts his daughter Ariel about falling in love with a human.
    Triton: I consider myself a reasonable merman. I set certain rules, and I expect those rules to be obeyed.
  • Dean Hardscrabble in Monsters University enters this when Mike and Sulley destroy her record-breaking scream canister.
    Mike: You're taking this remarkably well.
  • Toy Story 3: Bonnie's mother pulls this off near the end of Toy Story of Terror! when she discovers what the Big Bad has been doing, describing precisely how she's going to report the motel's manager to the police for attempting to steal her daughter's toys and selling them on the internet for a quick buck. As shown in The Stinger, she followed through on those threats.
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  • During the climax of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the Beast faces off against Gaston with a fairly composed stance, not showing any signs of being angry, other than using his animalistic vocalizations to taunt his adversary. Unlike Gaston, he never raises his voice during this confrontation. When he speaks, he very firmly and coldly tells the arrogant hunter to get the hell out of Dodge before he changes his mind about sparing him.

Alternative Title(s): Animated Film


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