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The best animated movies can be just as emotional as even the most moving live action tearjerker. Admit it, there are animated movies that make you cry. Go ahead. It's okay to acknowledge that some silly cartoon brought you to tears. We've all cried ourselves silly while watching movies about sentient toys and anthropomorphized animals.

It's easy to dismiss animation as kid's stuff, but who among us didn't make with the waterworks when Simba found Mufasa in that gorge or when some cold-hearted hunter shot Bambi's mom? Who could help but sob like a child with a skinned knee during the first ten minutes of Up? Or the last 10 minutes of Toy Story 3, for that matter? And that's only scratching the surface of Disney animated movies, let alone all the other animated films that contain emotional gut-punches. You're going to tell me you don't get choked up watching An American Tail? Really?

Scroll through this list of animated films that make audiences cry like clockwork and remember all the tears you've shed to cartoons, whether you cried a single sexy teardrop over an iron giant or spasmodically sobbed on account of a dinosaur's demise.

Vote up the cartoon tearjerkers that moved you the most and made you cry the hardest. And feel free to add any devastating animated movies that we may have missed. Then grab a tissue and claim you're not crying, you've just got something in your eye.
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Up is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most
Up Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

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Toy Story 3 Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton

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Bambi Sterling Holloway, Sam Edwards, Cammie King

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Dumbo Sterling Holloway, Cliff Edwards, Verna Felton

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Inside Out Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Mindy Kaling

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The Fox and the Hound Kurt Russell, Mickey Rooney, Corey Feldman

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The Land Before Time Diana Ross, Frank Welker, Judith Barsi

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Finding Nemo Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

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WALL-E Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy

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Monsters, Inc. Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi

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Big Hero 6 Jamie Chung, Maya Rudolph, Génesis Rodríguez

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All Dogs Go to Heaven Loni Anderson, Dom DeLuise, Vic Tayback

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The Iron Giant Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman

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Toy Story Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles

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Lilo & Stitch Tia Carrere, Ving Rhames, Kevin Michael Richardson

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An American Tail Christopher Plummer, Madeline Kahn, Dom DeLuise

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Wreck-It Ralph Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch, Mindy Kaling

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Shrek Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers

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The Little Mermaid Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, Frank Welker

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Ratatouille Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett

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