Inside Pixar’s SadLab: Parody video shows us the scientific method behind Pixar’s most sob-inducing movies (VIDEO).

Inside Pixar’s SadLab, Where Scientists Test Out New Ways to Make You Cry

Inside Pixar’s SadLab, Where Scientists Test Out New Ways to Make You Cry

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Sept. 17 2015 4:58 PM

Inside Pixar’s SadLab, Where Scientists Test Out New Ways to Make You Cry

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Still taken from the video.

We’ve all fallen victim to the Pixar ambush at least once: All is well, the music is playfully plinking along, and then it happens: abandoned toys, dead wives, and heartbroken children. As you cry into your popcorn, you imagine Pixar writers and animators sharing a sadistic high five and a brandy as they imagine your anguish. That’s not far off the mark, according to this new parody video from Above Average.

Welcome to Pixar’s SadLab, where "scientists" brainstorm heart-melting characters and gut-wrenching plotlines. Watch to find out which sob-inducing moment the team deems “our moon landing.” (Shockingly, it’s not from Up.)