Bambi named biggest tear-jerker of all time

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BambiNemo's mom gets eaten in the first few minutes, Cinderella's lost both of her parents, and don't get me started on what happened to poor Old Yeller. Disney movies may be filled with cute, talking-animal sidekicks, but they've never been soft.

So it's no surprise to see a couple of Disney films near the top of the "biggest tear-jerker" list created by Pearl & Dean. In fact, the moment when Bambi's mother gets shot is number one, even though you never actually see it happen on film. Paul McCartney credits that particular powerful moment with making him a vegetarian. The Lion King came in number three.

If you're in need of a good cry, here are some other (non-Disney) films that made the list:
  • Ghost
  • Titanic
  • Beaches (of course!)
  • Philadelphia
  • Watership Down
  • Steel Magnolias
  • Boys Don't Cry
Kids and parents alike often love Disney movies, but you can't deny there's often strong emotional content -- especially for young children. Do these scenes ever create tough-to-answer questions from your kids? How do you handle it?

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.