The Saddest Deaths in Kids Movies Film Characters
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The Saddest Deaths in Kids Movies

List Criteria: Upvote the character who made you cry the hardest when he or she died.

List of the most tragic and saddest deaths in kids movies. These traumatizing movie deaths made a whole generation of children sob and spend their adulthoods trying to sort through their feelings.The fact that these movies were aimed at children or teens did not spare the lives of these poor characters: Mufasa, Artax, Littlefoot's Mother, R.I.P.

As a kid, you rarely saw it coming. Even watching some of these movies as adults can still cause grown men to cry. They truly are some of the top tearjerker movies. Who could ever forget poor Simba's face when he realized that Mufasa died? Or the sad scene in My Girl when a young Anna Chlumsky (Vada) cried over the coffin of her best friend, Thomas? The characters on this list can bring you back to these sad scenes in kid's movies.

There are many sad Disney movies, both cartoon and live action. The saddest scenes in children's movies were either caused by the death of characters that you, as the audience, had grown to love (like Dumbledore) or that other people in the movie loved. For example, the death of Ellie Fredricksen in Up is one of the saddest movie deaths--not necessarily because people cared about Ellie (she was only briefly in the beginning of the movie) but because people could see how much Carl loved her.

The deaths of these characters made for sad family films that were loved by kids and adults alike.
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    most listed
    Mufasa

    The Lion King More
    100
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    Bambi More
    95
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    Dobby the House Elf

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I More
    85
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    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, Harry Potter and the Order ... More
    73
  5. 5
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    Old Yeller More
    71
  6. 6
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    Charlotte's Web More
    63
    Charlotte's Web
  7. 7
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    Marley & Me More
    63
  8. 8
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    My Girl More
    62
  9. 9
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    The Land Before Time More
    59
    added by: EpicMan
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    Beast

    Beauty and the Beast More
    55
  11. 11
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    51
    added by: grace4penguins
    Carl Fredrickson's Wife
  12. 12
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    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 More
    50
    added by: NagarjunaKatta
    Harry Potter
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    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix More
    47
  14. 14
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    My Dog Skip More
    45
  15. 15
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    Hocus Pocus More
    45
    Hocus Pocus
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    All Dogs Go to Heaven More
    43
    All Dogs Go to Heaven
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    Lilo & Stitch More
    43
    added by: AngelicaHospitalMejias
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    Bridge to Terabithia More
    43
    added by: VanesaAngelicaQuiƱones
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    Tarzan More
    43
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    Cedric Diggory

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire More
    42
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    Hachi: A Dog's Tale More
    42
    added by: JenniferCurrier
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    Beth March

    Little Women More
    41
    Little Women
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    The Iron Giant More
    41
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    Dumbo More
    41
    added by: Mavsc79
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    Hook More
    40
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    Hercules More
    34
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    The Neverending Story More
    33
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    Old Dan, Little Ann

    Where the Red Fern Grows More
    30
    added by: khood
    Where the Red Fern Grows
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