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 The Lion King

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    Bambi

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    the people's #1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, Harry Potter and the Order ...

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    Old Yeller

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    Marley & Me

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    My Girl

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    added by EpicMan The Land Before Time

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    Charlotte's Web Charlotte's Web

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    added by NagarjunaKatta Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 Harry Potter

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Beauty and the Beast

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    added by grace4penguins Up Carl Fredrickson's Wife

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    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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    added by VanesaAngelicaQuiƱones Bridge to Terabithia

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    added by JenniferCurrier Hachi: A Dog's Tale

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    All Dogs Go to Heaven All Dogs Go to Heaven

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    Hocus Pocus Hocus Pocus

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    My Dog Skip

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    added by AngelicaHospitalMejias Lilo & Stitch

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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    added by Mavsc79 Dumbo

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Little Women Little Women

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    ranked low on reranks The Iron Giant

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    Hook

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    added by bonnie6975 Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, Harry Potter and the Order of the ...

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    added by bonnie6975 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Deathly ...

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    The Neverending Story

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    Hercules

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    new! & added by bonnie6975 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Deathly ...

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    added by khood Old Dan, Little Ann Where the Red Fern Grows Where the Red Fern Grows

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