This list of the most tragic and saddest deaths in kids movies will have you tearing up in no time. 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 movies that were loved by kids and adults alike.
Actor: James Earl JonesMufasa was one of the secondary protagonists in the Lion King franchise. He was Simba's father, Sarabi's husband, Scar's older brother, Nala's father-in-law, Kiara and Kopa's grandfather, Ahadi's... more
Actor: Macaulay CulkinThomas J. Sennett is a fictional character from the 1991 film My Girl.... more
Ellie FredricksenUpCarl Fredrickson's Wife
Actor: Brody, Jonah, Woodson, Brownie, ClydeMarley is a fictional character from the 2008 film Marley and Me.... more
Actor: AnnaSophia Robb
Actor: Toby JonesDobby is a house-elf, who, unlike most other house-elves, wanted to be freed. He has three fingers and one opposable thumb. Dobby was the abused and tormented slave of the Malfoys before the events... more
Actor: Paula WinsloweBambi's Mother is a fictional character from the 1942 animated feature film Bambi.... more
Actor: James PhelpsFred Weasley is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. He is one of the seven children of the Weasley family and twin brother of George Weasley.... more
Actor: Gary Oldman, James Walters
Actor: SpikeOld Yeller is a fictional character from the 1956 book Old Yeller appearing in 1957 film Old Yeller.... more
Actor: Verna FeltonMrs. Jumbo is a fictional character from Disney's 1941 animated feature Dumbo.... more
Actor: Alan RickmanHarry PotterSeverus Snape is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. He is characterised as a person of considerable complexity, whose coldly sarcastic and controlled exterior conceals deep... more
Actor: Michael Gambon, Richard HarrisProfessor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. For most of the series, he is the headmaster of the wizarding school Hogwarts. As... more
Actor: Debbie Reynolds, Julia RobertsCharlotte's WebCharlotte A. Cavatica is a fictional character from the book Charlotte's Web.... more
Bing BongInside Out
Actor: David ThewlisRemus John Lupin, nicknamed Moony, is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. He first appears in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban as the new Defence... more
Actor: Vin DieselThe Iron Giant is a fictional character from the 1999 film The Iron Giant.... more
Actor: Harrison FordHan Solo is a character in the original trilogy and sequel trilogy of the Star Wars universe. He is portrayed by Harrison Ford. He and his co-pilot, Chewbacca, become involved in the Rebel Alliance... more
Binx the CatHocus Pocus
Actor: Sean Murray, Jason MarsdenHocus PocusThackery Binx is a fictional character from the 1993 film Hocus Pocus....
Charlie B. BarkinAll Dogs Go to Heaven
Actor: Charlie SheenAll Dogs Go to HeavenCharles B. 'Charlie' Barkin is one of the main fictional characters in the All Dogs Go to Heaven television and film series....
Actor: Elizabeth PerkinsCoral, the wife of Marlin and Nemo's mother. She died with hundred of her kids after being eaten by a barracuda.... more
Actor: Gerard ButlerStoick the Vast is a fictional character from the film series How to Train Your Dragon and TV series DreamWorks Dragons.... more