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.
349The Lion King
Actor: James Earl JonesMufasa was one of the secondary protagonists in the Lion King franchise. He was Simba's... more
Ellie FredricksenUpCarl Fredrickson's Wife
440The Land Before Time
Actor: Paula WinsloweBambi's Mother is a fictional character from the 1942 animated feature film Bambi.
725Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I
Actor: Toby JonesDobby is a house-elf, who, unlike most other house-elves, wanted to be freed. He has three... more
392Marley & Me
Actor: Brody, Jonah, Woodson, Brownie, ClydeMarley is a fictional character from the 2008 film Marley and Me.
Actor: SpikeOld Yeller is a fictional character from the 1956 book Old Yeller appearing in 1957 film Old... more
540Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Actor: Gary Oldman, James Walters
432Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Actor: James PhelpsFred Weasley is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K.... more
599Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2
Actor: Alan RickmanHarry Potter
Actor: Debbie Reynolds, Julia RobertsCharlotte's Web
783Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Actor: Michael Gambon, Richard HarrisProfessor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling's... more
177Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, The Star Wars Holiday Special
Actor: Harrison FordHan Solo is a character in the original trilogy and sequel trilogy of the Star Wars universe.... more
Actor: Macaulay CulkinThomas J. Sennett is a fictional character from the 1991 film My Girl.
353Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Actor: David ThewlisRemus John Lupin, nicknamed Moony, is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series... more
Actor: Verna FeltonMrs. Jumbo is a fictional character from Disney's 1941 animated feature Dumbo.
491Bridge to Terabithia
Actor: AnnaSophia Robb
Bing BongInside Out
525The Iron Giant
Actor: Vin DieselThe Iron Giant is a fictional character from the 1999 film The Iron Giant.
Actor: Elizabeth PerkinsCoral, the wife of Marlin and Nemo's mother. She died with hundred of her kids after being... more
437The Neverending Story
504Hachi: A Dog's Tale
Charlie B. BarkinAll Dogs Go to Heaven
Actor: Charlie SheenAll Dogs Go to Heaven
387Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I
Actor: Natalia TenaNymphadora Tonks is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K.... more
Binx the CatHocus Pocus
Actor: Sean Murray, Jason MarsdenHocus Pocus