Why Kill Off the Parents? Or, The Role of Grownups in Children’s Stories

Bambi

Even parents who are fans of Disney films are often bothered by one aspect of them, namely: “Why do they always have to kill off the parents?”  We spend our days providing safety and a sense of security for our children, but as soon as we pop a kiddie movie into the player BAM! Our wee ones are faced with terror, violence, death and somebody becoming an orphan, all usually within the first fifteen minutes. More

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