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The Top 10 Saddest Children's Movies

By Steven Romano Dec 26, 2013

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Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

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1) Dumbo (1941)

Although Dumbo’s mother didn’t die—what a relief—her being cruelly locked up and separated from her son after protecting him is like a knife right through the heart. So close, yet so far, it’s impossible not to lose all composure when she cradles Dumbo in her trunk. Think of it this way: Anyone who doesn’t cry watching Dumbo is assuredly a robot infiltrator.

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Steven Romano

Like Captain America, Steven Romano is just a boy from Brooklyn. When he isn't contributing to The MindHut and other geeky websites, Steven's hard at work writing his first novel and comic book scripts. Follow him on Twitter @Steven_Romano, and swing by his blog: stevenromano.tumblr.com

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