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The Top 10 Saddest Children's Movies

By Steven Romano Dec 26, 2013

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5) The Lion King (1994)

Little did we know during our childhoods that we were learning to appreciate the tragedy of Shakespeare’s Hamlet via The Lion King. Following in step with the playwright's dramatic tale of regicide, Disney’s lion-centric homage didn’t skimp on the saddening fallout of Mufasa’s death. Though worse than seeing his deadly plunge into the wildebeest stampede was Simba trying to wake him up afterward (never was there anything more pathetic and soul-shattering).

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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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