Aren’t family films great? For decades the likes of Disney and Pixar have given us fun, warmth and excitement, and quite often the opportunity for a good singalong. However they also love to tug at our heartstrings. Here are just a few of some of the movie deaths that saw us wiping our eyes in the cinema.
On the top of many people’s list will be the tragic end of Mufasa in The Lion King. Up until this point, the film had been a rather light hearted and jolly affair, until the orchestration of a Wildebeest Stampede. In attempting to rescue his son Simba, Mufasa is pushed to his death by his evil brother Scar. The scene where Simba is pleading for his father to wake up can bring even the toughest of us to tears.