Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Saddest Moments in Disney History (Part 1)

Do you cry when you watch sad movies?

I do.

And most of the time, they're Disney movies.


As part of a series, I'm going to be sharing with you some of what I consider the saddest moments in Disney history.

We'll start off the series with Bambi.

In the first movie, Bambi and his mother are overjoyed to find a patch of grass during the bleak months of winter in the forest.  However, as they enjoy their meal, Bambi's mother is startled to find they are not alone.

And so begins what I consider one of the saddest moments in Disney history.

Sorry for the bad quality.

Why I consider it one of the "Saddest": Who doesn't feel their heart break upon seeing Bambi congratulate his mother, only to realize...she's not there?  And then walk around, pitifully calling her?  As I watch the movie now, my heart hurts right away--mainly because I know what's going to happen.  But seeing Bambi bolt from Man...that one time without his mother (right at 0:26 in the clip above).  That's when I start crying.

However, the saddest moment of this particular "Saddest Moment" is when Bambi looks up at his father, and the one tear falls from his eye.

The saddest moment....Bambi realizes the truth.
Picture from the Disney Wiki.

Everyone needs their mother.  Why is this?  Because our mothers carried us for nine months.  The fact that our mother carried us for this long, out of love, has a strong effect on children.

I don't have a reason for adopted children, but I'm pretty sure it's a similar reason.  They feel more attached to their adopted mother because of this longing all children have for their mothers.

That's why this is one of the "Saddest," maybe the "Saddest."

If you didn't cry yet...well come back soon for another "Saddest Moments!"  (Whether you cried or not, come back actually.)

Part 2 can be found here: Saddest Moments in Disney History (Part 2)


  1. I would argue that the nine months of pregnancy don't have all that much effect on a child's connection to its's more about those months and years after the actual birth. That's how adoptive parents can be a child's "real" parents...not just creators.

  2. Good point, Dewey. Sorry I guess I should have taken all that into account -- I'm still learning!


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