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How Pixar made you cry with that emotional ‘The Good Dinosaur’ scene

How Pixar made you cry with that emotional ‘The Good Dinosaur’ scene

The death of Disney characters — Disney parents especially — has left an indelible mark on kids for decades. Little Cinderella sobbing at her father’s bedside after his untimely death. Anna and Elsa’s parents’ ship getting swallowed up by massive waves. The thundering shot that echoes through the snow-covered forest, silencing Bambi’s mom’s cries of “Keep running!” A sudden flash of sharp teeth and big, heavy fins killing Nemo’s mom and hundreds of his brothers and sisters. The dust settling in the canyon, so quiet with the stampede gone, empty, save for little Simba, nudging Mufasa’s nose and tugging on his ear, begging, “Dad, we gotta go home” — to no response. The frequency with which Disney characters become orphaned or have just one parent has inspired countless memes and jokes and even research studies. So when the makers of Pixar’s newest film, “The Good Dinosaur,

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