I remember watching Disney movies and fairytales as a kid. I remember being sad that Bambi's mom died. Other than that, though, I don't recall being scared by the movies. Why is that?
Cindarella is orphaned and abused by her step-mother and step-sisters.
Snow White's step-mother tries to kill her.
Hansel and Gretal were "misplaced" by their father because of their step-mother.
Ariel and Jasmine don't even HAVE mothers, nor are they ever mentioned.
There was no mother figure in Pinocchio either.
Belle does not have a mother.
Nemo's mother is killed.
While it is sad, perhaps we should celebrate a dad getting knocked off in The Lion King?
Tarzan is orphaned AND his new dad hates him!
Why are we not haunted by these stories?
And why on earth would any woman want to be a step-mother? Holy cow, Disney has given "the other woman" a bad name!
We saw How To Train Your Dragon yesterday in a sneak preview. LOVED IT BTW!! However, Hiccup's mother, also, was nowhere to be found. BECAUSE SHE WAS DEAD!!!
Hey Disney..... Cut it out already! I'm an adult now and the thought of DYING and leaving my kids orphaned to some step-monster totally freaks me out!!