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Why ''Bambi'' is a top tearjerker

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(Bambi: Walt Disney Co/Everett Collection)

Why ”Bambi” is a top tearjerker

From the stillness of a doe and her newborn fawn to the fade-out, in which he watches over his own newborn offspring, ”Bambi” enchantingly touches on all the important stages in the cycle of life. Most of what ”The Lion King” got right, it got from ”Bambi.” But few films can match this movie’s visual beauty, or its depth of emotion.

KLEENEX MOMENT That day when ”Man” enters the forest, wild things flee, a shot rings out – and Bambi learns he’ll never see his mother again. You witness this scene as a child and it stays with you forever.

Originally posted November 22 2003 — 12:00 AM EST

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