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Old 08 March 2008, 08:23 PM
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Icon81 Disney keeps killing movie mothers

Ever since Bambi's mum hit the clover in 1942, Disney, in particular, has been giving mothers the flick from their scripts, even if they existed in the source material.

The move provides an adversity in the plot for the central (young) character. Mother characters, by nature, elicit too much strength. By being there as the one to run to when things go wrong they steal the thunder.

Much easier to kill them off - the earlier the better - and let the audience concentrate on the child.

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599...007146,00.html
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