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Old 08 March 2008, 10:34 PM
Ryda Wong, EBfCo. Ryda Wong, EBfCo. is offline
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Originally Posted by para1 View Post
Don't the Shrek movies still include Fiona?
As noted, Shrek != Disney. Even if it did, I don't think that's a valid counterpoint in that Fiona is a primary charechter.

101 Dalmations had Perdita (sp?) survive. After dropping a litter of 99 BYB puppies.

And Mary Poppins, which, IMHO, is one of Disney's best films in terms of its social ethics, had a surviving mother.

Still, the trend is rather unmistakable, especially in Fairy Tale based films. Of course, the death of the mother is a trope in Fairy Tales to begin with.
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