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OK, maybe it's not "all" movies, but it seems to me that a substantial percentage of kids' movies feature a parent dying -- e.g., Bambi, Land of the Lost, etc, or being absent (e.g., orphan movies). Why is this a necessary plot line for children's movies? It seems so bizarre to have the loss of a parent as a story line. Can't we just have stories about rainbows and bunnies?