Children’s animated movies are full of killings and chaos rather than gentle alternatives of typical horror or drama. A certain study says major cartoon characters for children are 2.5 times more likely to die than the heroes of feature films, as well as it is three times more likely to be killed and often in a very cruel way.
For the study’s accurate results children’s cartoons with the highest profit, ranging from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” from 1937, to the “Ice Kingdom” from 2013 were analyzed. The analyze has showed that the parents of the main characters in cartoons die five times more often than in those films for “grownups”. The heroes in “Bambi,” “Pocahontas” and “Peter Pan” were killed. In “The Little Mermaid” and “Sleeping Beauty” they were stabbed and in “Finding Nemo” and “Tarzan” the animals attacked. Action and adventurous children’s movies and films with animated cars and toys were excluded from the comparison because death is no concept of such heroes.