WATCH: Why are so many cartoon mothers dead?

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Why kill of the mothers?
Why kill of the mothers?

It's a tale as old as time: cartoon characters in films from Disney, Pixar, and more must take down the villains and step-mothers to win in the end. But did you also notice how many of our favourite princess's mothers are dead? 

Why? 

Watch the video above to find out why this is such a popular trend in animated films. 

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