Mon, 13 Aug 2012 07:47:13 GMT | By Francis Whittaker
Bambi at 70: The saddest kids' movie moments

5) Old Yeller (1957)

Old Yeller (© Everett Collection / Rex Features)
  • Bambi (© GTV Archive / Rex Features;)
  • Wall-E (© Walt Disney/Everett Collection/Rex Features)
  • My Girl (© Moviestore Collection/Rex Features)
  • Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince (© Warner Bros.)
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (© Moviestore Collection / Rex Features)
  • Babe (© Moviestore Collection / Rex Features)
  • Old Yeller (© Everett Collection / Rex Features)
  • Watership Down (© c.Everett Collection / Rex Features)
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This 1957 live action Disney flick has struggled to maintain its place in the popular kids' movie canon, but the film's finale was once considered the ultimate in sad kids' film scenes. The scene in question sees lead character Travis shoot his beloved dog Yeller out of mercy, and younger readers are likely to remember it being immortalised in the classic Friends season 2 episode 'The One Where Old Yeller Dies.