Bambi, Disney's 1942 animated feature about a fawn's life in the woods, has a heartbreaking scene many young viewers never forget: the death of Bambi's mother. Sarah Boxer wrote about the pervasive theme of dead mothers in animated films and children's stories for this month's issue of The Atlantic. Disney Junior/Disney Channel via Getty Images hide caption

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The 2011 film Another Earth, directed by Mike Cahill, explores very human questions against an improbable backdrop. Artists Public Domain/The Kobal Collection hide caption

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Maximilian Schell, in a photo taken in 2009. Schell, who died Saturday at the age of 83, won an best actor Oscar for his role as a defense attorney in the 1961 film Judgment at Nuremberg. Volker Hartmann/dapd hide caption

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Sir Run Run Shaw in 2010. Bobby Yip/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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This Blockbuster store in Mission, Texas, is franchised by Border Entertainment. The company has 26 stores across Texas and Alaska that will live on after the last 300 or so company-owned stores are closed by early January 2014. Courtesy of Alan Payne hide caption

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Sony's Entertainment Access Glasses, seen here in a prototype image, display captions for deaf and hard-of-hearing moviegoers. Sony Entertainment hide caption

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Life of Pi won an Oscar for Best Visual Effects, but the studio that helped bring to life the tiger Richard Parker is now facing bankruptcy in a increasingly volatile industry. AP via Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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