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When Linus Met Sally and Other Famous Fictional Couples

VALENTINE'S DAY
You have to be pretty hard-hearted to not get a least a little lump in your thought when you think of some of fictional couples. But have you ever stopped to think just how these crazy lovebirds ever got together? The answers may surprise you.

Linus Van Pelt and Sally Brown
According to the comic strip, Charlie Brown’s sister, Sally was born on May 26, 1959 where Charlie marked the occasion by passing out chocolate cigars to his friends. She grew up quickly. She took her first steps on August 22, 1960 and she fell in love with Linus, Lucy’s brother, on the next day. It was love at first sight, at least on her part. Sally has often referred to Linus as her “Sweet Baboo.” Her dedication to her man seems endless. She has missed out on “tricks and treats” by sitting in a pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin and she was incensed that Linus would snub her a Valentine’s gift in favor for his teacher, Miss Othmar. Still, she clings hopelessly in love with the stripe …

12 Animated Movies that Messed Me Up

How to Train Your Dragon 2 messed me up
Hiccup (center) and his father is reunited with his long lost mother in How to Train Your Dragon 2.
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FROM PEANUTS & POPCORN
Animated movies, the ones made by Disney in particular, have always found a way to pull on our heart strings. What parent doesn’t tell their child when seeing one that, “It will get better - trust me.” However, the scenes that made you cry when you were little may not make you shed a tear later in life. In turn, after becoming a parent, different scenes can have a bigger impact on you than your children. Some scenes are not necessarily sad, but instead are very beautiful.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 has one of those scenes and it is that scene in particular that moved me to write this piece. Although there are many more, here are 12 scenes from of animated movies that messed me up. (Warning: Spoilers ahead!)

Bambi loses his mother
Disney

Bambi (1942)

When Bambi’s mother is shot.
Bambi and his mother are in the open field when she senses something is wrong. She tells Bambi to run to the thicket. The music builds and builds. “Faster…faster,” she says, “Don’t look back!” and then a shot is fired. Bambi keeps running and thinks that they two of them have made it safe at home, but she is not behind him. The music stops. It is now snowing and Bambi walks out of the thicket to try to find her. He calls, but she does not answer. Eventually Bambi runs into his father who says “You mother cannot be with you anymore. Come, my son.” and the two walk away in the snow.

Manny remembers his parents in "Ice Age."
Blue Sky Studios

Ice Age (2002)

When Manfred the wooly mammoth studies the cave drawings
Manfred and friends are in a cave and they notice cave drawings of tribesmen and mammoths. The drawings remind Manfred of his own family and how they sacrificed their lives to save him. That event left him an orphan and it is this memory that gives him strength to reunite the human baby that the three of them are caring for, back to his parents.


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