Children’s films are filled with more trauma than adult dramas, study finds

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Heads up, parents — you might want to take out the Finding Nemo DVD and replace it with something a bit less violent. Consider There Will Be Blood.

An exaggeration, sure, but a new study out of the University College London and the University of Ottawa has found that primary characters in children’s films are 2.5 times more likely to die than characters in films for adults

That’s just regular old death, though. On-screen murders are 2.78 times more likely to occur in children’s films. Those numbers get more dismal for parental figures in children’s films, who were found to be five times more likely to die than parental figures in films not solely for children. …

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Via: Mashable: Entertainment

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