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STUDY: Children's animated films 'rife with death and destruction'

If you are planning to let your child watch one of their favorite animated movies before they go to sleep tonight you might want to think twice.

According to a report published the British Medical Journal, cartoons are more violent than adult films.

The report studied the important characters in the top-45 grossing children's animated films, and comparing them with the top-90 grossing dramatic films for adults.

"Rather than being the innocuous form of entertainment they are assumed to be, children's animated films are rife with on-screen death and murder," the report says.

It is stated the two-thirds of cartoons depicted death of an important character, compared to half in adult films.

In an article by the Dailymail, classic animated movies such as Bambi, Peter Pan, Pocahontas, Sleeping Beauty, and The Little Mermaid had either a shooting or stabbing scene in the film.

Last the report explains that parents in animated films are five times more likely to die in children's cartoons.

As an example,the article explains that Nemo's mother in 'Finding Nemo' is eaten by a barracuda four minutes into the movie.

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