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Bambi Is Best Weepy: Poll

Ghost edges out Titanic , and cartoons are well represented in online outcome

(Newser) - Bambi is the best “tear-jerker” ever, the Daily Telegraph reports. An online poll puts the Disney cartoon at the top of the list, and it should be no surprise: Even Paul McCartney credits the death of Bambi’s mother for his vegetarianism. Ghost, the sentimental story of the relationship... More »

Batman or Spidey? McCain, Obama Weigh In

Candidates reveal pop-culture picks

(Newser) - Closet ABBA fan: Obama or McCain? The two presidential hopefuls recently bared all to Entertainment Weekly, revealing their pop-culture preferences:
  • Favorite superhero: Obama: Spiderman, McCain: Batman
  • iPod playlist: Obama: Frank Sinatra, Sheryl Crow, John Coltrane, Bob Dylan; McCain: Roy Orbison, Linda Rhonstadt, Usher, and yes, ABBA
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Pioneering Disney Animator Dead at 95

Bambi's creator Johnston was last of Disney's 'Nine Old Men'

(Newser) - The last surviving member of Disney's legendary "Nine Old Men," who pioneered character animation, has died at the age of 95, the Los Angeles Times reports. Ollie Johnston's many creations, often in collaboration with Frank Thomas, included sequences and characters in Pinocchio, the Jungle Book, Bambi, Sleeping Beauty,... More »

Don't Forget the Tissues and Ice Cream

Curl up on the couch and irrigate your eyeballs with these 10 tearjerkers

(Newser) - Entertainment Weekly combs its impressive video library and comes up with 50 films will that wring sobs from even the most unfeeling of viewers. The top 10:
  1. Terms of Endearment (1983)
  2. Bambi (1942)
  3. Sophie's Choice (1982)
  4. An Affair to Remember (1957)
  5. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
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