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11th Mar '17 9:49:45 AM nombretomado
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* ''Anime/GargantiaOnTheVerdurousPlanet'' is what happens when GenUrobuchi et al. try to write something that can be presented to the Newbery committee. This anime is a lot of things, but ultimately it's about a boy growing up and finding a place in the society. Oh, and his RobotBuddy dies in the end.

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* ''Anime/GargantiaOnTheVerdurousPlanet'' is what happens when GenUrobuchi Creator/GenUrobuchi et al. try to write something that can be presented to the Newbery committee. This anime is a lot of things, but ultimately it's about a boy growing up and finding a place in the society. Oh, and his RobotBuddy dies in the end.
5th Mar '17 4:33:42 PM Mineboot45
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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode ""[[Recap/FuturamaS4E7JurassicBark Jurassic Bark]]" - Fry finds the fossil of his dog, and the rest of the episode chronicles Fry dealing with the angst from the death of his dog, and his eventually letting it go in the end. The end of the episode makes this tragic by showing the dog spent the rest of its natural life waiting for Fry to come back, but this was retconned even later into showing Seymour did live and die happily with a time-paradox clone of Fry that was accidentally created by an unrelated incident.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode ""[[Recap/FuturamaS4E7JurassicBark "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E7JurassicBark Jurassic Bark]]" - Fry finds the fossil of his dog, and the rest of the episode chronicles Fry dealing with the angst from the death of his dog, and his eventually letting it go in the end. The end of the episode makes this tragic by showing the dog spent the rest of its natural life waiting for Fry to come back, but this was retconned even later into showing Seymour did live and die happily with a time-paradox clone of Fry that was accidentally created by an unrelated incident.



%%* The ''{{WesternAnimation/Rugrats}}'' episode, "I Remember Melville". Chuckie has a pillbug named Melville which he takes in as a pet and as a friend. However, after only a few minutes in, he unexpectedly dies and it is here where Chuckie and the rest of the babies go through the process and concept of death.

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%%* * The ''{{WesternAnimation/Rugrats}}'' episode, "I Remember Melville". Chuckie has a pillbug named Melville which he takes in as a pet and as a friend. However, after only a few minutes in, he unexpectedly dies and it is here where Chuckie and the rest of the babies go through the process and concept of death.
5th Mar '17 4:33:18 PM Mineboot45
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* ''VideoGame/{{Mother3}}'' has Lucas getting more mature after he recovers from his mom Hinawa's death, and this ''again'' happens when his brother, Claus, commits suicide.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Mother3}}'' ''[[VideoGame/{{Mother3}} MOTHER 3]]'' has Lucas getting more mature after he recovers from his mom Hinawa's death, and this ''again'' happens when his brother, Claus, commits suicide.
27th Feb '17 8:02:17 PM Twiddler
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* Spoofed in ''Literature/NoMoreDeadDogs'' by Creator/GordonKorman, which starts out with the main character writing a book report about "Old Shep, My Pal", a fictional medal-winning book. He notes he knew Old Shep was going to die when he saw the award sticker, and then name-checks ''Literature/OldYeller'', ''Sounder'', ''Bristle Face'', and ''Literature/WhereTheRedFernGrows''.

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* Spoofed in ''Literature/NoMoreDeadDogs'' by Creator/GordonKorman, which starts out with the main character writing a book report about "Old Shep, My Pal", a fictional medal-winning book. He notes he knew Old Shep was going to die when he saw the award sticker, and then name-checks ''Literature/OldYeller'', ''Sounder'', ''Literature/{{Sounder}}'', ''Bristle Face'', and ''Literature/WhereTheRedFernGrows''.
21st Feb '17 7:22:25 AM whunt
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* Averted with ''Because of Winn-Dixie'' (Newbery Honor, 2001). The dog goes missing at the end but does come back. The protagonist is on a quest for maturity and a major theme is accepting the sadness in your life and moving on, but nobody dies within the book. Two deaths that ''would'' fit the trope happen before the book even begins.
21st Feb '17 7:17:13 AM whunt
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The [[http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberymedal.cfm Newbery Medal]] is a prestigious award given to American novels written for children. Even a nomination (called a Newbery Honor) can net your book a healthy amount of prestige. To win one, it helps a lot to use a story like this. The British equivalent is the [[http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/home/index.php Carnegie Medal]], which has a similar reputation.

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The [[http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberymedal.cfm Newbery Medal]] is a prestigious award given to American novels written for children. Even a nomination without a win (called a Newbery Honor) can net your book a healthy amount of prestige. To win one, it helps a lot to use a story like this. The British equivalent is the [[http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/home/index.php Carnegie Medal]], which has a similar reputation.
21st Feb '17 7:14:37 AM whunt
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The [[http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberymedal.cfm Newbery Medal]] is a prestigious award given to American novels written for children. To win one, it helps a lot to use a story like this. The British equivalent is the [[http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/home/index.php Carnegie Medal]], which has a similar reputation.

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The [[http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberymedal.cfm Newbery Medal]] is a prestigious award given to American novels written for children. Even a nomination (called a Newbery Honor) can net your book a healthy amount of prestige. To win one, it helps a lot to use a story like this. The British equivalent is the [[http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/home/index.php Carnegie Medal]], which has a similar reputation.
20th Dec '16 11:45:51 PM Xtifr
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* Lloyd Alexander's ''The High King'' (Newbery Medal, 1969), final book of the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'', takes this trope UpToEleven. While the series hadn't exactly shied away from death before, the fifth book kills off Prince Rhun, Annlaw Clay-Shaper, the High King Math, Loino, Coll, and Achren, depicts veritable carnage in what's ostensibly a children's book, and then throws in a rape threat for good measure. The previous book, ''Taran Wanderer,'' had been the series's ComingOfAge story, and had its own angsty death. Alas, no Newbery for that one.

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* Lloyd Alexander's ''The High King'' (Newbery Medal, 1969), final book of the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'', ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'', takes this trope UpToEleven. While the series hadn't exactly shied away from death before, the fifth book kills off Prince Rhun, Annlaw Clay-Shaper, the High King Math, Loino, Coll, and Achren, depicts veritable carnage in what's ostensibly a children's book, and then throws in a rape threat for good measure. The previous book, ''Taran Wanderer,'' had been the series's ComingOfAge story, and had its own angsty death. Alas, no Newbery for that one.
16th Dec '16 4:28:12 PM mimitchi33
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* In ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'', a film that was one of the most critically acclaimed movies of 2015, Bing Bong sacrifices his life for Riley's happiness.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'', a film that was one of the most critically acclaimed movies of 2015, Bing Bong Bong, the {{imaginary friend}} of Riley, sacrifices his life for Riley's her happiness.
16th Dec '16 4:26:23 PM mimitchi33
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* In ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'', Bing Bong sacrifices his life for Riley's happiness.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'', a film that was one of the most critically acclaimed movies of 2015, Bing Bong sacrifices his life for Riley's happiness.
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