Tear Jerker / The Witches

  • The film was released shortly after Jim Henson's death. Seeing his name in the opening credits caused more than a few tears.
  • Our hero's parents dying and the grandmother and his reactions after the revelation of this fact in the movie.
  • The book's Bittersweet Ending.
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