poor little guy ... I hate his face when Scar is like "if it wasn't for you he'd still be alive," he just looks crushed - and when he pushes his dad's head, and the way he says "dad?!" you know he's starting to realize ... oh god Disney you evil bastard!
Ugh I know exactly how this is supposed to feel... clenched fists so hard your nails dig in, strained neck, sore throat from all the sobbing... all from that hopeless, stabbing sorrow when you finally realize that that person is gone forever... It's a feeling of regret, too...
Something like that just comes so suddenly; there's no way you could ever prepare yourself for it.
Especially if you never got to say goodbye...
Enough of that. Very lovely picture. You've done well.
It's incredibly sad, both for Simba - and for the viewer. That said, I'm glad that Disney decided to do it, though ... I think kids are sometimes too sheltered from the realities of death. It's something that we all have to confront at some point. I didn't have to face it until I was an adult, and although part of me is glad I didn't ... it's still hard for me to come to terms with now. I feel so much worse for Simba now than I did before.
It's even harder when you don't see it coming, I definitely agree.