Who’s your favorite Disney dad?

I’ll start.
My favorite is Pacha!

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Belle’s dad popped into my mind, although I’m not sure if he’s my favorite. But he was the first thought.

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Sadly, fathers are often painted as overbearing or out of touch in Disney movies. I am having trouble even thinking of positive father figures!

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This is true.

But they are never Evil Stepmothers!

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I could just feel how much he loved his son.

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Ariel’s dad, King Triton. He was willing to give up everything to save his daughter.

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Disney often either kills off the parents or uses them as the launching pad for all the characters’ angst.

I like Mr. Banks, too, and wouldn’t have thought of him @DumboRunner.

I watched an adapted musical of Mermaid @Ariadne which emphasized Triton’s sacrifice.

Maurice allowing Belle to trade never sat right with me…

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I remember seeing this movie with my Dad.
He died less than three years after - suddenly at 53 - and I felt even more love for Mufasa.

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Grandpa Bud in Meet the Robinsons

For the ending scene especially: https://youtu.be/AoXD6Y7CXMU

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Also, how about Nemo’s dad?

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Love Marlin.
They try to make him seem weak, but Nemo should have listened.

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He counts right???
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Similarly, most Disney heroes/heroines have lost one or both parents. My daughter (who technically was an orphan prior to us adopting her) has often lamented this fact.

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I love, love,love Meet the Robinsons! As an adoptive mom,this movie hit me right in the feels!

Keep moving forward! A motto for all times and just realized recently that it came from Walt Disney himself.

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Yessss! Great pick.

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Good picks! Here’s another good one:

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Bad example: Bambi’s dad. “You aren’t going to be seeing your mother any more.” Thanks, Dad.

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