Disney has received a lot of criticism throughout the years for their many motherless characters. When you think about it, it makes sense that so many beloved classic films lack a mother figure. After all, moms get things done. They fix problems early and swiftly, so our beloved classics would be significantly shorter were moms present. The lack of two parents also provides our protagonists a struggle to overcome, and justifies the remaining parent’s over-protective nature (see: King Triton, Marlin, the Sultan, etc).
Thankfully, throughout recent years, Disney and Pixar have given us plenty of Disney/Pixar moms to love. With Mother’s Day this weekend (That’s right, slackers! Go buy your mom something lovely and shower her with praise- she deserves it!), I thought we would honor our wonderful mothers, along with the Disney moms, who all inspire us and instill in us these wonderful beliefs. Thank you, Mom.
Moms teach us
To love unconditionally
To work hard
To count our blessings
To laugh in the face of danger
And last, but certainly not least:
To be fierce
What’s the most valuable lesson your mom and your favorite Disney mom have taught you? Shout out in the comments!
Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful moms in the world! You are dearly appreciated. You are seen. You are important. YOU MATTER. Thank you.