Happy Mother's Day! Here's To My SIX Favorite Disney Moms
It's Mother's Day and what better way to mark the occasion with a blog about my SIX favorite Disney Moms! Yes, SIX... because I couldn't decide between a couple of them because I love them so much, Since there is, sadly, a lack of mothers in Disney animated films (at least, who are not evil), I have included Pixar in this blog.
Andy's Mom from the Toy Story movies
She might not have a name, but she has left a big impact on our hearts. As a single mom, she provides for both her kids, making sure they had what they needed and wanted. Having been part of a trilogy spanning several years of Andy's lives, we get to experience motherhood with her from the joys of giving her son a beloved toy to the heartbreak of saying good-bye to her son going off to college. I love Andy's Mom. And, no. I don't believe she owned Jessie as a child. But, good try.
Helen Parr/Mrs. Incredible/Elastigirl from The Incredibles
Helen Parr is America's SUPER mom and not just because she has super powers. She is the glue that keeps her family together who is a full time mom. And she has her hands full with kids with super powers of their own. At the same time, she tries to keep her husband motivated and supported. Even in her guise as Mrs. Incredible or Elastigirl, she makes sure her family is safe and comes first. Her skills as mother come in handy as a field commander for the team. And, now, as The Incredibles 2 comes out, we will see her in the role of working mom and I know she's going to do an amazing job,
Sina from Moana
Sina might not have a lot of screen time, but you know that her loving presence is what makes Moana so kind. She loves her daughter, but also tries to make sure that both her husband and daughter understand each other. Being somebody who tries to understand both sides of an argument, I very much appreciate Sina's guiding force.
Queen Elinor from Brave
Queen Elinor might not always see eye to eye with her daughter Merida, but she loves her daughter a great deal. She wants her to strive to be the best even though she sees a different path. I see her relationship with Merida similarly to many mother-daughter relationships where both are more similar than they would admit and end up butting heads. But, in the end, Elinor wants her daughter to stand tall and be who she wants to be.
Kala from Tarzan
Kala might not be Tarzan's biological mother, but she has loved him ever since he was a baby and serves as a wonderful adoptive mom. She makes sure Tarzan is safe even though he can often be a handful and protects him from whatever threats he might face. No matter what Tarzan does, we know that he'll be in her heart. LOL!
Dr. Lucille Krunklehorn-Robinson from Meet The Robinsons
We don't often think of Dr. Lucille Krunklehorn-Robinson in her role as a mother, but she might be one of Disney's best moms. She and her husband Bud adopt Lewis and help him reach his potential by supporting his scientific ingenuity. At the same time, they've introduced him to the wackiest and most loving family you can imagine.