Single Parenthood in Disney Cartoon Movies

I was watching Lion King with Heaven when suddenly, it occurred to me that it was one of the few Disney movies wherein they featured a complete family (well, at the start until Mufasa was killed). I realized that single parents was almost always part of these fairy tales.

Simba and Sarabi
Gepetto and Pinnochio

Pocahontas and Chief Powhatan

Princess Jasmin and the Sultan

Nemo and Marlin

Snow White and the Queen

Belle and Maurice

Cinderella and Lady Tremaine

Queen Nerissa and Prince Edward

King Triton and Ariel

Mother Gothel and Rapunzel

I’m not sure if there are more movies like this from Disney however, it sort of lets me know that raising a child on your own is something that can be done and albeit most of them are wicked or evil, there’s much more to be said on trying to bring up a child (whether your own or not) and making sure that in the end, when they become adults, they get to be grounded and be extraordinary individuals.

To all single parents out there, I salute you!

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