Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Does Disney have something against me...or all Mom's in general?

OKay, so this isn't really a blog as much as it is a question I've had on my mind for some time. I'm just wondering, am I the only one who has noticed that in a majority of Disney movies the Mom is dead or nowhere to be found? It's hard to think of a Disney movie with a strong maternal presence. Think about some of the most popular movies:

1. Finding Nemo - Mom's dead
2. Ratatouille - Mom's not even mentioned
3. Beauty and the Beast - Again, Mom's never even mentioned
4. Cinderella - no Mom....as a matter of fact the maternal character is portrayed as evil
5. Snow White - same deal as Cinderella
6. The Little Mermaid - Dad only
7. Bambi - Mom's dead
8. Jasmine in the movie Alladin had no mother

I remember Dumbo had a loving mother...GREAT that's one! But really, how many Disney movies can you name that have a Mom only and no Dad, or a Dad that is evil? 101 Dalmatians has a positive maternal presence, but a positive father too, so that's a wash.

I'm just wondering, what's Disney got against Moms? Has anyone else noticed this and have a great reason as to why it is?

Thanks!

2 comments:

Velveteen Rabbit said...

Thanks! I really enjoyed this post. It really makes one think, why moms are absent? Then it hit me, maybe that's why there is a story to tell about these guys. Their lack of mothers cause them sadness, sorrow, conflict. If their moms are anywhere around, there would have been someone to protect, love and care for them. Have a nice day!

Donna Cope said...

Thanks for the post, I'm glad you enjoyed! Good thoughts, I hadn't thought of that, but you may be onto something!

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