The 20 Greatest Disney Parents Of All Time

What do Mufasa, Mr. Banks, and Mrs. Potts all have in common? They were all EXCELLENT Disney parents. You won’t find any Lady Tremaines in this list.

20. Mr. and Mrs. Banks — Mary Poppins

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She’s a fiery women’s rights activist and he’s a stodgy old banker. But they still find time to take their kids to fly kites.

19. Mrs. Darling — Peter Pan

Mrs. Darling is an under-appreciated saint for dealing with the mood-swings of Mr. Darling. She probably drank a lot of wine.

18. Maurice — Beauty and the Beast

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How do you think Belle got to be so smart? Maurice probably gave her a love of reading and knowledge.

17. Amphitryon and Alcmene — Hercules

Finally, foster parents who are presented in a good light!

16. Chicha — The Emperor’s New Groove

The take no prisoners wife of Pacha doesn’t even let a talking llama faze her.

15. Fa Zhou — Mulan

Just a father who was worried about his daughter fighting the Huns.

14. Eudora — The Princess and the Frog

A widow raising her teenage girl in New Orleans, Eudora is the modern Disney mother. Also she was voiced by Oprah, so there’s that.

13. Andy’s Mom — Toy Story

A single mom raising a two children and their toys. Such a role model.

12. The King and Queen — Tangled

They don’t give up hope when their daughter is kidnapped by a crazy witch, they even have a lovely lantern ceremony every year to celebrate Rapunzel’s birthday. And they immediately accept Eugene!

11. Duchess — The Aristocats

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Duchess is a very proper mother-cat who manages to parent three rambunctious kittens while romancing a handsome alley cat. She is an inspiration to us all.

10. Fergus and Elinor — Brave

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Fergus is a fiercely proud father who lets his daughter make her own choices, and turning into a bear couldn’t make Elinor love Merida any less.

9. Mrs. Jumbo — Dumbo

What mother would go to jail for protecting her long-eared son from bullies? Mrs. Jumbo, that’s who.

8. Geppetto — Pinnochio

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All he wanted in life was a son, and was so happy when Pinnochio came to life. What an adorable father.

7. Kala — Tarzan

Adopting Tarzan when he was such a little baby and defending him from her grumpy husband Kerchak were very brave things to do.

6. Mr. and Mrs. Incredible — The Incredibles

Superhero parents who just want a normal life for their children. Although they should really have been more aware of Jack Jack and his abilities. Frightening.

5. Pongo and Perdita — 101 Dalmatians

They have an adorable meet-cute in the park, then they adopt 86 extra puppies because WHO COULD SAY NO?

4. Mrs. Potts — Beauty and the Beast

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Come on, Angela Lansbury is everyone’s mother.

3. Quasimodo’s Mother — The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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Died protecting Quasimodo; what more could you ask for in a mother?

2. Bambi’s Mother — Bambi

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No words needed.

1. Mufasa — The Lion King

Wise, brave, regal. Mufasa is easily the best Disney parent of all time. Just try and watch this without crying. I dare you.

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