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Celebrating a Disney Mother’s Love

Where would we all be without our mothers’ love? Moms help guide us and teach us right from wrong. They are always there for us when we need some good advice or a warm hug. One day isn’t enough to pay tribute to our moms, so we’re celebrating all month long! We’ve seen so many good examples of a mother’s love in Disney movies and television shows over the years, we thought it would be fun to list some of our favorite Disney moms. Who do you think makes a great mom? Does your mother remind you of these moms?

Last Mother’s Day middle Disney Sister, Becky, was surprised by her son (and husband) with a family trip to Disneyland, her Happiest Place on Earth! Talk about celebrating a mother’s love!

This year for Mother’s Day all three Disney Sisters along with our mother were invited to the Disney Social Media Mom Celebration. One very special highlight of our week was attending Merida’s Royal Celebration. She was officially welcomed into the Disney Princess royal court when her proud mother Queen Elinor placed the crown on her head. What a magical mother-daughter moment indeed!

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    25 of our Favorite Disney Moms

    There's not many things in this world more special than a Mother's Love. Check out this gallery of some of our favorite Disney Moms and see if your favorites are included. From Disney movies to Disney Channel shows... these moms have made their way into our hearts.

  • Kahara 2 of 25
    Kahara

    This mother lion raised the future King of the Jungle and taught him to be brave. Even though it took him awhile to face the truth, Simba had the courage to return to the pride lands and claim his place as King of the Jungle. What a proud mama she was,  and rightfully so! (The Lion King)

  • Mrs. Potts 3 of 25
    Tale as old as time… This mom is extra sweet, no matter one lump or two.

    Tale as old as time… This mom is extra sweet, no matter one lump or two. (Beauty and the Beast)

  • Andy’s Mom 4 of 25
    Andy's_Mom

    We've watched this single mom raise Andy and Molly for years. She's done a great job, Andy is thoughtful with a vivid imagination, and now he is off to college. Ms. Davis has earned a place on our list from her role in 3 movies. (Toy Story 1, 2 & 3)

  • Helen Parr / Mrs. Incredible 5 of 25
    Mrs. Incredible

    This mom's not just super… She's Incredible. Being a mother AND saving the world at the same time! (The Incredibles)

  • Sita 6 of 25
    African Cats

    This single mom is a great example of a fearless mother. We can learn a lot from moms in the wild, but really we aren't that different from them. Our strongest instincts are to protect and care for our babies. (African Cats)

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    Franny

    This little "don't sass me" girl turns out to be the matriarch of the entire Robinson family. She shows great compassion by always taking care of misfits whether it be frogs or humans. (Meet the Robinsons)

  • Perdita 8 of 25
    Perdita

    This mum (see what we did there) started out with 15 puppies of her own… and ended up with 99. (adopting the other 84) Talk about Mother of the Year! (101 Dalmations)

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    Our Favorite Disney Moms - Eudora

    This mom raised a daughter full of determination and drive. It's obvious that Tiana grew up with a lot of love and support, from a mother who believes in her daughter, but still wants some "grandkids." Can you blame her? (The Princess and the Frog)

  • Mrs. Jumbo 10 of 25
    Our Favorite Disney Moms: Mrs. Jumbo

    This mom is willing to do what it takes to protect her child. We think it's something that all mothers can relate to. (Dumbo)

  • Amy Duncan 11 of 25
    Our Favorite Disney Moms: Amy Duncan

    This mom to five children whose ages range from college to new baby needs no luck. She's got "Ba-Bam" mad parenting skillz yo... and Teddy's got plenty of home video footage to prove it. (Good Luck Charlie)

  • Queen Elinor 12 of 25
    Our Favorite Disney Moms: Queen Elinor

    Don't mess with Mama Bear... literally! This mother teaches her children strength and dignity. She holds high expectations, especially for Merida, but she really just wants what's best and for her daughter to be happy. (Brave)

     

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    Our Favorite Disney Moms: Kanga

    She is the only mother in the hundred acre wood. Always there to lend a helping hand or offer motherly advice for Roo or any of the other characters. (Winnie the Pooh)

  • Mary Darling 14 of 25
    Our Favorite Disney Moms: Mary Darling

    This mom has three children full of imagination. Mrs. Darling not only encourages her "little Darlings" to use their imaginations, but she believes in the spirit of Peter Pan. Plus anyone who has the patience to be married to Mr. Darling gets our vote! (Peter Pan)

  • Mom McStuffins 15 of 25
    Our Favorite Disney Moms: Mom McStuffins

    This mom has a great prescription to being a good mother. She's an excellent role model to her young children. She runs a busy practice, but she always has time for her two favorite patients Doc and Donny. (Doc McStuffins)

     

  • Theresa Russo 16 of 25
    Our Favorite Disney Moms: Theresa Russo

    This mom is not a wizard, but she's a parent of 3 wizards. This mama doesn't need a wand to keep her family in line. She runs a restaurant and has all of her kids (and her husband) working with her too! Now that's magic. (Wizards of Waverly Place)

  • Kala 17 of 25
    Our Favorite Disney Moms: Kala

    She heard a baby crying and her animal instinct lead her to Tarzan, the human baby who was all alone. But it was her mother's heart that gave her the courage to raise Tarzan as her own. We think she did a pretty great job! (Tarzan)

     

  • Rapunzel’s Mom 18 of 25
    Our Favorite Disney Moms: Rapunzel's Mom

    Though her daughter Rapunzel was stolen from her own home as a baby, she never gave up the hope that they would one day be re-united… we all remember the joy we felt seeing that wonderful reunion. A mother's love is forever. (Tangled)

  • Tasha Davenport 19 of 25
    Our Favorite Disney Moms: Tasha

    This mom to Leo has her hands full, with plenty of people who need mothering. She is a career woman but stills has time to be a mother figure for all three of her husband's super-human teenagers. And sometimes even her husband. What an experiment in parenting! (Lab Rats)

  • Mama Hook 20 of 25
    Our Favorite Disney Moms: Mama Hook

    This mom may have raised one of Neverland's most sneaky pirates, but who else can call Captain Hook "James P. Bartholamew." We all know who really runs the ship in that family! (Jake and the Never Land Pirates)

  • Queen Miranda 21 of 25
    Our Favorite Disney Moms: Queen Miranda

    This mother became royalty practically overnight. Not only is she a mom but also a step-mom. Handling the challenges of parenting with patience and understanding. A class act! (Sofia the First)

  • Duchess 22 of 25
    Our Favorite Disney Moms: Duchess

    Not one. Not two. But three purr-fectly delightful kittens. Schooled by this mom in the most Aristocratic way. After all, "Everybody Wants to be a Cat!" (Aristocats)

  • Winifred Banks 23 of 25
    Our Favorite Disney Moms: Winifred Banks

    This mom stands up for what she believes in and is not afraid to march for Women's Equality! Way to teach your children the importance of volunteer work and passion for a noble cause. "Our daughter's daughters will adore us, and they'll sing in grateful chorus!"

  • Mama Heffalump 24 of 25
    Our Favorite Disney Moms - Mama Heffalump

    This Mama Heffalump worries about her son lumpy and his safety. But rest assured she will always come running if he ever gets into trouble or needs her. Trunk hugs for everyone! (Pooh's Heffalump Movie)

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    Our Favorite Disney Moms: Fa Li

    This mom raised her daughter to bring honor to the family and though Mulan went against her parents, (to protect her father's health) in the end she made them even more proud and became a hero to all of China. (Mulan)

     

Photos: © Disney, Disney Channel, Disney Junior & Pixar.

Full Disclosure: We were invited to attend Merida’s Royal Celebration as part of the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. Walt Disney World offered a special discounted rate for all attendees and their families. This is a once in a lifetime experience and we are grateful to Disney for allowing us to participate. We’ll be sharing unique things seen and heard throughout the Celebration. Please keep in mind these our own personal thoughts and opinions, not those of The Walt Disney Company.

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