April 12, 2007

TT #6

13 Disney movies that have no mothers or the mothers are killed off.

1. Bambi
2. Dumbo
3. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
4. Cinderella
5. Pinocchio
6. Finding Nemo
7. The Sword and the Stone
8. The Jungle Book
9. The Little Mermaid
10. Beauty and the Beast
11. Aladdin
12. Pocahontas
13. The Goofy Movie

Brought to you by the Disney's Dead Mothers Club. A big thank you to my boyfriend Michael for pointing this out to me. He has 13 more posted on his blog. That's pretty sad.

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Denise Patrick said...

What?! You mean Cinderella's stepmother doesn't count? LOL Great post.

My TT is all about things I wish I could do.

Bianca D'Arc said...

LMAO! I never thought about that before. Too weird!


Christine said...

I forgot Diney doesn't like mothers LOL! Scary stuff when you think about it.

damozel said...

Yeah, what's up with that? But at least the moms aren't eeeevil like the stepmothers (who also get killed off, but nobody cares). It's just now occurring to me; it's ALWAYS the women.

Michelle Hasker said...

Great list!
I wont let my kids watch Dumbo or Bambi. I'm still traumatized by them.
Great TT

amy said...

a) you have really wonderful pics on here
b) there may not be a Disney movie that does not have a dysfunctional family..lots of issues

PresentStorm said...

Wow I never realized that Disney was so morbid..lol Dang!!

Great list, thanks for pointing this out.

Happy TT!!!

Indiana Amy said...

That's interesting, I'd never thought of it before...hmmmm...

Elena Croft said...

You know I never noticed before but wow!


Raggedy said...

So sad :(
But the kids love them!
Terrific Thursday Thirteen!
Thank you for your visit.
Have a wonderful day!
Happy TT'ing!
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she said...

Disney is the root of all evil ;)

Ingrid said...

huh!!! and they call it kid-friendly/family-friendly movies!!! how ironic!!! but i'd still like to say HAKUNA MATATA!!!

Tilly Greene said...

I thought Bambi's Mom dies at the very start...that flick traumatized me as a child, but didn't cure me of the Disney addiction :-)

Tilly Greene said...

There you go...didn't read it right :-) You're right...Roy Disney had serious mommy issues!

thecabinet said...

I came up with 13 more !!!check out my TT

Wylie Kinson said...

Here's my theory:
If they had mothers, there would be no story! Snow White's mother would have protected her from the evil stepmom, Nemo's mom wouldn't have coddled him so much so he was forced to do something stupid like venture out into the deep blue, Pinocchio wouldn't have lied lest he disappoint Mom, Aladdin wouldn't have had to steal for food, etc.... Get the picture?
Look at all the vulnerable/troubled orphaned heroes/heroines in romance novels!

FRIGGA said...

I think Wylie is right, if they had mothers there wouldn't be as much drama. My TT13 is up at http://anyapples.blogspot.com/

impworks said...

Now if they'd gone for fatal illnesses they'd have won a few best picture Oscars. But they went for killing off mothers that many times and still it hasn't sunk in that the academy doesn't like it ;-)

Anonymous said...

What a great idea for a list! I remember being completely traumatized as a child by Bambi. Those Disney movies are not as sweet and innocent as they seem. Thanks for pointing this out to everyone!

JAM said...

I never thought of this, except for Bambi, because Mom is pretty much killed on screen there.

Lots of witches in Disney movies too.

Neat list.

TorAa said...

I still remember when my mother read about Bambi, when I was a little kid. OMG - I did cry - when the thruth came clear after the forestfire...

Kimo & Sabi said...

Well, here's the deal - the urban legend says that Disney was an adopted child and has abandonment issues. This has not been proven, yet also has not been formally disputed. It appears to be a big family secret...so who knows. It is no difficult to see that the majority of his movies deal with loss / abandonment by family!

Michelle Pillow said...

I never noticed that before either.


Michelle Pillow said...

Thanks for stopping by.

I (michelle) love Beauty and the Beast.


Geekwif said...

Holy cow that's sad! What does Disney have against mothers?

Angelika said...

Interesting 13, LOL.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! I never thought about that before! That is kinda sad...it was great that you posted it though...makes you think!! Happy TT to you!

Robin said...

All those dead mothers are one of the main reasons I'm not crazy about Disney movies for my kids.