With Father’s Day right around the corner, Costume Discounters felt it fitting to revisit some of our favorite childhood memories from some of our favorite Disney dads.
Mufasa; The Lion King
Before the most tragic scene in any movie ever, Mufasa drops some knowledge on his son and the future king, Simba. Don’t go looking for trouble… Even if “danger” is your middle name.
King Triton; The Little Mermaid
Cue the tears – Throughout The Little Mermaid, King Triton redefines the word “overbearing.” That’s why the final scene, where he lets his little girl go, makes our hearts drop.
Goofy; A Goofy Movie
If you’ve ever been embarrassed by your dad, think about how you’d feel if his name was literally Goofy. A Goofy Movie is filled with life lessons, including just how important family is.
Pongo; 101 Dalmatians
When Pongo says this in 101 Dalmatians, you just believe him. He’s as playful as a puppy, but protective as can be. He makes sure nobody – not even Cruella DeVil – brings harm to his children.
Marlin; Finding Nemo
In one of the most aww-inspiring moments in recent Disney memory, Marlin remembers something that his son Nemo asked him well before he found himself lost on land. See, kids? Dads listen.
(Crazy, Old) Maurice; Beauty & The Beast
For as different as she is from the rest of the town’s women, Belle is twice as lucky. In Maurice, she has a father that accepts her for who she is – smart and with love for reading, and an unquenchable thirst for knowledge.
The Sultan; Aladdin
While Agrabah’s Sultan may be a little on the clumsy side, there’s no mistaking his admiration for his daughter. After abiding by the kingdom’s rules for ages, he accepts his daughter’s desire to marry the “Street Rat.”
Fa Zhao; Mulan
After Mulan goes to great lengths to make her family proud, her father, Fa Zhao, breaks our hearts into a million little pieces with this quote – really reflective of the kind of dad he is.
Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible; The Incredibles
Even superheroes make some parenting mistakes. Bob Parr’s realization of his INCREDIBLE love for his family is enough to bring us to our knees.
How do you live up to the legacy of the god of all gods? By Going the Distance, of course. Hercules’ dad hooks him up with this classic quote after he defeats Hades of the Underworld.
Darth Vader; Star Wars
…We had to.