As I was rocking my baby girl to sleep this morning, I was watching the Disney channel with Taylor. We were watching a clip that had a bunch of old Mickey Mouse characters, and I noticed some things that got me thinking...some of the characters were motherless. Take Goofy, for example. He has his son, Max, but there's never any mention of Max's mother...does he have one? I know Goofy has seemed to have an ongoing crush on Clarabelle the Cow, but I don't think she's Max's mom. And what about Hewey, Dewey, and Louie? They live with their Uncle Scrooge in DuckTales, but in the old clips, Donald is taking care of them. Are the orphans? Is Donald their dad? Then, THAT got me thinking to the Disney movies...there seems to be a large majority of them that have broken families or awkward family situations. In Snow White, it only talks about her stepmother, who's the evil queen. But what about her regular mother? And, to have a Stepmother, her father must've remarried...and that would've made him the King. Where was he when the Queen was trying to kill Snow White? Cinderella's parents die. Bambi's mom dies. Sleeping Beauty was estranged from her parents for 16 years (awkward). Wart from Sword in the Stone was an orphan. Mowgli from Jungle Book was an orphan. Ariel makes no mention of a mother. Belle doesn't have a mother. Simba's father died. Aladdin doesn't have parents. Do I really need to go on? Strange.
Also, have you noticed that a LARGE majority of Disney's villians are really skinny and angular? And that almost all of the antagonists die by falling far distances?
Sorry...this is all really random...but I guess you could blame it on watching kiddie shows all day combined with sleep deprivation :)