Fatherly Wisdom from 10 Disney Movie Dads

With Father’s Day approaching, there’s lots of fatherly wisdom and advice out there. Some of the best examples are right in some of these Disney movie classics. If you’re looking to add some special meaning to your Father’s Day card or just pass on some sagely fatherhood advice to a new dad this Father’s Day, look no further than this roundup of fatherly wisdom from ten Disney movie dads!

  • Words of Fatherly Wisdom

    Words of Fatherly Wisdom

    These 10 Disney Dads (and Father Figures) have plenty of fatherly wisdom to dispense to their children. This Father’s Day, take a sagely cue from these Disney Movie Dads!

  • The Lion King

    The Lion King

    You are more than what you have become.

    Mufasa’s wise words to his son remind us all to honor the uniqueness of our own birthright and place in the world.

  • Mulan


    The Emperor of China has a powerful reminder for Mulan that those of us who face tough challenges have many gifts to offer.

  • The Incredibles

    The Incredibles

    For Mr. Incredible, the most important part of being a father is his family.

  • Saving Mr. Banks

    Saving Mr. Banks

    A movie all about fathers and fatherhood, this silly quote that Travers tells his daughter reminds us to celebrate the whimsy and be in the moment with our children.

  • The Little Mermaid

    The Little Mermaid

    When his daughter Ariel flees the kingdom, King Triton will stop at nothing to protect his little girl.

  • Up


    Even though Carl and Ellie never had children of their own, he quickly becomes a father figure to Russell as they set off for adventure in Paradise Falls. This quote from Carl reminds dads no matter how hard they might try, there’s always going to be an age gap in the coolness factor between father and child!

  • Aladdin


    Princess Jasmine’s father finally recognizes that his free-spirited, strong-willed daughter deserves a life of happiness.

  • Pinocchio


    Geppetto reminds his “little boy” about the value of a good night’s sleep and the importance of education.

  • Pocahontas


    There comes a point at which all fathers must let go of their children one day, as they leave the nest. We can only hope we’ve taught them everything they can to make the best decisions for themselves now.

  • Finding Nemo

    Finding Nemo

    When his family is nearly wiped out, Marlin promises to always take care of his littlest fish. But as Dory points out later in Finding Nemo, if nothing happens to Nemo, it sounds like a pretty boring life. We need to trust our children to be brave for themselves.

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