The 10 Best Disney Movie Dads

​Even while most Disney characters only have one parent (if any at all), when they do, it’s usually a decent one.

Whether they’re princes and princesses, aspiring superheroes, or vibrant wooden puppets, Disney films are full of fathers who encourage their children.

While honorable mentions include Crush from Finding Nemo and Pacha from TheEmperor’s New Groove, plenty of other Disney dads and figures make the cut who spend their films guiding, finding, and raising their children.

Bob Parr — ‘The Incredibles’ (2004)

Many people think they have a super dad, but that expression is literal for the Parr kids. In The Incredibles, Bob Parr (Craig T. Nelson) doubles as superhero Mr. Incredible.

When Bob isn’t saving the world from supervillains like Syndrome and The Underminer, he spends his time in Incredibles 2taking care of Violet, Dash, and baby Jack-Jack while Elastigirl is off on a mission to save the world.

Marlin — ‘Finding Nemo’ (2003)

Marlin (Albert Brooks) is the epitome of an overprotective dad to Nemo, but for a good reason. After mourning the loss of his wife and other children at the start of Finding Nemo, Marlin does everything he can to protect his only son.

Although Nemo often rebels against his father’s coddling, daring to touch the butt of a boat at the top of the ocean, Nemo quickly learns how much he needs his father throughout the film.

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