Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Disney fathers: Not diminished

Another thought on this sacrament meeting meme that the role of the father in the family has been diminishing in recent years:

If this is going on in society as a whole, could someone explain to me how the role of the father in Bambi was completely natural for its time, and the role of the father in the Lion King was completely natural for its time, and yet fathers have less of a role nowadays?

2 comments:

Butter said...

Killing off the dads was necessary for the plots. Plus Disney tends to like single parent-single child dyads. I don't even remember the mom in Lion King.

David B said...

The mom was actually necessary for plot movement in the Lion King, but you're right, she was a pretty minor character (just with a couple important lines) in the movie.