Disney Pixar loves to tell stories that touch the heart, including through family stories. In some of his films, the role of the father becomes an important character in the storyline that is conveyed, to the point that it invites tears.
Who are the father figures in the Disney Pixar films? The following is a list of fatherly figures throughout the story.
Bob Parr (The Incredibles)
Bob Parr is the father in The Incredibles. His role began to be felt when the sequel to this film, Incredibles 2. Bob played a housewife when his wife was getting a job fighting crime. Unaccustomed to handling children, Bob is constrained by taking care of his three children who also have super powers.
Henry (Good Dinosaur)
Henry’s character in this film does not last long. Since the beginning of the film, the main conflict comes precisely because of the death of his father. However, Henry’s role as Arlo’s moral support becomes important when the boy survives alone. Moreover, Arlo has to take care of the human children who follow him constantly.
Gusteau wasn’t really the father of Remy, the rat who was good at cooking. However, this fatherly role comes when Remy is educated by Gusteau to be more skilled at cooking. This fatherly role conflict arose after Remy’s friend Linguini was found to be an official descendant of Gusteau.
Woody (Toy Story 4)
Throughout the Toy Story journey, Woody’s figure is described as being more mature than other toys. It’s even more touching in Toy Story 4 when Woody has to accompany Forky, a toy made by Bonnie. Forky who is not confident is always guided by Woody to make sure Bonnie is not worried about losing Forky.
Sulley (Monster Inc.)
Sulley is not Boo’s father and Boo shouldn’t be around Sulley and Mike. Sulley’s role in making sure Boo is okay in the monster world shows her fatherly role. In fact, Sulley didn’t want Boo to return to the human world.
Doc Hudson (Cars)
Doc Hudson fits McQueen’s mentor. Doc Hudson played a big role to mature the role of McQueen. At first he became an indifferent racer, then became a calmer figure. Doc’s role paid off when McQueen became a mentor to young drivers in Cars 3.
The figure of Héctor is quite unique and different from other Disney Pixar films. Héctor is told as Miguel’s great-grandfather whose family does not know. No one prays for him so that he is fragile in the afterlife. Héctor’s touching moment occurred when he sang a song for his daughter with touching lyrics.
Carl is not Russell’s father. In fact, Carl is on an adventure to fulfill the dream of his late wife, Ellie. However, Carl’s adaptation to always protect Russell and the endemic bird of Paradise Falls became a symbol of Carl’s fatherhood.
Marlin (Finding Nemo)
This film clearly depicts the struggle of a father for his son. Marlin is willing to penetrate the deepest trough and encounter a shark to save his only child. This film leaves a warm feeling of Marlin’s hard work to get back his son, Nemo.