Mother’s Day Moments: Disney Animated Scenes Celebrating Mom

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The arrival of May welcomes spring and warmer days. During this mid-year month, memorials (in honor of US servicemen and women who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice for their country) and Mother’s Day tributes to Moms take center stage as celebrated holidays.

As Mother’s Day arrives this weekend, we offer this collection of scenes from Walt Disney Studios in celebration of the day.  Mother’s Day moments that are not only touching but remind us of how much mom means to us.

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When it comes to Mother’s Day and Disney, this heartwarming scene from Disney’s animated feature, Dumbo best exemplifies a mother’s love for her children.


Mother and daughter relationships are a balance of give and take. The bond between the two is significant in these scenes showing Merida and her mom interacting.

The Lion King

In this scene from The Lion King, Simba, and Nala’s mothers, after bath time, balance permission with caution.

Lady and the Tramp

Lady learns a lullaby and just what a baby is. Her curiosity discovers Darling’s love for the newborn that seems to have all the attention.

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Its often said that our departed loved ones visit us in dreams. Here, Bambi reunites with his mother in this touching animated sequence.

Toy Story 3

Growing up and leaving home is not always easy. Andy’s Mother tears up as her son prepares to depart for college.

Infamous for pulling on heartstrings with touching, tender moments within their animated mousterpieces, Walt Disney Studios has been teaching us about mom for decades. These seven scenes of motherly moments are but a few examples of Mother’s Day magic.

From all of us at Inside the Magic to all the moms reading, Happy Mother’s Day!

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