I know I’m not the only one who has noticed this. Families created by Disney are unstable, they either have orphaned kids or there are no mothers at all. Either they were killed, evil, or just not there.
Quasimod's mother is killed in the first 8 minutes of the movie.
Ariel's mother is killed by a pirate ship in The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning
Bambi's mother was shot and killed by a hunter.
Tod's mother is shot and killed.
Cinderella's mother isn't mentioned (she's probably dead) but she has inept Aunts
Snow White's mother isn't mentioned but the queen is her stepmother.
She doesn't have a mother but she has a grandmother.
Jasmine doesn't have a mother.
Belle has no mother.
This one is kind of irrelevant. He was made and therefor couldn't have a mother unless you consider the 'Blue Fairy' as his mother.
No mother nor is there any mentioning of a mother.
Nemo's mom is killed in the first 5-9 minutes of the movie. As well as most of her kids.
Mother dies in car accident.
No mother present.
Mother is dead.
No mother, only father.
A quick way to make the audience “fall” for a character is to put that character in a traumatic situation, and create pity for the parent. What will evoke more pity than a parent dying? Ever since the first book was put in ink (Homer’s The Illiad and The Odysee) women have been portrayed as “evil”. Combine these two points, and that is why the mothers die in Disney movies.