Great animated films share many attributes: stunning visuals, heartfelt emotion, humor. But many of them also share another trait: no mothers. If you are an animated character and your name is Bambi, Nemo, or Belle (to name just a few), you grew up without a mom (though occasionally, as in “Toy Story,” the single-parent trope is reversed).

Whatever their motherless status means for Disney and Pixar characters’ socialization is up for debate, but what it means for audiences is that there’s a big selection of great dads in Disney and Pixar films. So for Father’s Day, let’s take a look at some of the best animated dads from Disney and Pixar.

In fact, let’s pit them against each other in a competitive ranking to find out who the five best Disney Pixar dads truly are.

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