Here's Why Disney Characters Rarely Have Mothers

September 15, 2014 10:06 PM

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If you've ever wondered why so many Disney characters were lacking in the mom department or pondered why mommy dearest was introduced only to bite the big one moments later, there's a very logical explanation -- and it's not just about reducing you to a sniveling sack of tears.

"I’ll give you two stories that are the reasons. I never talk about this, but I will," Don Hahn, executive producer of "Maleficent," recently told Glamour. "One reason is practical because the movies are 80 or 90 minutes long, and Disney films are about growing up. They’re about that day in your lif...

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