They Put the Grand in Grandmother

There are two grandmothers that live in Disney animation infamy, and rightfully so. We wish we could put these two in our pockets so we’d never be far from their stellar advice and unbeatable comedic timing.


Grandmother Willow

This one is a tree, so bonus points to her for being both anthropomorphic and right all the time. In addition to her well-taken argument about how what’s right isn’t always easy, she has a knack for metaphors. When trying to explain how change has a ripple effect, she dips one of her flowing branches in the water and says, “So small at first, then look how they grow. But someone has to start them.”


She also knows her way around a pun, as evidenced by her introduction to John Smith, in which she says, “Don’t be frightened, young man. My bark is worse than my bite.”


Grandmother Fa

Mulan Grandmother Fa Quote

This one is as sassy as sassy gets, complete with quality quips and a penchant for calling things just as she sees them. She’s the one who brings Cri-Kee into the story and tries to make sure her granddaughter has all the luck she can get.


She also manages to pull off the “Can you stay forever?” line without causing family drama. Well played, Grandma.

Posted 7 years Ago
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