I’ve noticed that all Disney movies have absent parents. Children/characters either have no parents, or only a single parent is shown. The only ones I can think of right off hand where this isn’t the case…is Lady & the Tramp. She had Jim Dear & Darling…And later she & Tramp were both parents. ...And 101 Dalmations. Pongo & Purdita & their owners were both present to raise “children”.
Some stories explain the absenteeism, others don’t. I always thought it was weird.
I prefer all older Disney films to the new ones. I liked the color & the stories better. Also, most of it wasn’t dependant on slap-stick humor or even “adult” humor. It was genuinely funny or sweet in a fun way. Some of the themes were still dark (The woodsman in Snow White preparing to kill Snow White for example, or Malificent from Sleeping Beauty putting a curse on an infant) but I think appropriately protrayed for children. When I was a little older, I was allowed to read the “original” tales & still enjoyed both versions.
Of the movies above, I only have Snow White…so I couldn’t really compare. The others my mother has on tape, but I am not really that interested in figuring out if it’s true. So what if is?