Top 10 Animated Characters Who Were Raised By Single Parents

For this list we will be looking at the top 10 animated characters from movies, cartoon and anime who for the most part were raised by single parents either due to the other parent being dead, divorced, separated or any other reasons adopted parents and legal guardians can also be included.
The Top Ten
1 Max Goof - Goof Troop Maximilian "Max" Goof is a fictional character who is the son of the Disney character Goofy. He first appeared in the 1992 television series Goof Troop as a preteen.

In both the Goof Troop series and the movies Max is mostly raised by his single father Goofy though we are never really given any information about Max's mom.

A Goofy Movie was my childhood!

Did his parents divorce?

who is max's mother? does anybody know?

2 Nemo - Finding Nemo

Raised by his father Marlin after his mother and the rest of his siblings were devoured by a barracuda in the opening scene of Finding Nemo the event lead to Marlin becoming overprotective over Nemo that it lead him to rebel which gets him captured by divers leading to Marlin to go on his journey to find him.

3 Chuckie Finster - Rugrats

Before Rugrats in Paris Chuckie was raised by his father Chas as it was revealed in the Mother's Day episode that Chuckie's mom died when he was very little and leading up to the episode Chas tired to keep Chuckie from finding out about her fearing that he would miss her.

4 Ginger Foutley - As Told by Ginger

Throughout the series its been shown that Ginger and her younger brother Carl are raised by their mother Lois after their father Jonas left the family shortly after Carl was born and really has not been there for them though later in the series he does eventually make more appearances usually to give Ginger fatherly advice and while Ginger does attempt to have some sort of relationship with him Carl still acts pretty cold towards him for walking out on them.

5 Ronnie Anne Santiago - The Loud House Ronnie Anne Santiago is a fictional character from The Loud House as one of Lincoln's best friends and Bobby's younger sister who was first mentioned by name in the episode "Heavy Meddle" as a girl who relentlessly harassed Lincoln in which his sisters convince him that her bullying really meant that more.

It was revealed in The Loud House Season 4 episode Freinded that Ronnie Anne's parents are separated and for the most part was raised along with Bobby by there mother as a single parent before moving to the city to be with their extended family.

So Ronnie Anne Loud have a single parent? Geez, how much stuff I did not know about Loud House

she does have a dad, he just isn't around much.

6 Buster Baxter - Arthur

Many Arthur episodes have touched on Buster's parents being divorced like in the episode "Arthur's Faraway Friend" in which Buster finds out he's going to be staying with his father for a few months and in another episode "1001 Dads" Arthur worried that Busters is sad of not having his dad around during the Father's Day Picnic he tries to find a new dad who Buster can go to the picnic with and Buster later has a talk with Arthur and tells him that even though its hard not having his dad around he still enjoys the time he does have with him and even though his parents aren't together anymore he still has a family.

7 Eric Cartman - South Park Eric Theodore Cartman, often referred to just by his surname, is a main character, as well as a major antagonist and occasional antihero in the animated television series South Park, created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, and voiced by Parker. He is one of four central characters in South Park, along more.

I think one of the reasons why Cartman is so messed up is because he’s never had a father figure ever (and didn’t even know who his real dad was until Season 14) and his mom just lets him do whatever he wants with no consequence

8 Sherman - Mr. Peabody & Sherman

In both the movie and cartoon Sherman is adopted by Mr. Peabody though in the movie its explored a lot more as an actual father and son relationship as during the movie a child protective service agent questions if Mr. Peabody is actually capable of raising a child following an incident where Sherman bits a student Penny and believes his behavior comes from the fact that he's being raised by a dog.

9 Pepper Ann Pearson - Pepper Ann
10 Homer Simpson - The Simpsons Homer Jay Simpson is the protagonist of the American animated television series The Simpsons as the patriarch of the eponymous family.

Was raises alone by his father after his mother was forced to go on the run after being singled out by Mr. Burns when she and her friends destroy his germ lab, from there Abe had told Homer his mother was dead until its revealed in Mother Simpson that Homer's mother was still alive and still a fugitive.

This guy should be number 1

The Newcomers

? Pearl Krabs - SpongeBob SquarePants
The Contenders
11 Roger Klotz - Doug Roger Klotz is the main antagonist of Doug. He is Doug Funnie's enemy and later friend, and often goes to great extents to bully him or make him look stupid in front of his crush, Patti Mayonnaise.

Despite being your typical Bully Roger has shown that there is more to him then meets the eye for starters its revealed in an episode "Doug and Patti P.I." that Roger's parents are divorced and he sabotaged the father son wheel barrel race

12 Dumbo - Dumbo

Dumbo doesn’t have a father

13 Steven Universe - Steven Universe
14 Nelson Muntz - The Simpsons Nelson Mandela Muntz is a fictional character and the lead school bully from the animated TV series The Simpsons.
15 Johnny Bravo - Johnny Bravo

he is such a funny guy, and has a great mom.

16 Mavis - Hotel Transylvania

Raised by her over protective father Dracula after her mother was killed by humans.

Good funny movie series and T.V. series Hotel Transylvania

she has a very loving dad, it's nice to see a dad that loves his kid.

17 Wendy Corduroy - Gravity Falls

Her father raising her alone made her more masculine and into fighting

I’m honestly curious as to if it’s ever mentioned that she has a mother or not. I don’t think so, I still love her as a character though.

18 Bambi - Bambi Bambi is the title character in Felix Salten's 1923 novel Bambi, a Life in the Woods and its sequel Bambi's Children, as well as the Disney animated films

Strangely Bambi at first is raised alone by his mother while his dad is somewhat absent then after she is killed by the hunter Bambi's father shows up tells him his mother is dead then proceed to raise Bambi from then on.

19 Gosalyn Mallard - Darkwing Duck

Was adopted by Drake Mallord aka Darkwing Duck.

20 Kubo - Kubo and The Two Strings

god I hated this movie

21 Jim Hawkins - Treasure Planet
22 Ariel - The Little Mermaid Princess Ariel is a fictional character and the title character of Walt Disney Pictures' 28th animated film The Little Mermaid.

Was raised along side her 6 other sisters by their father King Triton after their mother was crushed to death by pirates.

23 Adrien Agreste - Miraculous Ladybug Adrien is a deuteragonist in the show, Miraculous Ladybug. His hero self is Chat Noir. Ironically, unlike Chat who is snarky, active, and have too many freedom, he is opposite of Chat, kind, polite, calm, and cool. He is born and live in rich family, however, despite he is rich, he is really kind to more.
24 Stacy Hirano - Phineas and Ferb Stacy Hirano, often nicknamed Stace by her friends, is a supporting character of Disney’s popular animated TV show Phineas and Ferb.
25 Belle - Beauty and the Beast Belle is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Pictures' 30th animated feature film Beauty and the Beast (1991) and in the live action remake Beauty and the Beast (2017). Belle is the intelligent and selfless young daughter of an inventor who does not conform to the normal ways of her small more.

You can pretty much fill this whole list with Disney characters as its tradition for Disney characters to be raised by a single parent due to the other being dead or absent.

she had a good dad who loved her.

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