Top 10 Animated Characters Who Were Raised By Single Parents

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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 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. - egnomac

A Goofy Movie was my childhood! - Misfire

Did his parents divorce?

RIP Max's Mom 19? -1992 - Maddox121

2 Nemo - Finding Nemo 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. - egnomac

3 Buster Baxter - Arthur 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. - egnomac

Just because his parents were divorced doesn't mean he was raised by a single parent. Both parents raised him. - RobertWisdom

4 Eric Cartman - South Park Eric Cartman - South Park Eric Theodore Cartman is one of the main characters in the animated television series South Park, created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, and voiced by Trey Parker.
5 Chuckie Finster - Rugrats 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. - egnomac

I used to think he was the doll from child’s play

6 Homer Simpson - The Simpsons 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. - egnomac

This guy should be number 1

7 Ginger Foutley - As Told by Ginger 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. - egnomac

8 Ronnie Anne Santiago - The Loud House Ronnie Anne Santiago - The Loud House Ronnie Ann 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 ...read 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. - egnomac

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

Wait, The Loud House has its 4th season already? Lol this just goes to show that I don’t pay attention to the television anymore. - Misfire

9 Wendy Corduroy - Gravity Falls 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.

10 Steven Universe - Steven Universe Steven Universe - Steven Universe

heck yeah

The Contenders

11 Roger Klotz - Doug 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 - egnomac

12 Nelson Muntz - The Simpsons Nelson Muntz - The Simpsons Nelson Mandela Muntz is a fictional character and the lead school bully from the animated TV series The Simpsons.
13 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. - egnomac

14 Johnny Bravo - Johnny Bravo Johnny Bravo - Johnny Bravo
15 Pepper Ann Pearson - Pepper Ann Pepper Ann Pearson - Pepper Ann
16 Jim Hawkins - Treasure Planet Jim Hawkins - Treasure Planet
17 Baljeet Tjinder - Phineas And Ferb Baljeet Tjinder - Phineas And Ferb

1. Wait, his last name is Tjinder?
2. Wait, he was raised by a single parent?
3. I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS! - ItsSnowCone

Bajeet has a LASTNAME - Manlypants

18 Dumbo - Dumbo Dumbo - Dumbo
19 Gosalyn Mallard - Darkwing Duck Gosalyn Mallard - Darkwing Duck

Was adopted by Drake Mallord aka Darkwing Duck. - egnomac

20 Kubo - Kubo and The Two Strings Kubo - Kubo and The Two Strings
21 Mavis - Hotel Transylvania Mavis - Hotel Transylvania

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

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

22 Star-Lord - Guardians of the Galaxy: The Animated Series

Should be number one

23 Adrien Agreste - Miraculous Ladybug 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 ...read more.
24 Isabella Garcia-Shapiro - Phineas and Ferb Isabella Garcia-Shapiro - Phineas and Ferb

Her father only made a few brief cameos in the show and he never spoke. We can assume that her parents either separated, divorced or live separately. - MarioFan96

25 Bambi - Bambi Bambi - Bambi

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. - egnomac

26 Tiana - Princess and the Frog Tiana - Princess and the Frog Princess Tiana of Maldonia is a fictional main character who appears in Walt Disney Pictures' 49th animated feature film The Princess and the Frog.

Was raised by both parents until her father died. - egnomac

She was raised by both parents. - RobertWisdom

27 The Toddler - Among The Sleep
28 Andy Davis - Toy Story

Raised by his mother though their never been any mention of his father in any of the first three Toy Story movies. - egnomac

29 Shouya Ishida - A Silent Voice
30 Jack - Jack and The Cuckoo-Clock Heart Jack - Jack and The Cuckoo-Clock Heart
31 Ken Kaneki - Tokyo Ghoul Ken Kaneki - Tokyo Ghoul
32 Ariel - The Little Mermaid Ariel - The Little Mermaid Princess Ariel is a fictional character and the title character of Walt Disney Pictures' 28th animated film The Little Mermaid.

That's someone I know's name!

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

33 Sal Fisher - Sally Face Sal Fisher - Sally Face
34 Melissa Chase - Milo Murphy's Law
35 Stacy Hirano - Phineas and Ferb Stacy Hirano - Phineas and Ferb
36 Josuke Higashikata - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Josuke Higashikata - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Josuke Higashikata is a fictional character from the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga series created by Hirohiko Araki.
37 Konata Izumi - Lucky Star Konata Izumi - Lucky Star
38 Lilo Pelekai - Lilo & Stitch Lilo Pelekai - Lilo & Stitch

She's raised by her sister. - thomwim

39 Pocahontas - Pocahontas Pocahontas - Pocahontas Pocahontas is a title character in Disney's 33rd animated feature film Pocahontas, and its direct-to-video sequel Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World.
40 Belle - Beauty and the Beast 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 ...read 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. - egnomac

41 Jasmine - Aladdin Jasmine - Aladdin She is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Animation Studios' 31st animated feature film Aladdin (1992).
42 Remy - Ratatouille Remy - Ratatouille
43 Vash the Stampede - Trigun Vash the Stampede - Trigun Vash the Stampede, also simply referred as Vash, is the main protagonist and the titular character of Trigun, an anime and manga series created by Yasuhiro Nightow.
44 Migo - Smallfoot
45 Riko - Made In Abyss
46 Emma - The Promised Neverland Emma - The Promised Neverland
47 Xiaoye - The Great Warrior Wall Xiaoye - The Great Warrior Wall
48 BoBoiBoy - BoBoiBoy/BoBoiBoy Galaxy BoBoiBoy - BoBoiBoy/BoBoiBoy Galaxy
49 Yuri Plisetsky - Yuri!!! on Ice Yuri Plisetsky - Yuri!!! on Ice
50 Saoirse - Song of the Sea Saoirse - Song of the Sea
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Updated 27 Aug 2019

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