Adoption-related themes seem to come up pretty often in Disney movies, even when adoption isn't mentioned in the film. From difficult stepmothers to absent parents to a child developing a sense of identity, Disney films often present stories with the potential to connect deeply with viewers touched by adoption. When this happens, there is the potential for good - growth and conversation, and the potential for harm - triggers and unintentionally reinforced negative stereotypes.   There's a full database of movie reviews here. This page features the Disney films that have come across the screens of Adoption at the Movies.

Updated: 11/27/17


   Olaf's Frozen Adventure

   Cars 3

   Wonder Woman

   Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

  Beauty and the Beast

 Newsies Musical


   Inner Workings

   Queen of Katwe

   Pete's Dragon (2016)

    The BFG

 Finding Dory


   Alice Through the Looking Glass

  The Jungle Book (2016)
 Cinderella (1950)


  Doc McStuffins - Baby McStuffins

Doc McStuffins - whole adoption storyline
   Inside Out


    Monkey Kingdom


  McFarland USA

 Strange Magic

Into the Woods





1 comment:

  1. Disney movies always follow the formula of Happily Ever After, and it always works. If people didn't want to see the hope of a happy ending, they wouldn't see disney experience movies to escape the every day.


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