Dads have always been around to pick us up when we fall down and give us advice on pretty much everything, from career choices to budgeting money, and they are somehow never short on both wisdom and cheesy quips. Seriously, there’s a reason why “Dad jokes” are a thing. Disney dads are no different: they are goofy, sweet, wise, loving, and — when it comes to the serious stuff — able to put their foot down for the right reasons. Here are some of the most memorable patriarchs who played big parts in our favorite characters’ lives, ranked based on the valuable life lessons we’ve learned from them.
— Additional reporting by Haley Lyndes