This kind-hearted villain leaves behind his life of crime for good after adopting three adorable sisters, Margo, Edith and Agnes, though their adventures didn't stop there.
This clownfish may be overprotective, but we can't think of any other dads who literally swam across the ocean for his child. Marlin's journey to 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney, sets the gold standard for animated parenting.
Our favorite TV dad for nearly three decades now, Homer can be counted on for laughs, doughnuts and coming through for his family when they need it most.
After his badass daughter poses as a man to enlist in the Chinese army so he won't have to, Fa Zhou couldn't have been prouder of Mulan for getting down to business to defeat the Huns.
He may not be the smartest, but Peter's antics around Quahog, endless pop culture references and dysfunctional relationships with his children have kept us entertained for almost 20 years.
Bob (AKA Mr. Incredible) takes the term "Super Dad" to new heights when his protection of his family from Syndrome reflects his own super strength.
This loud-mouthed Yabba-Dabba-Dad is a cartoon classic for his outbursts and schemes, but he always has his family's best interest at heart.
This Nickelodeon dad is often oblivious to his son Timmy's perils with evil babysitter Vicky, let alone the fairy godparents living in his own house. However, Mr. Turner supports his son immensely, and will assure everyone that any negativity can be attributed to Dinkleberg.
This Disney dad desperately wants to find a suitor for his royal daughter, Jasmine, but eventually changes Agrabah's law to allow her to marry her one true love, Aladdin—even though he's a poor thief.
Like most teenagers, Penny is often embarrassed by her father, Oscar, who means well but has trouble letting go of his daughter as she grows up.
In this tale as old as time, Belle's eccentric father can be seen inventing contraptions with household objects, to which the townspeople stick up their noses. But his daughter's unwavering loyalty gives him the confidence he needs to be successful, and leads her to take his place as prisoner in the Beast's castle.
This father of Nickelodeon's boy genius is most remembered for his collection of duck figurines, love of pies and unconventional nicknames for his family members (i.e. "sugar booger" and "Jimbo"), but he was also known to offer Jimmy valuable, fatherly advice.
Kyle Maclachlan voices this dad who leads his family to San Francisco, where daughter Riley has a hard time adjusting. During Inside Out's emotional apex, Riley admits to her parents how much their move has taken a toll on her, and they console her, saying they too miss their old home. Cue the tears!
Father to Judy and Elroy, George is one of TV's most well-known fathers, and watching his hijinks around Orbit City remain some of the fondest memories in our childhood hearts.
Fiona gives birth to triplets at the end of Shrek the Third, but it isn't until the fourth installment of the Shrek franchise when we get to see the ogre parents in action. Although disillusion by his trademark cynicism, Shrek is an all-star father, sure to never stray far far away from his family.
The patriarch of this TV family and creator of the "Meatsiah" loves making quality fast food almost as much as he loves his mischievous children.
The James Earl Jones-voiced King of the Pride Lands prepares his curious son, Simba, to inherit the throne one day, and Mufasa's heartbreaking death is one we're sure we'll never get over.