Some movies have a father figure who is cold, uninvolved in their kids' upbringing, or even an outright Jerk Ass, but as time goes on, he evolves into the loving dad he really is deep down. Examples:
- Captain Von Trapp from The Sound of Music.
- George Burns from Mary Poppins.
- Although not an actual dad, Alan Grant from Jurassic Park who is a Child Hater at first but becomes a father figure to Tim and Lex as the movie progresses.
- Howard from Jingle All the Way, although he's mostly just a Bumbling Dad.
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