* In ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'', Perdita is perhaps the ''only'' female character in the old school DisneyAnimatedCanon who truly enters combat and that's when her puppies are threatened. When it comes that, she's even better at it than Pongo.
* ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'': [[spoiler:Penny's mother decks her agent (knocking him clean out of the ambulance) for daring to suggest ways they could exploit Penny's near death in a fire. (The fact that one of the supposed benefits was executive producer credit ''for himself'' was probably what set her off. Shaking Penny's stretcher (with Penny in it) and exclaiming "This is so great!" didn't help either.)]]
* Queen Elinor in ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' is one of these [[spoiler:both figuratively and ''literally'', as she's cursed into the form of a bear.]] When her daughter's life is threatened, she [[spoiler: throws off a dozen men pinning her to the ground and fights Mor'du, a cursed bear that seems to be immune to normal weapons, until she finally ''brings a stone column down on his head and '''kills''' him''.]]
* Koda's mother in ''Disney/BrotherBear'' is a ''very'' literal example.
* Mrs. Jumbo in ''Disney/{{Dumbo}}'' is branded a "mad elephant" and caged after she goes berserk trying to protect her son from some teasing kids.
* Norma Jean from ''HappyFeet'', despite her calm, loving demeanor, shows flashes of this. She is the first and only emperor penguin, in their extremely conformist and convervative society, to try to oppose the Elders, verbally lashing out at them when they force her son Mumble into exile. She also expresses great disdain for them during the graduation ceremony, as Mumble had not been permitted to graduate.
* ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' has a tragic example with Quasimodo's UsefulNotes/{{Roma|ni}} mother. Her baby was the only thing left in her life and she died trying to keep him away from Frollo. He caught her and another Romani on top of the stairs of Notre-Dame, tried to take baby!Quasi away from her, and in the struggle she fell down the stairs and died.
** Esmeralda later becomes one with her son in the sequel.
* The mother T. Rex in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' when she finds her eggs are gone. She goes out and searches for them and was more than eager to eat Sid for taking them away from her.
* Littlefoot's mother from ''TheLandBeforeTime''. For most of her screen time, she's shown to be gentle, caring, and nurturing to her son. But when he's about to be eaten by a "Sharptooth," she whips that fully grown, red-eyed T. Rex in the face with her tail, hard enough to ''knock him off his feet and send him flying into a rock.'' That one close-up of her face is the very definition of Mama Bear mode. Even after the T. Rex visibly tears out chunks of her back, she manages to strike him one more time (on a cliff in the middle of an earthquake, by the way) and send him falling into a chasm, and somehow turns herself around just in time to catch the two young dinosaurs with her teeth before they fall.
** Please consider the fact that this is a Mama Bear 70 feet long weighing '''approximately 30 TONS.'''
** Chomper's mom counts as well.
** This is kind of a trend with LBT moms; Ducky and Spike's mom, for example, leaps into ice water to save [[HappilyAdopted her son]] from drowning in one installment and in another Petrie's mother flies through what can only be described as a ''typhoon'' to find her missing son.
* Ursula from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''. Unlike the other Disney villains, she actually treats her {{Mook}}s Flotsam and Jetsam [[PetTheDog with love and respect, as if they were her sons]]; they in turn serve her loyally, and they probably are the most competent Disney villain's mooks ever. When they are accidentally killed by Ursula (thanks to Ariel pulling her hair when she was about to kill Eric, thus throwing off her aim), she first ''mourns'' ("Babies! My poor little poopsies!"), then goes into a psychotic rage, [[MakeMyMonsterGrow growing to a good hundred times her normal size]] and attempting to kill both Ariel and Eric with the powers of the sea.
** Ariel herself is an [[InvertedTrope inversion]]: After witnessing [[ParentsInDistress her father sacrifice himself to save her from Ursula]] in a FateWorseThanDeath manner with Ursula laughing, she went berserk, and actually attempted to attack Ursula ''despite being a mermaid out of water''.
** She even becomes one for her own daughter, almost becoming an [[OverprotectiveDad overprotective mother]] [[LikeFatherLikeSon like her father was]].
* The cute, amorous, and normally sweet little she-squirrel from ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'' won't hesitate to attack a predator ten times her size to protect Arthur.
* Kala from {{Disney/Tarzan}} is this too. Just look at the way she takes on Sabor to protect the infant Tarzan.

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