15 best Disney mother/daughter moments that melt your heart every time

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4. Atta gets lessons in being Queen

Being a human Queen is hard, but it must pale in comparison to being Queen of an ant colony — unless you’re Phyllis Dillard. She made being Queen of thousands look easy. At least, her character did. And thank goodness she did, or Princess Atta might’ve had a full-blown meltdown.

It’s funny to realize that before she was playing a vice president, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss was the voice of an ant princess. Her character, Atta, was a bit of a worrywart and struggled with the idea of taking the crown from her mother.

She wanted to make sure she handled everything perfectly, and nothing went wrong. But there’s no way to prevent that, and that’s exactly what Atta’s mother reminded her of every day.

Their best interaction came early on in A Bug’s Life, as Atta watches over the food gathering line, in preparation for the grasshoppers’ arrival. The Queen was comforting and easygoing, talking Atta through how easy the process really is.

Sometimes only a mom can disperse the stress a daughter is experiencing. She’s experienced more and has things pretty well figured out. A reminder to relax every now and again is often much needed and always much appreciated.