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Thursday 30 July 2015

Elastigirl named top screen mum

Published 07/03/2013 | 19:26

Holly Hunter voices Elastigirl in The Incredibles
Holly Hunter voices Elastigirl in The Incredibles

Animated heroine Elastigirl from hit movie The Incredibles has been named the top screen mum.

The character, voiced by Holly Hunter, nudged just ahead of Harry Potter's mum Lily in the poll, ahead of this weekend's Mother's Day.

Users of movie rental and streaming service LoveFilm and young cinemagoers who attend Filmclub school movie screenings cast their votes.

Super mum Elastigirl used her incredible powers to look after her family and simultaneously save the world from destruction.

Third place in the poll went to Donna Sheridan, Meryl Streep's character, in Mamma Mia.

She came joint third with Bambi's mother from the Disney cartoon.

Forrest Gump's mum, played by Sally Field was forth and Morticia Addams from The Addams Family completed the top five.

Sam Wainstein from Filmclub said: "It's interesting to see the emphasis that film makers place on the role of the mother in movies, and what an integral part mums play in the stories of some of film's best loved characters - just as they do in real life."

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