The two animated feature films, “Leafie, A Hen into the Wild” and “You are Umasou” were
released in July, 2011. They showed behaviors and states of mind of parents who raised their babies
well, and aroused large audiences' sympathy between them. This study analyzed the nursery behaviors
of both films in the frame of ‘maternity’. With the nursery behaviors of the main characters, this
study analyzed the maternity images which our society had appreciated and tried to have implications
for us. “Leafie, A Hen into the Wild” and “You are Umasou” had diverse images of maternity.
Character's behaviors had traditional maternity, conceptual maternity. And they were pursued mythical
maternity, modern maternity. Points to note in these films, they emphasize father's role with features
of maternity. This means the maternity is not only biological women's duties, but also characteristics
of human in modern society. By the scene that characters carefully incubate other species, the films
show us to have love and care for other life beyond biological parents' love.