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Learn More About Anne’s Family!

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Find out more about Matthew and Marilla, Anne’s family in Anne: The Animated Series!

Anne's Family Matthew and MarillaMatthew is Marilla’s bachelor brother and Anne’s adoptive father. Shy and gentle, Matthew likes to avoid confrontation. But he’s pretty good at giving advice in a kind way that’s easy to take – unlike most adults!

Marilla is Anne’s adoptive mother and Matthew’s sister.  She is a spinster with a stern, no-nonsense attitude. But underneath it all, she has a soft and loving heart.  Marilla sometimes has trouble understanding high-spirited Anne and usually doesn’t believe a word of her fanciful stories. But she is very proud of her Anne and loves her deeply.