If there’s one thing that is certain in life, it’s that Disney movies will always be a hit and as an adult, and like many others out there, I still love Disney. We all have our favourite films and characters, but how do they fare against one another?
Let’s start with the sidekicks, as they are the ones who are often forgotten. We’ve decided to tackle the near-impossible task of ranking Disney sidekicks into a top 10! While many great candidates, from Thumper to Baloo and Gus Gus, didn’t make it into our list, would someone else be on yours?
Who’s your top Disney sidekick? Let us know in the comments below!
10. Flounder (The Little Mermaid)
PROS: An adorable little fish and his petite size is a bonus when it comes to escaping from sharks!
CONS: Unfortunately he helps or lets Ariel do lots of questionable things. There’s a line between being a supportive friend and letting your friend pine over a human and give up her voice for him. Yes?
9. Timon and Pumbaa (The Lion King)
PROS: This sidekick duo adds much-needed humour to this emotional story and with the best musical numbers, they clearly were successful since they got their own sequel.
CONS: Prey befriending a common predator? Except we do love those unlikely animal friendship videos…
8. Louis (Princess and the Frog)
PROS: Hilariously incompetent, endearing and who doesn’t love a shy, jazz-playing swamp crocodile?
CONS: Just a little lazy and lacks self-confidence, but he does make a great underdog character.
7. Maximus and Pascal (Tangled)
PROS: A horse and a chameleon makes another unlikely animal pairing. They’re both smarter and more resourceful than the humans are most of the time, so they owe them a lot.
CONS: Neither can speak which leads to a language barrier that not everyone can cross as easily as Rapunzel.
6. Genie (Aladdin)
PROS: The amazing voice of Robin Williams brings this character to the next level. He’s also responsible for most of the humour in the movie and probably one of the more popular Disney characters of all time.
CONS: Aladdin is an idiot and doesn’t listen to him ever. He also has no choice but to be a major enabler.
5. Lumiere (Beauty and the Beast)
PROS: This movie has a ton of sidekicks, but Lumiere beats them all. With a killer accent, the master of sick burns (ha, get it?), and he gets the best musical number of the movie!
CONS: Only gets to be a human for like 2 minutes and is a non-human servant for a jerky beast.
4. Raymond (Princess and the Frog)
PROS: Somehow a freaking firefly steals the show, and he is the sweetest, most lovable sidekick ever. Well, he is in love with a star for heaven’s sake. My nomination for most underrated character.
CONS: [SPOILER] Unfortunately faces the most tragic death in a Disney movie.
3. Mushu (Mulan)
PROS: Eddie Murphy. Isn’t that enough? Also, he’s a tiny, sassy ass dragon.
CONS: Major inferiority complex.
2. Olaf (Frozen)
PROS: Best part of the movie and received a ton of hype. He’s also the king of one-liners without even knowing it and he is a snowman that wants to go to the beach…
CONS: Doesn’t have a solo movie yet. Need it ASAP.
1. Dory (Finding Nemo)
PROS: The greatest Disney character of all time! Dory has got the proof with her own solo movie and she’s also constantly quoted by real life humans.
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