Chancellor Agard, There's simply no reason whatsoever why Pegasus should not be everyone's favorite Disney character, based on several factors that have historically contributed to fans' preference of several other, perhaps less deserving characters. This is refreshing to see and is hilariously realized by voice actor Eartha Kitt and supervising animator Dale Baer. While he might seem like an intimidating creature, he's a softy that will do anything for his friends even if he's scared of almost everything. Take advantage of those magical powers you got going on. He tracks, chases, and intimidates Basil's enemies better than anybody, and even his mistrust of Dawson, though misplaced, speaks to his extreme loyalty. From the moment she enters the lab and shows off her unique creations to her final scene, Honey Lemon evokes all of the bubbly yet relatable energy of many iconic anime protagonists. From Billie Eilish and Bad Bunny to the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Weeknd, here are all the artists who can't wait to get on the road again. This is no place for a lady!" Marc Snetiker, Flustered, admonishing, downright irritatednot the qualities one would normally expect from a Disney sidekick, but that's exactly what you get with Archimedes, Merlin's rather academic owl associate. Watching Disney movies over and over just comes with the territory of being a mom. Robin would be no where without Little John. He doesn't even need to speak to get his point across because he is a badass. This cannot be undone. Yet, in a movie full of unique characters, Helga falls to the wayside when it comes to the characters fans love from "Atlantis." Not only does he represent all who have felt misunderstood, but he (like Frollo) represents real-world problems. Every hero needs a solid support system, and Victor, Hugo, and Laverne are Quasimodo's. Enjoy!
(LogOut/ But anyway) Just reading Disney character names on the back of DVD sleeves is enough motivation to make you plan a full-blown nostalgic movie marathon. Yet, even with all of these fascinating qualities, Frollo is often forgotten in Disney fandom. Though quite different from Victor Hugo's character, Frollo (brought to life by iconic character actor Tony Jay and supervising animatorKathy Zielinski) is everything horrific (yet excellent) about a Disney baddie put into a cinematic blender. With her style, spunk, and amazing scientific abilities, Honey Lemon is a Disney lady to admire. Pua provided Moana with companionship his entire life, only to be left behind when her real journey began, yet in that interim, he somehow managed to miraculously avoid being eaten on a famine-stricken island that absolutely eats pork. When's the last time someone you know brought up Dodger and his killer song "Why Should I Worry?" It's her complex duality that makes her memorable. and I know it is going to take a while so I am impressed by your commitment. From her haunting entrance on the beaches of Eric's kingdom to the song (performed by Jodi Benson) that she sings to her reflection, Vanessa is a delicious blend of camp and glamor. which still bangs 29 years later? Brought to life by supervising animator Glen Keane and the voice work of Brian Murray, Silver acts tough but, deep down, has a heart as big as the universe. Practically speaking, Pegasus is intelligent and resourceful, sarcastic and strong-minded, with a sharp personality and a quick wit; his role in Hercules' narrative is not just supporting but paramount to the hero's completion of several of his most arduous challenges (good luck beating half of those monsters without Peggy). Mulan's cricket friend. Regardless, Louis' heart and talent as a musician make him a memorable personality, especially when he dreams of playing with "the big boys" of the Jazz community in one of the funniest moments in the movie. Whether they've been put under a curse or need to learn an important lesson, many of Disney's most incredible characters have some sort of quirk. She was always pretty jealous of Wendy, which is crazy because shes a fairy. That cutthroat tenacity is what makes Percival a terrifying villain. Change), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Also, you can track what you've seen, want to see, like, or dislike, as well as track individual seasons or episodes of shows. ), wished they were your friend (Belle seems adventurous and well-read, but wed have to have a serious chat about Stockholm Syndrome), loved to hate them (Yzma is up to no good, but also hilarious), or empathize with them (Ursula, you were misunderstood and will always be our queen), at this point, these beloved characters feel like family.
With his yapping and hollering in the street, Uncle Waldo proves he's the life of the party. Probably not! This sort of relationship is not only wonderfully animated by the likes of John Lounsbery and other talented artists, but is the blueprint for other famous Disney duos such as Timon and Pumbaa from "The Lion King." Based on "The Chronicles of Prydain" books by Lloyd Alexander, "The Black Cauldron" is certainly not your typical Disney movie. As with some of the best action movie heroines before her, Helga isn't just a one-dimensional character. Im pretty sure Thumper taught every single one of us that if you cant say something nice, dont say it at all.
Also pretty self-explanatory, but if you dont want a fly horse that was made by Zeus out of clouds, well then I dont know what to tell you. Yet, in Louis' case, he proves that you should never judge someone by their appearance. But when Tramp is hauled off by the dogcatcher, Trusty proves his senses are keen as ever, tracking down the dogcatcher's wagon and getting caught in its wheel as he tries to stop it. While not getting as much screen time as the film's other characters, Wiggins stands out with his witty commentary, his well-timed jokes, and his attempts to lighten the mood of the most dramatic of situations. They always have Olivers back too. His name is literally Friend Owl. Everyones childhood is different. Glad that youve found my blog and I definitely will check yours out! While Vanessa has a small but dedicated fanbase, she's still an underappreciated character. And along the way, they have to learn some tough lessons that test the core of who they are. #JusticeForDodger! Isabella Biedenharn, If it weren't for Big Mama, Tod never would've found Widow Tweed, which translates tohe never would've found A HOME! haha check out my blog for more disney. If you take nothing else from Scuttle's poignant lessons, remember the real purpose of a dinglehopper (okay, fine, it's a fork) isn't for eating, but for straightening hair in a fashion suspiciously akin to twirling spaghetti. Sure, it might seem fun to be the pet of an all-powerful being on paper, but Archimedes (voiced by Junius Matthews) proves that such a job might not be all it's cracked up to be. Hell-raisers: The Boys season 3 shakes up prestige TV with superhero debauchery, Just because they're Emmy nominated doesn't mean The Boys are pulling their punches. Beat that, fellow Disney felines! Maximus is hands down the best non-speaking sidekick in the Disney realm. Many of Disney's most famous characters have to go on adventures outside of their comfort zones. What Percival lacks in colorful aesthetics, he makes up for in maniacal tactics.
Aesthetically, baby Pegasus is arguably the cutest thing to emerge from an animator's pencil; standing in elegant counterpoint, adult Pegasus is then as grand and majestic as the city of gods from which he descended. Change), You are commenting using your Twitter account. and unchallenged wisdom to the young lovers of the woods.
His courage is only matched by that of his brother, Wilbur, hilariously voiced by John Candy in the sequel The Rescuers Down Under. Know your worth, Samson! Cleaning up after several dudes with extreme characteristics is not my idea of fun. Where are Dodger's hot takes and nostalgia pieces? The most obvious is the incredible music by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz and the stunning art direction filled with vivid pastel colors. Megara knows how to rock a purple dress like a pro and has great hair (thanks to her supervising animator Ken Duncan). Louis isn't the typical fuzzy, tiny creature that people think of when it comes to the characters that help out Disney princesses. Even with his occasional guitar mishaps, Alan is a rooster that tells it like it is. Everyone wants a monkey for a pet. From the Parisian setting to the whimsical color palette, it's a great animated adventure.
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If Genie (and even Abu) hadn't stolen the show, Rajah would have gotten the attention he deserved. When it comes to Disney villains who deserve more time in the spotlight, Yzma from "The Emperor's New Groove" is easily at the top of the list. Still, Prince Phillip is a true romantic hero, and his trusty steed Samson is the rare equine companion who can match his master's sense of adventure and penchant for mischief. This sidekick duo is probably one of the most memorable. Since she's also attempting to be a replacement for Ariel, there's a great duality in her visual presentation. And maybe we would have recognized Jasmine for what she was, too: The most glamorous cat lady of them all. Despite being a creature of few (read: zero) words, he's always there to (try and) explain the situation to the unseeing humans with those expressive eyes and a whole lot of pointing. Entertainment Weekly may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. From his romantic interest and respect towards Jane to his deep connections to his gorilla mother, Kala, this Tarzan values women more than most earlier versions of the character. ©Buena Vista Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection, THE GREAT MOUSE DETECTIVE, Toby (dog), seated from left: Olivia, Dr. David Dawson, Basil, 1986, © Wa.
But for others, Disney movies and TV shows have continued to be a big part of their adult lives, too. Jami Ganz, Just like the heartwarming film he's in, Tantor often flies under the radar when it comes to Disney's most beloved. Wilbur braves a blizzard to help the Rescuers track down a kidnapped boy in Australia and he does a mean boogie to Joe Bennett and the Sparkletones's "Black Slacks." Future animated movies like "The Swan Princess"would try to copy this dynamic in their character designs and art direction. Who knows, you might be inspired enough to add one of these to your baby name list. The other aspect that makes Disney's Tarzan more than just a handsome animated hero is how he admires the women in his life. And yet, with a potent blend of acting, athleticism, and everything else, Pegasus can trotor fly if he so choosesaway with this entire list. With his big personality and an even bigger smile, Louis from "The Princess and the Frog" (brought to life by actor Michael-Leon Wooley and supervising animator Eric Goldberg) is one of Disney's cutest sidekicks even though he's an alligator. He was well-organized, well-informed, incredibly loyal, and British (a must for any secondar). That woman knew things (and she was a huge fan of education). Change). Most Disney heroines have their quirks, but Megara is one of the few animated ladies who had her heart broken before meeting her soon-to-be true love. It wasn't until the live-action film (starring actual living legend Audra McDonald) that people even realized how key of a player she is, and no, that was not a joke about her romance with a piano.
Sure, he isn't the most supportive friend when Oliver opts to stay with a rich family that hopes to adopt him, but he eventually comes around and the two form a pretty inseparable bond by the end of the movie. 2022 BDG Media, Inc. All rights reserved.
So, for their hilarious efforts and their impact on future Disney characters, the Colonel and Sgt. Self care and ideas to help you live a healthier, happier life. Voiced by J. Pat O'Malley and David Frankham, this dynamic dog and cat are not only essential to getting Pongo and Perdita's puppies to safety, but their comedic chemistry also makes them one of the funniest duos in Disney history. Nana was nothing but brilliant throughout the entirety of Peter Pan's opening sequence, and frankly, the Darlings couldn't have placed their irresponsible decision in the hands of a more responsible dog. Despite them, Archimedes' endless litany of sassy remarks and his brutal honesty make him a character worthy of more attention. Between delivering nuggets of bayou wisdom, making silly jokes about his light-up rear end, and performing one of the sweetest love ballads in the entire Disney canon, Ray is consistently as delightful as he is distinct. With his sparkling, devilish eyes and unique smile, this cat has a lot going on in his feline noggin, especially when figuring out how to defeat his ultimate foes, mice Jaq and Gus. Cri-Kee was loyal, daring, and displayed a knack for comic timing that could rival absolutely any of Mushu's showier, spicier moments. You know who has a tender heart, a hospitable intuition, and a surprisingly good hairstyle for a wardrobe? Little John who? While some would argue that the titular hero of Disney's "Tarzan" shouldn't be on this list, he's here for a reason. He might not have magical powers, nor does he have any traditional aspects of other more fantastical Disney bad guys, but that's what makes Frollo an antagonist that deserves another look. Toby's most winning quality, however, has to be his great sensitivity towards little Olivia Flaversham, whom Basil consistently disregards. Samantha Highfill, Maid Marian's lady-in-waiting Lady Kluck is, at first glance, just a sweet little old lady chicken who has play swordfights with poor children and offers Marian good-natured encouragements like "Someday soon, your uncle King Richard will have an outlaw for an in-law!" From being voiced by the iconic Bette Midler to being designed by Glen Keane, Georgette is the right balance of fancy and ridiculous. Not to mention Colors of The Wind is the best Disney song ever. Here, the team dives into what might be "the most insane season of TV ever filmed.". He's got everything: the delicious dialogue, the glorious wardrobe, and an underappreciated villain song. This list covers quite a few corners of Disney's animated legacy, from truly horrifying villains to adorable yet supportive sidekicks. Dodger takes Oliver in when he needs shelter and endeavors to bring him home after he goes missing during one of their capers. I consider Venellope to be Ralphs sidekick and considering she turns out to be a queen at the end, she is definitely someone you want on your side. Probably the most important character in Robin Hood. Here is an index of all the Disney Canon films along with links to each films related post as I go through them for my Forgotten/Minor Characters Project! Isabella Biedenharn, Look, if you want to make the poor decision to leave your children with a dog babysitter, that's on you. Voiced by Genesis Rodriguez, this fashionable, dorky, and incredibly smart heroine is no one to mess with, especially when it comes to her passion for chemistry. Come away from the camouflage, Pascal; it's your time to stand out. And what a hoot he is when he laughs!
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This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google. Some of the greatest Disney antagonists are the ones who seem like they could exist in the real world. Like any sidekick, this owl has his flaws and concerns. If you disagree with me, well, Hakuna Matata because I literally dont care. When it comes to Disney's animated heroes, none are quite as interesting as Quasimodo. We drank 3 rounds with the hotshot cast of. Therefore I have decided to make the ultimate Disney Character List. Introduction to the Disney Canon-Forgotten/Minor Characters Project, 1- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), 11- The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949), 17- One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961), 22- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977), Conclusion to the Disney Canon-Forgotten/Minor Characters Project, I havent forgot like any of these! First of all, it's quite the task to try to top the campy insanity of the previous "Rescuers bad guy, Madame Medusa. You know who jumps off a castle staircase to crush a villager? Images: Disney (10); Wifflegif (22); Giphy (4); Passing-in-the-knight/Tumblr, A Horror Star & 'Spider-Man' Actor Just Joined The 'Scream 6' Cast, 10 Things I Noticed Rewatching 'Mean Girls' In 2022, Beyonc Didnt Like How Her Body Was Portrayed In An Early Goldmember Poster, Watch Olivia Rodrigo & Natalie Imbruglia Perform An Absolute 90s Classic, Get Even More From Bustle Sign Up For The Newsletter. From the moment he's thrown out of the kitchen onto the street, audiences see that Uncle Waldo isn't your typical goose. The tabby even put his fur on the line to stage the puppies' rescue and he did it all when he'd rather be sleeping.
Also, its a mouse wearing a really cool outfit. With his untraditional appearance and unique backstory, Quasimodo is far from the typical Disney protagonist. document.getElementById( "ak_js_1" ).setAttribute( "value", ( new Date() ).getTime() ); Disney Canon-Forgotten/Minor Characters Index, WWTBAM-Animation Edition Season 8 ContestantsRoster. If youre going to be raised by apes, you better make sure you have a best friend like Terk. Thats just the type of sidekick Pacha is. Dear internet trolls, take note. While there's no denying that Disney has some genuinely demonic antagonists, many of the House of Mouse's most iconic villains have something humorous about them. Ruth Kinane, Treasure Planet itself is underrated in the Disney canon, probably because it came out towards the tail-end of the Renaissance and is suffused by embarrassing mid-2000s pop culture (skateboarding montage, Lifehouse soundtrack). © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures / courtesy Everett, 101 DALMATIANS (aka ONE HUNDRED AND ONE DALMATIANS), Sgt.
When it comes to Walt Disney Animation, one of the studio's most cherished achievements is its collection of characters. Again. This week marks the 20th anniversary of Disneys Pocahontas, and while the real story of Pocahontas played out differently than the Disney version, we still appreciate the beautiful love story between our Disney protagonist and John Smith at least in the movie they made her 18, instead of 12 like she actually was in real life. Not to mention, if Pinocchio didn't have enough of him for you, he and his fish friend Cleo also starred in a number of cartoon shorts, and he was even Minnie Mouse's pet cat in some of them. Yet, unlike the original Victor Hugo version of the character, this Quasimodo gets quite the redemption arc in which those around him see him for the goodness inside of him rather than continuing to judge him on his appearance. That's why Alan-a-Dale (voiced by musician Roger Miller) is a fantastic addition to the Disney catalog. He has a memorable appearance, great dialogue, and most importantly, one of Disney's best villain songs. What makes Louis a prime candidate for this list is how he's often forgotten in Disney's sidekick line-up. Marc Snetiker, Some of the Disney princes kind of run together (is there actually any difference between Snow White's and Cinderella's Princes Charming, other than the fact that one wears a cape and the other, epaulettes?). Copyright 2022 Meredith Corporation. He simultaneously embodies the best traits of all the best pets: Dog, bird, cat, and everything in between.
Marc Snetiker, You know who's down to fight? I'm here to honor all the sidekicks that Disney has given us over many, many years. The parrot of Treasure Island is here transformed into a cute little shapeshifting pink blob. And did we mention he's super loyal, protective, and totally adorable? Sebastian just wanted Ariel to do the right thing.
But perhaps most underappreciated of all, Pegasus is in equally impeccable physical shape as actual Greek god Hercules. Honestly, these lovable troublemakers could have starred in their own version of Homeward Bound. FROM CLOUDS! The wardrobe. I look forward to going through your back catalogue and would love it if youd check out mine because you seem many shades of awesome. The Colonel is an old-timer who might not be the sharpest tool in the shed. Props to you Zazu! Since she's Ursula in disguise, she contains all of Ursula's best qualities. He has a deep connection to Jim Hawkins (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) in a fatherly bond sort of way. Reporting on what you care about. this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. Offers may be subject to change without notice. Noelene Clark, Only Jasmine could have a pet as instantly cool as Rajah the tiger, who's equal parts purring kitty and growling bodyguard.
From being raised in a toxic environment to having his heart broken for the first time, Disney's Quasimodo has experienced every terrible thing a protagonist can. With emotional animation supervised by Glen Keane and incredible music by Phil Collins, Disney's take on Tarzan forever changed the way audiences see this famous hero. From her stunning collection of purple outfits to her endless supply of potions, this evil sorceress steals the show. They helped raise him when Judge Claude Frollo locked him in the tower, which helped keep Frollo's terrible influence to a minimum, and eventually became suppliers of pep talks when necessary (see the fun song "A Guy Like You"). That broom knows how to clean things pretty well. With Miller's smooth voice and carefree persona, this character is the definition of cool. This is especially true of the Colonel and Sgt.
©Walt Disney Co./courtesy Everett Collec, OLIVER & COMPANY, Oliver, Dodger, 1988, (c)Buena Vista Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection, HERCULES, from left: Hercules, Philoctetes, Pegasus, 1997, ©Walt Disney Pictures/courtesy Everett Co, 15 and 14. When I started to put this list together, I realized that there are tons and tons of sidekicks. Were we too busy trying to figure out what conditioner Pocahontas and John Smith use? The movie was released in 1995 and while it wasnt the most popular of the Disney movies to date, Pocahontas is the original badass princess. It started with Cri-Kee. All Im saying is that it would be pretty sweet if a cricket wearing a top hat and carried an umbrella could give me some solid life advice. With the heartbreaking vocal performance of Tom Hulce and the beautiful work of supervising animator James Baxter, Quasimodo is a remarkable Disney character. Thats a fact. Probably. While there are many animated birds in the Disney canon, few have as crazy a job as Archimedes in "The Sword in the Stone." Meaning you will not see the Pixar movies on this list.