In my opinion, the Disney character with the single most depressing backstory is not Cinderella, even The Little Matchgirl, or anyone else, it's....

Mr. Whiskers from Brandy and Mr. Whiskers.

Why, you may ask? Well, just read his backstory from his page:

"Whiskers grew up with his parents in a burrow until he was found by his human owners. Usually the toddler boy in the family often used to play funny games with him like squirting water in his face or stuffing him in the washing machine. The first time he met Brandy was on an aircraft in a cargo room. He was on his way to a zoo in Paraguay to be sold for 39 cents."


He's a rabbit "who hasn't had many friends during his lifetime".

Think about it! The poor rabbit was:

  1. Taken from his home at a young age
  2. Physically abused and mistreated
  3. And totally ditched by his owners, being sent away to a zoo to be sold for only 39 cents!
  4. Hasn't had many friends, so no social companiship.

If that doesn't get you, I don't know what does. Not to mention, the fact that he's wearing a orange jumpsuit, so he was probably treated like a prisoner at some point. And he's dirty, so he wasn't cleaned or taught how to clean at some point. Poor, poor rabbit. It's no wonder why he's so clingy to Brandy and others, and goes through various mood swings.

Okay... I was kind of joking there. But I partially think it's true. Anyway, what other Disney characters do you think have depressing back stories? I know there are many more examples than Mr. Whiskers.