What's up, guys? Tigerfan45 here, and I'm back again. Today, at the request of one of my fellow users, I am giving you a countdown of my top 10 favorite Disney characters. Now, I'm gonna try not to use too much side characters or villains, since I will make lists on those characters later. So, without further ado, I give you my top 10 favorite Disney characters.
I know a lot of people like these characters, but I put them pretty low on the list. Simply because, while I did like them in Sleeping Beauty, I did not like their role in Maleficent. This is because in Maleficent, they don't really contribute that much to the plot. As for their role in Sleeping Beauty, they have a larger role, and their the ones who both lessened Maleficent's spell, and the ones who helped Prince Phillip get to Aurora. I also actually think that they can be funny from time to time. With their magical powers and charm, Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather make the #10 spor on my list.
Kaa from The Jungle Book
I know that Kaa is supposed to be a bad guy, but that's not why he's on my list. It's because I think he's funny. I love the jokes about how long he is. Whenever he falls out of the trees, it cracks me up. I also loved his song, "Trust In Me", enough for it to make my "Villain's songs list." What more can I say? With his ssseductive perssssonality and ssssmooth talk, Kaa makes the #9 spot on my list.
This is one of my examples of a female Disney protagonist done right. She's smart, kind, beautiful, and just goes around doing her own thing, not giving a hoot about what anybody says. I also love her singing voice. What makes it even better is that she's voiced by Broadway actress, Paige O'Hara. I really love the scenes that she has with the beast. They are either touching or hilarious. I especially love it when she stands up to Gaston. With her brains and great singing voice, Belle is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, Disney heroine.
Tigger from Winnie the Pooh
This is actually my favorite character from the Winnie the Pooh franchise. I've always loved him, particularly when I was little, though my sister would beg to differ. Whenever he was on screen, she would hide under the couch. I would just stay and watch him. Whenever Tigger is on screen, you can tell that something fun is about to happen. For me, one thing that Tigger can't do, is be bad. I mean, yeah, he wrecks things a lot, but he doesn't mean it. His pouncy, bouncy, trouncy fun, fun, fun, fun, fun places Tigger on the #7 spot on my list.
This is probably one of few times when we actually like it when a Disney character is a genius. But Basil has a lot of other cool traits within himself too. For example, he seem like a bit of an egotistic jerk at times, but he does mean well. I also love the scenes he has with Dawson and Olivia. I think that Basil can be a very good detective.
These are three of the funniest characters in the Disney Universe. They kinda remind me of the three stooges (Yao is a little bit like Moe, Ling is kinda like Larry, and Chien-Po is a little bit like Curly). Their constant one-liners are just hilarious! They crack me up every time they are on screen. I remember when I saw Ling's chopstick-nose trick, I thought to myself "if I tried that, I'd have a nosebleed for a week!" With their constant one-liners and charm, the gang of three are worthy of the #5 spot on my list.
This guy is hilarious! What makes him even funnier is that he's voiced by the comedic genius of Robin Williams. But, humor is not the genie's only good trait. I think he can be a very good friend to Aladdin and gives him a lot of good advice, like when he tells Aladdin to be himself. When my local theater did a production of Aladdin, Jr., I got to play the genie. I think that just like with Tigger, whenever genie is on screen, you know something fun is going to happen. The only other thing I can say about genie is: "You ain't never had a friend like him."
Jiminy Cricket from Pinocchio
Who doesn't love Jiminy Cricket? He's practically Disney's mascot whenever Mickey and the gang aren't around. I certainly would want him as a conscience. He's just so nice. I like how even when Pinocchio doesn't listen to him, Jiminy remains a loyal friend to him. I actually remember that I got to meet him at Disney World, and I even got his autograph. What more can I say? His personality and great singing voice makes Jiminy Cricket my 3rd favorite Disney character.
Elsa is actually my favorite character from the movie. I mean, Anna was very enjoyable and Olaf was pretty funny.But, I liked Elsa better. I know that she shuts Anna out for a good chunk of the movie, but she's not doing it to be mean. She's doing it because she loves Anna and wants to protect her from her unstable magic. I thought that Elsa's voice actress, Idina Menzel, was giving a very heartfelt performance in the film. Plus, Elsa gave us what I consider to be one of the best Disney songs in history! A lot of people say that Elsa should hook up with Hans if there was ever a Frozen 2, but I disagree! I'm really glad that Disney didn't make her a villain, because then I don't think I would have liked her as much. Another reason why Elsa is my favorite character from Frozen is because I think she is a very well-developed character. I like how she learns not to be afraid of her powers and how to control them. What more can I say? With her kind personality, Icy powers, and wonderful singing voice, Elsa makes the # 2 spot on my list.
and the spot for my #1 favorite Disney character is...
a tie between Simba, Timon, and Pumbaa from The Lion King
These are my favorite characters from the franchise, and I'll explain why. I liked Simba because he was very fun to watch as a kid. I also loved his song "I Just Can't Wait To Be King". Just like Elsa, I thought that Simba was a very well developed character. He chose to give up his lazy escapism and embrace his calling. I like Timon and Pumbaa because they are funny. As much as they believe in "Hakuna Matata", they aren't completely lazy characters. They did go with Simba to the Pride Lands to help him regain his throne. I also loved seeing them on the TV show. What more can I say? Simba, Timon, and Pumbaa are my favorite Disney characters.
And those are my top 10 favorite Disney characters. Did you agree with any of my choices? Disagree? Remember, just because some characters didn't make my list doesn't mean that I don't like them. Do you have any requests for future lists I can do? Until next time, this is Tigerfan45, see ya around!