So, Disney kind of made you question why you didn’t have a cute, feisty animal best friend when you were a kid. Actually, you’d still love to know why you don’t have one. Sidekicks (BEST FRIENDS) are seriously underrated. Everyone cares way too much about the main character, but we know these movies would have been nothing without their adorable, sassy sidekicks. Whether they had human counterparts, or another animal, these are the best animal sidekicks Disney had (in no definitive order, because they’re all perfect).
2. Meeko & Flit (Pocahontas)
After seeing this movie, you couldn’t fathom why your mom wouldn’t let you play in the backyard with the raccoon you found. At least you were allowed to talk to all the sweet little hummingbirds.
3. Flounder (The Little Mermaid)
You have to give Flounder a lot of credit! Ariel pretty much always dragged him into danger and he didn’t complain half as much as you would have.
4. Dory (Finding Nemo)
You barely remembered Nemo or Marlin, but anything Dory said in this movie is stuck with you for life. P. Sherman 42 Wallaby Way Sydney!
5. Terk (Tarzan)
You learned all of your sassiness from Terk. Also, you didn’t realize this was a girl until you were an adult. You’re still questioning it.
6. Bullseye (Toy Story 2 & Toy Story 3)
The best part of Woody getting kidnapped? Finding his trusty stead! After seeing the first Toy Story, you wanted kind of wanted a Woody doll, but when you saw the second movie, you needed a Bullseye.
7. Jaq & Gus (Cinderella)
You never thought mice were cute until you saw this movie and then you were OBSESSED with mice! You wanted a fat little GusGus that could sing with you while worked.
8. Mushu (Mulan)
Why is he here? Oh, idk he only helped Mulan saved ALL OF CHINA! Dishonor on you, dishonor on your cow, dishonor on your whole family!
9. Timon & Pumbaa (The Lion King)
Hakuna Matata. Need I say more?
10. Abu (Aladdin)
Aladdin needed a buddy that could keep up with his “street rat” persona and Abu delivered. He was also seriously cute. Your mom was so not down for getting you a monkey, though.
11. Pascal (Tangled)
Pretty sure that Rapunzel wouldn’t have lasted 18 years up in that tower if she didn’t have Pascal there to keep her company. Not only is he one of the cutest Disney besties, he’s definitely the sassiest without saying a word.
12. Thumper (Bambi)
You learned “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all” from this movie, not your parents. You loved him so much, you named your first bunny after him. And maybe every bunny you had after.
13. Sven (Frozen)
Because reindeer are better than people!
14. Jock (Lady and The Tramp)
Jock is the loyal, trustworthy friend that loves and wants to protect Lady. He’s a bit grumpy at times, but that’s exactly why we all loved him so much.
15. Dug (Up)
“I was hiding under your porch because I love you.” If that isn’t the sweetest, best line in a Disney movie, then I don’t know what life is anymore.
16. Rhino (Bolt)
You learned hamsters can do a lot more in their ball then just roll around. Rhino is quite possibly the awesomest little guy there is.