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5 Examples Of Sentient Vs. Non-Sentient Disney Animals

Where does Disney draw the line?

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We have all at some point realized, though Goofy and Pluto are both dogs, Goofy has a little more going on. He wears clothes, stands upright, and goes skiing, while Pluto wears a collar and lives in the yard.


This may seem like a single oversight by the Disney team


There is precedent to say that these arbitrary distinctions are more the rule than the exception.

Here are 5 examples of Sentient Vs. Non-Sentient Disney Animals

1. Beauty and the Beast

In a film overrun with talking items, there is a pair of animals with opposing amounts of human characteristics.


2. The Rescuers

In a movie about talking mice, you'd expect a little more consistency.

Evinrude the Dragonfly

Though he can not speak like his mousy cohorts, Evinrude the dragonfly clearly has created friendships so strong, he is willing to put himself at risk for the good of the group. He eventually finds himself at risk when he runs into...

3. The Rescuers Down Under

13 years separate this sequel from the original. Apparently that is not enough time to clear up these incongruities.


4. The Lion King

Even in Pride rock there is confusion as to which animals are important enough to think, and it can all be summed up in one, major, life altering scene: The Stampede.

5. Aladdin

Here we might have the most egregious violation of the distribution of animal anthropomorphism. The examples will be offered from "least sentient" to "talking bird."


Abu the Monkey

Here is a picture of Abu displaying the human sin of greed. How many monkeys do you know who understand the monetary value of a rare jewel? He may not have the gift of speech, but he is very human.

And finally...

Next time we'll talk about who has to wear pants.

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