Be it Mickey Mouse or Rapunzel, every Disney character has something good to teach us. Walt Disney movies and shows made our childhood great and made us obsessed with their awesome characters. Disney has been making people happy with its movies, TV series, and animated shorts for ages. Disney characters, songs, and brilliant animation are what make it magical. Do you remember Donald Duck? Do you know the song ‘Circle of Life?’ I am sure most of you remember the song and the character because once we watch any Disney show or movie, the characters stay in our hearts forever. Here’s a list of the most popular Disney characters of all time.
Best Disney characters of all time
1. Mickey Mouse
Mickey Mouse is one of the most loved Disney characters. In the year 1928, Walt Disney was planning to create a cartoon character for Walt Disney Studios. He drew inspiration for Mickey Mouse from a tame mouse he found on his desk.
He shared his idea with Ub Iwerks, an animator who started working on the creation of a new Disney character. After some time, Mickey Mouse was created, and both Disney and Iwerks had no idea that this mouse would become one of the most loved characters of all time.
You will be shocked to know that initially, the name of this character was Mortimer Mouse, but Lillian, Walt Disney’s wife wasn’t too impressed with the name, saying it sounded too formal, after which the name was changed to Mickey.
Mickey Mouse was introduced in the short movie Steamboat Willie, released in 1928, and now fast forward to 94 years, Mickey Mouse is everywhere.
Mickey Mouse is one of the most beloved creations and has appeared in more than 130 short films, as well as featured in various comics, and even video games.
He wears red shorts, white gloves, and yellow shoes. His character is shown as a kind-hearted, lovable, adventurous mouse who loves his near and dear ones, but can be stubborn at times. He also has a girlfriend Minnie Mouse and usually appears with his pet dog Pluto, friends Goofy and Donald Duck, and his nemesis Pete.
Some of the best movies featuring Mickey Mouse are Fantasia (1940), Mickey’s House of Villians (2002), Mr. Mouse Takes a Trip (1940), and so on.
Simba is so cute and kind-hearted, that watching him in the movie ‘The Lion King‘ made us fall in love with lions. He is undoubtedly one of the best male Disney characters.
In the movie, “The Lion King”, he is shown as a loving son who wants to be brave like his father. He is backstabbed by his uncle Scar, who wants to be the “King of the Jungle”, and runs away from Pride Lands after a tragedy. He meets Timon and Pumbaa and befriends them. Finally, he returns to Pride Lands to avenge the death of his father.
The Lion King was released in 1994 and won various prestigious awards including two Academy awards.
Thanks to the unique character arc, Simba will have a special place in the hearts of fans always.
3. Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh is a lovable bear and is often described as “a bear of very little brain.” He was created by author A.A. Milne and illustrator E.H. Shepard.
Winnie the Pooh is a cuddly and cute teddy bear who loves honey and spends a lot of time searching for it. He is kind-hearted, naive, friendly, slow-witted, and laidback. He has a special place in his heart for his friends and is always ready to lend help to his friends when they land in trouble.
He has featured in many wonderful movies such as The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977), Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year (2002), and Winnie the Pooh (2011), Christopher Robin (2018), and so on.
We all felt in awe of Princess Rapunzel’s beautiful, long hair in the movie Tangled, isn’t it?
Rapunzel is a German fairy tale that was first published as a part of Children’s and Household Tales in 1812. The story was later adapted into a movie named ‘Tangled’ released by Walt Disney Pictures in 2010.
The movie follows Rapunzel, a beautiful princess with long, golden hair who is raised by an old woman named Mother Gothel. Rapunzel is locked in a hidden tower in the woods so that Mother Gothel can exploit her hair’s magical powers to remain young forever.
The best thing about the young princess Rapunzel is that she never pretends, and is naive and kind-hearted, which makes the fans love her even more.
Belle is one of the most loved princess Disney characters and was featured in the movie Beauty and the Beast in 1991.
Belle is a bright, young, eccentric woman who longs for freedom and wants to abandon her village and do something adventurous.
She unexpectedly becomes a Beast’s prisoner to save her father’s life, but eventually starts falling in love with him.
Belle has received lots of love and praise from the critics, who appreciated her bravery, intelligence, and sense of independence.
Belle is the fifth official Disney Princess and is often regarded as one of the best female Disney characters.