Here is a list of my favourite Disney characters from the movies I have seen. I am by no means Disney obsessed but of course I grew up watching it just like everybody else. Here is the list of my favourite characters in no particular order:
1. Mufasa (The Lion King)– this guy was great. Even his name alone gets him on the list. But seriously this guy was really such a strong figure. There is no doubt that everyone felt it when Scar kills him. He is the ultimate authority figure and everyone respects him.
2. Ursula (The Little Mermaid)– this lady was one hell of a villain. She takes what she wants and does not give anything back. The scene where she steals Ariel’s voice stands tall as one of the most pivotal Disney scenes. It was incredible powerful for me as a kid and I’m not sure why.
3. Mr Banks (Mary Poppins) – this guy is an epic character. Torn between his various commitments, he is quite the complex character. There is no doubt that he is an inspirational kind of guy. Ultimately he does what he thinks is right but there is an element of tragedy to his existence.
4. Cruella de Vil – 101 Dalmations – Cruella is one crazy bird. I’m referring to Cruella from the non-animated 1996 version here. You can’t help admire her ambition at least a little bit. She is certainly colourful character. I’m sure that she has her fair share of fans though (even if they are secret ones).
5. Tinkerbell – Peter Pan – Something about the ability to make anything fly and turn into gold just let my imagination run rampant. She seemed to have the ultimate power out of everyone in this movie and ultimately has everyone’s back. She plays such a sneaky roll in the film but is definitely my favourite.
6. Coachman – Pinocchio – An epic villain from Pinochio, probably the least well known character on this list. He is able to have his way with Pinochio when he is roped in with all the bad kids. It is such a tragic time and quite full on watching it as a kid to see Pinochio’s demise. This man stands tall as the epitome of cruelty.
7. Tiger – The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh – Pooh’s ever supporting buddy always does his best to make things better. It might seem a little bit confronting but he is always there for him through thick and thin. Just a great, memorable character with a cool voice.
8. Gordon Bonbay – The Mighty Ducks – coach Gordon is a great character with his fair share of struggles and triumphs. There is no doubt he makes this film. His slow turn around and growth in character really makes it. Overall a stellar performance.
9. Sanka Coffie – Cool Runnings – the funny black guy with dreadlocks in the Cool Runnings movie. He was the funniest character in this classic movie. He has some pretty grand quotes and moments in there.
So there you have it. That is the ultimate list. And again, I am no Disney expert but these are the most memorable characters that really stand out in my mind. I hope you liked this list.