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The Little Mermaid Has TWO Great Sidekicks. Scroll down to see what ones made the list!

Everyone celebrates Disney‘s iconic characters like Cinderella, Simba, or Elsa, but let’s not forget about their fun sidekicks! These characters shine the brightest because of their humor, vibrant personalities, and iconic songs.

Why These Sidekicks Are SO Awesome

The sidekicks have a knack for comedic timing that injects humor into otherwise intense storylines. Take Timon and Pumbaa from “The Lion King.” While Simba grapples with profound themes of identity and responsibility, this dynamic duo introduces levity with their carefree philosophy of “Hakuna Matata.”

Similarly, Olaf from “Frozen” lightens the narrative’s icy tension with his whimsical musings about summer and warm hugs. These sidekicks act as comedic reliefs, ensuring that the audience gets a well-rounded cinematic experience that balances depth with laughter.

Dory from “Finding Nemo,” with her forgetfulness, mirrors the vulnerabilities we all face but counteracts them with her unwavering optimism. Through their quirks and flaws, sidekicks reflect facets of our own personalities, making them more human and connecting deeply with viewers.

It Was So Difficult TO Make This List

Full disclosure, this list was so hard to make. There are a ton of great sidekicks who have made appearances in Disney movies over the years, but they didn’t make this list. It’s not because they weren’t iconic, it’s just that they weren’t my favorite. I’ve been watching Disney movies since before I was able to speak real words, so I consider myself a Disney enthusiast.

Ayla Brown halloween as a kid dressed in Belle Disney

I consider myself a Disney enthusiast! I love singing Disney songs. Here I am in my Belle dress for Halloween when I was 8 or so with my sister dressed up as Barney, and my Dad is….I’m not sure haha. 

You won’t find Tinkerbell, Abu or HeiHei on this list. But I do think you’ll be pleasantly surprised and satisfied with my picks. Or maybe not, and we can have a discussion about that as well!

These characters might be in the background, but they’re front and center in our hearts. So, here’s to the unsung heroes of Disney, who, in true sidekick fashion, always have our backs! These aren’t just any sidekicks; they’re the crème de la crème of the Disney universe. So, hang on to your pixie dust, and let’s dive in!

My Top 9 Disney Sidekicks

  • 9. Meeko (Pocahontas)

    While raccoons are notorious for causing mischief in our backyards, Meeko won our hearts with his insatiable appetite for biscuits and his unwavering loyalty to Pocahontas. A kleptomaniac with an appetite for John Smith’s food, Meeko reminds us that the colors of the wind also include the shades of rascally raccoons.

  • 8. Flounder (The Little Mermaid)

    Under the sea, Flounder might not be as brave as other fish in the sea, but he’s got a heart that’s ocean-deep. Always by Ariel’s side, Flounder teaches us that true friends support your dreams, even if it means trading your voice for legs to chase after a handsome prince.

  • 7. Mushu (Mulan)

    Did somebody ask for a guardian dragon? Maybe not the mightiest, but definitely the wittiest! Mushu might have been a small dragon with a huge chip on his shoulder, but he made up for it with his fiery spirit. He’s not here to make a man out of you, but he sure does know how to make us laugh.

  • 6. Cogsworth and Lumière (Beauty and the Beast)

    Two sidekicks for the price of one! This delightful duo lights up the Beast’s gloomy castle, proving that a rigid clock and a flamboyant candelabra can create an enchanting bromance. They might have their bickering moments, but when it comes to rolling out the welcome mat for Belle, they’re in perfect harmony.

  • 5. Olaf (Frozen)

    Do you wanna build a snowman? Olaf melted our hearts with his warm hugs and dreams of summer. This quirky snowman showed us the true meaning of love and friendship. Olaf, here’s to you and your eternal summer dreams!

  • 4. Timon and Pumbaa (The Lion King)

    Hakuna Matata! It means no worries, especially when you have these two by your side. From teaching Simba the philosophy of a carefree life to charging into a herd of hyenas, this meerkat and warthog duo redefine friendship goals.

  • 3. Genie (Aladdin)

    Friend like me? There’s absolutely no one like Genie! With a flair for dramatics and a heart as vast as the Cave of Wonders, Genie is the literal embodiment of wish fulfillment. Whether it’s transforming Aladdin into Prince Ali or doing the moonwalk, Genie always dazzles.

  • 2. Sebastian (The Little Mermaid)

    This calypso-singing crab knows how to throw a beach party and is the ultimate matchmaker of the seven seas. His dedication to keeping Ariel safe, even if it means spoiling her fun, showcases that behind that crusty exterior lies a heart of gold. After all, life is the bubbles with him!

  • 1. Dory (Finding Nemo)

    “Just keep swimming,” says our favorite forgetful blue tang. With an unmatched optimism and a heart as vast as the ocean, Dory wins the top spot. Even when she forgets (which is quite often), Dory reminds us to persevere, be kind, and that family isn’t just about blood but the bonds we create.

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