BILLIONHere are a few things the best Disney characters have in common: they follow their dreams, they don’t give up hope / give up their values / marry random men, and above all both, they are kind. Children look to them – and they can help shape their beliefs, values, and morals. They can encourage ambition and self-acceptance, while removing gender stereotypes.
Yes, it’s still not enough LGBT+ Disney characters, albeit with small strides making progress: Specter in 2020 Onward is Disney’s first openly gay character, and it is rumored that Disney has plans to give Elsa a female love frozen 3.
Thankfully, the days are gone when Disney princesses can only patiently wait for their prince to come to the rescue – and live happily ever after. Now it’s all about independence and strength – and being yourself.
Here are 10 Disney cartoons for kids, ranked.
10. Merida – brave (2012)
“There are those who say that fate is something beyond our command – that fate is not our own. But I know better. Our destiny lives within us – you just have to be brave enough to see it. This is the famous line of Princess Merida in Disney/Pixar’s brave. The fiery red-haired tomboy princess, who lives deep in the Scottish Highlands, does not want to be engaged to a suitor chosen by her family as tradition dictates. At an archery competition for potential suitors to win her marriage, she beat them all and took care of herself. Who needs a man?
9. Ghosts – Onward (2020)
Pixar Introduces First Official Gay Character in 2020 Animated Urban Fantasy Movie Onward. Police officer Cyclops Specter, who serves the city of New Mushroomton, is voiced by Lena Waithe. Her relationship isn’t exactly the focus of the story, but she still mentions a same-sex friend – “Being a new parent isn’t easy – my girlfriend’s daughter made me pull my hair out , okay?” – is a sign of progress.
8. Rapunzel – Puppets (2010)
“No, I won’t stop. For every minute left of my life, I will fight. I will never stop trying to leave you.” Beautiful Rapunzel, with long, magical, golden hair, has been trapped in a tower for 18 years by an evil witch/adoptive mother, but she never gives up on her dream. In the end, she sees the outside world, finds love, saves her lover, and is reunited with her royal parents. The movie’s message is clear: believe in yourself – and never let anything get in the way of getting what you want.
7. Moana – Moana (2016)
Moana is the perfect example of female empowerment. The stubborn Pacific Islander is the daughter of a village chief, who yearns for something beyond the confines of her island. Independent and brave, she goes on a solo expedition across the ocean to bring back a mystical relic to save the island and her tribe. It’s unusual for a Disney star to have no love of sight.
6. Kala – gorilla (1999)
Kala the gorilla – voiced by Deadly attractionGlenn Close in the movie – marries Tarzan as a child, raising him as she is despite her gorilla partner Kerchak’s disapproval. Tarzan, who was once abandoned in the woods after his parents died, became confident and strong – all thanks to Kala’s unconditional love. In the end, Kerchak transferred leadership to Tarzan and eventually accepted him as her adopted son. It’s a reminder to follow your heart, not a general consensus.
5. Remy – vegetable soup (2007)
Remy is an ambitious rat with a knack for cooking – even by Parisian standards. But, well, worms – at least in human eyes – he faces an uphill battle in his dream of becoming a famous chef. That doesn’t stop him. After Remy created an incredible ratatouille, one food critic described him as “no less than the best chef in France”. If Remy can do it, surely anyone can do it.
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4. Dory – Looking for Nemo
When Marlin’s clownfish son Nemo goes missing, he sets out on a transoceanic quest to find him – with the help of a not-so-good companion: Dory, a blue fish with a memory short-term lasts only a few seconds. Despite those frequent memory declines, she keeps Marlin in the limelight with her regular positivity and inspires him to “keep swimming.” It’s a good mantra for anyone facing the unknown.
3. Magnolia – Magnolia Flower (1998)
Mulan is not your ordinary Disney princess – she joined the Chinese military. Fearing for the life of her elderly father, who had been called to battle, she forgot to cut her hair and disguised herself as a man to take his place. She’s one of the most empowering female characters in Disney’s sub-category. With a rigorous training regimen, she becomes China’s strongest fighter – fighting the frequent misconception that women are the weaker sex. Her actions saved China and made her a hero.
2. Simba – Lion King (1994 & 2019)
This is a big new story about young and innocent lion Simba, who has regained his rightful place as king after a no-frills soul search. He had always intended to succeed his father Mustafa as King of the Land of Pride – but when his uncle Scar murdered his father to usurp the throne, Simba was driven into exile. After growing up a bit, with the help (or hindrance?) of the meerkat/warthog duo Timon and Pumbaa, he battles Scar for the throne and throws him off a cliff. It was not his physical strength but his transformation through tragedy that made him the lion he always wanted to be.
1. Anna – frozen (two thousand and thirteen)
Children are obsessed with frozen, especially girls – and for good reason. Anna, a clumsy but lovable princess, has a close relationship with her older sister Elsa – until Elsa flees the kingdom, fearing that her magical powers are becoming destructive. She retreats into a beautiful but lonely ice palace, closing the door even to her little sister, to whom she offers no explanation. It’s painful for Anna – but the unlucky hero does not stop searching for Elsa. Although she has no magical powers, her unwillingness to give up her sister – she even risked her life to save her – makes Anna a true hero.
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