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The Best Puns Hidden Away In The Disney Animation Vault

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Who doesn't love a little bit of wordplay every now and then? When the so-called 'Disney Reinassance' began in the late 1980s, Disney Puns became a thing as more and more of them began to pop up throughout their numerous animated films. With Disney+ having recently joined the ongoing - and seemingly neverending - streaming wars, we sat down to try and find as many jokes that are just a play on words as we could find is the company's extensive animated catalog. 

We've got Zazu and his pun-filled report of the kingdom's goings-on in The Lion King. We've got Jafar slinging puns left and right as he uses spells to fight our heroes at the end of Aladdin. We've got King Candy, who has a whole thing where he's kind of just an insidious pun machine in Wreck-It Ralph. And there is plenty more where that came from. Here are some of the best puns hidden away in the Disney animation vault!

  • 1
    8,509
    766

    "First, we need to acknowledge the elephant in the room... Francine. Happy birthday!"

    Zootopia

  • 2
    9,200
    888

    "And for the Trojans, hey, they bet on the wrong horse, okay?"

    Hercules

  • 3
    6,442
    1,023

    "I've been burnt by you before!"

    Beauty and the Beast (1991)

  • 4
    6,333
    1,112

    "Can you tie a knot?" "I cannot." "Ah, so you can knot."

    Winnie the Pooh (2011)

  • 5
    5,615
    984

    "Zazu, sir, news from the underground!"

    The Lion King (1994)

  • 6
    5,899
    1,109

    "Well, the buzz from the bees is that the leopards are in a bit of a spot."

    The Lion King (1994)

  • 7
    5,841
    1,319

    "If it's not baroque, don't fix it!"

    Beauty and the Beast (1991)

  • 8
    5,046
    1,177

    "Let’s go kick some Hunny buns!"

    Mulan

  • 9
    5,178
    1,210

    "Cheetahs never prosper."

    The Lion King (1994)

  • 10
    4,416
    1,036

    "King? Lady, have you got your lions crossed."

    The Lion King (1994)

  • 11
    4,121
    968

    "Try, uh, uh, ah…Chu." "Ah Chu!" "Ah Chu?" "Gesundheit."

    Mulan

  • 12
    4,575
    1,138

    "I love how your fowl little mind works."

    Aladdin (1992)

  • 13
    3,229
    993

    "Don't toy with me!"

    Aladdin (1992)

  • 14
    3,202
    990

    "Things are unraveling fast now, boy!"

    Aladdin (1992)

  • 15
    3,715
    1,201

    "You wouldn’t hit a guy with glasses, would you? Oh…you hit a guy, with glasses. Well played."

    Wreck-It Ralph

  • 16
    3,139
    1,045

    "Are ya hungry? Cause I owe you a knuckle sandwich!"

    Mulan

  • 17
    2,755
    946

    "Why don't you ruminate while I illuminate the possibilities."

    Aladdin (1992)

  • 18
    2,510
    1,062

    "I won it in Hero’s Duty!" "Hero’s Doody…?" "It’s not that kind of doody!"

    Wreck-It Ralph

  • 19
    2,021
    920

    "No, no, no! I'm not catching a cold! The word is issue, not ah-choo!"

    Winnie the Pooh (2011)

  • 20
    2,689
    1,253

    "Arendelle's in deep, deep, deep, deep... snow."

    Frozen

  • 21
    2,084
    1,033

    "Nuhuhuh princess! Your time is up!"

    Aladdin (1992)

  • 22
    2,118
    1,098

    "Milk my Duds! It’s Wreck-It Ralph!"

    Wreck-It Ralph

  • 23
    1,639
    1,165

    "I’ll lock you in my Fungeon!"

    Wreck-It Ralph