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The Best Disney Animated Movie Sidekicks 

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Updated March 24, 2020 29.8k votes 2.1k voters 20.6k views 46 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite sidekicks who help the main Disney films characters on their journeys, whether they can speak or not. No characters from Pixar movies.

As wonderful and inspiring a Disney hero or heroine may be, their tale would not hold up without the assistance of their memorable sidekicks. What makes for the best Disney animated sidekick? Never shy on advice or one-liners, these companion characters provide charisma and humor to what would otherwise just be retellings of old fairytales and Hamlet. Without a sidekick's help, the Huns would have taken China, Mount Olympus would belong to Hades, and Mowgli would not have survived The Jungle Book.

They may not get the main storyline, but sidekick characters from Disney movies get the best songs, proving their worth as more than just a noble steed, an animated dish, or a fairy godmother. In many cases, they're what moves a just okay film into best animated Disney movie status. So be sure to show them the love they deserve, and know you'll never have a friend quite like them.

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Genie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movie Sidekicks
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Stitch is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movie Sidekicks
Ron Romero added Chris Sanders in Lilo & Stitch
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Pumbaa is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movie Sidekicks
Ernie Sabella in The Lion King II: Simba's Pride
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Timon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movie Sidekicks
Nathan Lane in The Lion King 1½
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Abu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movie Sidekicks
Frank Welker in Aladdin
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Mushu is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movie Sidekicks
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Baloo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movie Sidekicks
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Magic Carpet is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movie Sidekicks
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Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movie Sidekicks
Samuel E. Wright in The Little Mermaid
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Flounder is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movie Sidekicks
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Lumiere is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movie Sidekicks
Jerry Orbach in Beauty and the Beast
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Thumper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movie Sidekicks
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Pascal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movie Sidekicks
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Rajah is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movie Sidekicks
Frank Welker in Aladdin
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Gus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movie Sidekicks
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Baymax is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movie Sidekicks
James Geyer added
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Maximus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movie Sidekicks
Neil Kennedy in Sebastiane
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Zazu is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movie Sidekicks
Rowan Atkinson in The Lion King
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Tinker Bell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movie Sidekicks
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Pegasus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movie Sidekicks
Frank Welker in Hercules
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Jiminy Cricket is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movie Sidekicks
Cliff Edwards in Pinocchio
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Olaf is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movie Sidekicks
Josh Gad in Frozen
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Meeko is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movie Sidekicks
John Kassir in Pocahontas
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Sven is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movie Sidekicks
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Jaq is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movie Sidekicks