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The Best Wingmen In Disney Animated Movies

List RulesVote up the Disney wingmen you'd put your full trust in.

We've heard enough about Disney heroes... let's talk about Disney sidekicks. What is a protagonist without a good wingman, anyway? Nothing! That's what. The classic Disney heroes would never have gotten the job done without their best mates looking out for them from time to time. Some heroes would have failed spectacularly without the help of their particular sidekick. And what kind of children's film ends with the hero failing spectacularly? 

What is Aladdin without the Genie? What is Cinderella without the Fairy Godmother? What is Big Hero 6 without Baymax? Would Simba have even survived without Timon and Pumbaa? Would humanity have returned to Earth without M-O in WALL-E? Would Kuzco still be a llama to this day without the help of Pacha in The Emperor's New Groove? Get your friend hat on and your voting fingers ready - we're running through some of the best animated wingmen in Disney history.

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    Genie, 'Aladdin'

    What would be better than having Robin Williams as your best friend? Having a Robin Williams imbued with magical abilities as your best friend, that's what. Talk about a bundle of fun and energy to entertain you! Though Abu and the Magic Carpet are also solid buddies to have in your friend group, can either of them grant you even one magic wish? Aladdin knows who his best bud is.

    He's got impressions. He's got dance numbers. He can turn a monkey into an elephant. What more are you looking for? Sure, he was forced into servitude under Jafar there for a minute, but that was against his will and it's not like he meant it. We're pretty sure you've never had a friend like him. And we're pretty sure you never will.

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  • You might think Flounder is the choice here, and yes, the little yellow fish is generally always by Ariel's side in The Little Mermaid - but can a character as cowardly as Flounder really be a good wingman? Doubtful. And though Sebastian is technically an advisor to King Triton, he's also a pretty great sidekick to the princess, as well. Also, the guy knows how to jam! "Under the Sea" and "Kiss the Girl"? Come on.

    He's just a little bit of a rat as King Triton forces him to reveal the secret location of Ariel's grotto but, in the end, he agrees to help Ariel earn Eric's love even though his life would pretty much be on the line for doing so. King Triton doesn't seem like the most magnanimous ruler around. At the end of the day, if you're willing to orchestrate an entire song and dance number dedicated to helping your friend get some princely booty, you're a good wingman.

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  • From what we in the audience can tell, Prince Adam was a bit of a heel, and you could make an argument he deserved the magical punishment that turned him into a beast at the hands of a homeless enchantress. But did his entire staff of servants deserve that fate, as well? They were kind of just doing their jobs... talk about some serious collateral damage. And our boy Lumiere got it pretty bad, as he was turned from a human into a candelabra.

    Before being turned back into a human, this little French candlestick proved to be one of the most welcome members of the Beast's staff of animated inanimate objects. He was genuinely kind to both Belle and her father, and showed his ability to deliver a showstopper with "Be Our Guest." And when Gaston's stooges storm the castle, Lumiere is there to burn some butts. He's just a good dude who played an integral part in ending the curse.

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  • You're getting a two-for-one here. Could you imagine Timon without Pumbaa or Pumbaa without Timon? These sidekicks are a buy-one, get-one-free deal; hopefully you stocked up on snacks because these boys love to eat. These friends/guardians taught Simba how to relax and enjoy life just a little bit after the demise of Mufasa. And, as harrowing as the demise of his father was, how could Simba not learn to let go a little once these goobers launched into a rendition of "Hakuna Matata"? 

    If vultures are after you, they'll scare them off. Hungry? They'll find some bugs for you to munch on. And they may not be the best of fighters, but if doing a hula dance to distract some bad guys isn't great ingenuity, we don't know what is. All in all, these lovable scamps are two very solid friendos and Simba never would've made it back to Pride Rock without them.

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