There are SO many amazing Disney characters that it’s hard to choose a favorite. But we all have our faves, right?
There’s no doubt we all love Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Pluto, and Goofy — the fab five never disappoint, nor do the princesses. But there are plenty of other Disney characters that aren’t MAIN characters. Instead, they’re the fun sidekicks, and they often get overlooked!
No two sidekicks, though, are created equal. And when we asked you about which sidekick characters you thought were overrated, you had some serious opinions on the matter.
First up? Kronk! And 77% of y’all told us Kronk was underrated and we LOVE you for that! We love Kronk, and not just because of those spinach puffs. The Emperor’s New Groove is a film we think is vastly underrated, and yes, we want Disney to open a Mudka’s Meat Hut restaurant.
Next up is the cutest little chameleon ever. That’s right, we’re talking about Pascal. And 79% of you think Pascal is underrated. We would agree because he’s Rapunzel’s best buddy! At least we’re starting to see more of him turning up at Disney World!
Sure, the star of Aladdin is literally Aladdin, but where would he be without his faithful companion, his pet monkey Abu? And y’all must agree with us because 74% of you think Abu is underrated!
Oh, dahlings, it’s interesting what you thought about Incredibles fashion designer extraordinaire Edna Mode. The voting here was a LOT closer. Only 68% of our readers thought dear Edna Mode was underrated. Is it the “no capes” thing?
We’ll admit that we watch Mulan a lot, and mostly because of that plucky and hilarious dragon that’s always hanging around her. We LOVE Mushu, and it seems you do, too, and obviously, we need more of him. A whopping 76% of DFB readers think Mushu is horribly underrated. You bring honor to your family name, DFB readers.
There are a LOT of sidekick characters in Beauty and the Beast, but who doesn’t love Lumiere, who — quite literally — lights up the room when he enters it? And he knocks it out of the park when he sings “Be Our Guest,” right? And 73% of you think Lumiere is underrated.
Forget Ariel, is the real star of The Little Mermaid actually a little crab named Sebastian? He’s always got Ariel’s best interests at heart, all the while running away from a chef who wants to cook him. Perhaps that’s why 72% of you voted Sebastian as underrated.
Uh-oh. It looks like some of our readers are a little Frozen‘d out, and we get it. The movie — and Olaf — are EVERYWHERE. But we love that adorable little snowman, all the same, but only 58% of our readers think Olaf is underrated. That’s pretty close!
We have to admit that this one really surprised us. Tinker Bell is almost as Disney as Mickey Mouse, but she was very close to being overrated with our readers. Only 59% felt Tinker Bell was underrated. Pretty close!!
It seems a lot of us believe in letting our conscience be our guide, and our conscience thinks that Jiminy Cricket is VERY underrated. In fact, 72% of you believe Jiminy Cricket deserves a lot more attention. And honestly, we agree!
So who wins the most underrated sidekick award of all time? It’s Pascal, followed by Kronk as a close second! And in the end, you didn’t seem to think any of these characters were completely overrated, although you were close with Olaf and Tinker Bell. Now if only we could get more Pascal and Kronk merchandise, right? Oh, well…we’ll see if Disney is paying attention.
In the meantime, keep checking back because we’ll post even more results from polls — we love to hear what you think!
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