The sidekick: they’re not the hero, the lead, the big name in the spotlight. But they serve an invaluable role in Disney films—they’re the clutch hitters, the ones making the magic behind the scenes, or sometimes, they just even help our heroes and heroines save the day. They’ve also got some pretty fantastic names, too!
1. Charlotte (The Princess and the Frog)
Tiana’s princess-obsessed childhood best friend who does everything she can to try and help her and Prince Naveen.
2. Chip (Beauty and the Beast)
Mrs. Potts’ young son Chip marvels as the blossoming love between his Master, the Beast, and the newcomer to the Enchanted Castle, Belle.
3. Christopher (Winnie the Pooh)
Christopher Robin is the real boy pal of our favorite bumbling bear, Winnie!
4. Dory (Finding Nemo)
This Disney sidekick was so popular, she’s getting her very own feature film!
5. Edna (The Incredibles)
Edna, the fashion designer to all the superheroes, helps them save the day by outfitting them in only the finest superhero fashions – immensely functional but ALL style, darling.
6. Ellie (Up)
Though we only get to see Ellie briefly in the film, Ellie is Carl’s sidekick – and childhood love – for life.
7. Eve (WALL-E)
Eve searches for signs of life left on Earth (a fitting name for her) and discovers Wall-E instead. As their adventures continue, Wall-E will do anything to save his new friend.
8. Felix (Wreck It Ralph)
While at first they seem like enemies (since Ralph is the Bay Guy to Felix’s Good Guy), they become good friends with a deeper understanding of how much they need each other.
9. Flora (Sleeping Beauty)
This feisty leader of the Three Good Fairies (with companions Fauna and Merryweather in tow) help to keep Briar Rose safe until her 16th birthday, in order to shield her from Maleficent’s curse.
10. Flower (Bambi)
This shy little stinker befriends Bambi when he has no other friends and helps him discover the irresistible nature of “twitterpation” as they grow up.
11. Hudson (Cars)
When Lightning McQueen gets trapped in the town of Radiator Springs, it seems like Doc Hudson intends only to be his jailor. Later, he has a change of heart that helps Lightning McQueen race his way to victory.
12. Jessie (Toy Story 2)
When Woody gets separated from his friends, Jessie helps him cope with life without Andy. In return, Woody offers her a place with he and Andy later in the film.
13. John (Robin Hood)
When Robin Hood and Little John head to the prison to free Friar Tuck, Little John does the noble thing by releasing ALL the prisoners unfairly locked up by the Prince.
14. Olaf (Frozen)
Elsa’s magic powers turn their childhood playmate into a living being. Olaf is the one who tells Anna about the true meaning of love.
15. Pascal (Tangled)
It’s the silent but knowing lizard Pascal who helps Rapunzel realize that she must leave the tower, as her most trusted friend and confidante.
16. Remy (Ratatouille)
While it’s Linguini in the kitchen, it’s really the foodie rat Remy who’s the culinary mastermind, helping Linguini achieve success.
17. Rita (Oliver & Company)
This clever, street-wise dog befriends the young, lost kitten Oliver, serving as a mother to him at times.
18. Rufus (The Rescuers)
While Penny is locked away in the orphanage, Rufus, her loyal elderly cat, provides her with comfort and hope as she waits to be rescued.
19. Russell (Up)
Russell wants nothing more than to earn his Wilderness Explorer patch, and will do anything he can to help out the elderly Carl – including flying with him to South American in a house on balloons!
20. Sally (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
Sally repeatedly tries to help out Jack and warn him about the dangers ahead. When she’s captured, it’s Jack who comes to her rescue and realizes his longtime love for her.
21. Sebastian (The Little Mermaid)
While Ariel might think he’s just trying to keep her from experiencing new things, Sebastian is really just trying to look out for her best interests.
22. Tamora (Wreck it Ralph)
When Cy-Bugs threaten to destroy Sugar Rush, it’s Sergeant Tamora Jean “T.J.” Calhoun who steps up to kick butt and help Ralph save the day!
23. Timon (The Lion King)
The quirky meerkat Timon not only saves Simba when he’s ready to die from exhaustion, but he vows to fight with Simba to the end to reclaim the Pride Lands. Timon is a Greek name meaning “honorable.”
24. Wendy (Peter Pan)
As the foremost expert on Peter Pan, Wendy is delighted when he arrives at her window to take her and her brothers to Neverland.
25. Wilbur (The Rescuers Down Under)
This goofy albatross helps the Rescuers Bernard and Bianca save a little boy named Cody.
26. Willow (Pocahontas)
Grandmother Willow is a wise, ancient tree who offers Pocahontas advice and a sympathetic ear.
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