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Top 10 Funniest Disney Characters

VO: Rebecca Brayton
Script written by Clayton Martino Few studios blend sentimentality and comic relief as perfectly as Disney. Join WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Funniest Disney Characters. For this list, we're looking at characters in Disney's animated films that never fail to put a smile on our faces. Special thanks to our user Austin Devine for submitting the idea using our interactive suggestion tool at WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Script written by Clayton Martino

Top 10 Funniest Disney Characters


Few studios blend sentimentality and comic relief as perfectly as Disney. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Funniest Disney Characters.

For this list, we’re looking at characters in Disney’s animated films that never fail to put a smile on our faces. As such, we are not including characters from Pixar, because they deserve their own list.

#10: Scuttle
“The Little Mermaid” (1989)

While Sebastian’s worrying nature offers plenty of humor throughout the film, it’s Scuttle who provides the funniest comic relief. A self-proclaimed expert on the human world, Scuttle assigns ridiculous names to everyday objects; for example he refers to a smoking pipe as a “snarfblatt.” He also hilariously calls a fork as a “dinglehopper” and convinces the naïve Ariel that it is actually a comb. The most eccentric character in “The Little Mermaid,” Scuttle clearly lives by the “fake it ‘till you make it” mentality.

#9: Stitch
“Lilo & Stitch” (2002)

The characters in this film may not find Stitch’s destructive antics funny, but we can’t get enough of this little blue alien. Stitch is by far at his funniest when he is being bad, especially when he pretends he’s Godzilla and ruins a model of San Francisco. His dysfunctional relationship with the adorable Lilo and her sister Nani also produces some of the funniest moments in the action adventure comedy-drama. Stitch’s antics never get old and his attempts to act “good” are both hilarious and heartwarming.

#8: B.E.N.
“Treasure Planet” (2002)

The Bio Electronic Navigator, aka B.E.N., is easily the funniest character of “Treasure Planet.” Based on Ben Gunn from “Treasure Island,” this robotic sidekick tries to assist Jim and the rest of the crew on their space adventure. B.E.N. continuously puts Jim’s life at risk thanks to his clumsy nature, but also comically saves his life and assists him at the same time. Martin Short is the voice behind the character and is completely over-the-top. He does so without being annoying, however, making B.E.N. one of the most uproariouscharacters in the Disney universe.

#7: Jaq & Gus
“Cinderella” (1950)

One of the more entertaining sub-plots of this classic film is Cinderella’s mousy friends and their conflict with Lady Tremaine’s wicked cat, Lucifer. While both mice work well as a comic duo, it’s Gus who steals the show thanks to his constant desire to eat. This makes Gus Gus the target of Lucifer throughout the film. While their broken English provides plenty of humor, the fact that they can make the audience laugh without speaking shows how funny these two truly are.

#6: Baloo
“The Jungle Book” (1967)

If there’s a more laidback Disney character than this guy, we haven’t yet found him or her. Baloo teaches Mowgli how to fight and to live a relaxing life with just the bare necessities. Baloo’s attempts to rescue the man cub from King Louie and the other primates are just as hysterical as they are successful. Although his antics are laugh-out-loud funny, Baloo is more than just comic relief. He also ultimately saves Mowgli’s life at the end of the film, making him one of Disney’s most popular characters.

#5: Hades
“Hercules” (1997)

The minions of Hades, Pain and Panic provide plenty of comic relief throughout “Hercules,” but we’re going with the big guy for this list. Voiced by the fast-talking James Woods, Hades is equal parts ruthless and priceless. To say he is temperamental is an understatement, as even the slightest inconvenience sends him into a fiery rage despite his humorous attempts to remain calm. For the older crowd, Hades drops several pop culture references, like noting that the Trojans “bet on the wrong horse.” Who would have thought the Lord of the Underworld could be such a down to earth guy?

#4: Mushu
“Mulan” (1998)

Eddie Murphy’s career has been hit or miss, but at his best, you can expect comedic gold. Before he provided the voice of a talking donkey for Pixar, Murphy injected life into Mushu, Mulan’s dragon guardian. Mushu is outrageously overconfident and his attempts to turn Mulan into a male soldier fail miserably. Despite his initial incompetence though, it is Mushu who actually defeats Shan Yu by blowing him up with a bundle of fireworks rockets, proving that he is more than just comic relief.

#3: Timon & Pumbaa
“The Lion King” (1994)

They say two is better than one, and that is certainly the case in “The Lion King.” Loosely based on Rosencrantz and Guildenstern from William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” Timon and Pumbaa are the true stars of this film. One is a wisecracking meerkat while the other is an absentminded (and flatulent) warthog. Their different personalities often cause them to clash with each other, much to the amusement of the viewer. While they their dialogue is often quite hilarious, their funniest moments tend to involve some sort of song and dance.

#2: Kronk
“The Emperor’s New Groove” (2000)

This film isn’t generally regarded as a Disney classic, but it does have one of the funniest characters in the Disney universe. While Emperor Kuzco and his ridiculous catchphrases are entertaining, it’s Kronk, Yzma’s dimwitted advisor, who earns a spot on our list. At the start of the film, Kronk is technically a villain, although he is far from evil. He makes the most of his decisions by consulting an angel and a devil that appear on his shoulders, which are modeled as miniature versions of himself. Ultimately, he turns on Yzma because he discovers that she never liked his spinach puffs. Seems fair enough to us.

Before we unveil our number one pick, here are a few honorable mentions:
- Olaf
“Frozen” (2013)
- Terk & Tantor
“Tarzan” (1999)
- Goofy
“A Goofy Movie” (1995)
- Maximus
“Tangled” (2010)
- Lumière & Cogsworth
“Beauty and the Beast” (1991)
- Nicholas P. "Nick" Wilde
"Zootopia" (2016)

#1: The Genie
“Aladdin” (1992)

Was there any doubt who would be number one on our list? Sure, Iago has his moments, but it’s the Genie who claims the top spot because of Robin Williams’ unmatched antics. In fact, most of Williams’ lines were ad-libbed, and the result couldn’t have been better. Williams reels off one pop culture reference after another and provides plenty of jokes geared at both younger and older viewers in “Aladdin.” As a result, the Genie has become one of the most iconic characters in all animation.

Do you agree with our list? What do you think is the funniest Disney character? For more exciting Top 10s published daily, be sure to subscribe to WatchMojo.com.
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