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Top 10 Funniest Female Disney Characters

VO: Emily Brayton WRITTEN BY: Francesca LaMantia
Your favorite Disney films are chock full of funny ladies. For this list, we’ll be looking at some of the funniest women from both live action and animated Disney movies. Our list includes Grandmother Fa, Megara, Dory, Edna Mode, Roz, and more! Join MsMojo as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Funniest Female Disney Characters.

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Top 10 Funniest Female Disney Characters

Your favorite Disney films are chock full of funny ladies. Welcome to MsMojo, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Funniest Female Disney Characters.

For this list, we’ll be looking at some of the funniest women from both live action and animated Disney movies.

#10: Grandmother Fa
“Mulan” (1998)

Grandmother Fa is your classic sassy grandma. She is brutally honest, she has no filter and she throws all types of shade. Her comedic timing is absolutely perfect, like when she asks Li Shang to stay with them forever. And she has us cracking up when she crosses that crowded street with the lucky cricket, leaving a wave of destruction in her wake, and yet making it to the other side without so much as a scratch on her. Mulan is obviously awesome, but we kind of want to share a cup of tea with her grandmother.

#9: Flora, Fauna & Merryweather
“Sleeping Beauty” (1959)

Lucky Aurora, she basically has three sassy grandmas! Technically, they are her fairy godmothers, and so their main job is to actually take care of Aurora. They use their magic to bake her a cake, make her a dress, and help her fight evil, of course. But their magic is at its best when being dished out in the form of their goofy wit. They fight with each other just like real sisters do, you know, just with a magical twist. Their blue or pink fight is basically a magical slapstick comedy routine.

#8: Mia Thermopolis
“The Princess Diaries” franchise (2001-)

From breaking Paolo's brush with her hair, to ruining dinners, Mia serves as the cause for much hilarity on her journey to becoming a princess. The contrast between her and her grandmother is a constant source of laughter, starting with the moment that Clarisse tells Mia she’s a princess, and Mia tells Clarisse to shut up. Yes, her princess lessons are disastrously funny, but there’s equally humor to found in the way she stumbles through life in general. Poor Mia, she might not have been trying to be funny on purpose, but she definitely has us laughing.

#7: Terk
“Tarzan” (1999)

Like all great animated Disney movies, “Tarzan” has a well balanced mix of tear jerking emotion and laugh out loud humor. There are a lot of funny characters in this film, but Terk is the most memorable and consistent source of laughter. Terk is Tarzan's sarcastic best friend who is always cracking jokes, pulling pranks, and getting herself into trouble. She never takes anything seriously, even when the intimidating Kerchak comes around. Tarzan may be the title character of this movie, but, with her humorous antics, Terk steals more than her fair share of scenes.

#6: Winifred ‘Winnie’, Mary & Sarah Sanderson
“Hocus Pocus” (1993)

You wouldn’t think that three child-stealing witches could be so funny, but Winnie, Mary, and Sarah Sanderson manage. Between their failed attempts to capture or kill the young heroes and their agitated dynamic, hilarity regularly ensues. Winnie is pretty much the ring leader, despite lacking the prerequisite qualities, and Sarah and Mary are admittedly kind of dopey. As a result, they aren’t the most well-oiled team of evildoers, with Winnie frequently getting annoyed by her sisters’ antics. Lucky for us, Winnie’s annoyance at her sisters just adds to the humor. Also, their tongue-in-cheek musical numbers are an absolute hoot!

#5: Megara
“Hercules” (1997)

Meg's sarcastic and cynical personality is one of the best parts of this movie. Many of the other entries on this list are more obviously funny, be it through their use of physical comedy, or over their outlandish behavior, but Meg’s dry wit, and deadpan delivery are much more subtle, making the laughs that much more profound. A lot of her jokes might have gone over your head as a kid, but if you watch the movie again as an adult, you’d probably pick up on all the feminist humor you missed before. She is the feminist hero we all deserved as girls.

#4: Dory
“Finding Nemo” franchise (2003-)

Dory is the yin to Marlon's yang. She is bright and optimistic, and Marlon is not. And the fact that she is the total opposite of him provides a lot of laughs in this instant Disney classic. What is it about two differing characters annoying the heck out of each other that is just so funny? Of course, her fast talking demeanor and her forgetfulness also provide much opportunity for laughs. Even funnier however, are her random and surprisingly useful skills like speaking whale, or reading human, which she always just so happens to remember at the exact perfect moment.

#3: Roz
“Monsters Inc.” franchise (2001-)

This monster is so deadpan and nonchalant about everything that she can make you laugh by saying nothing at all. She hilariously rebuffs any and all of Mike Wazowski’s attempts to establish any kind of friendly relationship with her. She might handle the administrative tasks while other monsters handle the scaring, but she’s easily the most intimidating of the bunch. You don’t know fear until you’ve failed to turn in your paperwork to Roz. It must take a woman with a good sense of humor to tolerate all the shenanigans that go on at Monsters, Inc. Your colleagues might not get you, but we’re laughing with you, Roz.

#2: Edna Mode
“The Incredibles” franchise (2004-)

This fashion designer’s enthusiasm and passion for supersuits alone is the source of many laughs. First off, she looks like a mad scientist, wild and sporting a devious smile, with fire reflecting in her giant glasses as she shows Elastigirl the suits she’s made for all the Incredibles. And who could ever forget her famous no capes monologue? It’s absolutely brilliant. And yet she somehow manages to be simultaneously over the top, and understated. Her general sassiness and mumbled comments are just as hysterical as her dramatic rants. Making us laugh out loud is Edna Mode’s super power.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions:

Madam Mim
“The Sword and the Stone” (1963)

“Frozen” (2013)

Vanellope von Schweetz
“Wreck-It Ralph” franchise (2012-)

#1: Yzma
“The Emperor’s New Groove” (2000)

She is evil, she is murderous, and she is absolutely hilarious. Yzma’s attempts to capture and kill Emperor Kuzco are brilliantly half baked. And everything from the sound of her voice and her treatment of Kronk, to her general annoyance and the absolutely mad look on her face will keep you laughing throughout this whole movie. Let’s not forget her time spent as a kitty cat. Her adorable appearance and high pitched voice only make her villainy that much more hysterical. The sound of her kitty cat evil laugh is sure to leave you in stitches every time.

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